Fish, Learn, Catch... Repeat.

Fishing charters that are exciting & educational.


Flats Fishing

Learn how to fish some of Tampa Bays most productive flats.


Tarpon Fishing

The "Silver King" is the most sought after game fish in all of Florida!


Fly Fishing

Take your flats fishing game to the next level.


Capt. C.A. Richardson – FlatsClass Charters

Capt. C.A. Richardson is a full time fishing guide, television show host, and fishing instructor based in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. He specializes in light tackle, artificial lures, fly, and shallow water fishing for some of Florida’s most sought after game fish such as snook, trout, redfish and tarpon.

Capt. C.A. also enjoys fishing for many other types of gamefish fish as he travels the coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean filming his award winning TV show, FlatsClass TV. He targets everything from Peacock Bass to Bonefish… outside of his local waters to bring his audience the best “instructional” entertainment.

Flats Class Charters focuses on more than just catching fish. Capt. C.A.’s charters are focused on teaching you the “how to’s” of fishing so that you can take what you’ve learned on your charter and apply it to your future success as you pursue the game fish of your choice.

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Flats Fishing Charters

Explore Tampa Bay and learn how to fish the flats for redfish, snook, and trout.

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Tarpon Fishing Charters

Experience the most exciting shallow water fishing in the world. Catch the “Silver King”!

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Fly Fishing Charters

Break out the long rod! It’s time to fling those flies at redfish, trout, snook and more!

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FlatsClass Fishing School

One of the most beneficial things you can do for yourself as an angler is to gain more knowledge about the sport you enjoy. Understanding what you should be doing and where you should be doing it… will hook more fish for you in the future than the next infomercial lure you’ll buying from some “pitch man” at a boat show.

What if you could get the benefit of years of pro level experience; from an instructor who’s fished all over the Gulf Coast and Caribbean as a pro angler and a guide? And receive all of this material in an easy to understand yet dynamic power-point presentation and hands-on experience? Well , you can!

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FlatsClass Charters is proud to fish boats made by Hell’s Bay Boatworks