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


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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit
Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon

Boat Specs

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

Length
23 ft
Capacity
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
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

Payment

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:
Cash
Checks

About the Captain

Russ Schnering
Bradenton, Florida, United States
Member since October 2016
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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%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.46
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Steve Glaim
Luck, WI
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Jon

VERIFIED   April 6, 2018
Great day.  Good fishing, not great.  But it’s called fishing.  Not catching. One of the best parts...
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Tracey Mikesell
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   September 29, 2018
We had an excellent time! Captain and crew were awesome.  We will definitely be booking another trip..and thanks for dinner
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Doug Brinkman
Bradenton, Florida
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Jon

VERIFIED   March 6, 2018
This was an amazing trip. Captain Jon was very knowledgeable about the area and giving good guidance on how to land the big...
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Ron Mathey
Sarasota, Florida
 5.00
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   February 23, 2017
Very good trip caught lots of fish & crew was very good would highly recommend them.
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Maureen Thurman
Chicago, Illinois
 5.00
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Best charter EVER taken!

VERIFIED   February 17, 2017
Caught lots of fish, captain was really great - will definitely book again. Highly recommend this!
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