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There's simply no better way to enjoy the summer than a backcountry fishing trip with Captain T.J. He's fished the mangrove channels and around Apollo Beach, FL for years, and you can be sure that he'll put you right where the fish are! These channels provide perfect habitat for several sportfish species, especially Snook, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Mangrove Snapper! These species are perfect inshore opponents that fight hard and love to bite on a range of lures and baits. There's nothing like pulling some big ol' Snook out of the mangrove roots, whether it's your first fish or your hundredth!...Read More
In addition to these inshore species, on a six-hour trip you'll be able to take a crack at nearshore gamefish including Blacktips, Bull Sharks, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and more! Strap in, because these fish are a challenge for any angler.
On this trip, you'll be taken care of aboard Captain T.J.'s 22' BullsBay bay boat (say that three times fast!). She's a beauty, and is equipped with a 200-HP Suzuki engine to take you "dock to dock" smoothly and comfortable. She also features a full kit of electronics, a wireless trolling motor, and a live well for your bait.
Captain T.J. will bring everything you need for a great day, including all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to bring is proper clothing, sunscreen (no spray please!) and a pair of sunglasses to help you spot fish.
Captain T.J. is a pro when it comes to fishing off Ruskin, FL! He'll put you on the fish and make sure you have the time of your life. Book a trip to see what fishing here is all about!
DERRICK B.· ·
TJ did an amazing job! We were very comfortable with him and enjoyed our day on the water. He gave great instructions and guided us on what to do and expect when fishing inland. He hit his spots and we plucked a couple out while listening to good music and ...Read More closed the day out how he suggested by having them cooked at the local restaurant! Thanks again for a wonderful experience…
Josh S.· ·
Captain TJ was great with our 10 and 8 year old boys. We were very happy with his knowledge, expertise and attitude. We got to catch a variety of fish in different locations. We even had an up close encounter with a manatee and got to see a dolphin as ...Read More well. As first timers to Tampa we were very happy we chose to go on this trip!
Vivian N.· ·
Captain TJ was our Captain at the Veterans Slam Tournament! He is amazing and trust me he knows where to find the fish! Excellent !!! Hire him for a Great day on the water! We reeled in fish after fish! It was fun!
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Fishing License, Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Nothing additional needed.
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
2401 19th Avenue Northwest, Ruskin, FL 33570, United States