Slobby Joe Charters - Tampa

Get onto the water with Slobby Joe Charters and ready yourself for some of the most exciting inshore action you could ask for. Explore Tampa Bay’s endless flats and backwaters to target a who’s who of inshore favorites. With Captain “Slobby” Joe, you will get way more than just great fishing, however. He aims to give everyone he guides the full Tampa experience, learning about the local waters and getting truly immersed in this unique corner of America.

Captain Joe’s 19’ Pro-Line flats boat is a purpose-built shallow-water explorer, designed to make her way deftly through the murky sand banks and backwaters which Tampa Bay is best known for. Combine her shallow draft with her silent trolling motor, and you have yourself the ultimate weapon in your hunt for the big Bull Reds and super-sized Snook which lurk in wait for some tasty bait or realistic lure to be cast their way. The best time for Snook and Tarpon is from May till August.

Head out into the bay, and the vessel still holds her own, with high-tech electronics able to pinpoint the most active spots in the area. Troll for Spanish Mackerel, or wrestle some giant jacks onto the boat for pure angling pleasure. Whatever you target, you can do so with confidence, knowing you are using nothing but the best fishing tackle to tackle nothing but the best fish!

The real X-factor with Slobby Joe Charters is the captain himself. Despite his name, Captain Joe is anything but a slob, jumping to every challenge with an energy that can only ever come from true passion from the sport. He is a man determined to make a name for himself, and to build his reputation as one of the most dedicated and welcoming captains operating in this highly-competitive fishing paradise. So climb aboard and see for yourself why his clients keep coming back time after time!



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  • Private trip
    Full day
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $650
    up to 1 person
    + $75
    each additional person
    The boat is yours for the day, and what you do is up to you. Spend the whole day targeting one species, or take a tour of several habitats to bring home a huge mixed bag of delicious fish. The day is yours, so you only head in when you are ready, and if you want to take a break for lunch at one of the area's great dockside restaurants, the captain will be happy to oblige!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $350
    up to 1 person
    + $75
    each additional person
    Get out on the water for a morning targeting top inshore species like Redfish, Snook, Cobia, Sheepshead, and more on this 4-hour charter.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $350
    up to 1 person
    + $75
    each additional person
    Spend the afternoon targeting Snook, Refish, Sheepshead, Jacks, and more in the famous Tampa Bay.
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About the Captain

Joe Burruezo
Tampa, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
14 Reports
62 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2017
Fishing has always been my passion! I've grown up in Tampa Bay and have fished here all my life. I can't wait to show you the waters I've grown to love. I prefer light tackle fishing, shallow water sight fishing. From time to time, I target Mackerel, Cobia, and Tarpon, but mainly target Snook and Redfish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Jack Crevalle
Redfish

Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Offshore (Bay boat) originally built in 1995, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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4.98
out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
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100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Billy S.
St. Petersburg, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 8, 2019
Captain Joe was great. Very personable and easy to talk to. I chose him because of the great reviews he had. He was especially...
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Justin S.
Riverview, FL
 5.00
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A day not soon forgotten

February 21, 2019
Captain Joe goes above and beyond to make things happen. His dedication and care to his clients is 2nd to none. He not only...
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Antonio C.
Tampa, Florida
 5.00
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Amazing fishing trip in the Beautiful Tampa Bay flats with Captain Joe. These are the type of fishing trips I dream of. My...
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Peter M.
Washington, DC
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  June 29, 2019
Joe was great. He reached out to me a few days prior to the trip. He was quick to respond to my questions and was in the water...
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Jon H.
Arabi, GA
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VERIFIED   April 4, 2019
We caught about 50 fish in 4 hours.  And we “missed” another 20.  My kid had a great time. ...
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