Searching for an excellent choice in Clearwater charter fishing? Meet your Captain, Brian Mathey.
Life long resident of Tampa Bay, Brian has retired as a firefighter to pursue his passion as a full-time fishing guide in the warm waters of the inter coastal Tampa bay area.
I grew up fishing the waters of Pinellas County. By the age of 16, I purchased my very first boat and was found fishing the pristine flats that the area has to offer. Then.. in 2005 at the age of 22, I received my captains’ license and began taking clients charter fishing and providing them an experience, they will not soon forget. My mission, is to deliver the very best Clearwater charter fishing experience.
I have 3 children (Juliette 5, Josette 4, and Fisher 2) and a beautiful wife Nicolette. Taking young kids fishing and teaching them has to be one of the biggest joys of guiding. Having my own young kids, it has helped me appreciate the little things in life and there is nothing better than seeing a little one hold up their first fish.
Breaking into Clearwater Charter Fishing
When I first began as a guide, the economy was in a downward spiral. So, knowing I had to do something to support my growing family, I became a firefighter in East Manatee For Rescue. Working as a firefighter had allowed me to support my family and still enjoy nearly 250 days a year on the water providing people with a great experience and lifetime memories. Thus, my adventure into a Clearwater charter fishing career began!
Nowadays, I am 100% dedicated as a full time, charter fishing guide for Clearwater Inshore Fishing LLC. Based out of Palm Harbor, I launch anywhere from Tarpon Springs to Sarasota.
I pride myself on the great experience, patience, and attitude that I’ve firmly developed over the years to make this the most enjoyable fishing trip you will ever have. Well, until the next time that we go fishing.
I have fished in and directed many tournaments over the years. Including, the IFA redfish tour, Peter T. Assimack, Johnson Invitational, YMCA, as well as, the Turtle Slam just to name a few.
I have taken multiple wins in some of these tournaments. I also was the director for the Xtreme Redfish tour out of Anclote for many years, I had many, many wins in this tournament as well as taking angler of the year twice.
The skies are clear, the waters warm and the fish are biting!
Contact Clearwater Inshore Fishing LLC to discuss your Clearwater charter fishing trip.