Rooster Tail Fishing Charters

Rooster Tail Fishing Charters will take you on a fishing trip you’ll never forget! Captain Ronald Respondek has been fishing his whole life and all you need to do is to come eager to catch big fish.

Your fishing adventure starts on the captain’s 24’ Blazer boat that’s newly built in 2018. She’s powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine that reaches a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots. The vessel can accommodate up to 6 guests and there’s enough room for everybody to fish at the same time. She also has necessary navigational and safety equipment, 2 live bait tanks, downriggers, and an ice box.

Located in Pensacola, your captain trailers his boat, and can pick you up at boat ramps within the area – just let him know in advance where you’re located. During shorter trips, the captain will usually take you fishing in the inshore waters within the bay or go to the wrecks. You will mostly target Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, King Mackerel, Redfish, Amberjack, and Speckled Trout. If you’re interested in going a bit further, you get the chance to reel in Cobia and Mahi Mahi.

Fly fishing is also an option, but in that case you need to bring your own fishing equipment. Otherwise, Capt. Ronald will prepare your rods and reels. Feel free to bring your snacks, drinks, sunscreen, or anything else that will make your trip more comfortable.

Rooster Tail Fishing Charters are at your service year round. Start your fishing adventure here!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    More fishing time will always give you a better chance of catching more fish or reeling in bigger specimens. Depending on where you want to go, your main targets will be Snapper, Redfish, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Speckled Trout, or Amberjack. The captain will provide your fishing equipment, you can bring your snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Six hours will give you plenty of time to explore Pensacola's bountiful offshore fishing grounds. You'll have the chance to battle Mahi Mahi, and hook tasty reef-dwellers such as Mackerel, Red Snapper, Cobia, Amberjack, and whatever else is biting. All your equipment is included, as well as a fishing license, and children are warmly welcomes – make this a family day out to remember!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    You can stay in the inshore waters, explore the bay, or see what's biting in the wrecks. You will target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Amberjack, Kingfish, Snapper, and Mahi Mahi. Fish cleaning and filleting is included in the price, so you can look forward to one very tasty meal after the trip!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Six hours will give you plenty of time to explore Pensacola's bountiful offshore fishing grounds. You'll have the chance to battle Mahi Mahi, and hook tasty reef-dwellers such as Mackerel, Red Snapper, Cobia, Amberjack, and whatever else is biting. All your equipment is included, as well as a fishing license, and children are warmly welcomes – make this a family day out to remember!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Six hours will give you plenty of time to explore Pensacola's bountiful offshore fishing grounds. You'll have the chance to battle Mahi Mahi, and hook tasty reef-dwellers such as Mackerel, Red Snapper, Cobia, Amberjack, and whatever else is biting. All your equipment is included, as well as a fishing license, and children are warmly welcomes – make this a family day out to remember!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM) - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Start your day fishing and catch some fresh meat for lunch. Your captain will clean and fillet your catch after the trip. You will mainly target Speckled Trout, Snapper, Redfish, Kingfish, or Amberjack. There is no minimum age policy for the kids and life jackets for them are provided.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM) - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This short afternoon trip is a great idea if you've never tried fishing before. Captain Ronald will prepare your equipment and show you how to use it. If it turns out you're lucky or more skilled than you expected, you can look forward to a nice meal after the trip. Your captain will clean and fillet your catch at no extra charge!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Start your day fishing and catch some fresh meat for lunch. Your captain will clean and fillet your catch after the trip. You will mainly target Speckled Trout, Snapper, Redfish, Kingfish, or Amberjack. There is no minimum age policy for the kids and life jackets for them are provided.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This short afternoon trip is a great idea if you've never tried fishing before. Captain Ronald will prepare your equipment and show you how to use it. If it turns out you're lucky or more skilled than you expected, you can look forward to a nice meal after the trip. Your captain will clean and fillet your catch at no extra charge!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Start your morning with an enjoyable and action-packed 3-hour fishing trip. Your targets will be various inshore species and the captain will provide all necessary fishing equipment.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This short trip is perfect if you have a busy schedule. Target Amberjack, Speckled Trout, Snapper, Redfish, Kingfish, and many other inshore species.
  • Private trip
    Night Trip (4 PAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $400
    up to 6 persons
    Fish for the creatures of the night in the beautiful Waters of Pensacola.
  • Private trip
    2 Hr Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $325
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is a family-friendly boat ride with a little fishing inshore trip including Spanish mackerel, redfish and if you are lucky white trout. This is a catch and release. An ideal trip for beginners who would like to test their sea legs.
  • Private trip
    2 Hr Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $325
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is a family-friendly boat ride with a little fishing inshore trip including Spanish mackerel, redfish and if you are lucky white trout. This is a catch and release. An ideal trip for beginners who would like to test their sea legs.
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About the Captain

Ronald Respondek
Pensacola, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
13 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since January 2019
Captain Ronald Respondek has been fishing all his life in these waters. His passion started when he was a kid and it never stopped. He decided to become a deckhand and after a while he started his own business. He tailors every trip to his clients and wants to make sure they always have a great time.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish
Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion)
Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Blazer (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
Bank Transfer
Checks
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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4.79
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
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Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Greg L.
Seagoville, TX
 5.00
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5-hour Trip Off-shore Was a Blast!

VERIFIED   July 26, 2019
Awesome day today with Captain Ronnie! Swells were a little rough this morning, but he got us to the fish quickly and safely....
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Jason T.
Baton Rouge, LA
 5.00
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6 Hour Trip with Captain Ronnie

VERIFIED   July 4, 2019
Best fishing trip I have ever taken in the gulf! Captain Ronnie put us on the fish from the very beginning. I had my 2 nephews...
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Shawn B.
United States
 5.00
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The First-ever fishing in Pensacola

VERIFIED   June 22, 2019
Rooster Tail Charters was a great experience!!!!!!!! The Capitan put us on the fish everywhere we stopped we had tight lines....
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Jeremiah G.
Indianapolis, IN
 5.00
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Fishing with Ronald

VERIFIED   August 2, 2019
Great trip, will definitely use Rooster Tail charter the next time we vacation in Pensacola! Captain Ronald is very patient...
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Lee L.
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 5.00
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Great captain good time right on the fish!

VERIFIED   June 27, 2019
Brought my 3 daughters on there first charter and captain rick made the experience very enjoyable. Had us on the fish within...
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