About Your Guide

 

I have beenseptember-poon-9-28-2016 fishing the waters of Tampa Bay and Sarasota Bay for over 7 years now exclusively on fly and artificial light tackle. I have also used my advanced knowledge of the fishery to win most every major fly fishing tournament in the area, including one of the countries largest fly fishing tournament (The 2014 and 2016 Salty Fly).  You can be assured that as a guide I will pull my weight and then some in order to provide you with the know how to fish the expansive waters of Tampa and Sarasota Bay!

-Captain Christopher Hargiss

 

 

 

 

Accolades:

-2017 Red Fly #11 Tournament Winner

-2016 CCA Fall Fly Fishing Challenge Grand Champion in Open (Guide Division)

-2016 Poonfecta 2nd place

-2016 Salty Fly Tournament (Florida’s largest saltwater fly fishing tournament) 1st place 

-2015 Poonfecta Largest Tarpon

-2015 IFTD Fly Casting Champion

-2015 RedFly Tournament Winner

-Selected 2014 Angler of the Year by the Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers

-2014 CCA Fall Fly Fishing Challenge Grand Champion in Open (Guide Division)

-2014 Bar Fly Poonfecta Tarpon Tournament 1st place in Division, 3 largest fish to 36 inches

-2014 Flint Creek Outdoors Night Snook Tournament 1st place

-2014 Salty Fly Tournament (Florida’s largest saltwater fly fishing tournament) 1st place and new tournament record

-2013 Flint Creek Night Snook Tournament 2nd place