What Is Your Specialty as a Charter Captain?
Where Do We Leave From?
Obviously my fishing changes throughout the year to adjust to the seasons and the fish; but my favorite place to leave from is, O’Neill’s Marina. O’Neill’s Marina is located in South St. Petersburg off of 275 South & Exit 16.
I also pick up from Channelside, Gandy Boat Ramp, St Pete Pier, Tierra Verde Marina, The Wharf Restaurant on Pass a Grille Beach, Anna Maria Island, and private residences on the water.
From The Innlet, Gasparilla Boat Ramp, Little Gasparilla Island, Palm Island, Don Pedro Island, Manasota Key, Englewood, & Bokeelia Tarpon Inn.
What to Bring?
A coke and a smile! Pretty much everything is provided: Fishing Licenses, Rods, Daiwa Reels, Fishing Tackle, Cooler w/ Ice & Water, Sunblock, and Live Bait!
Bring a good attitude, hat, glasses, food, and drinks. A dockside lunch is not out of the question.
How Many People Can Fish?
On my boat I can fish 1-4 people, but I can accommodate to as many as a soccer team!
Can You Keep Your Catch?
We recommend catch and release but I love seafood. I leave the decision of killing the fish to the fisherman. I will Clean and Bag your catch. If you are visiting, there are local restaurants in the Tampa Bay area that will cook your catch.
What Time Do You Leave?
Depends on the time of year and what the tides are doing. Typically, I leave the dock between 7-8 am. The hot temps of Late July, August, and early September force me out earlier. Night Tarpon Fishing is a lot of Fun.
What boat do you Run?
2000 26ft Calcutta
1996 19ft Mako with a new 150hp Yamaha Four-stroke
*I also do custom trips where I run your boat!
“Great charter!! I am a native of FL and have gone out fishing tons of times growing up down south, however, this was one of the best experiences I’ve had. We spent the day fishing for Tarpon and Capt Bueno knows the bay so well we were always on the fish. I hooked the biggest Tarpon of my life and had a ridiculously good fight bringing it up. I would highly recommend Capt Bueno to anyone who wants a big day on the water and catch a ton of fish and most importantly, have a great time in the process!”
St. Pete, FL
“September was the second time we fished with Captain Bueno. We had a great time both trips. My son (now 14) would not go fishing with anyone else. Carlos really knows his fishing and both trips were a lot of fun. We caught plenty of fish. We would definitely go again next year. The first time we did the 4 hour and the last time we did the fishing for (8) hours which gives you the chance to visit many more choices of fishing spots.”
“It’s Stephanie from the fishing trip on Friday. Just wanted to say thanks again for being such a great captain. We all had such a wonderful time. I will definitely be in touch next time we make it down that way so we can head out again! I will forward some pictures along once I receive them!”
Tarpon Springs, FL