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
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...
Fishing is starting to get more diverse with the cold fronts bringing in cooler water. Among the species are Kingfish, Redfish and Speckled Trout. Kingfish Kingfish are here in big numbers right off the beach and will test your light tackle. If you want to get out and...
After recent hurricanes moved up the east coast with extensive Northeast winds our local water temps have dropped from 86 to 80 degrees and the fish are now on the move and the chew! There are many different species to target right now off the Clearwater beaches and...
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...