Clearwater’s Best Charter Fishing Guide
Since 1997 Skinny Water Charters has been Clearwater, IRB (Indian Rocks Beach) & Tampa Bay’s top flats fishing charter guide.
Located at 198 Seminole St. Clearwater 33755
Flats Fishing Charter Guide | Tampa Bay, Clearwater, Tarpon Springs
Skinny Water Charters and Capt’ Craig Lahr have been leading the pack with some of the Clearwater areas absolute best flats fishing. Ready to have the fishing adventure of a lifetime? Look no further. From catching huge tarpon in the backwaters to reeling beautiful snook on the grass flats, Skinny Water Charters has you covered!
Skinny Water Charters Inshore Fishing of Indian Rocks Beach (IRB) and Clearwater, FL
Clearwater to IRB (Indian Rocks Beach) Inshore & Flats Fishing Updates
By Skinny Water Charters boat captain and fishing report author, Captain’ Craig Lahr.
With January being such a warm month water temperatures had pushed back into the mid 60s bringing a push of white bait AKA scaled sardines and threadfin herring into the back Waters of clearwater. Even even though we've had this influx of bait and have been waking up...
Why Choose Skinny Water Charters?
Flats Fishing Charter Pro
From the shallow grass flats fishing to the bays, our flats fishing charters are among the best in the area. Our flats charters include taking one to four persons to areas such as the grass flats, nearshore, backwaters and bays along Clearwater & Tarpon Springs and even into the Tampa Bay. Our flats fishing experiences include casting with artificial or live bait along with traditional & fly fishing. Expect to catch snook, redfish, tarpon, mackerel, shark, cobia, thredfin, shark & more.
A True Fishing Guide | Clearwater
What’s the difference between a clearwater fishing guide & a charter captain? Anyone can go out and pass a test to get a Captains license. However, not everyone is truly considered a ‘guide’. A is someone who truly knows how to fish the area. From having the right equipment, boat, waterway knowledge to knowing what is biting on a summers morn vs. a winters eve and what bait to use in each scenario. Captain Craig Lahr of Skinny Water Charters is a true, ‘Clearwater Fishing Guide’.
Best Guide/Charter Boat in Clearwater
“I’ve been in the fishing business for 38 years of those, 23 as a full-time guide. This experience, in my eyes makes me one of the best charter boat captains in the Clearwater / Tampa Bay area. From 1982 thru 1995 I worked with several different captains on many different vessels. Each of which were the best at their craft.” Capt’ Craig Lahr, Skinny Water Charters
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We know these flats better than any other charter boat around so if your really want to get on the fish, and have the charter fishing adventure of a lifetime without breaking the bank to go offshore, book your charter today with Capt’ Craig Lahr & Skinny Water Charters.
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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.
Recent Skinny Water Charter Guest Catches in Clearwater, FL
Check out some of our most recent charter boat customers and their catches.
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!”
Skinny Water Charters & Captain Craig Lahr
Hot Weather and Hot Fishing
With our recent hot temperatures and water temps hovering at 90* in the Gulf, and mid 90's on the flats in clearwater, you'd think fishing would be slow. But on the contrary, fishing is just as hot as the weather. Tarpon have been my mainstay. Whether it's in the Gulf...
The Inshore Charter Fishing Trifecta is upon us – Redfish, Snook and Tarpon are all in full swing.
Summer is here and with it the main three targets of anglers coming to this area are all here. Tarpon, Redfish, and Snook are all actively feeding in the region. Now is the time to catch all of these trophies. The Tarpon have shown up as is the norm for this time of...
Variety, Variety, Variety.
With the massive amounts of bait that has recently shown up, fishing is in high gear. Spanish Mackerel are everywhere. Big Kingfish and sharks have made their way into the nearshore wrecks, as well as ledges just off Clearwater beach. The flats have finally gotten...
Scattered Fish yet Quality and Worth the Hunt
As the Florida weather is endlessly fluctuating, fishing has been a challenge. Trout are still feeding, but the trend has been taking two days of east winds to gather these fish back into bunches after these fronts roll through almost weekly. Most of the fish have...
Inshore Flats Firing Up for Winter
As we finally dip into the winter of 2021 our local Clearwater inshore flats have been on fire with big trout, snook and redfish of all sizes. With the water temps staying consistent, fish have moved to the shallower flats with broken bottoms and potholes. What has...
Cooler Weather Brings the King, Reds & More | Late Oct Fishing Report
The water has cooled down with the recent front. Bait has been plentiful, but on the small side with scaled sardines, threadfin, shad, ladyfish in abundance. With the cooler water, the nearshore has exploded with Spanish Mackerel, and we are seeing the start of their...
Inshore Clearwater Fishing Report | Best Fishing in 20 Years
Best Fishing in 20 Years From Indian Rocks Beach to Clearwater in the backwaters on the flats, red fishing and snook have been incredible. Our last three charters that were half days reeled in over 60 redfish ranging in size from 24in to 30in. During the same time we...
Capt’ Craig’s 3 Favorite Clearwater Area Attractions
The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area is home to some of the world's most stunning sunsets, picturesque beaches, and tranquil parks. Also commonly referred to as the Tampa Bay Area, it contains miles of sandy shores as well as world-class attractions....
Clearwater to Indian Rocks Inshore Fishing
Hook the Snook Snook are just starting to move and get back to their normal summer areas. We have been seeing more snook near freshwater runoff or on the flats and Mangrove shorelines with the mullet schools. Live scaled sardines are the bait of choice but have been...