If you’re in the market for a day to remember, look no further than Mangrove Madness.

Tarpon, Flounder, Gag and Red Grouper, Tripletail, and more can be found in these waters if you cast your line at the right time of year. On these trips, you can expect to troll and bottom fish using light tackle.

You’ll be casting lines from a 24’ Skipjack bay boat with room for 5 passengers. It comes with all the essentials. Your captain will provide rods and reels, as well as lures. Live bait is available, but you should ask the captain whether you’ll be catching it yourself.

The charter boat covers your fishing license, so all you have to do is show up ready for a good time! Have in mind that some fish may have harvest limits or closed seasons. If you don’t know what to expect, ask the captain.

It’s always wise to bring bottled water, sunglasses, and sunscreen (non-spray). If you’d like to bring other drinks, just ask. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but try to avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Go ahead and treat yourself to a day on the water with Mangrove Madness.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Sunset Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US $250
    This trip provides you with the opportunity to capture the beautiful Tampa Bay sunset on the water.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Scallop
    Scallop
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $600
    Inshore fishing half day.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Scallop
    Scallop
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    Tarpon Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $600
    Targeting tarpon, contact captain for further details on time and pick location.
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    Scalloping Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    US $800
    Snorkeling in 3-6ft of water! Looking for scallops looking up towards the surface!
    Targeted fish
    Scallop
    Scallop
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $900
    Full day inshore fishing.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Scallop
    Scallop
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    Tampa Guide Experience
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,200
    Interested in the full captian experience? Tag along on this 12 hr trip to see the entire experience of Tampa Bay.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Scallop
    Scallop
    Grunt
    Grunt
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Eric K.
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VERIFIED   Sunset Trip on May 16, 2024
Captain Brady is one of a kind. Super genuine and honest with us concerning tides and what we may or may not catch. He did...
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Bri P.
Lakeland, Florida
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Half day with Captain Patisaul

Half Day Trip on May 4, 2024
Brady provided us with an amazing trip out on the water. He was a great captain and was so helpful along with being extremely...
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Torrie J.
Lakeland, Florida
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Full Day Trip

Full Day Trip on February 18, 2024
The knowledge Capt. Brady has on the water is unmatched!! Brady took the girls & I out for such a fun filled day. Brady set...
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Hope W.
Tampa, Florida
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Charter with Capt. Brady

Full Day Trip on May 4, 2024
Our trip with Mr. Brady was fantastic. Very clean and well kept boat and equipment! Super nice to me and my family as well...
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Nikolas S.
United States
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Half Day with Captain Brady

Full Day Trip on April 28, 2024
Captain Brady had the boys and I hooked up right away. When we met up with him he had everything ready to go, and we were on...
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FAQs about Mangrove Madness

Mangrove Madness offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $250 per group - Sunset Trip (2 hours)
  • US $600 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - Tarpon Fishing Trip (8 hours)
  • US $800 per group - Scalloping Trip (5 hours)
  • US $900 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - Tampa Guide Experience (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Mangrove Madness, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Mangrove Madness include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Yes )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Yes )
  • Fishing License (Yes OUPV 6- Pack)

Mangrove Madness offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Mangrove Madness offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Mangrove Madness include:
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grunt
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Scallop
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail

Meet the Captain

Brady Patisaul
Ruskin, Florida, United States
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14 Customer reviews
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Member since March 2024
Capt. Brady runs trips out of Ruskin aboard a 24' Skipjack bay boat. These waters are known for Tarpon, Gag Grouper and Tripletail and he will show you how to catch them, whether you're using light tackle, bottom-fishing or trolling. With a number of years of experience, he has a trick or two up his sleeve, and the only way to learn is to join him out on the water!

About this listing

Targeted species

Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Grunt Grunt

Boat specs

Skipjack (Bay boat) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Yes
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Yes
Fishing License
Yes OUPV 6- Pack

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Ruskin to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal

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