• Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey & Clearwater - FL

    Abosolute Florida Flats Fishing
    (727) 808-6688 http://www.captrichknox.com capt.richknox@verizon.net
  • Your fishing trip here 0n the Fl. Gulf Coast could be a backwater plunge into some of the best Snook fishing, Redfishing, and Trout fishing that Florida has to offer. Then, off to some of our breathtaking beaches and islands for some more Trout, Redfish, Snook, Flounder, plus Tarpon fishing, on the Nearshore Reef’s and Wreck’s, Cobia, Sharks, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel and Snapper.

  • Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey & Clearwater - FL

    Excellent Snook fishing, Spotted Sea Trout Fishing, some decent Redfishing and the Giant Tarpon fishing migration are in full swing ! Also the Big Brown Clown (Cobia) are here and there riding and feeding on the back’s of big sting ray’s, sometimess they swim right up to the boat as the Ray is looking for where the fresh fish smell is coming from, the returning water from that Baitwell.



    Holding all that bait, the bait of choice, for all the species are the whitebait (pilchards) that we cast net up at dark-thirty, I try and catch 400-500 baits for our long 1/2 day fishing charters ! I live chum more of these sought after bait’s rich in protien and oil bait-fish than I put a hook in, that the predator fish love ! All these fish are in the migration mode from the main-shoreline to the barrier island’s and beach’s from there back country haunts, some stay near estuary mouths as well.



    The big Tarpon ranging from 100 lb. To over 200 lb. Are mostly coming from there southern homes on there spawning ritual, they come from the Caribean, the Key’s, and a lot of these fish make the journey from Cental America. Of course we use a variety of tackle rod’s and reel’s for the different species ! I use braided line of different sizes for different species, and situations all finished off line to line connections with different sizes of Flourocarbon and style of Hook’s !! Go for the inshore slam, Snook, Redfish, and Spotted Sea Trout , or go on the hunt for those sought after acrobatic Giant Tarpon, the Tarpon fishing is just now beginning in our area !!



    Absolute Florida Flats Fishing guide,Capt. Rich Knox of Anclote Village Marina, longtime fishing guide in Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey, and Clearwater on Florida’s west central gulf coast. Check us out!

    Capt. Rich Knox
    ABSOLUTE FLORIDA FLATS FISHING
    Http://www.capt.richknox.com
  • Search Fishin.com

  • Recent Articles

    Judy Helmey

    Marine Radios, Dirt Daubers & Sea Rations

    What do marine radios, dirt daubers, and sea rations have in common? This story!




    Here’s a picture of the old style VHF marine radio that was on the wooden Miss Jerry. I asked my good friend/computer whiz Captain Steve Triple Trouble Howell... read more
    Judy Helmey 1 Week Ago
    Mike Gerry

    Hard Rocky Bottoms

    As we get into the best of the winter fishing the one thing that becomes very evident is the need to find hard cover, rocky bottom structure and vertical structure. One typical area that comes to mind and is common in all lakes is bridges. Bridge fishing is a common community... read more
    Mike Gerry 1 Week Ago
    Judy Helmey

    Little Miss Judy Believe It or Not - Miss Jerry!

    This is the only picture that I have of my father’s wooden boat named after my mother “Miss Jerry!” And as you can see he did paint it “no passing lane yellow!” I know this for a fact, because the highway department gave him a 50 gallon drum full of this “no passing lane... read more
    Judy Helmey 2 Weeks Ago
    Mike Gerry

    The Magic of Lipless Crankbaits

    With the best of the rattle bait time of year upon us; it’s good to understand how and what makes this a magical bait, what presentations work and when is it most effective. These are conditions and presentations that will benefit you for a long time.
    The first thing to... read more
    Mike Gerry 2 Weeks Ago
    Judy Helmey

    The Whistle that had to be blown!

    I spend a lot of my childhood days with my father, Captain Sherman Helmey, being his so-called “Striker.” That is what we called a boat helper back in the old days. Today they are called “First Mates.” Most of the first mates of today that work with charters boat companies... read more
    Judy Helmey 3 Weeks Ago
    Mike Gerry

    Winter Jig Adjustments for Jig Fisherman

    With some recent success with a jig and the fact that it is one of my favorite baits, I thought I would pass on a few adjustments that I like to make when fishing a jig during the cold days and cold water-temperatures of winter. The first thing I like to do is show a smaller... read more
    Mike Gerry 3 Weeks Ago