Captain Rich BioSpecializing in Inshore Fishing

Captain Rich Andretta

Born and raised in South Tampa, Captain Rich is a true Tampa Bay native and second generation fisherman who has been fishing along the West Central waters of Tampa Bay for over 26 years. This gives the captain a competitive advantage in fishing the Tampa Bay waters due to his time spent on the water. Capt. Rich will take you to where all the hot fishing spots are when you book a Tampa fishing charter & Boca Grande fishing charter.

Captain Rich Andretta is a full time United States Coast Guard (USCG license) licensed captain and insured, who also holds his Masters Mate 100 Gross-Ton license along with a Towing Endorsement from the USCG. Whether it’s on his Marauder Marine Avenger 25 bay boat or a client’s boat, Capt. Rich has all the licensing to run any size vessel.

Captain Rich Andretta provides world class fishing charters along the West Central waters of Florida from Boca Grande north to Tampa Bay and its surrounding waters, St Petersburg & Clearwater. Whether you want to chase after the silver king tarpon on a Boca Grande fishing charter or Tampa Bay fishing charter, Captain Rich has you dialed in. The fishing captain also specializes in inshore fishing charters from the back country to shallow waters chasing snook, redfish, trout, cobia, and any other saltwater species that swims. Captain Rich also runs offshore fishing charters along Tampa Bay in his Custom Avenger 25 to catch king fish, grouper, snapper, amber jack and permits and more! From light tackle fishing charters in Tampa Bay to heavy tackle offshore fishing charters, the captain covers both sides to ensure a great fishing charter.

Come join Capt. Rich on a fishing charter along the Tampa Bay waters for an unforgettable experience chasing after trophy fish. Capt. Rich keeps his Marauder Marine Avenger 25 bay boat on a continental trailer to ensure the best fishing available. Whether it’s chasing the monster redfish schools on the flats of Tampa Bay or fishing for trophy snook along the beaches of St. Pete to Clearwater, we have you covered. Don’t forget to book a Tampa fishing charter or Boca Grande fishing charter to chase after the elusive tarpon to earn your photo with the battle of the silver king. Just remember, there is a fishing season for each type of saltwater species, make sure you contact the captain to find out which species you want to target and book your Tampa fishing charter!

Here at The Saltwater Hook Up, we cater to our clients, whether your novice or experienced angler. Capt. Rich is a great teacher when it comes to teaching the art of inshore fishing and offshore fishing. We love to take kids fishing, family fishing charters, business fishing charters, corporate fishing charters and any angler looking to have a great time out on the waters of Tampa Bay.