ABOUT CAPTAIN BUCKY GOLDMAN

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My name is Captain Brian “Bucky” Goldman, a USCG licensed and insured Florida fishing guide. My goal is to provide a safe and fish filled adventure on beautiful waters of Tampa Bay. I have spent 5 years guiding on the east coast of Florida in Mosquito Lagoon chasing giant reds and monster speckled trout. Now I am bringing my knowledge back to the west coast where I grew up fishing.

As a native of Florida, I’m deeply familiar with inshore fishing along the waterways of Florida around the Tampa and Sarasota area. Here you will have the chance to target Redfish, Speckled Sea Trout, Black Drum, Snook, Tarpon (seasonal), and many other variety of fish these water systems have to offer. Out on the water, you may also witness some of the exciting and wonderful wildlife including alligators, manatees, porpoises, and countless exotic and native bird species.

My 17 foot Mitzi Skiff can comfortably fish three passengers plus me, and still be able to float in less than a foot of water. That means that we can reach fish where others dare not venture!! A Yeti Tundra 65 cooler has been mounted on the bow to act as a casting platform, storage compartment, as well as a cooler. I will provide all tackle, bait, photos, and enough bottled waters for everyone. All photos taken will be texted or emailed to clients as soon as possible. Although I am a conservationist and believe in catch and release, upon request I will gladly clean and bag your catch. I highly advocate only take enough fish for dinner that night. 

I am a proud member of the Florida Guides Association where all of the members are dedicated to promoting the conservation and wise use of Florida´s fishery resources.

 

For more information about Fishing Charter rates, please see our Rates page. We can accommodate 1-3 passengers. Weather in Florida is always a factor so please anticipate the ability to be flexible due to poor weather conditions. In case of a cancellation, your deposit will be refunded or we will reschedule for a later date.

Boat:

Capt. Bucky will be taking you fishing on his 17 foot Mitzi Skiff. This boat can comfortably fish three passengers, the Captain, and still be able to float in less than a foot of water. That means that we can reach fish where others dare not venture!! A Yeti Tundra 65 cooler has been mounted on the bow to act as a casting platform as well as a fish cooler. Under the center console seat has a small cooler. The cooler has enough room for drinks and food, but please don’t bring an over abundance. Enough water bottles and ice will be provided. Drinking alcohol is acceptable within reason. Capt. Bucky has no problem with someone having a drink or two, but by no means is anyone going to get drunk on his vessel. Safety is his number one concern and he will terminate the charter if the passenger(s) become unsafe or unruly!!!

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Equipment:

The Captain will provide all tackle, bait, photos, and enough bottled waters for everyone. All photos taken will be texted or emailed to clients as soon as possible. Capt. Bucky is a conservationist and believes in catch and release. On occasion he will gladly clean and bag your catch per request, however he is not here to fill your freezer to ensure we can catch fish time after time in this amazing place he calls home.

NO FISHING LICENSES REQUIRED!!!

Passengers should bring:

* Hat and Polarized Sunglasses (brown lenses if possible)
* Sunscreen and Bug Spray
* Non-marking soles on your shoes!!!
* Any food, snacks and beverages (no glass bottles)

Ready for a world-class Central Florida fishing experience with a local inshore fishing guide? Contact me today at 407-977-7650 and let’s go fishing!

The fishing in and around Tampa Bay offers some of Florida’s finest fishing. Captain Bucky’s availability can quickly fill up, so don’t hesitate and book a trip today.