“Come Slam Some Reds with Captain Ted”
Capt. Ted Nesti, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed and insured charter captain, is a Florida native, born and raised on St. Pete Beach. For over 40 years, he has fished the waters of the Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Madeira Beach, Redington Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Clearwater Beach and the Gulf of Mexico. Capt. Ted specializes in inshore and near-shore light tackle fishing targeting redfish, snook, trout, sheepshead, snapper, grouper and sharks from his fully equipped, custom-made 2018 Hanson Skiff 23′ with a quiet-running 150hp Suzuki four stroke outboard engine. Being the grandfather of four boys, Capt. Ted welcomes kids of all ages on his family-friendly charters.
Charters include license, live bait, tackle and will clean and bag your catch. Just bring a lunch, drinks, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and your enthusiasm for a great day on the water.
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Fish Comfortably Aboard a Custom Built Skiff
Room for up to 6 anglers, this 2018 custom built Hanson skiff is designed to provide the best inshore fishing experience.
- Center console for lots of room
- T-Top for those hot days of summer
- 50 gallon livewell
- Power Pole Shallow Water Anchor
- New Garmin Electronics
- Complete U.S.C.G. Safety Package
- Okuma fishing gear with Power Pro braided line
- Coolers and lots of dry storage and seating
Inshore Fishing Expert
Known simply as Red Fish, they are Florida’s most popular sport fish. They are found in seagrass, near oyster bars and over muddy or sandy bottoms. A fun and challenging sport fish to catch!
Often found around mangrove shorelines, seawalls, and bridges, Snook usually congregate in large schools during the summer to spawn. Snook begin life as males, but between 18 and 22 inches long, some become females.
Seatrout are often found inshore and nearshore in and around seagrass meadows, mangrove-fringed shorelines, deep holes and channels, and above oyster bars. Spawning occurs inshore from March through November.
Sheepshead move nearshore during late winter and early spring for spawning where they can be found around oyster bars, seawalls and tidal creeks. They are omnivorous feeding mostly on crustaceans and small fish.
Juvenile Gray Snapper are found inshore in tidal creeks, mangroves, and grass beds. Adults are generally found nearshore or offshore on coral or rocky reefs. Snapper spawn between June and August.
Gag Grouper prefers warmer waters and can be found in the the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. It is a mottled-gray fish and its pattern of markings resemble the box-shaped spots of the black grouper.
The king mackerel, or king fish, is typically encountered from 11 lbs to 30 lbs, but can exceed 90 lbs! The entire body is covered with very small, hardly visible, loosely attached scales.