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Absolute Florida Flats Fishing

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Address: 1029 Baillies Bluff Rd, Anclote Village Marina, Holiday, FL 34691-9747
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+1 727-376-8809

Captain Rich Knox has been featured on television channels and networks...

Captain Rich Knox has been featured on television channels and networks TNN, Sunshine, OLN Outdoors, NBC Channel 8 Catch of the Day and many local fishing shows. He has been featured in Florida Sportsman Magazine, Saltwater Sportsman Magazine, Saltwater Angler, Gulf Coast Angler, Tampa Tribune, St. Petersburg Times, The Fisherman magazine, Sportfishing magazine, Masters’ of Snook Book, by famed outdoor writer Frank Sargeant, Suncoast Fisherman’s Guide, cover of Florida’s Best 100 Fishing Spots, as well as numerous radio talk shows and has won more than $290,000 in area flats and tarpon fishing charter tournaments with clients. Absolute Flats and Tarpon Fishing charters with Capt. Rich Knox gives you and your party an excellent, better than average chance to catch your trophy fish year round and getting 110% and 20 years of area knowledge.Start your day on the beautiful flats of the west central gulf coast of Florida on a Florida fishing charter with shallow, clean, clear calm waters teaming with and fishing for tarpon, snook, redfish, speckled sea trout, cobia, mackerel, flounder and more with longtime local guide, Capt. Rich Knox. Novices to experienced anglers all receive personal instruction to get you started using top of the line conventional, light tackle spinning, plug or fly fishing gear and utilizing techniques, honed by a seasoned professional who is on these waters over 250 days a year with clients, guests and fishermen from all over the world, shared and explained in plain English.

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Snookitis!! Great day fishing.

Caption John is the best captain I have ever gone fishing with. He knows the area and how to get to water where others don't fish. I caught a once in a lifetime 34inch Snook... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Odessa, Florida
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Odessa, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Caption John is the best captain I have ever gone fishing with. He knows the area and how to get to water where others don't fish. I caught a once in a lifetime 34inch Snook along with many other hookups. He willingly teaches you about fishing and his expertise is only exceeded by his passion for the sport. Top of... More 

Thank cwgustman
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a successful trip that ended with filets on ice to bring home! What more could you ask for? My husband and I had a great trip!!!

Thank Norene P
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great day of fishing, worked hard to get us on fish. ended up with our limit of trout and the captain was a fun guy!!! also got us on some red's and snook....would us these guys again for sure!!

Thank Greg S
Orlando, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Went fishing with my family and capt. John Fischbach over the thanksgiving weekend. Stayed in shore because my cousins wife is 9 months pregnant so we had to maintain cell reception. Non the less best fishing trip ever. We caught 16 fish total between the 4 of us. Four different types of fish, Red drum, Jack, Snook, and Trout. Kept... More 

Thank Raymond R
1 review
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Captain Jon did a excellent job putting us on fish as he always does. Slammed the Snook, redfish ,and trout. Showed up with a well full of fresh bait he had caught that morning. Highly recommend!

Thank Michael F
Broomfield, Colorado
1 review
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

Let the buyer beware!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Booked with "Capt" John for a two day Tarpon fishing trip for May 16-17, 2016. First day he was 3 1/2 hours late leaving the dock due to several lame excuses. We were suppose to leave the dock at 6:00 AM but actually left at 9:30AM.Fished for 5 hours and had zero strikes. We did get... More 

1 Thank Daniel H
Zephyrhills, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Capt. John was very knowledgeable and knew every rock and blade of grass out there. I would highly recommend a charter with Capt. John to anyone. I look forward to our next one.

Thank _alumstone
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Capt. John Fischbach did an amazing job. We wanted to focus on inshore fish and Capt. John put us on Trout and Redfish first thing in the morning. Second day we were on Snook. We got to experience many different areas of the Anclote Key / New Port Richey hot spots. He worked very hard all day both days and... More 

2 Thank James G
Evansville, Indiana
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

Just moved to Tarpon Springs area and I have no salt water fishing experience. I did a full day charter w Captain John to learn the area and the techniques. He is like fishing with an old friend. Immediately likeable, I learned about the area, how to fish the targeted species, and how important it is to understand tides &... More 

3 Thank th0mray
Wilton, Connecticut
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Reviewed 19 April 2016

When taking your 9-year old son fishing while on vacation, there is always the risk that he'll not catch anything. That being said, Capt. John made it his mission to make sure we hooked and landed some fish during our visit to Clearwater. We set up the departure time based on tide and weather via cell phone the night before... More 

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