Flats Addiction Fishing Charters

Cockroach Bay Road
Ruskin FL, United States

Flats Addiction Fishing Charters invites you on an unforgettable shallow water adventure in Tampa, Florida. If you want to experience some of the best inshore fishing, Flats Addiction is your gateway to a nice day on the water.

These fisheries are teeming with fish for the best part of the year. You can explore the flats and chase Redfish, Snook, Trout, Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, and many other critters that call these waters home. All of these species have been ranked as good game fish, and excellent food quality, so if you decide to keep some, you are in for a treat.

The charter is operated by a third generation fisherman who has been fishing Tampa Bay for over 30 years. He knows the waters very well and will make your trip rewarding!

Captain JT Joiner will take you out on his 22-foot Carolina skiff. The boat is powered by a 175 HP Johnson engine that makes it fast and reliable. The boat features GPS, a fishfinder, and a live well, and carries safety equipment and high-end fishing gear.

The captain will supply all the fishing gear and bait, and will take care of the fishing license. He can also clean your catch at the end of the trip, so bring a cooler to transport the fish home. Kids are welcome to join the chase and the captain will supply life jackets for them too.

When packing for the trip, remember to bring food, drinks, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera. Once you’re ready to go, get your friends and come explore the flats.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 580
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip will take you to the most productive fishing grounds where you can target Redfish, Snook, Sheepshead, Flounder, Trout, and the beautiful Mangrove Snapper. You will have a lot of time to explore all the fishing options around the flats. You should bring food, drinks, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera. Get your friends and come have a blast on the water!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 390
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Spend the morning exploring the Tampa Bay fisheries and catch some of the most sought-after inshore species in the area. Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Flounder are a great challenge for anglers of any level of experience. You will find all the gear onboard, as well as bait. The fishing license is included in the trip rates but you should bring food, drinks, sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 390
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This half day trip will take you fishing the flats of the Tampa Bay area for Redfish, Snook, Sheepshead, Trout, and Flounder. Bring the kids along so they can have a great time and learn about the local fisheries. These packages are suitable for anglers of any level of expertise and are a great way to spend the day on the water. The captain will supply all the gear, bait, and clean your catch. You should bring food, drinks, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Flounder
  Redfish
  Sheepshead
  Snapper (Mangrove)

  Snook
  Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Flats boat) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 175HP Johnson engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

About the Captain

JT Joiner
Ruskin, Florida, United States
Member since February 2017
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Captain JT is a third generation fisherman who loves the water and has a passion for fishing. He has fished the flats of Tampa Bay for over 30 years and knows exactly where the productive spots are. He is a fun person, he loves to have a good laugh, and is an excellent teacher, too. Captain JT has spent 10 years participating in tournament fishing events.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Ruskin Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Experience with capt Jt was great, picked us up on time had food and drinks and most of all caught everything we asked to fish for and a non stop action day I would highly recommend Jt for a charter

Fished February 1, 2018
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I have to say a lot of fun and watching the clock is not a big part of the trip .

Fished August 12, 2017
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I’ve fished with Captain JT multiple times and have never been disappointed. He always puts you on fish and makes sure you always have a great time. Ive already booked multiple trip for 2018 with Captain JT.

Fished April 22, 2017
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