A Florida Fishing Charter is about more than catching fish
A Florida fishing charter with Capt jeff Hagaman is about more than catching fish. It is about enjoying a day on the water and making memories. Yes, catching fish is important, but often times it is how you caught them and with whom that make all the difference. A son's first snook or tarpon; a monster Goliath grouper; a tarpon attacked by a fourteen foot hammerhead shark; a fishing guide who went the extra mile to make your day; these are the thing of memories. Capt Jeff's courteous and professional service has been recognized by his clients, sponsors, and industry leaders. He loves his chosen profession and it shows. Most of all Captain Jeff is just fun to fish with! His friendly demeanor and easygoing style make everyone feel right at home. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced angler, he enjoys sharing his fishing experiences with people of all ages and skill levels.
The West Coast of Florida abounds in marine life. On a flats or backcountry fishing charter we will often see dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, pelicans, bald eagles, ibis, rosette spoonbills, ospreys, egrets, herons, and countless other seabirds that make this estuary environment their home.
“Being on the water is a true joy. I feel very fortunate to be able to operate my business and share my enthusiasm and love of fishing with others in this beautiful environment,”
GAFF MAGAZINE article “Fishing
Partners” by Matt Draper, Gaff Magazine Editor Summer 2004
fishermen in Florida fancy themselves great anglers and
some, actually are at the top of their game. Only once in a
long while does an angler come along that other fishermen
envy and even boast about. One such gentleman is Captain
WATER SPORTSMAN MAGAZINE article “Silver
Jubilee” by David Lear May 2008
target the thousands of big tarpon that stack up in
Florida's Boca Grande Pass every spring, you need steady
nerves, quick reflexes and a keen eye. Capt. Jeff Hagaman, a
perennial top contestant in the Professional Tarpon
Tournament Series, has all three, plus 13 years of
experience guiding anglers along Florida's central Gulf
AMERICAN FISHERMAN “Thank you letter”
from Kurt Beckstrom, Managing Editor
“Fishing on your boat was
an enjoyable experience. It sure makes a difference when the
captain not only knows his stuff, but is a good guy, too
CUSTOMER LETTER June 2008
Dear Capt Jeff Hagaman; “Its hard to put into words how much fun we had with you but we will try. We just wanted to thank you again for the great time we had with you. Here are some pictures from our trip. We hope you enjoy them. The awesome tarpon=222 pounds!!!” Thanks again' Your friends Lance and Jennifer Acquasanto
CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION "Thank you
letter" from Chapter President
The Tampa Chapter of the Coastal
Conservation Association wishes to thank you for your work to
make the CCA All-Release Tournament such a great success.
Through you efforts and those of your sponsors, Berkley,
Fenwick, and Abu Garcia, you made our tournament tackle box and
fund raising raffle the best in our 15 years.
fishermen and women really enjoyed the demonstrations of the new
Berkley, Fenwick, and Abu Garcia products that you set up in
your display. We also want to thank you for setting up and
managing our fund raising raffle. Our tournament participants
said it was the best raffle to date.
again Jeff for a great job . We look forward to working with you
Ed Rice CCA Tampa Chapter
TAMPA TRIBUNE article on redfish hatchery
"Taking Stock of Nature"by Frank Sargeant March 31, 2000
of the big problems was finding really big adult reds as our
brood stock,” Halstead said. Captain Jeff Hagaman
found a bunch of fish for us near St. Petersburg and that
has become our source for the fish we are stocking now”.
Captain Jeff's media exposure has been extensive. He has appeared in many articles innational and regional fishing magazines including Florida Sportsman, Saltwater Sportsman, Sports Fishing, North American Fisherman, Shallow Water Angler, Gaff Magazine, and Tide. He has been featured in advertisementsand catalogs for his sponsor includingBerkley Fishing Tackle, Century Boats, and Reel Time Productions.
Capt Jeff has gained further recognition through his tournament wins, conservation work, fishing skills, and professionalism. He appears 4 times a weekon Foxsports' “ChevyFlorida Fishing Report”and has appeared on ESPN'sNorth American Outdoors dozens of times. Capt. Jeff Co-stars in the Outdoor Channel's “Tarpon of Boca “,which is now in its second season.
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