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Tampa Guide Suggestions #13203350 07/03/19 12:50 PM
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I will be in Tampa, FL for Labor Day weekend and was looking to get some fishing in on the Gulf with my brother-in-law.
Open to any suggestions for guides to book, or NOT to book.
Thanks for the recommendations.


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Re: Tampa Guide Suggestions [Re: Tony S] #13207966 07/08/19 04:34 PM
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Im going to Clearwater on Thursday, I am taking my 5yr old son on a inshore trip. I am also going to do an allday tarpon trip while there. I have never been fishing there, so im just going with guides based on reviews.

Re: Tampa Guide Suggestions [Re: Tony S] #13208311 07/08/19 10:07 PM
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We were in the area just a couple of weeks ago.

We stayed in Clearwater 6/18-21. My daughter & I took a half day trip with Captain Jimmy Bennett on Thursday 6/20 for trophy snook. Captain Jimmy was awesome. His boat was clean & orderly. He was great with my 8 year old daughter. She caught the first & biggest snook of the trip. We were on the water by 7:00 and off around noon. I believe we caught 5 snook and a couple other good bites. Man do those big snook FIGHT! I highly suggest Captain Jimmy. We will use him again if we are in the area.

We were free lining grunts (piggy perch) on 8’ medium spinning rods with 4000 size spinning reels. 2 thumbs up. It was a great time.
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I should also add that I felt Captain Jimmy was very safe. I asked if we needed to provided a life jacket for my daughter a few days before the trip but he had one. He actually had 2 for us to chose from. The boat ride was dry and I never felt uncomfortable. He was first class.

Captain Jimmy Bennett's Inshore Fishing Guide
He also has a Facebook & Instagram page he keeps up with

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Re: Tampa Guide Suggestions [Re: Tony S] #13210070 07/10/19 01:39 PM
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Thanks Monty. Looks like a great trip.


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