Tampa Bay Backcountry Trip

Starting at $600 | 4 - 6 Hours | Inshore, Nearshore | 4 People | Trip #3340

About Your Trip

There's simply no better way to enjoy the water than a backcountry fishing trip with Captain T.J. He's fished the mangroves and around Tampa Bay for years, and you can be sure that he'll put you right where the fish are! This area provides the perfect habitat for several sportfish ... Read More

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Bulls Bay
Year Built
Boat Length
Engine Manufacturer
Total Horsepower
Number of Engines
Additional Amenities
GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor

About Your Guide

Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide TJ
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!

Start Location

2401 19th Avenue Northwest, Ruskin, FL 33570, United States | Bodies of water fished: Tampa Bay

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.


You can play your own bluetooth music.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


This trip has multiple pickup locations.


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.


Black Seabass, Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Cobia, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Sheepshead, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon


Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Fly Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Topwater Fishing, Trolling

Packing / Extras

Everything you'll need for your trip
Sunscreen. Fishing License, Rods, reels & tackle included.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.

Pricing & Availability

To check pricing, please select a trip date, duration, group size and start time.

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Cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.


Byron H.


First time ever fishing and it didn't disappoint at all! Captain TJ is extremely knowledgeable and does a great job of making sure you have the best fishing experience ever. Caught plenty of snappers and we even tried to catch a Goliath! (No luck but still a great experience. Perhaps you'll ...Read More

Tara B.


TJ is such a knowledgeable and amazing captain. We had a fantastic couple of days on the water! Can't wait to go again.



TJ was fantastic. We had a blast, caught a ton of fish, and enjoyed our time on the water.

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!

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



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

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!