I have been professionally fishing and guiding FULL-TIME for 15 years, I am native floridian and the founder of the Tampa Bay Fishing Guide Association. I grew up with a fishing pole in my hand and fishing the waters of Tampa Bay and the sunshine state has been my lifelong passion. With over 30 years experience fishing local waters, both inshore and offshore, my angling knowledge and skill have been proven by dozens of tournament wins in many of the west coast of florida’s largest fishing tournaments.

I have a passion for catching big fish and am always eager to help you hunt for your catch of a lifetime. Whether your goal is a monster snook, giant tarpon or a shark 3 times your size, we can do it! Some of my favorite species to fish for include tarpon, cobia, snook, redfish, kingfish, grouper, and sharks!

I cater to the novice and experienced anglers alike and have a passion for fishing with kids, teaching them about the ocean and the fish that swim in it. Kid-friendly charters are always available.  I also offer my expertise as a guide and consultant on your boat, showing you the best fishing spots in your area and the necessary techniques to have a productive, fish catching day.

I run an impeccably well-kept, Sabalo 27, custom built in 2020 as well as a 39′ SeaVee for big offshore trips.  The Sabalo is an inshore and nearshore fishing machine and will run as shallow as most flats boats while still having enough room to comfortably fish 4 to 6 people.  Both boats are equipped with the best SIMRAD electronics , and top of the line SHIMANO fishing tackle to ensure a safe and productive day on the water.


You can also visit me at facebook.com/fishwithcaptainmatt

Call us now at 813-205-2327 or use the BOOK YOUR CHARTER button to book your trip today.

I look forward to fishing with you!