Inspired Fishing Charters

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

Hop aboard a 22’ Pathfinder 2200V bay boat. This clean and spacious vessel is powered by a 200 HP Suzuki motor. The boat was built with comfort in mind and can comfortably accommodate up to 4 anglers. The wireless trolling motor is there to keep you stealthy and the live well keeps your bait fresh.

Start your day off by checking out the bite close to the shore and get your hands on a "Grand Slam" by hooking Redfish, Snook, and Trout all in one trip! You’ll explore a variety of areas around the docks, oyster bars, and mangroves.

Later in the day, shift your focus to the nearshore wrecks and reefs and get your hands on Snapper, Hogfish, Grouper, Sharks, Mackerel, and whatever else patrols the waters. Your rods are bound to be bending all day long!

Trips with Capt. Skylar include everything you need for a fun and fish-filled day on the water. This includes rods, reels, light snacks, water, and safety equipment. When you come back to the shore, your captain will clean, fillet, and bag your catch for easy transport home.

What’s more, every trip is filmed on a GoPro in stunning 4k resolution and a highlight reel is sent to the guests. Make memories to last a lifetime with Inspired Fishing Charters!



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
    price breakdown
    $700
    There's nothing quite like 8 hours on the water! You'll spend the entire day hooking into a variety of inshore and nearshore species. Start your day in the mangroves and oyster bars and hook into Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Snook. In the afternoon, shift your focus to the nearshore wrecks and reefs. where you'll hook int Snapper, Grouper, Sharks, and Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Spend 5 hours fishing the Tampa Bay's inshore waters for Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Flounder. If you'd like, you can also be able to explore the nearshore Gulf waters and cooler with Mangrove Snapper, Grey Snapper, and, Mackerel. All of your gear, as well as a variety of light snacks, await on board.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    For a productive afternoon, get out into the Tampa Bay's inshore waters for 5 hours of hooking into Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Flounder. You can also opt to take your trip into the nearshore waters of the Gulf for 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
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
50 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Julio 2017
For Captain Skylar Wilks, starting a fishing charter business was inevitable. Capt. Skylar is Florida born and raised and he grew up fishing. Capt. Skylar’s repertoire includes fishing the Indian River, Fort Myers, Sanibel, Pine Island, Tampa Bay, as well as trophy fishing from Clearwater to Sarasota.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Lemon) Shark (Lemon)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder 2200V (Bay boat) originally built in 2002, and restored in Sele. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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

Rating Summary
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4.99
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Cap. Skylar was beyond wonderful!
Cap. Skylar was beyond wonderful!
Cap. Skylar was beyond wonderful!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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April C.
Lehigh Acres, FL
 5.00
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Cap. Skylar was beyond wonderful!

VERIFIED   NEW  Julio 27, 2020
Do yourself a favor and if you are trying to decide which captain and boat to hire go ahead and book Cap. Skylar. He was knowledgeable...
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Lucas M.
San Juan
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Julio 22, 2020
No question in my mind we will for sure be doing this again. Cpt. Skylar knew the exact places to go to ensure we saw some...
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Jody H.
Largo, FL
 5.00
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Great experience

VERIFIED   Febrero 25, 2020
My daughter and I booked a half day trip with captain Skyler. We had an AWESOME time. Skyler was very professional, knowledgeable...
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Forrest C.
Largo, Florida
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Skylar

VERIFIED   Julio 7, 2020
The trip was awesome and Captain Skylar was wonderful…. had my 12 year old grandson and Captain Skylar was very Patient...
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Jessica L.
Haines City, FL
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Half Day trip with Skylar

VERIFIED   Junio 20, 2020
I booked this trip for my dad, boyfriend and his dad. They had a great time with captain Skylar! They said he was very knowledgeable...
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