Ken Tutalo’s Fly Fishing Outfitters

Cockroach Bay Road
Ruskin FL, United States

Ken Tutalo’s Fly Fishing Outfitters is a charter dedicated to shallow water fishing, and is guided by Captain Ken Tutalo. He has been a full-time Fly Fishing Guide, Outfitter and Fly Casting Instructor for over 20 years and loves taking new guests out on trips, helping them learn and master the technique of fly fishing and generally having a great time on the water. He spends November through April fishing the shallow waters of Tampa Bay and offers unparalleled experience in both fly fishing and light spinning tackle trips.

You will fish aboard his 17 foot Cayenne flats boat which was built in 2016 and has a capacity for 2 guests. This beautiful new flats boat is powered by a 60 HP Evinrude engine. The boat contains all the safety features including life jackets and first-aid equipment, a great GPS, fishinder, an anchoring system and an icebox which will preserve the freshness of your catch until you return to the shore.

Ken Tutalo’s Fly Fishing Outfitters will take you fishing in the beautiful estuary of Tampa Bay, covering its pristine flats, seagrass beds and mangrove habitats. The targeted species will be Redfish, Snook, Tarpon and Speckled Trout, however, since this area is rich in other species you may also catch Cobia, Tarpon, Permit,Pompano, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish, Sheepshead and Red Snapper. Captain Ken will provide the necessary fly fishing and light tackle equipment in terms of rods, reels, tackle, baits and a fishing licence for the saltwaters of Florida. You will also have snacks and drinks available on board.

Ken Tutalo’s Fly Fishing Outfitters is a charter dedicated to shallow water fishing, and is guided by Captain Ken Tutalo. He has been a full-time Fly Fishing Guide, Outfitter and Fly Casting Instructor for over 20 years and loves taking new guests

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Boat Specs

Cayenne (Flats boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 60HP Evinrude engine.

17 ft
2 persons
Types of Fishing
Flats Fishing
Tampa Bay And Surrounding Area
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species

Speckled Trout
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
Fly Fishing Equipment
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 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

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, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

About the Captain

Ken Tutalo
Ruskin, Florida, United States
Member since November 2016
I have been involved in fishing all my life. For the past 20 years I have been a Fly Fishing Guide and a Fly Fishing Outfitter. I own Baxter House Fly Fishing Outfitters and offer destination fly fishing trips in New York State and in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. From November through April I am chartering shallow water fishing trips in the beautiful estuary of Tampa Bay. I am also a regular at the Winter Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Shows I regularly demonstrate fly tying techniques and gives seminars on topics pertaining to Fly Fishing. I am also a published writer.with articles in many major publications. I have also had several appearances on Television, working with Discovery Channel, CBS News, New York Department of Tourism, Discover America, On the Water TV and more.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Fishing was great, but overall the day was very educational, we also saw a lot of wildlife

Fished January 17, 2017
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Ken is very knowledgeable and a good instructor

Fished January 16, 2017
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This was my 5th trip with Capt Ken.  Great guide and teacher.  Very nice guy and very easy to talk to.  Very willing to share his knowledge and is very helpful.  Very knowledgeable of the area and fished some beautiful waters.  Capt Ken had the best selection of flies I think I’ve ever seen.  The action on fly was great.  Snook, trout readfish jacks, bluefish, sheephead, big ladyfish and more, all on fly.  Perfect 8wt fish!  The back country mangrove and flats experience and fishing is amazing and I highly recommend it.

Capt Ken and his wife Michelle are truly genuine people.  I highly recommend booking a trip with Capt Ken Tutalo!  I can’t wait for the next saltwater fly fishing trip with Capt Ken!  It’s addictive!!!

Fished January 14, 2017
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