Instinct Fishing Co.

2401 19th Avenue Northwest
Ruskin FL, United States

Captain Travis Yaeckel is the owner and operator of Instinct Fishing Co, offering inshore and light tackle fishing trips in the productive waters of Tampa Bay, Florida as well as its surrounding tributaries. Each trip is customized to the expectations and preferences of every individual fishing party and ran by Captain Travis, a Tampa native and a United States Coast Guard-licensed Captain.

You’ll be fishing from a 22ft. Triton, powered by a single 200HP engine and with a maximum capacity of 4 fishermen. The vessel sports a tower as well as a wireless trolling motor, and is equipped with a classic selection of navigational gear, such as GPS, Fishfinder and radio. Reservations for 4, 6 and 8 hour fishing charters are available; night fishing trips can also be arranged upon request.

Depending on the season, the tide, moon phases and overall weather conditions, there are a variety of inshore and nearshore game fish that you can target. Travis specializes in light tackle fishing for the likes of Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Mackerel, Grouper, Snapper, Flounder, Sheephead, and even sharks.

Appropriate rods and reels for the entire group are supplied by Captain Yaeckel; he utilizes both live and artificial bait on his trips. You’re free to practice catch and release or keep the fish you catch, as long as that’s not in violation of Florida’s fishing regulations. Travis will also be happy to clean and bag your catch after you’re back on the docks. A fishing license is required for all anglers occupying a vessel and is provided by the Captain at no additional cost.

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About this listing

Boat Specs
22 ft
4 persons
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Air Conditioning
Multimedia System
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Spearfishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Ruskin to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

Travis Yaeckel
Ruskin, Florida, United States
Member since December 2014
Tampa, Fl Native - USCG Licensed & Commercially Insured