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Lock It Down Sportfishing

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St. Petersburg FL

Hunter Wilcox, Captain at Lock It Down Sportfishing

Lock it Down Sportfishing extends a warm invitation to join us for an exciting fishing charter along St. Petersburg! Whether you're an experienced angler pursuing a prized catch, a novice eager to learn, or simply seeking a leisurely day on the water with your family, Captain Hunter is dedicated to tailoring your experience to your preferences. Captain Hunter operates a customized 23’ Dorado vessel, designed to comfortably accommodate up to four anglers. This boat is equipped with cutting-edge electronics to ensure your safety and overall comfort throughout the journey.


Each fishing trip in St. Petersburg is thoughtfully crafted around your desired catch and your level of expertise. Captain Hunter has dedicated the last decade to pursuing Snook, Redfish, and Trout, which are abundant in the inshore waters of Tampa Bay. Among these, Captain Hunter's personal favorite is the Tarpon. During the spring and summer months, Tarpon migrates along Florida's Gulf Coast, frequently spending ample time in Tampa Bay. These majestic "Silver kings" can be targeted through various methods, including sight fishing, live baiting, and chunking, guaranteeing an exhilarating battle and impressive displays of athleticism. For the truly adventurous, inquire about our night trips, where Captain Hunter will assist you in pursuing these colossal gamefish using artificial lures or live bait.

At specific times of the year, The Bay is teeming with Grouper, Snapper, and Cobia, offering the opportunity to savor a delicious meal after contending with a remarkable trophy. Kingfish, renowned for their formidable fights, are also available and are perfect for creating the local specialty, smoked fish dip. This region boasts one of the most diverse fisheries in the country.


We provide high-quality Penn and Shimano gear for your convenience, while we recommend bringing your own snacks and drinks for the trip. We'll ensure you have access to water, and it's crucial to safeguard yourself from the sun's rays. At the conclusion of your adventure, Captain Hunter will expertly fillet and bag your catch.


Lock it Down Sportfishing is here to serve you throughout the entire year, eager to provide you with a day on the water that you'll cherish forever. Don't miss the chance to embark on an extraordinary adventure with us – book your trip today!

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Lock It Down Sportfishing St. Petersburg, Florida Fishing Charter | 6 to 8 Hour Charter Fishing fishing Inshore

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St. Petersburg, Florida Fishing Charter | 6 to 8 Hour Charter Fishing

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Lock it Down Sportfishing23' Dorado Max 4 Guests (base trip price includes 4 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Cobia Gag Grouper Redfish Sea Trout

Explore the world of St. Petersburg fishing with an unforgettable 6-8-hour trip! Don't miss your chance to reel in the catch of a lifetime and create cherished memories. Our experienced Captain, top-notch equipment, and prime fishing locations ensure an exceptional angling experience. Target local species like Redfish, Trout, Cobia, Snapper, Grouper, and many more. Perfect for beginners and families, this package includes all gear and permits. Seize the opportunity – grab your fishing rod, cast your line, and turn this St. Petersburg fishing charter into reality today!

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Lock It Down Sportfishing St. Petersburg, Florida Fishing Charter | 6 to 8 Hour Charter Fishing fishing Inshore

St. Petersburg, Florida Fishing Charter | 6 to 8 Hour Charter Fishing

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Lock It Down Sportfishing Tarpon Fishing in Tampa Bay | Max of 4 Guests Charter Trip fishing Inshore

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Tarpon Fishing in Tampa Bay | Max of 4 Guests Charter Trip

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Lock it Down Sportfishing23' Dorado Max 4 Guests (base trip price includes 4 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Tarpon

Don't let the possibility slip through your fingers – secure your place for an electrifying 6 or 8-hour Tarpon Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg today. Captain Hunter, with his treasure trove of knowledge, skill, and expertise will be your trusted leader on this thrilling journey alongside these magnificent creatures. Move swiftly, for our limited slots are rapidly being snatched up. Embrace this golden opportunity to create indelible memories that will last a lifetime. Act now – reserve your St. Petersburg fishing adventure without delay!

