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The Fish Hunter Fishing Charters

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St. Petersburg, FL, USA
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About The Fish Hunter Fishing Charters
Private fishing charter for 1-4 anglerls Specialties Tampa Bay , St Petersburg fishing guide Capt. George Hastick ( The Fish Hunter) has been fishing the waters of Tampa Bay and the St Petersburg area from a young age and has a knack for finding the fish. George's passion for fishing keeps him striving to make sure you have a great day on the waters of Tampa Bay. Capt. George specializes in flats fishing Tampa Bay for Snook, Redfish and Trout but has a large portfolio of fish he targets from Tarpon, cobia, to grouper, mangrove snapper and more. When your charter is done he will add you to his fishing website photo album, send you your pictures from the day .Along with possibly getting your photo into a magazine, paper or website if you would like that. He is known for his snook catching capabilities but also loves the redfish. Snook are like bass on steroids!! They are an ambush predator and will jump out of the water, give gill rattling head shakes and do anything they can to battle you. Redfish are just a strong bulldog of a fish that will battle you all the way to the end and not give up. It is like being hooked to a freight train!!! History Established in 2001. Capt. George Hastick ( The Fish Hunter) has been fishing the waters of Tampa Bay and the St Petersburg area for over 35 years and has been professional Tampa Bay / St Petersburg guide for over 16 years. Capt. George's passion for fishing started at the young age of 5 and has grown into an obsession that he loves to share with everyone he meets. Capt. George has a friendly personality and treats everyone he meets as if you have been fishing friends for years. He knows, not just the fishing but the whole experience has to be great, from when you step on the boat till you step off the boat he will make your experience one to remember Capt. George Hastick has been on the nationally seen TV show Sling N' Bait and has been in Local fishing magazines and newspapers frequently. He also does regular fishing seminars at west Marine and for the Tampa Bay Times at the Florida State Fair Grounds and at Tropicana Field. Along with that he gives regular fishing reports to internet fishing sites, pay sites and a few local papers. Meet the Business Owner Capt. George Hastick started his passion for fishing, when his Uncle Frank handed him his first fishing pole at 5yrs old. He started out freshwater fishing but once he saw the variety and sizes of fish that the saltwater had to offer there was no turning back. Capt. George has been fishing the waters of the Tampa Bay area for more than 35 yrs and has been a professional fishing guide for over 16 yrs and loves to share his passion. From novice to accomplished anglers, men, women and children are all welcome aboard The Fish Hunter.
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Suzanne B wrote a review Jun 2020
Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
My husband and I booked a fishing charter with captain George while on our mini-vacation to St. Pete. It was more than we could have asked for! Captain George got us on the fish immediately! My husband has been fishing all of his life and I have never been. Captain George
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Capt_George_Hastick, Owner at The Fish Hunter Fishing Charters
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Suzanne, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I appreciate it. I am glad the trip exceeded your expectations. That is always my goal. I strive to make it the best trip you could have. You guys were great on the boat and you caught on fast the techniques i was showing you. With the heat we experience here in Florida I always keep an eye on my clients to keep them comfortable as possible. A lot of fish were caught and that just shows how quick you learned and caught on. Thank you again, Capt. George Hastick
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Farrah C wrote a review Jun 2020
Perry, Florida1 contribution
I can not recommend Capt. George enough!! We had an amazing experience, caught lots of fish. We wanted to take some home so he made sure we got on mangroves first. If you have children do not hesitate to use The Fish Hunter- we had an 8 year old and a 14 year old and he treated
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Farrah Fawcett, I had a blast with your family and your kids were great!!! I am so glad we were able to get three out of four people their new personal best fish!!! Your Husband's first snook ever was a beast at just over 40 inches putting him into the 40" club on his first one!!! It pleases me to see smile all around on the boat. I am glad you family learned a lot and had a great time. Thank you, Capt. George Hastick
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Abby S wrote a review Jun 2020
Melbourne, Florida3 contributions
I booked a surprise trip for my husband so that we could relax together away from work. I chose Captain George as my first phone call because every review was stellar. He does not disappoint! From the first phone with Barbara I could tell that she loves and adores her husband
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Capt_George_Hastick, Owner at The Fish Hunter Fishing Charters
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Abby, Thank you so much for the kind words. I loved your passion for the sport. I really love to see others who share my love for fishing. It was a pleasure sharing my years of knowledge with you and your husband and of coarse there is always more to learn. Getting out on the water has a relaxing calming affect which can be a healing experience and I am glad you chose me to relax with and catch a ton of fish. Till next time stay good and don't let life's stress build up on you. Thank you again, Capt. George Hastick
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Luis R wrote a review Jun 2020
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My wife booked a father's day fishing trip with CPT George as a gift and I have to say that the experience was absolutely amazing. We had a total blast. CPT George was super friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and great with our 7 year old kid. We caught a nice variety of fish
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Capt_George_Hastick, Owner at The Fish Hunter Fishing Charters
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I am very glad that I made your Fathers day one to remember and that you learned some techniques while on the boat that you were able to use and catch your own snook a few days later!!! I am glad that you remembered about not touching that bad fish I showed you and stopped your wife from touching it when you went fishing after the trip which saved her from a lot of pain and possibly wrecking the day. Fish Hunter Fishing Charters the gift that keeps on giving lol. Again thank you for the review and I look forward to our next adventure! Capt. George Hastick
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Joe M wrote a review Oct 2019
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I had an amazing day on the water with friends fishing for redfish, and snook.. Capt george put us on fish all day.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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