Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Fishing Info

About Precision Backcountry Charters

Where does Precision Backcountry Charters fish?

We fish the St. Petersburg area, including Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay, Old Tampa Bay, Boca Ciega Bay, Long Bayou, Mullet Key Bayou, Lake Maggiore, Butterfly Lake, Crescent Lake, Leslee Lake, Round Lake, Lake Disston, Mirror Lake, Eagle Lake, Pasadena Lake, Lake Sheffield, Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay, Old Tampa Bay, Hillsborough Bay, Boca Ciega Bay, Clearwater Harbor, Hillsborough River, Safety Harbor, Flint Creek, Cow House Creek, McKay Bay, Long Bayou, Rice Creek, Lake Seminole, Lake Maggiore, Lake Tarpon Canal, Cow Branch, Saint Joes Creek, Double Branch, Alligator Lake, Walsingham Reservoir, Taylor Lake, Lake Chautauqua, Harbor Lake, Jerry Lake, Beckett Lake, Lake Bellevue, Sawgrass Lake, Butterfly Lake, Crescent Lake, Boat Bayou, Blue Heron Lake, Crest Lake, Blossom Lake, Lake Lucille, Lake Patricia, Mirror Lake, Lake Citrus, Leslee Lake, Lake Kersky, Sunny Lake, The Pond, Eagle Lake, Pasadena Lake, Keene Lake, Lake Sheffield, McKee Lake, Round Lake, Pralls Lake, Equus Meadow Pond, Lake Carol, Hobart Lake, Lake Disston.

What are the target fish?

Target fish include Snook (Also Called Common Snook, Sergeant Fish, Thin Snook), Tarpon (Also Called Silver King, Silverfish, Sábalo  ), Gag Grouper (Also Called Charcoal Belly, Velvet Rockfish, Grouper  ), Grey Snapper (Also Called Mangrove Snapper, Gray Snapper ), Redfish (Also Called Red Drum, Channel Bass, Spottail Bass), King Mackerel (Also Called Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel  ), Sheepshead (Also Called Convict Fish, Sheephead  ), Sea Trout (Also Called Speckled Trout, Spotted Sea Trout)

Where in St. Petersburg to we meet our guests?

We meet at 6701 34th St S ( 6701 34th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711, USA ), 2271 Kellogg Creek Rd ( 2271 Kellogg Creek Rd, Acworth, GA 30102, USA )

Do I need a STATE Fishing license?

Yes, a Fishing license is required

Where do I get a STATE Fishing license?

Florida residents and visitors 16 years of age and older are required to possess a Florida freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing license when engaged in active or passive fishing activities.  However, you do not need a saltwater fishing license if saltwater fishing from a for-hire vessel (guide, charter, party boat) that has a valid charter license or from a vessel whose operator has a valid recreational saltwater vessel license issued in the name of the operator of the vessel. If you are looking for online access for a license, please check Go Outdoors Florida here:

How much should I Tip?

It is customary to tip 20% of the trip total. We work tirelessly to make sure you have a guest experience!

Do I need to bring my own gear?

No, we provide standard gear such as rods and reels so you don’t need to worry about anything. But please feel free to bring you own gear if you prefer.