Bradenton Fishing Charters

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

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.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

Trip Date:
  • Full Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 550 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Evening Fishing Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US$ 500 private charter
  • Half Day Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
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About this listing

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
Targeted Species
Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)


Snapper (Mangrove)

Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours 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.

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 charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Checks.

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

4.13 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Fished April 16, 2017
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We were unable to go. We had requested a trip in Tampa Bay for snook and redfish.
The day before he called and said his boat was being repaired and had made arrangements
for us to go out into the gulf with another charter. Going out into the gulf was not what we
requested and could we get out money refunded. He said no and gave us a recommendation
for another captain. We went out on Monday with him and came back with 1 trout. We also
caught a 24 foot and 26 foot snook but had to throw those back in.

Fished April 14, 2017
Russ Schnering (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 19, 2017

We apologize for the miscommunication. The details of the charter request did not say anything about fishing for snook and redfish.

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Enjoyable trip.  Knowledgeable guide. Good Equipment.

Fished March 28, 2017
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