Skinny Water Charters
Clearwater & The Tampa Bay Area’s Premier Fishing Charter Boat
Skinny Water Charters has been putting smiles on their guests’ faces since 1997! Owned and operated by Captain Craig Lahr who loves fishing in the beautiful coastal town of Clearwater FL. This year-round destination offers WEST CENTRAL FL some of the most unique fishing including backcountry fishing, nearshore reef and wreck fishing and a large variety of fish species. Schedule Your Adventure Now
What our recent charter boat fishing clients are saying
“Capt Craig will be my go to guy every time I visit the Tampa and Clearwater area. Knowledgeable and works hard to make sure you have a great trip.
Shared some of his 25 plus years tips and secrets. Showed us a few knots. Used a couple different techniques to make sure we all caught fish. Even cleaned the fish and recommended an inexpensive restaurant to cook them for us.”
“Spent half day fishing with Captain Craig. He was great with my 8 yr old grandson. He was well prepared and knowledgeable. Made it for a great time.”
Hey Captain Craig, thanks again for bringing us on that awesome charter on Thursday. It was the most tarpon action I’ve seen in one day. I hope we get to go on another charter with You and Justin next summer. Thanks Alot!”
“I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed fishing with you and Justin… Thanks, again, for an incredible morning on the water.”
“Keep up the good work and thanks for putting us on the fish!”
Eric & John Anderson, SC
Thanks for a wonderful two days of fishing last week. The Tarpon was incredible. I know some folks up in KY that are excited about the fish! You should be hearing about another trip soon!”
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Skinny Water Charters & Captain Craig Lahr
Tarpon fishing is still going on strong but the fish will be in smaller schools on the beaches. You will have better luck finding them in the passes and backwaters along Clearwater and the nearby inland waterways. Although going strong, it wont last forever. You've...
With the current low pressure system (July 10th, 2019) generating excessive rain in the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area slowly moving away; look for fishing to fire up! After tremendous rainfall, water temperatures see a significant drop. Temps were at 90 degrees just...
Tarpon fishing charters are now in full swing from Indian Rocks Beach to Clearwater FL up to Tarpon Springs. Last week Skinny...
They're here! Tarpon made themselves known today as we found several schools migrating from north to south. This type of Tarpon movement is typical for the month of May. Patience is definitely the key to hooking these beautiful fish. Getting out early in your local...
If you're wondering where cast your reel to get on the fish you've come to the right place. In this article we will be covering everything from what's biting during the different seasons, the best bait to use, where to find the fish and even most...
Redfish are feeding on the Clearwater flats With the weather heating up, so is the fishing. Redfish are are starting to get into big numbers. Fish from 24 to 30inches have been the norm. They have moved onto the flats, staging on sand points and oyster bars. With...
Perfect temps for fishing the flats in Clearwater, Fl With the recent cold fronts, the water has chilled to the perfect temperature for clearwater flats fishing. With the water in the low 60's, the fishing has still been hit and miss. Redfish are in good number on the...
Experience may not make you the best, but it's it's certainly at the base of all great fishing captains If you ask most captains they would say they are the best at their craft. Myself? I’ve been in the fishing business for 38 years of those, 23 as a full-time guide....
Early 2019 Weather Effects on FishingWeather has been consistent lately, consistently crazy. Ups and downs in temperature and barometric pressure can either make fish chew or shut down a bite. The high pressure side of the barometer can slow things, but incoming...