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Address: 1029 Baillies Bluff Rd, Holiday, FL 34691
Phone Number: 727-376-8809
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Captain Rich Knox has been featured on television channels and networks...

Captain Rich Knox has been featured on television channels and networks TNN, Sunshine, OLN Outdoors, NBC Channel 8 Catch of the Day and many local fishing shows. He has been featured in Florida Sportsman Magazine, Saltwater Sportsman Magazine, Saltwater Angler, Gulf Coast Angler, Tampa Tribune, St. Petersburg Times, The Fisherman magazine, Sportfishing magazine, Masters’ of Snook Book, by famed outdoor writer Frank Sargeant, Suncoast Fisherman’s Guide, cover of Florida’s Best 100 Fishing Spots, as well as numerous radio talk shows and has won more than $290,000 in area flats and tarpon fishing charter tournaments with clients. Absolute Flats and Tarpon Fishing charters with Capt. Rich Knox gives you and your party an excellent, better than average chance to catch your trophy fish year round and getting 110% and 20 years of area knowledge.Start your day on the beautiful flats of the west central gulf coast of Florida on a Florida fishing charter with shallow, clean, clear calm waters teaming with and fishing for tarpon, snook, redfish, speckled sea trout, cobia, mackerel, flounder and more with longtime local guide, Capt. Rich Knox. Novices to experienced anglers all receive personal instruction to get you started using top of the line conventional, light tackle spinning, plug or fly fishing gear and utilizing techniques, honed by a seasoned professional who is on these waters over 250 days a year with clients, guests and fishermen from all over the world, shared and explained in plain English.

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Great Day, Great company, great Captain and Great Fishing

Was visiting in Florida, wanted to spend the day fishing with my 81 year old father, my 15 year old son and my husband. I called Captain John Fishback, it was short notice and he... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
Greg N
Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Was visiting in Florida, wanted to spend the day fishing with my 81 year old father, my 15 year old son and my husband. I called Captain John Fishback, it was short notice and he had the availability, we made it happen. He recommended we go out a bit later in the day to take advantage of the tides and... More 

Thank Greg N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Today my son and I had an awesome experience fishing with Capt. Rich Knox. The Capt. worked hard to get good size bait, and did a great job to put us on some nice Red fish. We ended up catching and releasing several beautiful reds , I lost count but we caught many, and came home with two nice ones... More 

Thank tony c
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Amazing day fishing with Captain Rich Knox - an awesome family experience! Caught one fish after another, he and Captain John worked their tails off to make sure we had everything necessary for a successful day. Never had to bait a hook, no matter how fast we were pulling in fish. Even my 13 year old daughter, who initially wanted... More 

Thank Julie G
Oakville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Went fishing with Captain Knox in March 2015 for three days. He has an immaculate boat with good gear. He worked hard to get bait and get you on the fish but he let you know about how hard he worked a bit too much. He baited my line one time and told me he wished it was him that... More 

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Rich K, Owner at Absolute Flats Fishing, responded to this review

Forgive me if I stated to often how hard it was catching enough bait for our fishing trip, weather water temperature and wind have a lot to do with that, i really put forth 110% effort for my charters, maybe I should take my clients at 5:00 am to 5:30 am and let them experience it for themselves, not the... More 

Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Fast action, great company and lunker snook, trout and jack crevalle. Capt. Rich kept the atmosphere loose and the lines tight. Topped off with a fantastic lunch of our fresh catch at Miss Vicki's. Absoutely unforgettable family fishing trip!

1 Thank Jeff L
Westport, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Thanks to captain rich for putting us on some beauty trout . He worked hard to get us the fish. His many years of experience was very evident in putting us on the fish Great boat and top notch equipment We would definetly go again Ted ,Patrick and Brandon

2 Thank Ted T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Went fishing with my father in law and Capt Rich. Even with the cold weather and water temps, Capt Rich put us on the speckled trout. Great person, awesome boat, great time. Can't wait to go out with him again on our next trip down to Florida!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

A great day on the water. Cap't Rick made sure we got into some great fishing, moving the boat around to other spots to make sure the whole day had good action. The boat was clean, the bait plentiful and good and the equipment was top of the line, even if the reel I was using snapped off at the... More 

1 Thank Ron M
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Had a "Absolute" blast fishing with Capt. Rich. He knows exactly where to put you. My husband and I both got our limit on fish. Very professional yet laid back. Don't cheat yourself. I cant wait to go again. Capt. Rich is a blast to go fishing with cant wait to do it again!!! He is family friendly as well... More 

1 Thank turtle418
Franklin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Fishing with Captain Rich is like fisking on your family's boat, but with someone that really knows how to catch fish. He exceeded our expectations. I can not wait to get out with him again. John Cholminski....

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