Charter Captains - find a great trip from many fantastic captains!

Captain Steve Papen

Captain Steve Papen has been chartering for over 20 years. He has been featured on Fish in Chips on Fox 13 and currently writes a weekly article in the captain's corner for the Tampa Bay Times. He is also a very well known tournament fisherman. If you are interested in offshore fishing, give Capt. Steve a call. 727-642-3411.

Captain Tyson Wallerstein

Captain Tyson Wallerstein is a USCG licensed and insured fishing charter captain. He operates out of the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area and specializes in a wide variety of species including Redfish,  Snook, Trout, Grouper, Kingfish, and the mighty Tarpon. While working in the area's top Tackle and Marine store, Dogfish Tackle, Tyson received his captain's license and began a charter career. Now, a full time charter captain, Capt. Tyson has learned what it takes to make a day on the water an exciting experience for the whole family! His number of repeat customers proves his ability to customize each charter experience to meet the needs of every guest. 727-692-5868


Capt. Kyle Applefield

Growing up fishing the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Captain Kyle Applefield has become an expert of inshore and offshore fishing in the Tampa Bay Area.  He was raised on commercial and charter fishing through his family who have been in the industry as native Floridians for three generations.  After years of logging hours and hands on experience, he is now a licensed and insured charter boat captain.  Since returning from four years of traveling throughout Central America and the waters of the Caribbean working as a mate of a private sport fishing boat, Captain Kyle has discovered his passion to run charters.  It is hard to find a better person to put you on the fish.    Working with all types of people, his love of the water, and his knowledge of fishing,  we can ensure you will have a fun and memorable outing on the boat. Novice or professional, young or old, you can expect to make the memory of a lifetime on the water with Loaded Down Sport Fishing! 727-455-0809

Captain Dave Mistretta

Captain Dave Mistretta has spent more than thirty years on local waters and has received nation wide recognition for his fish-catching skills. Dave has dominated both the charter industry and the tournament circuit throughout his long career. His unique ability to consistently catch big fish when no one else can gives this driven angler the edge. (727) 439-BOAT(2628)

Captains Sam and Joe Maisano

Go Fast Fishing Charters has the unique ability to put you where the fish are. We offer you the potential to catch a larger variety of species due to the cruising speed of our boat and the knowledge and experience of our captains, Sam and Joe Maisano. 727-480-6408  

Captain Ed Walker

Captain Ed Walker grew up on Indian Rocks Beach on the West Central Florida Coast. He spent much of his childhood at the beach fishing from the famous Indian Rocks Pier. Since 1996, he has been a fishing writer and photographer for Florida's largest newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times. Ed is also a freelance magazine writer, professional photographer, and a member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association. 727-944-FISH (3474)  

Captain John Fidi

We are pure fisherman that love the challenge of True Sport Fishing. If you’re looking for a tour guide you found the wrong charter Company. Simply put, we don’t Grunt Hunt (many charters call a day of catching 1 pound grunt fish a good day and it gets them out of their guaranteed fish promise). We catch the real deal! 727-565-0202  

Captain James Lowe

Captain James Lowe has been fishing the Tampa Bay area by boat, kayak and from land with family and friends his whole life. Having his USCG Captains license allows him to show you the best fishing spots by boat. When he wants to slow things down, he loves leading kayak fishing tours. He's constantly on the water, scouting and catching fish and loves to share his fishing experiences with his team and his clients. He stays on top of all the latest fishing equipment and techniques, and enjoys teaching them to his clients. 727-515-5126  

Captain Jason Stock

Captain Jason Stock has been fishing his entire life but has been doing it professionally for the past 8 years. His greatest accomplishments are placing in the FLW Red Fish tour and winning local kayak and bill fishing tournaments throughout Florida. His photo has been on the cover of many fishing magazines including Florida Sportsman, Saltwater Sportsman, Kayak Angler, Saltwater Angler, Louisiana Sportsman, and Waterline Magazine. 727-459-5899.