Snooky Bear Charters

Destiny Drive
Ruskin FL, United States

Snooky Bear Charters invites you on a super exciting fishing trip in the shallow waters of Ruskin, Florida. What makes this charter so exciting is the fact that Captain Arthur Paiva, known as Captain Snooky Bear, is a man who can catch Snook when there seem to be none biting! He is a 4th generation Florida fisherman, a Snook catching expert, and a fun man with a good sense of humor.

Ruskin shallow water fishing offers great chances of catching large amounts of Snook from April until June, as well as Redfish, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, and Blacktip Shark. Using a variety of fishing techniques such as light tackle, spinning, and bottom fishing, you will be able to target a number of species. Alternatively, concentrate on just the one species on your fishing bucket list.

Fishing aboard Captain Art’s 22-foot Sea Fox Bayfisher 215 you will enjoy the speed at which you get out to the productive locations. The boat is powered by a 200 HP Mercury Optimax engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots. It features life jackets for safety, a fishfinder and a GPS for locating the fish, and a livewell for the bait.

Snooky Bear Charters provides all top quality fishing gear in the form of rods, reels, tackle, and live baits. Captain Arthur is a live bait expert, so pay close attention to his advice as you’ll want to use this skill and knowledge on every fishing trip you go on. Your fishing license is also included, so all you have to bring is some food and drinks for the day, and enjoy your adventure!

Snooky Bear Charters invites you on a super exciting fishing trip in the shallow waters of Ruskin, Florida. What makes this charter so exciting is the fact that Captain Arthur Paiva, known as Captain Snooky Bear, is a man who can catch Snook when th


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Boat Specs

Sea Fox Bayfisher 215 (Performance fishing) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 200HP Mercury Optimax engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Targeted Species
 
Redfish
 
Shark (Blacktip)

 
Sheepshead
 
Snapper (Mangrove)

 
Snook
 
Spotted Seatrout

 
Tarpon
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

30% 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.

About the Captain

Arthur Paiva
Ruskin, Florida, United States
Member since April 2017
Captain Art was born into fishing with his Portuguese heritage! He is a 4th generation fisherman in Florida who has learned the skills from his father and gained knowledge of the local waters by fishing here for over 30 years. Captain Arthur is known amongst fellow fishermen as Snooky Bear for his ability to outfish anyone and catch Snook when there seem to be none biting. The nickname takes after the Polar Bear which is considered the best at catching fish under any circumstances.

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