Rusty's Bucket Charters

Rusty Bucket Charters creates an amazing fishing experience for you and your family or friends. Join Captain Russ, who believes that fishing isn’t just what you catch. It’s about spending time with your loved ones, learning a new skill, and having a first-hand insight into the world beneath the surface.

Capt. Russ loves showing people the basics of fishing and discovering the amazing seaworld to them. The fish that you target are not the only interesting inhabitants of the area. You can enjoy the scenery, see new types of birds and fish, or have fun on a local sandbar.

The trip takes place on “the Captain O”, a 24’ Sea Hunt boat. This center console has a perfect draw and size, just what it takes for stability on the open waters. She’s powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine and has modern navigational equipment. The boat also features a private toilet and a T-top, to keep you in shade.

The list of fish you can catch is a long one. Some of them are Mahi Mahi, Tarpon, Snapper, Mackerel, Tuna, Barracuda, and Grouper. The crew is practicing sustainable fishing as much as they can, so they tend to release the catch. If you love the taste of fish, you can keep your catch in a quantity that’s enough for a meal.

Your fishing equipment, license, and fresh water are covered but you can always bring your own beverages and drinks.

Rusty’s Bucket Charters wants every guest to enjoy the trip to the fullest. The captain will show you how to set your bait, cast, and battle with fish. You just need to confirm the date.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
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    Maximum experience! The captain will adjust each trip to your group. It doesn't matter what skill level you are. He'll get in touch in advance to discuss what your expectations are and find the best way to make them come true.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    price breakdown
    Trips longer than 4 hours allow for more options, including trolling. It's your day, the captain will plan everything the way you imagined it. Target Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Mackerel, and many more. Your fishing equipment is fully covered.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    price breakdown
    Captain Russ contacts each guest to get a feel for what you are looking to do and will suggest locations, types of fishing, and species based on current conditions. Since you have 5 hours available, you can even go trolling.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    price breakdown
    Captain Russ' vast knowledge of the ecosystem ensures a great time while preserving sustainability. If you're not planning to eat your catch, it's best to release it unharmed. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment, you only need to bring your snacks and drinks.
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About the Captain

Captain Russ
Stock Island, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
Member since November 2019
Rusty's Bucket Charters is on a mission to show everyone a great time on the water. Your guide loves teaching people to fish and showing them why so many people love this sport. He can also share an adventure with an experienced angler, so any skill level is welcome to join.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)

Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)

Boat Specs

Sea Hunt (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

24 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:
American Express

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