Fishing Charters St. Petersburg, FL – We are the premiere Charter Fishing Guides in Tampa Bay. Located in St. Pete Beach, FL / Tierra Verde

Island Lure is located in St. Pete Beach, FL just minutes from the Trade Winds and Don Cesar and only a 30 minute drive from Downtown Tampa Florida. Our Fishing Guides specialize in Deep Sea Fishing, Inshore Flats Fishing  and Tarpon Fishing around Tampa Bay’s world famous fishing grounds.

If you’re staying on St Pete Beach or  St Petersburg or in the Downtown Tampa Area, and your looking for EXPERIENCED Top Notch Fishing guides, Island Lure Fishing Charters prides itself on being the best charter in the area! We are located right off I275 in St. Petersburg at the Tierra Verde Resort Marina. No need to fight the Clearwater or Johns Pass Traffic. Our convenient location puts you right into the Gulf of Mexico quickly.

Join Professional Fishing Guides Capt. John Fidi and Capt. Gene Maxwell for a memorable fishing trip. We offer different packages for different types of fishing.
Updated  1/25/17

Fishing Charter Rates

We Offer Three Types of Fishing Charters.
Tarpon, Inshore & Deep Sea.
We also Offer custom tailored trips. Just call and ask.

1.) Tarpon Fishing Charters

Our Fishing Guides Specialize In Tarpon!

Tarpon Season runs April – July

Tarpon Fishing Charters Tampa Bay FL

Tampa Bay offers some of the World’s BEST tarpon fishing! Forget the crowds of Boca Grande, Plan a Trip to St. Petersburg and enjoy Great tarpon Fishing and St. Petersburg, Florida’s Beaches and Nightlife!

Tarpon Fishing in Tampa Bay is outstanding during the annual tarpon Migration.  If you’re planning a Tarpon Charter in Boca Grande FL, we seriously want you to consider Tampa / St. Pete beach. Our region is just as productive for Giant Tarpon Fishing as Boca Grande Pass but minus the ridiculous crowds and Tampa Bay has a lot more to offer if your planning a trip!

We have been doing Tarpon Charters in Tampa Bay for many years, we have also fished Boca Grande Pass as well, and our customers know the Tarpon Bite in Tampa Bay is just as good as Boca Grande. Actually, most that have fished both Tampa Bay & Boca Grande will tell you the bite in Tampa Bay is even better with more opportunities to actually Land a Giant Tarpon.

TARPON CHARTER RATES:

(6 People Max per boat)
1/2 Day $550 $499** 3/4 Day $750 $699** Full Day $950 $899**
** Special Price
( Price for 2 People, add $50 per person (Children Under 10 Free). 6 Passenger Maximum. Plus Gratuity. Cash Price.  Add 3.75% if paying by Credit Card)

Quick Update: Pre-Book your Tarpon Trip today. The bite last year was HOT from Mid April through early July and we expect more of the same for the Spring/Summer 2017 Season. Don’t Miss Out!

Book Now! Online Reservation System

We are very Busy in May, June & July with Tarpon Charters so we encourage you to book your fishing charter early. We can also help you plan your stay if you’re planning on flying in for a shot at one of these Giant, Bucket List Sport Fish. Another great thing about Booking a Tarpon Fishing Charter in Tampa Bay / St. Petersburg, FL is the fact that unlike Boca Grande, our area has great resorts, lots of great restaurants and things for the wife and kids to do if thy don’t like to fish! You won’t find that in Boca Grande!

2.) Inshore Fishing Charters

What our Fishing Guides are Catching in the Tampa Bay’s Flats?

Inshore Tampa Bay Fishing Charters

On our Inshore, Tampa Bay Charters, The Snook Bite has been HOT

TROUT and  SNOOKARE ON FIRE! Capt. Gene Maxwell has  been targeting Snook, Redfish & Trout. The bite has been AMAZING! Capt. Gene has 30+ inch snook on lock-down. Over Slot, Large Redfish are available and the Trout have been cooperating. Giant Silver Kings of the Sea (TARPON) should be here in full force come April. Book a trip to get it done. We offer 1/2, 3/4 and Full  Day Inshore Fishing Charters. We have Also added a Special “West Coast Slam” Inshore Full Day Charter for those willing to take the challenge and get ALL THREE (Tarpon, Redfish, Snook)!

