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Absolute Florida Flats Fishing Charters with local saltwater fishing guides, Capt. Rich Knox and Capt. John Fischbach has been a fishing guide service on the West Central FL Gulf Coast for over 23 years, running over 4,000 fishing charters on the beautiful expansive Florida Gulf Coast from Tampa Bay to New Port Richey, including Clearwater and Tarpon Springs.  These ecosystem friendly saltwater flats stretch for miles and are full of rivers, channels, beaches, barrier islands, spoil islands, backcountry creeks, bayous, mangrove keys and shorelines dotted with oyster bars and shell points with numerous bird life that indicates there is plenty of predator gamefish bait right there.  This is the inshore flats and backcountry fishing of the West Central FL Gulf Coast shallow water inshore fishing excitement.  Whether you’re tarpon fishing, snook fishing redfishing, trout fishing and more or going for the inshore fishing slam (snook, redfish, trout in the same day) all on light tackle spinning, LIVE BAIT, artificial bait's of all kind. While skinny water flats fishing you will be aboard either a shallow draft tournament rigged state of the art charter boat the 18’8” Silverking Grande Master super silent poling skiff or a Marauder Marine Avenger 24. While on Reef/Wreck/Trolling charters from 10 miles to 150 miles offshore you will be aboard our Contender Boats 32' open with second upper station. Our private charter fishing trips of 1 to 6 persons per boat include all fishing license's and permit's, bait, tackle, and a cooler full of ice and spring water, all top of the line equipment, full electronics and cellular service,  all USCG inspected, licensed and insured.  We have great year round fishing on the West Central Florida Gulf Coast with an amazing number of saltwater sportfish species as mentioned above as well as Spanish Mackeral, kingfish, Florida flounder, cobia, grouper, snappers and more on our fishing guide service charters.  To begin your ADVENTURE call 727-376-8809.  GOOD YEAR ROUND FISHING !!!  

To Catch A Memory Call  727-376-8809  or 727-364-3265  Book Now !

Absolute Florida Flats Fishing Charters will guide first time novice to expert fishermen and women as well as families with a (1-6 person) capacity, for a nice long 1/2, 3/4 or full day fishing charter or just ask about our extended fishing trips,  for group's of  7 to 30 or more  person's we use multiple Boat's and Captain's, to give everyone the best flat's and offshore fishing experience possible, all seasoned veterans with excellent equipment.  All with a gentle nature, great attitude, 110% effort for trophy tarpon, snook, red fish, trout and more on light-tackle with heart pounding excitement, acrobatic leaps and long runs.  If you are staying in or near our area of New Port Richey, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater and Tampa, we are your guides and only up to a 30 minute drive to our marina or launch ramp from the farthest locale!  Capt. Rich Knox and Capt. John Fischbach are very successful Florida Flats Fishing guides for clients. Rates are very comparable to all full-time fishing guides in the area and vary depending on the length of trip (half to full day), inshore charter, nearshore charter, offshore, Florida Middle Grounds charters and number of persons (1-6) in your private fishing charter. Call us and let’s book a fishing memory!   727-364-3265    BOAT PHONE.....

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Captain John Fischbach of Absolute Florida Flats Fishing and guide Service reports fall fishing conditions nearshore, offshore and deep sea fishing charters continue to improve after the effects of the round of hurricanes we have encountered subside and fishing conditions are drastically improving as the wind lays down and the water clears up. Flats, bays, bayous and estuaries are […]

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Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey, Clearwater, fishing guide service Absolute Florida Flats Fishing is reporting great success on the inshore flats and the near shore flats, the Snook, Red fish and spotted Sea Trout are in migration mode, traveling and following the massive schools of the new returning live bait (pilchards) schools. All species have the […]

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First Fall Fishing Report is HOT With Many Species Feeding Aggressively In Cooler Conditions!!!

Absolute Florida Flats Fishing, a fishing guide service serving the West Central FL. Gulf Coast area of Tarpon springs, Clearwater and New Port Richey reports the inshore/ nearshore fall fishing season is finally here. With our 1st baby cool front that stalled just to the north of Hernando county, the day light hours are shortening daily. It […]

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