When you’re in the neighborhood of Tampa Bay, swing by the town of Ruskin, Florida. There Captain Cody’s Charters will be waiting for you to provide you with the fishing experience you need. Spend a day cruising the water, enjoying the scenery, and going after your catch. The titular Captain Cody Gibbons will do his best to cater to your needs, and that you have an optimal fishing experience.

You’ll be cruising the local waters on board the 23’ Triton, bay boat model from 2014. It is spacious enough to accommodate groups of 6 guests. The boat is fitted with a single Mercury engine with 250 hp, and it can reach speeds up to 50. You’ll be at your lucky hot spot in no time. For a more stealthy approach to fishing, a wireless trolling motor is available. Also, to ensure that you have a good catch, there’s fishfinding equipment.

The charter covers inshore and nearshore areas which include reef and wreck locations. There’s always action in the waters of Tampa Bay, but not all fish is available throughout the year. Gag Grouper is available from July till the end of September, and you can always go after Kingfish, Spotted Seatrout, and several types of Snapper. As for the fishing techniques, you can use light and heavy tackle, trolling, and drift fishing, to name some.

Just bring your sunscreen and the crew will take care of the rest. All the necessary gear, lures, and bait will be ready for you on board. The charter also covers your Florida fishing license. For a more comfortable trip, the crew offers drinks and snacks. If you need any additional help, a first mate is available. In case you get lucky you can keep the catch, and the crew will help you clean it. Children are welcome.

Have yourself a memorable adventure going after the big catch in the waters of Tampa Bay with Captain Cody’s Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $450
    With this trip, you get 4 hours of fishing with capt Cody and you will be able to target whichever inshore species you want. You can also ask your captain for his recommendations on what to catch and what's really biting that week. We will have water and ice available. At the end of your trip ,your captain will fillet and bag your fresh fish for you. Also he can recommend some nice restaurants that will cook it up for you.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $600
    With this trip, you get 4 hours of fishing with Capt. Cody and you will be able to target whichever inshore species you want. You can also ask your captain for his recommendations on what to catch and what's really biting that week. You will have water and ice available. At the end of your trip, your captain will fillet and bag your fresh fish for you. Also, he can recommend some nice restaurants that will cook it up for you.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Scallop Snorkeling
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 1
    US $650
    On this trip, we leave from MacRae's boat ramp in Homosassa Springs and we go out to have a good time snorkeling and collecting Scallop.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $750
    Spend a whole day fishing with Captain Cody on this 8-hour trip. You can go after whatever inshore species you want, but you can also ask the captain to hack what's biting. You get complimentary water and ice, and the crew will clean your catch after the trip. They can also recommend a local restaurant to prepare your fresh catch.
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Braden W.
Excellent
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Best captain around!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on February 22, 2024
Cody made this trip the best one we’ve ever had! Not only did he adjust his personal schedule around so we could fish on...
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Thomas C.
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Great Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on March 17, 2024
My son ( age 23) and I had a great time.  We caught our limit of Red fish, several Snook and Spotted Trout (Tampa Bay Slam). ...
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Dave F.
St. Petersburg, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Captain Cody

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on March 4, 2023
Another good experience fishing with Captain Cody, very professional, experienced, and accommodating. Will be booking again.
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Ryan / Megan Hillier
Tilbury, ON
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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4.0 / 5
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3/4 day trip.

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on December 27, 2022
Captain Kirk was very professional worked extremely hard to put aside from fish with some results would definitely recommend...
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Charlene B.
Valrico, FL
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Fishing with Cody

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on December 28, 2022
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FAQs about Captain Cody's Charters

Captain Cody's Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $110 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Scallop Snorkeling (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $125 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Cody's Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain Cody's Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Captain Cody's Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Captain Cody's Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Cody's Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grunt
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Cody Gibbons
Ruskin, Florida, United States
8 Customer reviews
Response time 8 hours
Member since August 2021
My names Cody gibbons. My fishing addiction started in middle school. When I was in a class, all I could think about was what fish were chewing while I was stuck inside. I grew up right here in Tampa Bay fishing since I was 14 years old. I've worked for a few charter companies, it was ok but I wanted something more, so I started my own business. As my own boss, I could be honest about the bite, reschedule when the weather isn't so good. My philosophy is that people pay for a charter so they don't wanna go fishing in bad weather or a bad time of the day. My company is for the customer not for the dollar. If you booked on a day where the weather is not promising I'm going to do my best to take care of you and reschedule. I won't push the charter through just to make a dime. I know Tampa Bay like the back of my hand I do any type of fishing you can think of. Book with me today and I guarantee you catch fish and have a good time.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Boat specs

Triton (Bay boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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