INSHORE FISHING RATES
with Capt Gene Maxwell
Year Round
(Redfish, Snook & Trout)

We stay in the Calm Waters of Tampa Bay Perfect for the Kids or Seasoned Veterans looking for a Record Sized Fish!

1/2 Day (4 Hours) – $399 | 3/4 Day (6 Hours) – $599 |  Full Day (8 Hours) – $799 Full Day
( Price for 2 People, add $50 per person (Children Under 10 Free). 6 Passenger Maximum. Plus Gratuity. Cash Price. Add 3.75% if paying by Credit Card)

Book Now! Online Reservation System

WEST COAST SLAM
with Capt Gene Maxwell –  Mid April – July 
(Tarpon, Snook & Redfish)

Full Day Only (8 Hours) – $899
( Price for 2 People, add $50 per person (Children Under 10 Free). 6 Passenger Maximum. Plus Gratuity. Cash Price. Add 3.75% if paying by Credit Card)

3.) Deep Sea Fishing Charters

What we are catching off St. Petersburg

Hogfish fishing charters hook and line

The HogFish have been bitting hard all Feb and March will be even better! Book your Deep Sea Fishing Charter today and come get some!

BOOK YOUR RED SNAPPER TRIPS TODAY (JUNE 1-  JULY 15 2017.
Currently the offshore bite is for Hogfish Red Grouper, Kingfish, Amberjack and Mango Snapper, Porgy & Grunts. Gag & Redsnapper will Reopen in the Summer.

We have Good Size Red Grouper Located! And nobody can catch HogFish like the boys at Island Lure! So if you want to get on some quality fish, please book your dates.  We have also been catching LOTS of  Mango Snapper, Kingfish, Macks, Cobia and Amberjack.  Be sure to book your full day charter and get in on the action! AND DON’T FORGET – We can ship your catch back home for you! If you’re not interested in Table Fare and Sport Fishing is your thing, we can target BIG, BACK BREAKING, REEF DONKEY AMBERJACK instead!

Please Call For Grouper / Red Snapper Deep Sea Charter Rates. Season is June 1st- July 15th. 

Call Island Lure Fishing Charters  727-565-0202

Family Trip for the Kids DEEP  SEA FISHING with Capt John or Capt Gene
The Perfect Family Fish Trip!

We have Just added this charter as an affordable Family Geared, Near Shore, Deep Sea experience. Fish aboard our 37′ Spectre “Island Lure” for smaller fish that the young kids will enjoy. We never know what we may stumble upon! The best part of this trip is we will teach the children the basics and help them get on the bite.  Also we stay close to shore so seas are normally not any type of issue. This trip is specifically geared to Families with Children.

Near Shore (0-5 Miles)  3/4 Day (6 Hours) $599 | Full Day (8 Hours) $799
– 6 People MAX –  Aboard the 37′ “Island Lure”
( Price for 4 People.  $50 a head after 4, 6 Person Max, No charge for Children under 10.  Plus Gratuity. Cash Price. Add 3.75% if paying by Credit Card)

Book Now! Online Reservation System


What type of Boats do you use? And tell me about Your Crew?

We have four different charter fishing boats for landing fish. Depending on what type of trip you book will depend on which Vessel is best suited for that type of trip. For Deep Sea Fishing we have our workhorse 37′ Spectre Fishing machine “Island Lure”! Inshore and Tarpon Fishing we have a 24ft Mako, a Skinny Water Machine. One thing that our boats have in common is that each is outfitted with the latest Safety Gear and the best electronics.  As for our Crew, we have the areas most Experienced, Most talked about experts in Capt. John Fidi and Capt. Gene Maxwell. Nobody in the Gulf of Mexico can match our Tournament Records. Not even close.
Please Click here to read about our Captains and Crew >


Book Your fishing Charter OnlineHow do I book A Charter and Check Your Availability?

Easy! To book a Trip we require a $100 Deposit. To check our availability please Click Here to Email Us or call us at 727-565-0202


Recent Catches – Our Instagram Feed for Recent catches.

Who Doesn’t like To See Some Fish Pictures!!  You Can Always See Even More by Reading our Trip Reports and Clicking our Links Up at the Top of the Website!

