FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Every angler, whether experienced or just starting out, has questions about their booked charter trip.  Here are answers to some of the most common questions asked by all.  If you happen to have other questions that you don't see answered here, Captain Elliott is always available to provide the information you're seeking!  Feel free to give him a call at (941) 526-7516 or email him at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Where are you located?

Taylor Made Fishing Charters, LLC., operates out of the Manatee County area, situated on the Gulf waters of Southwest Central Florida between Palmetto and Sarasota.  

 

Manatee County MapWhere do we meet you forour charter trip?

 We have 3 waterside meeting locations along with pick-up/concierge service from your lodging spot upon request.

→ 833 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, PALMETTO, FL  34221

→ 752 MANATEE AVENUE, HOLMES BEACH, FL  34217

→ GULF DRIVE SOUTH, BRADENTON BEACH, FL  34217

 

 Do you have to have experience to book a fishing charter?

No.  All levels of fishing anglers are welcome. 

 

Do we need fishing licenses? 

No, the Captains license covers all anglers license needs

 

What do we need to bring?

The best advice is to dress for the current weather conditions.  For example:  On a fishing day bringing low winds and little cloud cover, good things to bring would be a hat of some sort to help protect yourself from the sun's rays, polarized sunglasses, loose light colored clothing, and non-marking soled shoes.  If the fishing day forecast is a cool one, bring the items mentioned, along with a sweatshirt or jacket in case you get chilly.  

 Things you can bring regardless of the weather:  Camera, drinks (cans or plastic only please) and snacks / food.  A cooler with ice will always be provided for your trip.  It's always a good idea to bring your own cooler so you can transport your catch home after the charter.

 

Can we keep our fish?

Yes, as long as your catch falls under the state's guidelines and within the species slot limit.  The Captain will clean and fillet your catch for you on request.

 

How many anglers, or can you accommodate large groups?

I can fish a maximum of four (4) anglers. 

 

What does the charter rate include?

All of the rates include Captain Elliot's professional knowledge and experience, as well as all of the necessary licenses, fishing tackle and bait, fuel, cooler, and ice. Please feel free to call us for details or questions.

 

How do I reserve a charter?

The easiest way is to either call my cell number at: (941-526-7516 or email me at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with  questions and/or concerns.

What type of bait will we be using?

A mixture of live baits and artificial fishing lures are will be used.

 

Are kids allowed on board?

Absolutely!  Kids of all ages and experience levels are always welcome!

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