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Address: 503 E Jackson St. Suite 144, Tampa, FL 33603
Phone Number: 727 421-5291
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Description: Gone Fishing Charters provides private, light tackle, inshore fishing...
Gone Fishing Charters provides private, light tackle, inshore fishing charters for parties of up to 6 people. Four, six and eight hour trips available. You'll fish out of a "best in class" boat, a 24 foot Sheaffer 239V Sportfisherman. New tackle and an experienced captain insure a quality outing. Species targeted include redfish, seatrout, snook, tarpon, cobia, spanish mackerel, kingfish, grouper, snapper and shark. License, bait tackle, digital pictures and fish cleaning all included.
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On my list of top lifetime experiences!

Capt. Ames provided us with a phenomenal experience. He is a serious down to business guy, who is also an excellent communicator and conveys great enthusiasm about fishing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Edwardsville, Illinois
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Edwardsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Capt. Ames provided us with a phenomenal experience. He is a serious down to business guy, who is also an excellent communicator and conveys great enthusiasm about fishing. Admirably skilled and self-disciplined, he's an all around impressive guy. On arrival at Merino's Marina, we found the boat to be top notch, very clean and perfectly organized with excellent tackle and... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My husband and I have been married for 31 years and in all that time, we were never able to afford to go on a "real" vacation. Last month was the first time we have ever been able to take a week long trip and the #1 thing we looked most forward to, was to go out for a day... More 

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My son and I joined Captain Stewart at 8:00 AM and found he was totally prepared. The boat was spotless, the rods were rigged and he had gone out at 6:00 AM to catch bait. By 8:15 we were catching fish and ended up with close to 25 trout by 11:30. For a change of pace we chased red fish... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

After taking another charter trip with Capt. Stewart Ames with my son and our friend, we were rewarded with great memories, super photos, and 30 plus redfish and trout!! It does not get any better than that!! As a Pinellas County citizen, fortunate enough to live on the water, who tries hard to catch fish on my own, nothing compares... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Booking last minute family trip to Tampa. Hoping to fish. Captain Ames already booked solid (fyi plan ahead to get in with #1 Charter) but asked where we were staying, who would be fishing, etc and then made a thoughtful recommendation for another outfit! So although i cant comment on an actual fishing trip I can say What A Nice... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Being the first time for fishing salt water we checked several sources for a charter captain. After being highly recommended we booked Capt. Stewart Ames, Gone Fishing Charters - Tampa, FL. We certainly made the right choice. Capt. Ames has the right equipment, boat, motor, tackle, live bait and most importantly the expertise for good fishing. He quickly found the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My brother-in-law lives in Tampa and he definitely found a treasure in Gone Fishing Charter Capt. Stewart Ames. My wife and I are from upstate NY and when we come to Florida we always look forward to a fishing trip. Capt Ames is a top notch angler and a class act person - a joy to spend time with on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is my 4th or 5th charter with Stewart Ames. Always a good experience. Works hard to get you on fish even when conditions are not optimal. Stays positive and keeps the trip enjoyable even when some fish are missed. Highly recommend him.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Pretty stand-up guy ....wored hard for fish and got us on them, very informative and would definitely recommend and go again when we are in the area

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Had another fantastic experience with the family on a half-day charter with Stewart Ames. We caught numerous large Spanish Mackerel, Red Grouper, and Key West Grunts. We also caught a Bonita and a large King Mackerel. The action was non-stop, and we had a blast. As always, Stewart knew just where to go and what to do to keep our... More 

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