The Hottest Saltwater

Fishing in Tampa Bay

Redfish, Snook, Trout, Tarpon & More!
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Welcome to Hotfish Charters!

Capt. Mark Crawford

Capt. Mark Crawford is a Florida born native based out of Palm Harbor, Florida and has been fishing our local waters for over 20 years. Capt. Mark specializes in both inshore and offshore fishing in and around West Central Florida (Tampa, Clearwater, Palm Harbor, and Boca Grande), with services that offer the best fishing for what the season dictates.

Inshore species include Snook, Redfish, and Trout.

Offshore species include Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish, and Cobia.

During the months of May and June, you can find Capt. Mark fishing the waters of Boca Grande Pass, catching the world famous Tarpon, one of the premier game fish in the world.

Hotfish Charters is a full-service guide experience and is USCG licensed and insured. Capt. Mark offers the latest tackle and provides live bait, licenses, cleaning/packaging of fish and a cooler full of ice. Book your trip today to experience nonstop, rod bending action!

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Home of the hottest inshore fishing that Florida has to offer!

Whether inshore, nearshore, or tarpon fishing, Capt. Mark Crawford will help you have the fishing experience of a lifetime.

Inshore Fishing Charters

Redfish, Snook, Trout and many other inshore species of fish ram the shallow waters of the West coast of Florida.

Tarpon Fishing Charters

During the months of May & June, "The Silver King" rules over the West coast of Florida! Especially in Boca Grande!

Nearshore Fishing Charters

Just off our coast, many times within site of land, roam the big boys like Permit, cobia, kingfsh and others.


Captain Mark was awesome! Had an absolute blast today. We caught a 5 ft black tip shark and brought it up on the boat. Mark knows the waters and where to go! Would recommend anyone to do a trip with him!!!

Lindsey KingClermont, FL

Captain Mark was an outstanding guide he was very patient with us being new to this type of fishing. We booked two days back to back and both days were worth every penny.

Randy CanfieldRandolph, NY

We caught enough fish to feed a small army. Snook, reds, and snapper. Never more than 5 minutes without a fish on the line. Every time I've been on his boat, CaptMark Crawford has delivered.

Chris HayesTampa, FL

This was an amazing day. We caught fish from the very beginning of the trip and consistently throughout the day. Captain Mark Crawford is a master of his craft and I strongly recommend him. What a blast!!!

Jason JohantgenFacebook Review

Awesome fishing guide and great company!!! I took my friend Lisa and she loved it! She caught a 15 pound Snook her first time. Thanks Mark for a great time. Hope to come out on the boat soon.

Maria PaolaCarmel, NY