Catch Them All!

These are some of the different kinds of fish caught on our charters.

charter guest with a speckled seatrout

Speckled Seatrout are a common catch aboard our 20ft inshore boat

juvenile sandbar shark

This Juvenile Sandbar Shark is a great catch for kids, small enough to control and allow close encounters

false albacore tuna / tunny

False Albacore Tuna are caught while trolling during spring and fall

Gafftopsail catfish

This Gafftopsail Catfish is an undesirable catch because of it's painful stingers, although they are still interesting to observe

Gulf Flounder

Gulf Flounder can be caught on our inshore trip

hammerhead shark

Hammerheads are such a gift to catch

barracuda aka cuda

Barracuda are only caught aboard our catch-and-release trips

Mangrove Snapper aka mangos for the locals

Mangrove Snapper can be caught on our offshore bottom fishing trip

Nurse shark

Nurse Sharks are usually very large and they are one of our more common shark catches

close up of Sheepshead

Sheepshead can be caught on our inshore trip around bridges, piers and docks

Tiger shark

This tiger shark was caught in January as they only find their way to our waters when it's cold, I have only caught a few of these in my ten years of fishing in Tampa Bay

southern puffer fish

Puffer fish are caught on bottom fishing trips and are great for kids

amberjack from gulf of mexico

Amberjack can only be caught on our Catch and Release Trip

Captain Mark with a bull shark

Even though not the best photo this is a Bull Shark

a filet table with a dozen black seabass

Black Seabass are one of Ashley's favorite food fish

Captain Ashley holding an atlantic sharpnose shark

Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks are also another common catch on a shark trip


Ladyfish can be caught on our inshore trip, these fish have a great fight and resemble juvenile Tarpon

fishing charter clients with red grouper

Red Grouper are always a charter favorite

Captain Mark with a bull shark

Spanish Mackerel can be caught inshore and offshore

Captain Mark with a Tarpon at night

Tarpon have their own trip on Lyons Charters

Captain Mark with a gag grouper

Gag grouper can be caught on our offshore trip

Captain Mark with a Jack crevalle

Jack Crevalle like this one can be caught on our offshore trip, juveniles are common on inshore trips

Captain Mark with a permit fish

A large Permit, not a common catch but possible

charter guests with king mackerel and spanish mackerel

King Mackerel are one of our larger catches while trolling