Bradenton Fishing Charters

out of 5 stars from 7 reviews See all 7 reviews
5800 Riverview Boulevard
Bradenton FL, United States

Take a trip with Bradenton Fishing Charters and experience Tampa Bay at its best. Captain Russ Schnering and his son Captain Jon are looking forward to having you aboard and providing you with a challenging and exhilarating day on the water.

Your trip will take place aboard a 23 ft Parker SE, a very versatile boat that is great for fishing the shallow waters of the bay as well as tackling the offshore waters. Powered by a 225 HP Yamaha four stroke engine, the boat can reach the fishing grounds quickly and economically, and it features a range of electronics for pinpoint accuracy. Comfortably fishing up to four guests, this sturdy vessel is just as much an enjoyable base for a family outing as a gratifying boat for passionate fishermen.

Captains Russ and Jon offer inshore and near shore light tackle fishing. Targeting species such as Snook, Trout, Tarpon, and Redfish, as well as Kingfish (King Mackerel), Shark, Permit, Grouper, and Snapper, they will always do their best to give you the most enjoyable experience possible. Both captains are particularly experienced in landing trophy Snook and hooking huge Tarpons, so if either of these species is on your bucket list you should look no further.

Bradenton Fishing Charters provides all the gear, bait, and knowledge you need for an enjoyable day on the water, and the captain will also clean and bag any keeper fish you want to take home at the end of the trip.

“I look forward to having you experience Tampa Bay at its best!” - Captain Russ Schnering

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    A 6 hour trip fishing the Tampa Bay and nearshore waters for any of a variety of species, such as Redfish, Trout, King Mackerel, Grouper, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Evening Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    Fishing mostly for Tarpon and Shark. The trip lasts 4 hours and gives you the chance to get the best bite of the day!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    4 Hour trip in Tampa Bay, fishing for species such as Redfish, Snook, Trout, and more. This is a great trip for families or those with less time to spare.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout


Boat Specs

Parker 23 SE (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine.

23 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Bradenton to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:

About the Captain

Russ Schnering
Bradenton, Florida, United States
Member since October 2016
Captain Russ Schnering and his son, Captain Jon Schnering, have over 40 years experience fishing the waters of Tampa Bay. Raised in Bradenton, Florida, they have intimate knowledge of the area's waterways and are fluent in the best techniques for catching anything from a Kingfish to a Tarpon. Both captains have proven their skills by competing successfully in several fishing tournaments. They welcome all skill levels aboard, from novice to professional, treating each and every guest with politeness and patience.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Bradenton Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.38 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Great day.  Good fishing, not great.  But it’s called fishing.  Not catching.
One of the best parts of the time was Captain Jon.  A young man filled with information.  Was very helpful in every aspect.  A GREAT customer service person.  We recommend him highly for this type of trip.  Jon knows what he is doing and safe in handling his boat and equipment.  Good job Captain Jon.

Fished April 6, 2018
Russ Schnering (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 7, 2018

Thank you Steve for the kind review. I am glad you guys enjoyed it and I look forward to hopefully having the pleasure to fish with you guys again. Thanks captain Jon.

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This was an amazing trip. Captain Jon was very knowledgeable about the area and giving good guidance on how to land the big fish. I would highly recommend a trip with him it was a blast and if I am ever in the area again will contact him first.

Fished March 6, 2018
Russ Schnering (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 8, 2018

Thanks guys! Glad you enjoyed the snook action.

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Fished April 16, 2017
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