Bruce's Professional Guide Service

Operating out of Port Saint Joe, Florida, Bruce’s Professional Guide Service offers fun and productive Gulf fishing trips. Captain Bruce Aldridge has been successfully guiding fishing trips for the past 30 years, and you can rest assured that he’ll put all that experience and knowledge to good use on your trip.

He welcomes you aboard his 25’ Sea Pro center console powered by a 250 HP Yamaha V6 4.2-liter engine. It can take up to 4 anglers fishing at the same time without tangling lines and features a GPS, a fishfinder, a VHF radio, and top-notch safety gear. It also has a fish box for your catch and a cooler for refreshments, as well as a live bait tank to keep your bait spry and appetizing.

You’ll be exploring the local waters anywhere from inshore to offshore areas, depending on your preferences and the package you choose. Get ready for some epic battles with Red Snapper, Tarpon, Speckled Trout, Kingfish, Flounder, Redfish, and many others. Bruce’s Professional Guide Service also offers specialized Sharking trips where you’ll get to target both Hammerhead and Bull.

It will usually take you around 40 minutes to reach the best fisheries. Each trip will start with catching your live bait on the way to the most productive grounds. Conventional and spinning gear are all courtesy of the charter, and fly fishing is also an option if you bring your own gear. One person can fly fish at the time.

Lures, water, licenses, and even catch cleaning are also included in the price. Just bring any food and refreshments of your choosing, some sunscreen, and an adventurous spirit!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 18 - Aug 15
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    This trip will see you fishing for Red Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, and much more in these bountiful deep waters. You'll get to try a variety of techniques, including light tackle, bottom fishing, chumming, and sight fishing.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 18 - Aug 15
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Come for some light tackle Shark fishing action! These trips are fun for the entire family and include using spinning tackle.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 18 - Aug 15
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    On this morning trip, you'll be focusing on a variety of inshore species. You'll be sight fishing for Speckled Trout, Tripletail, Redfish, and that's just the beginning. If you book during July/August, you'll also get to target Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 18 - Aug 15
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    This afternoon trip will take you inshore sight fishing for Speckled Trout, Tripletail, Redfish, and more. Targeting the "Silver King" is also an option during July/August.
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About the Captain

Bruce Aldridge
Port St. Joe, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
6 Fishing Reports
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11 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2016
Bruce's Professional Guide Service is owned and operated by Captain Bruce Aldridge. He has been guiding fishing trips for the past 30 years and fished professionally for 10 years. The captain has been fishing in Alabama and Florida for years and started angling when he was 17. To him, fishing is more of a lifestyle than a sport. He considers himself to be blessed for being able to do what he loves and his favorite thing about the job is putting people on fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)

Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Sea Pro (Center console) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha V6 4.2-liter engine.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

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Customer Reviews

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Satisfied with the boat
100%
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Corey S.
Parsippany, NJ
 5.00
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Half day with captain Bruce!

VERIFIED   August 5, 2020
Awesome trip!  Bruce was very personable and professional.  He wasted no time putting us on some fish!  We caught...
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Altha, Florida
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Morning trip with Captain Bruce

VERIFIED   July 5, 2020
I sent my children with Captain Bruce on a half day trip when we visited the gulf. Captain Bruce was professional, knowledgeable,...
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Bradley R.
Bristol, FL
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5 hour trip

VERIFIED   August 4, 2020
The 5 hour trip with captain Bruce was great, caught a ton of trout to eat. Then targeted some tarpon and caught sharks. Triple...
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Melissa B.
Blountstown, Florida
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Half Day Trip with Cap’n Bruce

VERIFIED   May 26, 2020
We had a great time. Bruce was the most professional guide we have ever had! Even though we were slow in the morning, he never...
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VERIFIED   August 3, 2020
Capt Bruce is awesome!  We had a great day filling the boat with huge trout and a few Spanish mackerel.  The boys...
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