about us

EST. 1997


Welcome to Clearwater Fl Charters

Skinny Water Charters has been putting smiles on their guests’ faces since 1997! They are owned and operated by Captain Craig Lahr who loves fishing in the beautiful coastal town of Clearwater FL. This year-round destination offers some of the WEST CENTRAL FL most unique fishing including backcountry fishing, to nearshore reef and reck fishing with some wide variety of fish species. The town is also well known for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium that focuses on preserving the marine life and environment through education and rescue.


Back Country

CLearwater Fishing Charaters can take you out to 10 miles out, to the backcountry shallow water, and from Clearwater to Tarpon Springs and Tampa Bay. You will target a variety of species including Redfish, Snook, Permit, Tarpon, Cobia, King Mackerel and Gag Grouper, depending where you decide to fish. He will provide you with all the fishing gear including rods, reels, tackle, baits and a fishing license. IF YOU DIcide to keep some fish at the end of the trip they will clean and fillet it for you.

Spring Break.. Flats Fishing

Spring Break is in full swing here in Clearwater Beach FL, and as usual the Kingfish have shown up! All of our charters this week have had good amounts of Kingfish action, with fish averaging 15 to 25 pounds with some kingfish pushing the 40lb mark. These speedster will be migrating through the area during the rest of April. The redfish,trout and snook bite has been strong on the flats and backwaters of clearwater FL. Nows the time to start booking your Tarpon charter.

Spring Break 2017

Great Day

Skinny Water Charter will take you fishing aboard a custom built Aquasports 222 tower bay boat, which is absolutely ideal for fishing the Clearwater FL area. The boat is fully equipped with all the safety and electronics you need for a successful trip, including a Lowrance fishfinder and GPS. We offer a wide variety of charters for families, beginners, and advanced anglers. Come enjoy a great day of fishing in Clearwater FL!