Barefoot Fishing Charters in Ruskin, Florida

Guided by Frankie Bird

Flats Inshore Nearshore River

About Your Guide

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Captain Frankie was born and raised in St. Petersburg, FL. Since he was old enough to walk down to the marinas, bridges, and piers, he has been obsessed with fishing.

For many years—as we all know too well—life happens and our passions take a back seat to survival. While he has always had a love for the water and the excitement of catching big ones, Frankie only recently brought his dream to fruition and became a U.S. Coast Guard certified captain. Join him for a trip on the beautiful waters of Tampa Bay and let him show you the thrill of a bite on the rod, the excitement of fighting the catch, and the satisfaction of knowing you too haul in a record.

Barefoot Fishing Charters Trips

If you're looking for that next level fishing trip, you've come to the right spot. These trips obviously will be targeting limits on this delicious species, but Captain Frankie will help you keep the biggest ones for your limit at that! Depending on the day and how hot the honey holes, you could come back to the dock with a limit for of doormat sized snapper! Now fishing isn't catching, but Captain Frankie is here to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure you have an incredible experience and are dam near the closest thing to a guarantee you can get! These trips involve a quick haul offshore to get to one of Captain Frankie's marked locations on his GPS. The fishing grounds are usually offshore structure like reefs and other live bottoms. Both grouper & snapper species like to hang near the bottom at these structures and usually congregate in high numbers! You will most likely be using a bottom rig including a heavier weight rod and a hefty weight tied on beneath. There is no hook set involved but you can bet your bottom dollar, you'll know soon enough that the fight is on! Nothing makes Captain Frankie more pleased than delivering on your goals for the day! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter in Ruskin

Grouper And Snapper Trips

100% (3)
23 ft 1 - 4 People From $150 / person

Recent Reviews of Barefoot Fishing Charters

Nicki M.


Just caught a bunch of fish. It was awesome. Thanks for the nice time.

John T.


Perfect Snook Guide! Knows exactly where to take you to for Reds, Snook and Trout! We caught in total 14 that day. Exceptionally great because both my brother N law and nephew had never caught a snook before!! Excellent Fishing Guide!!

Kelly Q.


Had the BEST day on the water with Captain Frankie!!! What a GREAT day!!! Fun, professional and a heck of a Captain!!! He definitely knows where the fish are, and you’re guaranteed fish on the hook and a wonderful time!


Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Cobia, Gag Grouper, Redfish, Sheepshead, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Tripletail


Bottom Fishing, Cut Bait Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting

Types of Fishing

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore, River

Start Location

Ruskin, FL, USA | Bodies of water fished: Tampa Bay, St. Pete Beach

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