Tampa Bay Florida’s Favorite Guide!

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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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September Slam Inshore Fishing Tournament

The September Slam Inshore Fishing Tournament is an annual fundraiser in Pinellas county. Participants can enter the tournament with a guided boat or their own boat targeting Redfish, Snook, and Trout. When boats return to the dock, angers are greeted with music, BBQ and COLD beverages. Expected attendance: 225, Sponsorship Levels from $500 to $6,000. Please contact Registration is OPEN!!

September 16, 2016 - September 16, 2016

Gearing up for another open season on Snook. Still have a few days open for Sept., & Oct. get them while you can.

2003 Mercury Opti-max 200hp includes 4blade ss prop, 20" shaft, this motor runs very strong, only 950hrs well maintained! $4,000 in Ruskin, FL. call Capt. Art @ show contact info leave a message I will get back to you.


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.