Graduate as a Confident Angler

At Capt Sergio's Saltwater Fishing School, we're committed to nurturing your love for fishing and equipping you with the skills to enjoy this rewarding sport for years to come.

Whether you're starting your fishing journey or aiming to reach new heights, our school is the perfect place to begin.

Capt. Sergio Atanes

Saltwater Fishing School


to catch more fish

Next Class:

March 23, 2024

Capt. Sergio will teach when, where and how to catch all inshore species.  Capt. Sergio and his staff will cover everything from Tides, Soulnar Tables, tackle, baits both live and artificial, how to catch your own bait.   All you need is to bring is an  open mind and willing to learn.


Cost is $65.00 per angler

Saturday class starts at 10:00 a.m. till 4:0 0 p.m. 

Location: Tampa Fishing Outfitters

3916 West Osborne Ave

Tampa, FL 33614

 Some of the items covered in the class:     

Rigging techniques (knot tying-leaders-hooks-tackle)Our class covers areas to fish both for shore anglers and boatersWhen and where to fish (from Double Branch to Fort DeSoto)How to catch Snook-Redfish-Trout-Cobia-Flounder-Mackerel-TarponUnderstanding Tides and Solunar Tables and making them work for youHow to throw a bait net

 The class starts at 10:00 a.m. Saturday and runs through 4:00 pm with a 30-minute lunch break.   Cost $65.00 for adults and $35.00 for kids 15 and under, lunch is included.Class is limited to 30 students on a first come bases.​Capt. Sergio’s Saltwater Fishing School Schedule

 The school is sponsored by: Tampa Fishing Outfitter, Loadmaster Trailers, Yamaha, Fins Braided lines, Power Pole, Okuma, Shadow Caster LED, Engel Coolers and Saltwater Assassin, MirrOlure, EGO Tackle, The Hook Tunnel.  

Embark on an Educational Journey with Captain Sergio's Acclaimed Fishing School!

Expert Instruction: Led by the renowned Captain Sergio Atanes, our school is staffed by experienced instructors who share a deep passion for fishing and education.

For All Skill Levels: Whether you're a beginner or looking to refine your skills, our programs are designed to cater to all levels, offering a personalized learning experience.

Rated Top by Sports Fishing Magazine: Our reputation for excellence is recognized nationally, making us a leading choice for fishing education.

What Our Fishing School Offers:

Comprehensive Curriculum: Our courses cover everything from basic techniques to advanced strategies, including inshore and offshore fishing, tackle selection, and fish behavior.

Hands-On Experience: We believe in learning by doing. Our classes include practical, on-the-water sessions where students can apply their newly acquired skills in real fishing scenarios.

Community and Networking: Join a community of like-minded individuals, share experiences, and build connections that last a lifetime.

Your Learning Experience with ReelFishy:

Tailored Programs: We understand that everyone's fishing journey is unique. Our programs are flexible, allowing students to focus on areas of particular interest or need.

State-of-the-Art Equipment: Learn with the best gear. Our school provides top-quality equipment, ensuring a premium educational experience.

Success Beyond the Classroom: Our alumni include tournament winners and even professional captains, testament to the effectiveness and depth of our training.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Confidently go fishing with piece of mind!

What Types of Fish Can We Expect to Catch on Your Charters?

Inshore trips often target Snook, Redfish, Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon and Cobia, while offshore adventures can yield Black Grouper, American Red Snapper, Amberjack. Seasonal variations may bring additional species like Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, and Tarpon.

Are Your Charters Suitable for Beginners or Children?

Absolutely! Our charters cater to all skill levels, from complete beginners to seasoned anglers. Our experienced captains are adept at providing guidance and support, making the experience enjoyable for adults and children alike.

Do I Need to Bring My Own Fishing Gear or Equipment?

No need to bring your own gear. We provide all necessary equipment, including fishing licenses, bait, tackle, and a cooler with ice. Just bring your personal essentials like sunblock, food, and drinks.

How Do I Reserve a Charter, and What is Your Cancellation Policy?

You can reserve your trip with a $150 deposit. If you need to cancel, the deposit is refundable provided the cancellation is made more than 7 days prior to the scheduled date. In cases of cancellation by the Captain due to unsafe weather conditions, your deposit will be fully refunded.

Can Your Charters Accommodate Large Groups or Corporate Events?

Yes, we specialize in hosting groups of all sizes, from family gatherings to large corporate events. With our fleet of boats and team of 125 professional captains, we can easily accommodate your group's needs and ensure a memorable experience.

What Safety Measures Are in Place on Your Boats?

Safety is our top priority. All our vessels are equipped with necessary safety gear, including life jackets and first aid kits. Our captains are trained in safety protocols and have extensive experience navigating the local waters.

Contact Us

(813) 973-7132

5107 West Gandy Boulevard, Tampa FL 33611