Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Ruskin

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.

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.

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.

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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $585
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This full day trip will take you fishing in the pristine waters of Tampa Bay for Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Shark, Mangrove Snapper, Shark, Spotted Seatrout and whatever else bites.The full day charter covers fishing license, tackle, and ice.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $485
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    You will be fishing the pristine waters of Tampa Bay for 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
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    Lightning Bolt Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $285
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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. 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
Angler's Choice
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
50 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
Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish

Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout
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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. 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 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

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4.56
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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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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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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Patrick G.
Sun City Center, FL
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Apollo Beach, Florida
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VERIFIED   March 30, 2019
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Kathy D. R.
Ruskin, Florida
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Off shore quick 2 hr, charter

VERIFIED   February 16, 2018
great day, weather was beautiful, Chris was very helpful we enjoyed the morning. Kathy & Steve
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