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Captain Joseph DePhillips


$300.00 - $825.00

Reel Lucky Fishing Charters is truly jack-of-all-trades in the charter business.


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Deposit Option 20% Per item

Reel Lucky Charters is located in St. Petersburg and is truly the jack-of-all-trades. Whether you are looking to do inshore, nearshore, or offshore fishing, Capt. Joseph has all the tools to accommodate you!

The Grasshopper is a 24’ Carolina Skiff boat custom-built in 2021. It can take up to 4 guests and is equipped with dry storage, lots of deck space, and coolers perfect for a day out on the water in Tampa Bay It runs on a 115 HP Suzuki engine perfect for getting a breeze while heading to the local fishing hole or out to the middle of Tampa Bay to fish and enjoy the views of the Skyway bridge! The special part of this boat is that it can cruise the bay or tuck behind the mangroves and can be used in any kind of weather when you book your special day with the crew.

Inshore trips consist of catching Redfish, Snook, Trout, Flounder, and Sheepshead, as well as various other fun species that live and swim on grass flats and local canal waterways. Capt. Joseph can also accommodate to target Shark if desired!

All fishing trips include fishing licenses, top-end fishing equipment, live and dead bait, music, ice, cold and dry storage, photos, videos, fish cleaning, and snorkeling equipment.

Customize your adventure with Reel Lucky Charters so the crew can tailor the perfect experience for your group!

   Grasshopper – Must be booked minimum 7 days in advance

Sunset Shelling Trip

2 Hour Trip , starts at 6:00PM – $300 – 2 persons included in $300 as minimum and $50 for each additional person Go to beautiful Shell key island / Shell key preserve to explore the beach , look for shells and enjoy the sunset

Half day Trip AM

4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM – $425 for 1 person, $75 each additional Come aboard Capt. Joseph’s comfortable and well-equipped boat and enjoy 4 hours of fishing inshore. You and the captain will be light tackle live bait fishing for various interesting species.

Half day Trip PM

4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:15 PM – $425 for 1 person, $75 each additional Capt. Joseph welcomes you to his comfy and well-rigged boat for a fun 4-hour trip. Fishing inshore, you and the captain will be using light tackle and live bait in order to reel in a variety of interesting species.

¾ Day Trip Shark Fishing

6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM – $600 for 1 person, $50 each additional person The Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay are home to many different species of sharks. Hammerhead, Blacktip, Bonnethead, Spinner, and Tiger Shark to name a few. They inhabit inshore waterways, the mouth of Tampa Bay, or even just off of the beautiful local beaches. If you want to catch Shark, this is the trip for you. This is also an all-ages trip. If you have small kids, the crew can focus on small 18-inch to 3-foot Bonnethead Shark inshore. Kids love Shark weeks.

Full day Trip

8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM – $825 for 1 person, $100 each additional person Spend the day fishing and, if you like, do some shelling or swimming at one of Florida’s beautiful barrier islands or sandbars. The trip starts at 8:00 a.m. and will see you fish for 8 fun hours. The price covers all the gear, licenses, catch cleaning, music, and more!

Targeted Fish Species

  • Flounder
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Blacktip Shark
  • Bonnethead Shark
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Whiting

Boat Specs/Features

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2021, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

  • Length: 24 ft
  • Capacity: 4 persons

Types of Fishing

  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning


  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Pickup not included

Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

  • Child Friendly
  • You Keep Catch
  • Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date.