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Lock It Down Sportfishing Tarpon Fishing in Tampa Bay | Max of 4 Guests Charter Trip fishing Inshore

Tarpon Fishing in Tampa Bay | Max of 4 Guests Charter Trip

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Lock It Down Sportfishing Fishing Charters in St. Petersburg, Florida | Inshore Charter Trip Max 4 Guests fishing Inshore

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Fishing Charters in St. Petersburg, Florida | Inshore Charter Trip Max 4 Guests

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Lock it Down Sportfishing23' Dorado Max 4 Guests (base trip price includes 4 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Black Drum Cobia Redfish Sea Trout Snook

Don't miss the chance to hook the fish of a lifetime – secure your 4-hour St. Petersburg fishing trip now and create lasting memories! With a seasoned Captain, cutting-edge equipment, and fishing locations, you're in for remarkable fishing! Pursue a range of local species, including Redfish, Black Drum, Trout, Flounder, and more. This trip is ideal for beginners and families with kids, and it covers all fishing gear and permits within the package. Time is ticking away, so take action today – grab your fishing rod, cast your line, and transform this legendary angling trip into a reality!

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Lock It Down Sportfishing Fishing Charters in St. Petersburg, Florida | Inshore Charter Trip Max 4 Guests fishing Inshore

Fishing Charters in St. Petersburg, Florida | Inshore Charter Trip Max 4 Guests

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Ratings & Reviews Summary

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July 23, 2024

My son and I had a great trip with Hunter. He was waiting at the dock for us with a full live well of bait he just netted. Then it was off to the Tampa Bay mangroves. We flip casted Pilchards in tight and had a blast catching good size Snook, Sea Trout and Mangrove Snappers. Quality, proper size rods/reels were supplied along with circle hooks and fluorocarbon leaders. Hunter knew where to catch fish corresponding with the stage of the tide and time of day.

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July 23, 2024

The captain was very friendly and answered all our questions when we got on his boat. We told him we wanted to catch snook and grouper and he brought us to a spot where we were catching snook within 10 minutes of us getting there. Even my mom caught some snook with very little prior experience to fishing once we caught enough snook we went out for grouper and even though the conditions for grouper were not the best he still got us on a good amount of gags then on the way back we stopped at one other location and we doubled up on some huge jacks and then caught some more snook and jacks. I hooked something huge but it snapped my line after a bit. Overall I would say this was the best charter I’ve ever been on and would recommend it to anyone who wants to catch alot of nice fish.

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July 23, 2024

Had an awesome day out on the water with Capt. Hunter! He helped me catch my first tarpon! Hunter was extremely knowledgeable about the Bay Area. He’s was very accommodating and made us feel free to design the trip however we wanted. He had light/heavy set ups pre-rigged and all the live/chunk bait we needed before we met at the dock. We started targeting snapper to bring some dinner home then moved onto tarpon; had great success at both. Hunter was prepared, knew what fish were active/where to find them, and friendly. I honestly feel that I left knowing more about angling on this trip. To sum it up, if you and a couple buddies want a laid back environment and productive day on the water, I couldn’t recommend Lock It Down Sport Fishing with Capt. Hunter any higher.

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July 23, 2024

An unforgettable day with Lock It Down Sportfishing! Captain Hunter's expertise and the well-equipped boat made our trip a fantastic experience. We can't wait to go back!

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July 23, 2024

Captain Hunter from Lock It Down Sportfishing is the real deal! We had an incredible time on the water, and his knowledge of the area and fishing skills made the trip exceptional.

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July 23, 2024

Lock It Down Sportfishing with Captain Hunter exceeded our expectations. His personalized approach and top-notch gear ensured a successful and memorable day of fishing.

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