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About Captain Matt

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

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

Salty Gillz Charters runs out of a 224 Blackjack center console bay boat. The boat is fully equipped for up to four anglers comfortably for his Tampa fishing charters and uses up to date technology that consists of a 12in Simrad unit with the best mapping, using Florida Marine Tracks. The Blackjack 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.