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
With Clearwater water temps are in the 90s we are happy to report the fishing is equally HOT. Getting an early start to your fishing is key to beat the heat for catching tarpon, snook, redfish and other Clearwater inshore species. Best spot to get on the Tarpon Tarpon...
Tarpon fishing has been incredible so far this June with massive, plentiful hookups allowing clients to experience what makes the Silver King the ultimate game fish in the Clearwater Beach area. Snook fishing has been some of the best we've seen in the last few years...
Tarpon season is in full swing so if you are looking to battle one of the premier game fish of Clearwater /St Pete area, now's the time all the way to July!Snook have shown up in good numbers on the beaches around the Jetties and passes they are also still in the back...
If you're like us, tarpon is one of your favorite fish to hook and luckily for us all, they're here in Clearwater and the Bay Area. Where to find the Tarpon With the extremely warm winter this year in Clearwater, the tarpon have shown up a few weeks early. We are...
Coronavirus spreads causing businesses like Disney to close while fishing charters plan to remain open
Even though Coronavirus is all over the media and places like Disney and other attractions are closing to help minimize the spread, charter boat fishing are a great alternative. Clearwater Flats Fishing Update for Mid March 2020 With the warmer weather moving in,...
Redfish Where to find em' Redfish action has been steady lately around the Clearwater Flats back bay waters as well as the mangrove shorelines, oyster bars, residential docks and canals. How to hook em' These fish love to feed on the smaller pinfish, grass grunts...
As the weather in Clearwater keeps fluctuating, fishing has become more of a challenge here lately. Targeting Trout: Trout are still feeding, but the trend has had them consistently moving with the warm waters on the flats. Most of the fish have been scattered,...
Skinny Water Charter's Capt' Craig Lahr breaks down the what, where and how to get on the fish this December and January on Clearwater's inshore. Trout: Trout fishing has been hit or miss. Speckled Trout have not made a big push to our area. Until we start cooling...
Whether you are a pro or novice, sight casting with artificials, fly fishing or using live bait, true flats boat fishing is at the root of the charter fishing industry in Clearwater. Skinny water charters is the last true Flats fishing business and the Clearwater FL...