Slobby Joe Charters invites you down to the Ruskin, Fl, for great fun and unbeatable fishing, exploring the area’s seemingly endless backcountry. Spend the day battling the huge Redfish which thrive in these murky waters, as well as pulling in other top food and game and table species like Cobia, Speckled Trout, and Mangrove Snapper. From May till August, you have the best chances of catching massive Tarpon and Snook.
To get the most out of Tampa Bay’s South Shore, you will need a vessel which is able to navigate nimbly through shallow backwaters and narrow creeks. You will often be in only a few inches of water as you follow those tailing fish deep into the skinny waters where they search for food. Captain “Slobby” Joe’s 20’ Offshore bay boat was built and rigged precisely with this in mind.
With GPS, fishfinder, a trolling motor, and a livewell full of great bait, you will set out ready to tackle anything the day can throw at you. The expansive collection of high-quality fishing tackle on board will make sure you do bring in whatever comes your way, and the choice of fresh live bait and life-like lures will have the fish fighting over who gets to bite your hook.
Most of all, though, what sets Slobby Joe Charters apart from the crowd is the level of enthusiasm and experience which become obvious the first time you meet the captain. Captain Joe is all about getting people as hooked as the fish themselves. He always has a trick up his sleeve when the fish aren’t biting, and always knows “one more spot” you can try if things are not as lively as they could be.
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About this listing
Offshore (Bay boat) originally built in 1995, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.