I am a FULL-TIME guide, 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, Florida has been my lifelong passion. With over 20 years experience fishing local waters, both inshore and offshore, my angling knowledge and skill have been proven by several first place and top five finishes in some of the area’s largest fishing tournaments.

I have a knack 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, 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 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, custom built, Andros Tarpon 26 as well as a beautiful Cabo sportfishing yacht for big offshore trips.  The Andros is a giant flats machine and will run as shallow as most flats boats while still having enough room for 4 to 6 people.  Both boats are equipped with the best electronics, and top of the line fishing tackle to ensure and 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!