Palm Harbor, Florida
Anglers from all over the world come to Clearwater, Florida for our top-tier tarpon fishing May through July. Catching a monster Tarpon is one of the most breathtaking fishing experiences you’ll ever have! Captain Brian, an award-winning angler, is here to help you hook that trophy fish to tell your friends and family about.
Join Clearwater Inshore Fishing for a tarpon fishing trip of a lifetime. To enjoy an action-packed tarpon fishing excursion, be sure to book early before his prize tarpon fishing slots fill up!
On a tarpon fishing charter with Captain Brian, you’ll get to experience:
•The thrilling adventure of a fighting, jumping tarpon on your line
•Fun and effective techniques for tarpon fishing from an award-winning angler
•Reeling in a fish that could weigh as much as you!
You’ll be riding in style on Captain Brian’s custom Xplor x24 Andros. This awesome boat provides you with a fast, stable, and dry ride while you enjoy extra shade from the T-Tops. Other features of the boat include:
•24 x 8 foot Bay Boat with 1/2 Tower
•Minn Kota Trolling Motor
•300 HP Mercury Pro XS (Engine)
•Abyss Batteries (Lithium Trolling Batteries)
•Plenty of storage
•Two large live well for fresh baits
•Two Power Poles Meticulously clean
The boat is also equipped with a hummingbird side imaging depth finder. You will be amazed to see the screen when a school of tarpon swim under the boat and it looks like you are looking at them through a camera. The boat will always be in top shape when you are picked up for a charter.
Palm Harbor, Florida • 20-29 years of experience
Captain Brian Mathey, a skilled fishing guide, has a deep connection to the waters of Pinellas County. From a young age, he immersed himself in the pristine flats of the area, honing his fishing skills and developing a profound love for the sport. At just 16 years old, he purchased his first boat and embarked on a journey to share his passion with others.
In 2005, at the age of 22, Captain Mathey obtained his captain's license, marking the official beginning of his guiding career. With a strong desire to provide clients with unforgettable fishing experiences, he started taking them out on the water, eager to create lifelong memories.
Beyond his dedication to fishing, Captain Mathey cherishes his role as a family man. He is blessed with three children, Juliette, Josette, and Fisher, and a loving wife named Nicolette. Guiding young kids and teaching them the art of fishing brings him immense joy. Being a father himself, he has learned to appreciate the simple pleasures in life, and nothing compares to witnessing a child proudly display their first catch.
In the early years of his guiding career, Captain Mathey faced challenging economic times. Determined to support his growing family, he also pursued a career as a firefighter. Juggling two full-time jobs allowed him to provide for his loved ones while still dedicating over 250 days a year to guiding and creating extraordinary fishing experiences. However, after 13 years of balancing both professions, he made the decision to leave the fire department behind and focus his undivided attention on guiding and cherishing precious moments with his family.
Captain Mathey takes great pride in his experience, patience, and positive attitude, which he has cultivated over the years. These qualities contribute to making every fishing trip with him an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Throughout his career, Captain Mathey has participated in various fishing tournaments, both as a competitor and as a director. Notable events include the IFA Redfish Tour, Peter T. Assimack, Johnson Invitational, YMCA tournaments, and the Turtle Slam, among others. He has achieved multiple victories in several of these competitions, showcasing his exceptional fishing skills. Additionally, Captain Mathey served as the director for the Xtreme Redfish Tour out of Anclote for many years, amassing numerous wins and earning the prestigious title of Angler of the Year twice.
With his wealth of knowledge, unwavering patience, and contagious enthusiasm, Captain Brian Mathey is dedicated to providing an unparalleled fishing experience that will leave you with cherished memories for a lifetime.
Exact meeting location will be provided after booking.
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