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SaltLick Outfitters, LLC.

SaltLick Outfitters is a fishing charter service operating out of O'Neills Marina in St. Petersburg, Florida.  We offer 1/2 day & full day angling adventures. Our specialty trips include night time shark fishing trips in Tampa Bay and long offshore trips targeting highly migratory species. We are a fully licensed U.S.C.G. operation. All of our trips include; fishing license, rods & reels, bait, tackle, water, ice and a built in cooler. Our 27 foot Sea Hunt Center Console fishes (4) people extremely well and can even accomodate parties of up to 6.

Originally from North Carolina, Captain Houston Thomas cut his teeth fishing the coastal waters of the Outer Banks down to South Carolina's Grand Strand. Captain Thomas has fished in 35 States in his lifetime as well as in the Arctic Circle, Mexico, South America, Canada and throughout the Caribean. Captain Thomas has logged over (200) species of fish caught or guided others to catch. Nearly 20 years ago he decided to move where the real action is and has since made Florida home. Captain Thomas has been a frequent competitor on the Southern Kingfish Association Mercury Trail as well as the Old Salts Fishing Club "King of The Beach" events.

Captain Houston's philosphy may be a little different than what you are used to. At SaltLick we want you to experience it all. If you are looking to sit around while mates bait your hook, cast your line and gaff your fish for you then this isn't the place for you. We intend to put you to work in a team environment. You will learn all aspects of offshore fishing from setting spreads, to clearing lines, to even gaffing fish. Expect to work hard, learn much and experience the joy of accomplishment. If you are a little squeamish about handling the baits, we understand that and will gladly oblige. Don't worry about your level of expertise, we will teach you to do what is necessary to land that fish of a lifetime. We are about helping you to achieve your personal best when on the water.

1/2 Day

1/2 day trips usually last about 5 hours and include fishing in Tampa Bay and near the beaches to 7 miles from shore.

Full Day

Full day trips will have you on the water for 7 to 8 hours and includes travel from 10 to 25 miles from port. .

Long Offshore

We will say goodbye to the land and proceed 25 to 75 miles from shore. You can expect to be gone from 10 to 12 hours


Night time shark fishing trips take place in and around Tampa Bay. The trips are from 5 to 6 hours in length and are only available certain times of the year.

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