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Fishing with Captain Matt, Salty Gillz Charters, Tampa Bay

Posted: April 1st 2016 @ 7:08pm

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"My buddies and I could literally count to seven and have a bull Redfish on our hook. Nonstop for hours on end, even through the slacktide!"

At Dream Sporting Trips, not only are our guides the best at what they do, they also are generous in sharing their skills with others. In fact, that may be the #1 reason guides go into business. Seeing a smile on someone's face when they catch their first fish is a favorite job perk of most guides, and Captain Matt is no exception!

Enjoy our interview with Captain Matt Salgado.

Dream Sporting Trips

How did you get into this business? What made you decide to become a fishing guide?

Captain Matt Salgado, Salty Gillz Charters

Growing up near the water, it was an easy decision to take up fishing when I was a child. I fished every day, pond hopping for largemouth bass. My passion for fishing and for the water led me to buy my first boat, a Mitzi Skiff.

Over the years, I invited family and friends to join me. To me, it's more enjoyable to watch them show a huge grin when catching a nice fish than it is for me doing it time and time again. Watching children reel in the big one is the best by far.

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Where do you take your clients to fish? 

Captain Matt Salgado, Salty Gillz Charters

I fish all over Tampa Bay, from the open bay to the very back country. Always go where the fish are abundant during particular times of the seasons.

Dream Sporting Trips

What is your personal favorite fish to catch? What fish do you primarily fish for? 

Captain Matt Salgado, Salty Gillz Charters

I normally catch whatever is in season or is plentiful during that time of year. I like going for Redfish because you have to work for them sometimes. It's more like a challenge, you vs. fish. Nothing like sight casting a tailing Redfish on the flats!

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Is there a particularly exciting fishing adventure you'd care to share with our readers?

Captain Matt Salgado, Salty Gillz Charters

It would have to be when I stumbled onto maybe 100-200 Redfish within a 30-yard stretch. My buddies and I could literally count to seven and have a bull Redfish on our hook. Nonstop for hours on end, even through the slacktide. Then some dolphins came through tossing the Reds and charging at them. Definitely a site to see.

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What is the most commonly asked question you get from potential clients?

Captain Matt Salgado, Salty Gillz Charters

"What's in season?" or "What's biting?"

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Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?

Captain Matt Salgado, Salty Gillz Charters

Respect the fish, follow FWC regulations to help keep the fishery thriving, and take a kid fishing.... it's the best feeling in the world.

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What do others say?

"If you're looking to catch fish, book a trip! Matt is one with the fish--he knows where to find them. There has not been one trip where I haven't caught a fish and because of that I continue to book him and he continues to deliver. Thank you, Captain Matt! We will meet again and thanks for an amazing day on the water--action was non stop." - Garvin

"Amazing! Tons of action and the Captain knows his way around the bay. This charter's going places!" - P.J.

"Salty Gillz Charters was FABULOUS! I knew nothing about fishing beforehand. I learned so much, caught a lot of fish and had lots of fun with the family!" - Heather

Who's ready for a fun fishing trip?

Even if you're a novice, Captain Matt will have you reeling in some fish in no time at all. For more information on the fishing trips he offers and how to get in touch with him, visit this link:

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