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From fishing the pristine shallow flats of beautiful Tampa Bay to the deep blue waters of the WORLD FAMOUS Boca Grande pass Captain Art Paiva has fished for snook, tarpon, redfish, cobia, grouper, trout, sharks, and caught them all.

Captain Art is of Portuguese descent and fishing is in his veins, so come on and take advantage of his lifetime of knowledge and 30+ years experience of fishing Tampa Bay and see for yourself why he is so highly regarded by his repeat clientele.

A Florida visit would not be complete without a guided fishing charter with Captain Art Paiva!


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8th Annual Inshore Fishing Tournament 2016

Hooked on Hope presented by The Ice Sports Forum Brandon is proud to announce The 8th Annual Inshore Fishing Tournament. This amazingly fun fishing tournament benefits The USF Breast Health Program under the care of Dr. Cox, and its patients directly and locally. The event will be held on October 7th & 8th at the Magnuson Hotel and Marina Cove in St Petersburg. Friday’s banquet includes a silent auction, dinner, guest speakers, live music and libations. The tournament is Saturday, ending with an awards banquet & ceremony. The tournament provides a professional licensed Captain and fully equipped boat for each team. Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome and guaranteed to be fun for all! Saturday we host a “Pamper Party” for breast cancer survivors and fighters who prefer a day of pampering which includes a private breakfast with Dr. Cox, followed by a day of manicures, pedicures, massage, yoga, make-up, facials, healing arts pavilion, patient education, lunch entertainment and so much more!! Many sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, visit our website at, or contact Captain Lori Deaton @ 813-967-5032 or Lavinia Stembridge @ 813-735-6975

October 07, 2016 - October 08, 2016

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The best fishing experience I've ever had! Always a good time!!

Jose A.

Excellent trip. Snooky knows where to go and how to catch them. Highly recommend !!!

Maria F.

Snooky Bear took me and my boy out today for our first charter.... Worth every penny! Thanks for a great time!

Beth S.

Great guide, fun to fish with and very informative. He not only puts you on the fish but makes you a better fisherman!
Highly recommended.

John T.