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
    price breakdown
    $900
    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
    price breakdown
    $700
    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
    price breakdown
    $650
    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
    price breakdown
    $600
    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
    price breakdown
    $600
    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
    price breakdown
    $550
    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
    price breakdown
    $550
    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
    price breakdown
    $450
    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
    price breakdown
    $450
    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
    price breakdown
    $400
    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
    price breakdown
    $400
    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
    price breakdown
    $400
    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
    price breakdown
    $325
    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
    price breakdown
    $325
    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
24 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 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 Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Speckled Trout 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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
Bank Transfer
Checks
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.88
out of 5 stars from 24 reviews
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Great father\/son experience!!
Great father\/son experience!!
Great father\/son experience!!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Anthony F.
Heber Springs, AR
 5.00
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8 hr trip

VERIFIED   June 25, 2020
Had a 8 hr trip with Captain Ronnie.  We went offshore water was rough but the captain made sure we were good with the...
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Austen W.
Village, AR
 5.00
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Amazing Off Shore Trip

VERIFIED   May 29, 2020
We had an amazing time out with captain rooster! He knew exactly where the fish were and had everything completely ready! I...
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Kevin L.
Gulf Breeze, Florida
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 29, 2020
Our weather wasn’t the greatest, but captain Ron and his mate worked there butts off keeping us fishing the whole trip....
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Brandon J.
Austin, AR
 5.00
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Great father/son experience!!

VERIFIED   July 1, 2020
Highly recommend this trip with captain Ron for any dads wanting some father/son time!  Ron worked his butt off baiting...
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Kaleb B.
Hernando, MS
 5.00
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5 hour offshore trip

VERIFIED   June 18, 2020
My brothers and I took our dad out for a father’s day fishing trip this past week. Captain Ronnie took care of us and...
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