 Had Romero today and the Servpro work crew! Fun day catching slams for everyone! Fun trip for sure and lots of laughs! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Fun trip today with John from St Pete and his buddies! We had a fun morning catching a bunch of snook and some trout for the grill! Great trip. Bite is just getting better everyday! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Fun trip on a chilly day with Mark and Sherry from Tennesee! We caught 30+ snook today and left them chewing! Awesome trip with a nice 24" trout and flounder mixed in also! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Fun trip today with the Garland Family! These guys were troopers today. Wind was pumping out of the south but managed to get a nice mixed bag of mangos and grunts and porgys. Awesome trip despite the windy conditions! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Nick and Steve got there fair share of catch and release gags and hogfish for the grill! Caught our limit and back by 1. Water cooled down a little out there but didn't seem to affect the bite! Fun trip today! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing
 Great deep drop charter. 6 man limit on tile fish & yellowedge/snowy. Late night of cutting and freezer Burnt hands. #fishislandlure #fish #eatfish #tampabayfishing #140mileswest #tilefish  Fun trip with my good buddy Luis this morning! We caught a bunch of snook today with this slot size fish mixed in! Beautiful day on the water! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Big Rich and Rob were troopers this morning! I told them it was gonna be a bit bumpy but they insisted on charging al we made it happen with some shallow water hogfish! Fun trip. Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Inshore trip today for Brice and his girlfriend from west palm! They wanted some Dinner today so we made it happen with some nice trout and caught a bunch of snook mixed in. Inshore fishing remains epic! Bite is in fire! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Taylor got her a nice little gag on the inshore trip today! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing
 Good trip this morning with Mr. Jay Runyon himself! Had a blast catching snook and trout! Beautiful day! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Awesome morning with the crew from Minnesota. We had a blast today catching another 30+ snook and a half dozen nice trout to take home for dinner! Great time with a bunch of laughs! Bite remains on fire. Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Beautiful day today! The boys had fun stroking some big red groupers and some nice lane snapper! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Fun trip today with the Homies! We had a killer day! Flat calm conditions all day. Got a limit of Red Groupers and then moved in to get some hogfish. The big red grouper were the highlight of the trip! Bite is still on fire! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  SWEET trip today with Matt from Texas! Had the boys dusting the hogfish and kingfish today! Limited out very quickly and messed around with some kingfish for the last half of the trip and called it a day as the seas were picking up. The pre frontal bite was awesome! Left the hogs chewing and the kings skying on every bait that we put out! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing
 Capt John heading 130 miles for an extreme deep drop with four fellas looking to cross bucket list fish. See you tonight with some pictures of this epic charter. #islandlure #fishislandlure #tierraverde #passagrillebeach #florida #tampabayfishing  Beautiful day with Jim and "uncle Don" We had a fun morning catching 25+ snook and some trout mixed in! Then had Matt and big barn on board this afternoon catching another 30+ snook! Fun trip today and bite remains solid! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Had a great pre frontal bite today with Scott and his bachelor party crew! We caught a bunch snook and a bunch of trout on today's half day! Awesome trip with a great group of guys! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Flat calm conditions today for the Martin family. They wanted some hogfish so we had to make it happen! Quality hogs for Chris and his wife! The bite is awesome right now with nice fish! Had our limit in no time on the 6hr trip today! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing  Jeff and Mike got out with me again this morning for a triple tail scouting mission and a snook trip! We 1-3 on triple tails and lost 2 studs at the boat! Then pushed inshore to snook fish and caught 15-20 snook with the biggest being 33"! Fun trip with awesome guys! Book your trips! #fishislandlure #smithoptics #servpro #boatersrepublic #classicmako #fishing #tampabayfishing #stpetersburg #dtsp #snook #redfish #trout #tarpon #charterfishing #fishingcharters #guide #inshorefishing #doncesar #shimano #twresorts #stpetebeach #instafish #fishflorida #tampabay #florida #yamahaoutboards #tarponfishing #silverking #smithfishing


Island Lure Fishing Charters of St. Petersburg, FL offers Inshore Fishing Charters as well as Tampa Bay Tarpon Guides and Deep Sea Fishing Charters for the Tampa FL and St. Petersburg FL regions. Conveniently located only 30 minutes from Downtown Tampa in St. Pete Beach FL and Tierra Verde, FL. Join Capt. John Fidi and Capt. Gene Maxwell for a Memorable and Exciting Fishing Trip!

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