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The Fish Hunter Fishing Charters

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718 Northmoor Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3906
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Went fishing with Captain George Hastick for trout and reds. Had a great time. He is the best... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2018
Doug B
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Key Largo, Florida
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Fun day on the water

The weather and fish were not cooperative, but Capt. George worked hard to put us on some fish... read more

Reviewed December 26, 2017
Jr B
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Parker, Colorado, United States
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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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718 Northmoor Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3906
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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

Went fishing with Captain George Hastick for trout and reds. Had a great time. He is the best. Caught so many fish I lost count.

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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

The weather and fish were not cooperative, but Capt. George worked hard to put us on some fish. Ended up catching some Jack Ceravalles, which were very fun! I would fish with Capt. George again any time!

Thank Jr B
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

My Husband, Son and now my Son-in-law are "hooked" on fishing with Captain George. They had such a great day with him last Thursday that they are already planning their trip for next year - I even look forward to their stories and pictures and...More

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Capt_George_Hastick, Owner at The Fish Hunter Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2017

It was a pleasure as usual. I look forward to the guys coming down a getting them on a bunch of fish. Chris was stoked when he caught his new personal best snook at 30.5 inches, but about 25 minutes later I spotted a big...More

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Reviewed August 1, 2017

I cannot say enough good things about Capt. George. As a matter of background, I have fished Florida waters for over 30 years. I own a boat, but when I'm traveling or at a conference, I often hire a guide. I have had good ones,...More

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Capt_George_Hastick, Owner at The Fish Hunter Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

Michael I want to thank you for the kind words and taking the time to write a review. We definitely had the snook in a frenzy with 4 or five other species in the mix!! I am glad you had great experience, that is always...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2017

CAPT George was a great Captain, guide, and host. We were looking to catch fish with some fight and some that we could keep for eating. CAPT George got us both. He has a great rig, offered great instruction on how to catch fish, and...More

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Capt_George_Hastick, Owner at The Fish Hunter Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2017

I am glad that you enjoyed your trip and we accomplished the mission lol. I appreciate the kind words and my goal overall is for you to have a great experience. It is not just about the fishing but the whole experience and I look...More

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Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

Captain George is great. I took my Dad fishing for the first time in a long time and he truly enjoyed himself. We caught many different varieties of fish and had action the entire time. We also kept some fish that we took home to...More

2  Thank James4584
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Capt_George_Hastick, Owner at The Fish Hunter Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2017

James, Thank you for the kind words and I am glad that your Dad was able to get out and have a great time with you fishing because that is really what it is about, making memories with loved ones the great fishing is just...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2017

Three of us went fishing - 1 experienced, and the others not so much. We had an absolutely amazing time! Captain George was incredibly welcoming, friendly, entertaining and knew exactly where to take us. This captain knows the best fishing spots and certainly knows his...More

1  Thank Hinda B
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Capt_George_Hastick, Owner at The Fish Hunter Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2017

Hinda, It was a pleasure getting you and your family out on my boat, it was a blast when the three of you got hooked up at the same time on some nice redfish and yours was a beast. I look forward to our next...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

I love to fish but no proffesional by any means. Not only guaranteed to catch fish, you'll learn how to along the way. Never caught a snook in my life. This day I caught 3. Definitely will go again.More

1  Thank larry s
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Capt_George_Hastick, Owner at The Fish Hunter Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

Larry, I know you wanted to catch a snook so I was glad that you caught a few snook and that you guys put about 50+ fish to the boat with multiple species, snook, trout, mangrove snapper, Spanish mackerel etc. I look forward to getting...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2017

That was the most fun I've had fishing since I was a child! Captain George genuinely delivers personality, knowledge and multiple locations that will instantly reinvigorate one's passion for fishing! Our party caught Snook, Trout, Snapper, Ladyfish, Mackeral, Jack you name it. George also took...More

Thank AlfredBradenton
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Capt_George_Hastick, Owner at The Fish Hunter Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2017

Alfred, I am very glad that you had a great time that is always my goal and to hear your enthusiasm is a pleasure for me. Lets get you and your Dad out here and have a blast. Thanks, Capt. George aka "The Fish Hunter"

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Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

Great trip. Caught so many fish had to rest multiple times. Had a lot of keepers. Captain George was very knowledgeable where to find the hot spots. He also was helpful the whole time.

Thank Doug B
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Response from Jr B | Reviewed this property |
It’s not by the hour. We paid about $400 (maybe $500) for 4 of us for 1/2 day. You basically hire the boat and captain for 1/2 day or a full day. We kept some of the fish. Let your guide know if you want to go for fish to... More
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