Inspired Fishing Charters

Inspired Fishing Charters specializes in inshore and nearshore Tampa Bay adventures out of Madeira Beach, Florida. Owned and operated by a native professional, the company places a premium on fish and fun.

Each trip can be tailored to the guest’s wants for the day. If you’re looking for a lot of action of any sort, be it strictly sport fishing, filling the cooler, fishing with live bait, artificial, or just want to bend a rod, the list of your potential catches is inspiring.

Start your day by checking the bite close to the shore and , targeting a Grand Slam of Redfish, Snook, and Trout. Fish the docks, oyster bars, and mangroves. Follow the trip by running to the nearshore wrecks and reefs for Snapper, Grunt, Hogfish, Grouper, Sharks, Mackerel, and whatever else patrols the waters. If you’re hooking fish, it’s almost impossible to stop!

Inspired Fishing Charters will welcome you onboard their 22’ Pathfinder 2200V bay boat. This is a clean and spacious vessel, powered by a 250 HP Mercury Opti-Max motor. The boat was built with comfort in mind and can hold up to six anglers on board.

The trips come with all you will need for a fun and fish-filled day on the water, including rods, reels, licenses, light snacks, water, and safety equipment. When you come back to the shore, your captain will clean, fillet, and bag your catch so that you could taste it for dinner later.

Every trip is filmed on a GoPro in stunning 4k resolution and a highlight reel is sent to the guests!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Full-Day Trips differ from Half-Day trips in not only the time on the water, but also the number of species targeted. On a typical Full-Day trip, guests would have the opportunity to try a wide range of fishing techniques, areas, and species throughout the day such as docks in the morning, mangroves and oyster bars in the afternoon, as well as nearshore wrecks and reefs.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    You will be fishing the inshore waters of Tampa Bay for a (grand) slam of Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Flounder. You will also be able to opt for a nearshore Gulf trip to fill the cooler with Mangrove Snapper, Grey Snapper, Shark, Mackerel, and anything else swimming by.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip will see you fishing for the Tampa Bay inshore slam of Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Flounder. You can opt the trip for a nearshore Gulf adventure and sort your weekly dinners out by catching Mangrove Snapper, Shark, Grey Snapper, Mackerel, and many more.
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About the Captain

Skylar Wilks
Madeira Beach, Florida, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
36 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Julio 2017
For Captain Skylar Wilks, starting a fishing charter business was inevitable. Skylar is Florida born and raised. He grew up fishing anywhere that had a couple of feet of water. Skylar’s repertoire includes fishing the Indian River in central Florida, Fort Myers, Sanibel, Pine Island, Tampa Bay, and trophy fishing from Clearwater down to Sarasota. And that’s not all! After he graduated from college, Skylar came home to where his passion for fishing began. He started inspiring his friends and guests by taking them out on the waters that he knows so well and has been successfully doing it ever since.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder 2200V (Bay boat) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Opti-Max engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.98
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100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Rexanne C.
Winter Park, FL
 5.00
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Half day with captain skylar

VERIFIED   Agosto 22, 2019
It was amazing! Our first fishing trip in Florida . Capt skylar did as much or as lil as we wanted ! If we wanted to try to...
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Danny B.
Westerville, OH
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1/2 day

VERIFIED   NEW  Enero 18, 2020
Capt Skylar was awesome. My second trip w him. We crushed it on the snook bite. He knows this area like the back of his hand.
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AWESOME DAY

VERIFIED   Noviembre 8, 2019
Skylar was a professional fishing captain..from baiting all of our hooks to making sure we caught sharks…cleaning and...
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Matt C.
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Awesome day with Captain Skylar!

VERIFIED   Noviembre 14, 2019
I had an awesome day on the boat with my 7 year old son and his grandfather. Captain Skylar took us to some great spots for...
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VERIFIED   Enero 7, 2020
Had an awesome time with our family. Captain Skyler made the day fun!
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