Gulfrider Fishing Charters offers a non-stop fishing adventure out of Carrabelle, FL. Join a Florida native captain, who’s been fishing these waters his whole life. Captain Rusty will teach you anything you need to know about inshore fishing and help you catch fish with ease. If you think that learning isn’t fun, you probably never tried to learn fishing from an experienced captain.

You’ll be fishing from a 20’ Hewes that accommodates up to 3 guests. This flats boat is perfect for shallow waters you’ll explore, and it easily navigates through spots other boats can’t. Being powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine, this boat ensures a fast and safe ride. Besides top-notch fishing equipment, the boat also features a live bait tank.

The local inshore waters have so much variety when it comes to fish species, that you won’t even feel the need to go to deeper spots. Some of the fish you can target here are Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, Black Drum, and more. Of course, some of them are season dependent, so you won’t be able to go after them at all times.

Capt. Rusty specializes in light tackle fishing with spinning and fly fishing, so these will be your main approaches. You get to keep the catch, so better start looking for a great restaurant nearby and have your fish prepared there.

Your fishing equipment is fully covered and the captain also prepares snacks and drinks. Just bring your camera and sun protection.

Gulfrider Fishing Charters welcomes you aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Spend a whole day fishing for all inshore species in the Gulf of Mexico. Some of them are season dependent. The price of the trip covers rods, tackle, bait, bottled water, snacks, and a fishing license for everyone on the boat. You can start the trip at 8 in the morning or even earlier.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    Spend this morning targeting all kinds of inshore fish in the Gulf. All of your fishing equipment is covered, and the captain also prepares some snacks and bottled water. You don't need previous fishing experience to join, so hop aboard!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    Spend this morning targeting all kinds of inshore fish in the Gulf. All of your fishing equipment is covered, and the captain also prepares some snacks and bottled water. You don't need previous fishing experience to join, so hop aboard!
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About the Captain

Rusty Jenkins
Carrabelle, Florida, United States
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18 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2020
I'm a Fourth-generation Floridian. I grew up fishing the Everglades, Keys, Atlantic, and Gulf. Fishing is still a great passion of mine and I love to teach other people to catch fish.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Hewes (Flats boat) originally built in 1993. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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LARRY W.
Valdosta, GA
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Half Day Trip with Captain Rusty

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip PM on June 14, 2021
We had an outstanding morning fishing and sightseeing with Captain Rusty. He is a great guide and my grandchildren (ages 11...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip AM on June 17, 2021
Captain Rusty was the best fishing God I ever had! We caught sea trout redfish mackerel and even hooked on 50-60 lb tarpon...
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Biya K. H.
Marietta, Georgia
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Great fun with cpt Rusty

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip AM on October 14, 2020
Had a great time on this trip. Late season bay only on my needs. Caught Bout 20 fish including 4 bonnet head sharks (great...
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WHISPER PNES, NC
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On the bay with Captain Rusty

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on June 15, 2021
Great day great captain.  100# Tarpon hooked up first spot.  Red drum and specks everywhere and all day.  Very kind and...
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Elizabeth C.
Alpharetta, GA
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Capt Rusty rocks!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 31, 2021
Jason and I really enjoyed hanging out with you! Our first trip fishing and definitely won’t be our last, just an overall...
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FAQs about Gulfrider Fishing Charters

Gulfrider Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip PM (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip AM (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Gulfrider Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Gulfrider Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Gulfrider Fishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing

Gulfrider Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Gulfrider Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Ladyfish
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail