Welcome to Captain Nate’s Fishing Guide & Charter Services

Captain Nate holding a Bradenton redfish - Fishing Guide & Charter Services

Captain Nate

I am a Florida born, U.S. Coast Guard Licensed (#USA00016405), and Insured captain. Since arriving in Manatee County Florida in 1985, I have been fishing the waters of Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, Sarasota Bay, Tampa Bay, and the surrounding areas. Running Fishing Guide & Charter Services to deliver customer purchased boats anywhere desired, as well as, providing a variety of pleasure boat cruises. The fishing charters are tailored to  accommodate  small groups or large corporate events. And might entail several boats to fit your needs. Personally, I love introducing children to inshore fishing; I encourage you to bring your children, I would love to have them aboard.

Anna Maria Island, Bradenton & Sarasota

We will be fishing in the waters of beautiful Sarasota Bay, Tampa Bay and the adjacent waters surrounding Anna Maria Island; depending on the time of year or targeted fish species. When fishing for snook, redfish, or trout you will be using top of the line 7’6” St. Croix rods with Daiwa spinning reels. For tarpon, cobia, or inshore grouper you will be using 7’6’ rods with 50 pound class spinning reels. If you wish to fish with your own equipment, please let me know in advance, I’ll make room for your rods.

After a day on the water, you’ll understand why I love fishing and guiding in Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, and Sarasota waters.

To reserve the fishing trip of a lifetime..

Client releasing healthy snook in sarasota florida


Common along mangrove shorelines, seawalls, and bridges.They congregate in large schools during summer in deep passes and inlets to spawn.

Client with sea trout before releasing it into tampa bay


Found Inshore and nearshore in and around seagrass meadows, mangrove-fringed shorelines, deep holes and channels and above oyster bars.

client holding a redfish or reddrum whitch is Florida most popular sport fish and the state’s most widespread estuaries fish. Red drum are named after the "drumming" sound the make during spawning and when taken out of the water.


Florida’s most popular sport fish and the state’s most widespread estuaries fish. Juvenile red drum inhabit rivers, bays, canals, tidal creeks, and passes.

client holding a about to be release healthy large tarpon caught on spinning tackle near Sarasota Florida


Found in the Atlantic Ocean, it Inhabits coastal waters, estuaries, lagoons, and rivers. tarpons feed almost exclusively on schooling fish and occasionally crabs.

Family Fun

Your fishing charter will be an experience your child will never forget. Take comfort that your captain is smoke and drug free and doesn’t drink. Captain Nate has a 11 year old daughter and has the patience and experience to work well with guests of all ages.

Do not miss the opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime!

century bay boat with twin power poles yamaha 250 vmax sho sitting on shallow water near brandenton and sarasota florida

The Boat

Charters will take place on my 2007 Century Bay Boat. The 22′ vessel is powered by a 2016 Yamaha 250 SHO. Featuring a broad, stable hull, the boat floats shallow for flats and bay fishing, and is large and strong enough to make your trip a comfortable one if the wind kicks up. Two live wells make it possible to bring as much bait as we need for a day on the water while the boat’s massive storage compartments allow us to bring anything we will need to make it a comfortable and fun trip.