A Trip to Remember

As your captain I will do my best to make sure you and your family have the best possible time on the water. Creating memories and enjoying quality time with friends and family on the water is what fishing is all about with a side of excitement and fun.

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Half Day Fishing Charters

Experience the thrill of catching redfish, snook, trout, and more on a half-day fishing trip with Family Ties Fishing Charters in the vibrant waters of the Tampa area.

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Full Day Fishing Charters

Reel in a variety of species including redfish, snook and trout on a full day of thrilling fishing with Family Ties Fishing Charters in Riverview, Apollo Beach, and Tampa.

A Tailored Experience for All

I offer inshore tours throughout the year including night fishing trips. While on one of our charters you can expect to catch a variety of inshore species including snook, redfish and trout. Anglers of all ages and experience levels are welcome on our trips.

We Provide Everything You Need

You won't have to worry about not being prepared. We provide everything you need to get you started on the right foot. All of our fishing trips include rods and reels, fishing licenses, tackle and live bait.

Latest Fishing Reports


July Adventures: Hogfish, Grouper, and the Deep Sea

Lately, as water temperatures rise, our fishing expeditions have taken us to deeper waters. These ...


Redfish Fishing In The Summer

The redfish bite is still hot and will continue to be excellent through the summer ...


Targeting Grass Flats Fish at Four Feet

Lots of redfish and snook being caught, but we're also catching some big trout. ...


What our satisfied clients are saying...

  • If you want to be put on some fish, Capt. Chris is the one you want. He was on time and ready to go with live bait and the hot spots keep the action going the whole time. I’d do this again and I highly recommend calling Family Ties!!

  • Went fishing with Christian 6.21.22 We had a great time! Lots of good memories were made with family and friends. Weather was beautiful and caught a bunch of fish

  • Went fishing with Christian on 26feb. Beautiful day. He was very prompt when setting up the charter, asking what I wanted to fish for, and setting up a time and place to meet.

    Now the report! We hit some deeper water for a quick limit of snapper and bonus fat sheepshead. Tried for grouper at the same time but wasn’t in the cards. Per our plan we Switched gears and went after reds and snook! We flat wore out the snook in the 18-28 range and a few bigger. The reds didn’t show but I lost count of the snook! 25? yeah 25 is a reasonable number.

    After wearing out my arm we hit the ramp where he cleaned the catch and recommended a restaurant to cook it. Where I’m enjoying it now as I write this review! Can’t wait to go with him again to try for something different!

  • Capt Christian is first class AWESOME! Put us right on fish, wasted ZERO time... helps you as much or as little as needed. Caught such a variety of fish and landed some keepers! Christian has a super fun personality so it makes the day that much better!

  • All I can say is WOW...I didn't expect to catch the amount of fish we ended up catching. Had an amazing time out. Will be booking another trip soon!

  • Captain Lugo is great. I absolutely recommend him for a charter. Especially if you are seeking Redfish!

    Captain Lugo is GREAT WITH KIDS. He took My Grandson out on a charter for kids only. Aaron was so thrilled after the fact. He was the happiest 11yr old in town that day. All the way home he talked about his experience and all the things he learned.

    If you are looking for a respectable, community service oriented and great fisherman & guide in a Charter. Captain Christian Lugo is your man!

  • Very great and family friendly awesome experience will deff book again! Thank you

  • One of my best experiences on a fishing charter, captain Lugo is professional and puts you on the fish every time and makes every experience memorable glad to have chose Family Ties Fishing Charter.

  • Great day out on the water with Captain Lugo. Wasn't sure what to expect bringing my 10yr old nephew. Captain Lugo made the whole day go by seamlessly. Great with kids or first time anglers.

  • Me and a couple of long time buddies wanted to go fishing and just fellowship a bit. We all are experienced fishermen but never fished the Tampa Bay Area. Family Ties Charter definitely put us on the Red Fish, Snook and Mangrove Snapper. We had an absolute great time. We definitely recommend Family Ties Fishing Charter to anyone wanting to have a worry free good time fishing!

  • NEW Such a amazing time as usual 3rd time we have booked with Christian Lugo Always on time always has boat , tackle , and bait ready

    We had redfish , snook , and snapper hitting the deck all day non stop , even two Gag grouper at our last stop

    Have been out with many other guides Christian is by far the most hands on I’ve experienced he will teach you how to catch fish

Inshore Fishing Charters in the Tampa Area, Including:

  • Apollo Beach
  • Ruskin
  • Riverview
  • Tampa Bay