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Tampa Fishing Charters, Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing Charters, Clearwater Fishing Charters, Inshore Fishing, Flats Fishing, Tampa Fishing Guide, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Trout, Cobia. You name it! A day on the water with us is a day like no other!

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Our owner, award winning U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain James Goodwin grew up on Tampa Bay. For him, every single one of the flats and reefs of Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater and Boca Grande Pass are as familiar as his own home. He knows where the fish are and he knows when to find them. Snook in July, August and September. Redfish in March, April, September and October. Tarpon and Permit fish in May and June. Trout in November, December, January and February. Day or night, he’ll head straight to the best spot, near shore or off-shore. Join us for a light tackle fishing charter at its best!

Plain and simple—we love to fish! Always have, always will. We do it every day. We even do it on our days off. So a great day for you is a great day for us. The adventure begins the moment you climb aboard our boat a 24' Avenger W/300 Yamaha for inshore and tarpon fishing. Expect tackle, licenses and a fully-stocked ice chest. We accommodate any level of experience, from beginners to experienced anglers. We’ll take you out for a few hours, a full day, or a week of ultimate fishing. When we return, we’ll clean and bag your catch.

So whether you're looking for an ultimate fishing adventure, or you simply want to relax with family or friends, Go Florida Fishing is standing by, year-round, to provide you with the very best charter fishing service in the Tampa Bay area.

Go Florida Fishing serves the Tampa Bay area, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, Boca Grande and is located only a short distance from Orlando and the Walt Disney World area.

Award Winning Captain James Goodwin

Captain James Goodwin, named "Captain of the Year" by the Outdoor Channel during filming for the top ranked reality TV show, "The Tarpon of Boca" 2007, is a full-time, professional fishing guide who was born in, and grew up fishing in, the Tampa Bay area. For the past nine years, he has owned and operated Go Florida Fishing out of Palm Harbor, Florida. His experience, passion and skill make him one of the most sought-after charter captains in the area and as a result, he is on the water more than 300 days a year. Novice or an expert, one angler to one hundred, Captain James is ready to show you a day of excitement to remember.

Considered to be one of the area’s foremost Redfish and Tarpon experts, he has won numerous tournaments, including:

  • 1999- 1st Place—Tarpon Tide Tournament, Boca Grande
  • 2000- 5th Place—16th Annual Rolex International Invitational, Kona, Hawaii
  • 2000- 1st Place—Chuck LaMar’s Mercury Grand Slam
  • 2004- 1st Place—Open Pro Redfish Tournament
  • 2004- 1st Place (twice), 2nd Place, 3rd Place and Team of the Year—Professional Tarpon Tournament Series
  • 2005- 1st Place—First Annual FLW Redfish Tournament
  • 2006- Two 1st Place and a 4th place finish—Professional Tarpon Tournament Series
  • 2007- Top 5 Professional Tarpon Tournment Series Team of The Year
  • 2008-  3rd Place Team of the Year Professional Tarpon Tournament Series

Captain James is one of the elite guides to be sponsored by Odyssey, Marine Batteries, Yamaha Outboards, Raymarine, Electronics and Maui Jim Sunglasses. If they’re on board, you should be too!

Captain James is U.S. Coast Guard licensed, and operates a fleet of three impeccable vessels -- a 24' Avenger W/Yamaha 300 motor. Highly professional, and at the same time, personable and easygoing, Captain James and his crew are committed to the best possible customer service, comfort and safety. “This is our livelihood,” he explains. “We’re in this to make our customers happy. And to us, nothing is better than knowing our customers had a great day. Plus,” he laughs, “we really like fishing"!

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 Captain Goodwin uses Fenwick  Captain Goodwin exclusively uses Yamaha Motors Captain Goodwin uses Maui Jim Sunglasses
Captain Goodwin trusts only Skeeter Boats in tournaments  Captain Goodwin trusts only Odyssey Marine Batteries by EnerSys Captain Goodwin uses only Raymarine electronics 

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