Experience the magic of fishing the beautiful waters of Tampa Bay. Fishin Magician Inshore is located in Ruskin, Florida and it offers trips that will see you chase many different species that change with the seasons. Join Captain Eric Topole and visit some of the best inshore, nearshore, and river fishing spots in the Bay.

Your trip starts on a new 24’ Blazer Bay center console boat which is powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine, and can take up to 6 people. The boat’s navigation and fish finding systems will help you get to the prey as quick as possible. She also features a wireless trolling motor, ice-box, and livewell.

Together with Captain Eric you’ll chase Grouper, Snapper, Tripletail, Bull Shark, and many more. The captain uses light and heavy tackle and his preferred techniques include bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, and popping. A good catch also means big meals, because you can keep all the fish you catch. The Captain will even clean and fillet it for you, free of charge. He also welcomes children on the boat, so bring your whole family and spend some lovely time together.

All the fishing gear that you’ll need will be waiting for you on the boat. You’re even covered for fishing licenses, so the only thing you should bring is food and drinks.

Visit Fishing Magician Inshore and spend a charming day on the water.



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
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $700
    An 8-hour day of fishing that will see you chasing various species and give you a full fishing experience. You'll be able to fish the changing tides which move different fish into the feeding areas. This trip takes up to 2 guests.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $550
    A full 6 hours of fishing for multiple species. This is a great way to fill a cooler with fish and be back early enough to have them for supper.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $450
    This is a shallow water trip fishing for Snook, Redfish, and Trout in the calm Tampa Bay, backcountry, river, and flats.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $450
    This trip will make a great introduction to Tampa Bay. Spend 4 hours fishing for tasty Snapper and Grouper, or Snook and Redfish in the backcountry. The captain can customize the trip to your liking, considering seasonal limitations. The trip includes 2 guests.
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About the Captain

Eric Topole
Ruskin, Florida, United States
25 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since August 2020
Captain Eric has been fishing the west coast of Florida since 1979. He has a passion for fishing and he enjoys being on the water as much as possible. He learned how to fish from his grandfather and he loves everything about it.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Blazer Bay (Center console) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

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Recent Fishing Reports

6 person limit quick today.
6 person limit quick today.
July 23, 2021
5 young boys let their mom watch them catch dinner with ease.
Got it done
Got it done
July 8, 2021
A couple Tennessee boys stacked the cooler fast
Non stop action
Non stop action
June 30, 2021
The bite was hot for this 2 person team that never fished before.

Customer Reviews

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Kanchisa H.
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A great experiece👍👍👍

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Inshore Trip on July 23, 2021
Very good experience, when we got to the place the captain was already there and waiting for us and when we got there we went...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 3, 2021
I’ve done a lot of fishing up in the Pacific Northwest, but the action was nothing like this.  Captain Eric put us on fish...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 24, 2021
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Great day for fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on December 30, 2020
It was our first time in a fishing charter or deep fishing as well, and the experience was overall good and pleasant.
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Fishing with Eric

VERIFIED   Sunset cruise on October 16, 2020
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FAQs about Fishin Magician Inshore

Fishin Magician Inshore offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Inshore Trip (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishin Magician Inshore, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fishin Magician Inshore include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Fishin Magician Inshore offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Fishin Magician Inshore offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Fishin Magician Inshore include:
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tripletail