Copy Rights belong to D. R. Guarino Charter
Born in Tampa Florida in 1954, I have lived and fished the Tampa area my entire life. In the mid 1990's I decided to make Tampa fishing my career. To that end I opened Shell Point Bait and Tackle, located at the mouth of the Little Manatee River and Tampa Bay, where I operated both the bait and tackle business and a fishing charter business. In June of 2006 the marina that Shell Point Bait and Tackle was located in was sold and the lease for the bait shop was lost. I continue to operate the fishing charter business from my home located across the river from the old bait shop, just a short boat ride to some of the best fishing on Tampa Bay.
I'm a member of the Florida Guides Association as well as the National Association of Charter Boat Operators and the Coastal Conservation Association. In 2005 I became a board member for the Florida Guides Association and pro staff member for Lee Fisher Nets, K9Fishing, Canyon Bay Boats, Precision Tackle and Yamaha Marine . In 2006 I received an appointment as a Regional Director for the Florida Guide Association and in 2014 elected West Coast Vice president. I'm professionally licensed by the United States Coast Guard and on the recommended guide list for Pirates Pointe Resort Ruskin Fl, Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort Resort, Don Cesar Resort St. Petersburg and The Resort at Little Harbor Ruskin Fl. I am, a proud member of the On Pointe Charter Fishing team, Premier Guides Fishing Team and the Little Harbor Fishing Team.
In March of 2007 I co-
D.R. Guarino Charters 825 Bayview Dr Ruskin Fl. 33570
Owner Operator of a highly visible and successful Inshore fishing Charter Business running on average 150 charter fishing trips annually on Tampa Bay and surrounding waters
2007 – Present ( Simultaneously with above)
1999 – 2006
Owner Operator Shell Point Bait and Tackle 3340 W. Shell Point Rd. Ruskin Fl. 33570
Owned and operated a successful bait tackle and boat ramp operation in Ruskin Fl.
1990 – 1998
Vice President SunTrust Banks
Co Host formerly ESPN’s Outdoor Fishing Adventures
Outdoor Writer Coastal Angler
Contributing Writer Online Fisherman
Contributing Writer CapMel.com On Line Fishing Magazine
Appearance on Bright House Cable TV with Capt Bill Miller
Guest on Capt Mel Bermen Radio Show 820am
Guest Reel Animals Fishing Show With
Participant Tampa Tribune Outdoor Expo
Participant Florida Sportsmen Show
Live Remote Broadcast ESPN’s Outdoor Fishing Adventures
Radio broadcast from the following locations:
Flint Creek Outfitters Tampa Florida
Hooked On Hope tournament Holiday Inn St. Pete Fl.
South shore Bait and Tackle Tampa Fl.
Tampa Boat Show Tampa Fl.
Frank Sargent Outdoor Expo.
Corporate Benefit Annual Tournaments
Florida Gators Alumni
Pediatric Cancer Grand Slam celebrity tournament
Out Back Steak House tournament
Hooked on Hope benefit tournament
Tampa Bay Lighting Celebrity tournament
Tampa Bay Storm Celebrity tournament
Hooked on Education benefit tournament
Eckerd Collage Benefit tournament
Seminars And Appearances
Tampa Boat Show Tampa Fl.
Tribune Outdoor Expo Tampa Fl.
Florida Sportsmen Show Tampa Fl.
South Shore Anglers Club Hillsborough County Fl.
South Shore Bait and Tackle Ruskin Fl.
Golden Triangle Fishing Club Tampa Fl.
Reel Simple Fishing Club Brandon Fl..
Florida Guides Association (Board of Directors and Central Fl. Vice President)
Elected Florida West Cost Vice President Florida Guides March 2014
Member National Association of Charter Boat Operators
Member Snook Foundation
Member Redfish stakeholders committee for the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission (2007).
Member Snook stakeholders committee for the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission (2007).
Chairmen pole and Troll Advisory committee Hillsborough County EPC.
United States Coast Guard License # 1116336 Exp 1-
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 85 Americas boating
Sea School Merchant Marine Officer 2002 Tampa Florida
Rollins College, Effective Leadership 1998 Orlando
|December 2014 Fishing Forecast|
|November 2014 Fishing Forecast and Report|
|October 2014 Fishing Forecast|
|September 2014 fishing Forecast|
|August 2014 Fishing ForeCast|