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About Captain Matt


Captain Matthew Salgado is a licensed and insured fisherman who charters out of Tampa. He is a fourth generation angler. He grew up fishing with his family and knows the scene like it’s his own backyard. Although he enjoys many different styles of fishing, you can usually find him using a wide array of artificials in the backcountry and flats areas. Redfish, snook, and trout are his specialties.

Captain Matt has competed in numerous redfish tournaments over the past eight years, both live bait and artificial series.  He can be your guide to the fish if you’re just new to the area. He can also be your teacher if you are new to fishing altogether.

Salty Gillz Charters runs out of a 224 Black Jack center console bay boat. The boat is fully equipped for up to four anglers to fish comfortably as Captain Matt searches out the targeted species for the day using his up-to-date electronics that consists of a 12in Simrad unit with the best mapping, using Florida Marine Tracks. The Black Jack vessel is also equipped with a 10ft Power Pole and Motor guide Xi5 trolling motor to stay on top of the targeted area or to simply anchor in stealth mode.