VESSEL – PARTIAL SEND
The Partial Send is a 24′ Carolina Skiff. This is a great hull for exploring the bay and inshore flats on days the weather isn’t cooperating for going offshore, or acting as a utility vessel for any number of charter types, including those not focused on fishing. It’s wide, open platform gives plenty of room and stability, while being able to get in some fairly skinny water.
Launching from Anna Maria Island, we can fish for a variety of species, including: Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Bonita, Permit, Snook, Redfish, and Trout. We can even offer night time Flounder gigging trips and bow fishing trips. Lastly, the 24′ Carolina offers the ability to do kayak Mothershiping trips. This is where we load kayaks into the boat, allowing us to access fishing spots that either vessel on their own couldn’t reach.
When booking a charter, be sure to let us know if there are any species in particular you would like to catch. We will help determine the best times of year and type of charter would be appropriate for pursuing that target species.
The Partial Send can also be chartered for a variety of non-fishing trips. Some of these include: Egmont Key tours, snorkeling around the submerged fort at Egmont, aquarium fishing hunting excursions, shelling tours, dolphin tours, sunset tours, or driving to local sandbars and restaurants. You can learn more about these charter types below. When booking with us, let us know how you would like to spend a half or full day on the water.
Captain Jason Stock will often be running the Partial Send on days that the weather isn’t cooperating to go offshore in the Full Send, or when on trips that play to the skiff’s strengths.
Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more on how to prepare/what to expect from a charter.
EGMONT KEY TOURS
The Partial Send is a perfect vessel to tour the beautiful island of Egmont Key. This island has a rich history and is full of wildlife. Egmont has many activities from viewing an 87 foot tall lighthouse that was built in 1858, to exploring the ruins of Fort Dade. Egmont is also a popular place to find beautiful seashells with a huge variety all throughout the island. Be on the lookout for wildlife; with gopher tortoises, box turtles, and shorebirds that nest and live on the island!
AQUARIUM COLLECTING EXCURSION
Immerse yourself in the journey to find new inhabitants for your home saltwater aquarium. We can search through the grass flats and rock piles around Egmont Key and the surrounding areas. Jumping in and wading through the water or snorkeling with a mask and fins collecting by hand with nets. Let us know what size and type of aquarium you have so we can target species that will be compatible in your aquarium. We can collect various tropical fish, seahorses, octopus, snails, hermit crabs, and more!
DOLPHIN WATCH & ECOTOURS
We also offer an educational experience touring around bays, islands and mangrove lined coasts to observe local wildlife. We can spot bottlenose dolphins, manatees, birds and sea turtles. In the wintertime we get a large number of migratory birds such as white Pelicans and ducks that frequent the surrounding preserves. Bring a camera and make sure to take many pictures to remember your unique experience forever.
On our sunset tours we head out towards the beaches to get a clear view of the sun setting on the gulf. The west coast of Florida has an unobstructed view of the sun setting on the open gulf resulting in spectacular colors and patterns. On certain days we can even see the rumored green flash as the last rays of light exit the horizon line!
Shell collecting, also known as shelling, is a great way to get souvenirs. We can bring you to an island or beach to find all sorts of shells, sand dollars, and even shark teeth! Shelling is typically more productive by boat than going to a public beach, because the shells are less picked over.
NIGHT TIME FISHING
A great way to beat the summer heat is to fish at night on the Partial Send. Many of the same species we target during the day on an inshore trip are just as accessible at night without being in 95 to 100+ degree heat!
WHY CAPTAIN JASON STOCK
Captain Jason Stock offers a great way to get on the water and pursue a wide variety of fish species, both inshore and offshore. He offers many ways to book a fishing charter, whether you are looking for an one-on-one trip, a group trip, a business retreat to release some stress from the day-to-day grind, or planning a fun local activity on your family vacation, Captain Jason Stock can get you on the water and on the fish, with over 15 years full-time professional experience.* He can handle any skill of angler, from first-timers to advanced.
With Captain Jason Stock, you can book Offshore, Nearshore, Inshore, and, back by popular demand, Kayak fishing trips. This may partly be dictated by the weather, but also can cater to the species of fish you may wish to pursue on a trip, such as a bucket list trip where you target a species you have always wanted to catch.
Some of many species caught on charters include: Permit, Tarpon, Hogfish, Goliaths, Redfish, Grouper, Amberjack, Kingfish, Snapper, Snook, Tripletail, Sharks, Cobia, and Tuna. For the most immersive trips, or for days you want to target a multitude of species, we suggest booking a full day.
Some additional points which make Captain Jason Stock a great option for your guide needs:
– Trips are a hassle-free experience. With the booking of your charter, all fishing licenses, gear, tackle, ice, and filleting will be covered through the course of the trip. The only thing you need worry about is bringing food/drinks of your choice for the day.
– Captain Jason Stock has a Federal Reef Permit, allowing for trips past 9 miles, expanding options and allowing for some great fishing spots.
– Fishing can be a sustainable activity with the right attentions. Much of the fishing done on trips is catch and release, in line with the limits for the time of year. In addition, Captain Jason Stock participates in a few programs helping to collect data and research Florida’s fisheries, such as tagging every Grouper and Permit released, and collecting DNA on every Goliath before release.
– Captain Jason Stock specializes in something called a “Bucket List Trip.” This is for anglers who want to catch a particular species which has alluded them, or they have not had the vessel to access yet.
If you are ready to book a trip, give his wife Heather a call at 1 (941) 253-6512, or send a text to book a date. Book as early as you can for the best selection of dates.
*When guiding a trip, Captain Jason Stock will do everything in his control to get you on the fish, unfortunately, he has no control over the bite, weather, or tides.