Meet the Captain

Captain Dmitri holds a redfish in Tampa Bay near St Petersburg

Meet Captain Dmitri

Fishing has been Captain Dmitri’s passion for over 30 years. A New Jersey native, he grew up fishing the icy deep waters of the Atlantic. He transitioned to fishing and hunting the Gulf Coast attending Texas A&M University in 2004, when Bay Reef Fishing Charters was born. He Has extensively fished along the Gulf Coast specializing in the areas from the Texas Riviera of Corpus Christi, to the Ten Thousand islands of Marco Island, Florida.

Captain Dmitri holds his U.S. Coast Guard 50 Ton Masters License. Dmitri also captains island and sunset dolphin cruises for Tampa Bay’s top rated boat tour company Salt and Mist Sea Tours.

Captain Dmitri and Bay Reef Fishing Charters are highly rated on Google Reviews!

Kids having fun backcountry fishing in Tampa Bay with Captain Dmitri

Family Friendly Charters

Captain Dmitri enjoys sharing his passion for fishing with all skill levels and ages of anglers! From the novice fisherman to the seasoned pro Captain Dmitri works diligently to provide a unique experience. Bay Reef Fishing Charters is a family friendly fishing experience!

Captain Dmitri on his fishing boat near St Petersburg

Captain Dmitri’s Boat

Designed for Florida’s diverse coastal fishing habitats, Captain Dmitri’s boat is a new 2024 25′ C-Hawk. The boat is is ideal for fishing the shallow backcountry flats of Tampa Bay to the deeper near shore reefs in the Gulf of Mexico.

With a wide 10′ beam there’s plenty of room for up to 6 anglers. Captain Dmitri’s C-Hawk is the perfect combination of comfort and state-of-the-art fishing!