Ripping Lips Fishing Charters

2401 19th Avenue Northwest
Ruskin FL, United States

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Kenner originally built in 2006. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine .

22 ft
4 persons
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle

Captain John Joiner owns and runs Ripping Lips fishing charters from the Tampa Bay area. He operates a 22’ Kenner center console built to be able to run in the shallowest of flats as well as coping well with rough water. Equipped with GPS and a fishfinder, the boat is also fitted with a tower that offers great views of where the fish are, putting you in a great position for a productive fishing trip.

Captain John’s fishing area includes the Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve, a series of protected islands accessible only by private watercraft. Not only is the area a fisherman’s paradise, it also gives you the opportunity to experience some of the best of what nature has to offer, with over 300 species of bird frequenting the area. He doesn’t restrict himself only to this area though - he fishes the flats and backcountry of the whole southern shore of Tampa Bay, striving to take his charter customers to the best spot for the fish they are trying to target. A fishing charter with Capt. John will primarily involve targeting Redfish, Snook, Trout and Mangrove Snapper on light tackle using whitebait.

Captain John was born and raised in Florida, and has been fishing the area for approximately 20 years. A member of the Florida Guides Association, John is a professional and responsible captain who is happy to cater to the needs of every angler on board, be they a seasoned fisherman or a first-timer, providing a personalized package on every trip. Fishing is not just his job, it’s his passion, and there’s nothing he likes better than helping people along the way to becoming a better angler. All trip prices include the use of bait, tackle, fishing licenses and a catch cleaning service.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Tank
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
i supply cooler full of ice an bottle water
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Ruskin to departure site is available and included in trip rates

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, PayPal.

About the Captain

John Joiner
Ruskin, Florida, United States
Member since November 2015
I have a passion for fishing and love to watch people catch fish and teach them how to be a better angler
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  • 2401 19th Avenue Northwest, Ruskin
    FL 33570, United States