Capt. Chet Jennings Sport Fishing

Destiny Drive
Ruskin FL, United States

Capt. Chet Jennings Sport Fishing offers inshore, flats and backcountry fishing on the waters of Tampa Bay, as well as nearshore fishing 10 miles offshore. If you’re looking for a great fishing charter in Tampa, don’t hesitate to contact Capt. Chet who is a Tampa native with over 20 years of experience fishing these waters.

You will head out on his 23 ft Ranger Bay boat, which is powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, and is equipped with fishfinder and VHF radio. It can accommodate up to four guests, and features a live-bait tank, wireless trolling motor and power-pole anchor, which reduce the chances of spooking fish in the shallow water.

Come enjoy a wonderful day fishing with Capt. Chet Jennings, who specializes in light tackle, spinning and fly fishing, as well as getting groups on monster Sharks and Tarpon. Trips target Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, Sharks, and more. Trips include the use of all rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures and live bait, fishing license, as well as cleaning and filleting of your catch at the end of the trip.

Capt. Chet will work hard to ensure that you and your guests have a memorable day enjoying the wonderful gamefish that Tampa Bay has to offer.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Weekend Afternoon Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 499
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Come aboard for an amazing fishing trip in the backcountry and pristine shallow flats of Tampa Bay. Fish for snook, tarpon, redfish, trout, sharks, and many more!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Weekend Morning Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 499
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Come aboard for an amazing fishing trip in the backcountry and pristine shallow flats of Tampa Bay. Fish for snook, tarpon, redfish, trout, sharks, and many more!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Weekday Afternoon Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US$ 449
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Enjoy a 6 hour fishing afternoon fishing charter on the beautiful waters of Tampa Bay. Fish for snook, tarpon, redfish, trout, cobia, sharks and more!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Weekday Morning Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US$ 449
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Our most popular trip and most recommended by Capt. Chet. Enjoy 6 hour charter on Tampa Bay with Capt. Chet. Targeting Snook, Redfish, Sharks, Cobia, and Mackerel. Mornings: 7am til 1pm - Afternoons: 2pm til 8pm. All bait, tackle, and licenses included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Weekend Afternoon Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 449
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Come aboard for an amazing fishing trip in the backcountry and pristine shallow flats of Tampa Bay. Fish for snook, tarpon, redfish, trout, sharks, and many more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Weekend Morning Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 449
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Enjoy an awesome day in the backcountry and pristine shallow flats of Tampa Bay. Catch snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, sharks, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Weekday Afternoon Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US$ 399
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Enjoy a half day charter on Tampa Bay with Capt. Chet. Targeting Snook, Redfish, Sharks, Cobia, Mackerel, and many other game fish the bay has to offer. Mornings: 7am til 11am - Afternoons: 2pm til 6pm. All bait, tackle, and licenses included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Weekday Morning Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US$ 399
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Enjoy a half day charter on Tampa Bay with Capt. Chet. Targeting Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Sharks, Cobia, Mackerel, and many other game fish the bay has to offer. Mornings: 7am til 11am - Afternoons: 2pm til 6pm. All bait, tackle, and licenses included.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Cobia
  Jack Crevalle
  Redfish
  Shark (Blacktip)

  Shark (Porbeagle)
  Snook
  Spanish Mackerel
  Spotted Seatrout

  Tarpon

Boat Specs

Ranger (Center console) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Ruskin to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Chet Jennings
Ruskin, Florida, United States
Member since April 2016
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Capt. Chet Jennings was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area and has been a Tampa fishing guide for over 25 years. He has prided himself in providing anglers with the knowledge and expertise required to ensure they and their guests have a memorable experience on the waters of Tampa Bay. As a Tampa fishing guide for the past 25 years, he has provided thousands of anglers with awesome memories of catching all sorts of gamefish that the Tampa Bay area has to offer.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Ruskin Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars from 21 reviews

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Very congenial captain, excellent boat and facillities. We saw a lot of action but few keepers. Caught close to 20 snook but none over 23 inches. Highly recommend him for another trip

Fished November 25, 2017
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I bought this charter for my boyfriend for our anniversary. We are from Minnesota and Jeff had a blast catching new species of fish that he had never caught before! Captain Chet was very friendly, flexible, and knowledgeable. Thanks again!

Fished July 31, 2017
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Great day out on the bay!!!

Fished July 5, 2017
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