Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Ruskin

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Florida Reels Fishing Charters invites you to experience the thrills of fishing the Ruskin, Florida waters. The charter is operated by Captain Christopher Taylor, a Tampa native who has fished the local waters since he was a boy. Captain Chris offers two, four, six, and eight-hour trips in the abundant shallow waters of Ruskin.

Fishing is done aboard a 21’ Clearwater center console originally built in 2019 with a capacity for up to 4 guests.  Powered by a 70 HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots, this boat is super fast and steady. It features a GPS and a fishfinder that will both aid you in locating the best fishing spots, as well as a livewell for the bait, an icebox for the catch, and all the safety features.

Your trip will take you in search of Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Cobia, and more. Depending on the season and what is biting, you can do spinning or light tackle fishing. If you are a beginner, Captain Chris will happily provide as much assistance you need in order to make your charter productive and your day on the water a lifelong memory.

Florida Reels Fishing Charters will provide you with everything you need to make the trip successful including top-class rods, reels, and tackle. You will have live or artificial baits depending on the season and the fish you are targeting, a fishing license, and a fish cleaning and filleting service at the end of your trip. All you have to bring is a big cooler to transport your fish in.

If what you read above sounds like the perfect setting for your next angling adventure, take a look at the offered trips and book the one that suits you today!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 59 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $585
    price breakdown
    $585
    This full day trip is meant for passionate anglers, looking to land their next trophy catch on the area's rich waters. This trip will see you covering a large portion of Tampa Bay's pristine waters in search of Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Shark, Mangrove Snapper, Shark, Spotted Seatrout and whatever else bites. Fishing licenses, tackle, and ice are all included on this charter.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $485
    price breakdown
    $485
    If you're coming aboard with a specific species in mind, you'll welcome the extra time this trip gives you. You'll get more time at your favorite spot of the day and enjoy having as many shots at your target as you might need. Species you'll be fishing for include Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Mangrove Snapper, Blacktip Shark, Spanish Mackerel, and whatever else bites. The 3/4 day charter covers fishing license, tackle, and ice.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $385
    price breakdown
    $385
    Anglers looking for an introduction to the local fishery will find this trip to be perfect for them. You will be fishing the pristine waters of Tampa Bay for Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and whatever else bites. Half day charter covers fishing license, tackle, and ice.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Lightning Bolt
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $335
    price breakdown
    $335
    This trip allows anglers with limited time to get out on the water and fish for whatever is biting within a short 2 hour time frame. Despite the trip's short duration, there are still plenty of fish to be had on it. Redfish, Trout, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Shark, and more are your possible targets.
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About the Captain

Christopher Taylor
Ruskin, Florida, United States
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
62 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2015
Captain Christopher Taylor is a Florida native and a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain who is Certified by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), and an active member of the Boca Grande Fishing Guides Association (BGFGA). He grew up experiencing everything the Tampa Bay and Boca Grande areas have to offer: from the beautiful Gulf beaches to the excellent fishing. Feel free to ask the captain about anything you may see on your trip as he will be glad to share information that he has learned over the many years of fishing and living in Tampa Bay and Boca Grande. From Florida wildlife, birds, and fish, to historical landmarks and areas. Captain Christopher Taylor will entertain you with the natural resources provided by mother nature herself and simply make up every fishing trip. The captain can also offer great suggestions on restaurants and hotels.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Clearwater (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
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
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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.
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.59
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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Experience
Early Snook Trip
Trophee catch!
March fishing trip
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Scott M.
Lithia, FL
 5.00
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Early Snook Trip

VERIFIED   May 23, 2020
Funny and entertaining captain.  Got us on the snook bite early. No trophy size snook, but still fun fight with light...
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Mark B.
Winter Haven, Florida
 5.00
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A fun half day trip with Capt. Chris

VERIFIED   July 15, 2019
With the weather and the tides not in our favor for snook, Capt. Chis called me a couple days prior to the trip and suggested...
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David G.
Crystal Falls, MI
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 13, 2020
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John L.
Miami, FL
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   December 26, 2019
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Christian V.
Trenton, NJ
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt Christopher

VERIFIED   June 23, 2019
My colleague and I had a fantastic sunny day with Christopher.  He was on time and ver professional.  He even jumped...
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