Deep Sea Fishing

The Reef Chief Charters ~ Florida Deep Sea Fishing Charters


Captain’s Log:

Gulf of Mexico waters are warming up locally. Our fish are moving into the deeper water. The fishing action has been good in the 50 – 65 ft for our Gag Grouper. And the Kingfish action has been red hot! Mangrove Snappers have just arrived, holding onto specific rock piles. Due to the calmer days, we start our 12 hour trips June 1st. Red Snapper open up off shore where we target them and big Red Grouper over the hard, flat bottom. We will also catch Vermillion Snapper, Mangrove Snapper and Lane Snapper. Quite often we have schooling Mahi Mahi come right to the boat, where we get to pick and choose the ones we like to get on our 12 hour trips. This is in water depth 95 – 115 ft.



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When Deep Sea Fishing Aboard The Reef Chief Charters, There’s Always Plenty Of Grouper, Kings, Snappers and More To Catch!

The Reef Chief Charters captain, Mike Teegarden, grew up in Florida fishing the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. His charter boat’s location in Port Richey, FL, is a short drive away from Orlando, Spring Hill, Tampa and Clearwater. He knows saltwater fishing and how to find some of the best breaks and ledges that hold the nicest variety of grouper, snapper, mackerel, sea bass, shark and more. So book your deep sea fishing charter today with The Reef Chief Charters and get ready for an exciting, action-packed day of fishing fun, Florida sunshine, and memories that will last a lifetime.

Step Aboard The Reef Chief Charters And Into Your Deep-Sea Fishing Dreams…

Because your safety is our #1 priority, you’ll feel confident with our experienced crew and vessel, outfitted with today’s top-of-the-line safety equipment.

U.S. Coast Guard Licensed and Insured #310404

2004 36-ft. Sea Hawk with 14-ft.-wide beam, powered by a Caterpillar turbo diesel engine


The Reef Chief’s amenities include:

  • Fiberglass roof over the deck to provide plenty of shade
  • Private restroom
  • Furuno radar (short and long range object detection)
  • Coast Guard-certified life vests
  • Epirb (emergency tracking system)
  • Automatic deploying life raft
  • VHF radio
  • GPS, trackplotter, fish finder



Any questions, email or contact us at 727-869-3201


Honestly, there is never a bad time to go deep sea fishing in Florida, but if you're on the hunt for certain species you might have to time your deep sea fishing trip for the fall. For some anglers, September through November offer the best fishing in Florida