Slobby Joe Charters – Ruskin

Slobby Joe Charters invites you down to the Ruskin, FL, for great fun and unbeatable fishing, exploring the area’s seemingly endless backcountry. 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.

To get the most out of Tampa Bay’s South Shore, you will need a vessel that 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.

Capt. “Slobby” Joe’s 20’ bay boat was built and rigged precisely with this in mind. With GPS, Fishfinder, a trolling motor, and a live well full of great bait, you will set out ready to tackle anything the day can throw at you.

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.

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 that becomes obvious the first time you meet your captain. Get out for a day you won’t soon forget and go home with some great catch!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $725
    price breakdown
    $725
    Spend 7 hours on the water, exploring the depths of the South Tampa Bay's winding backcountry! You'll target Snook Redfish, Cobia, Tarpon, Speckled Trout, Mangrove Snapper, and more with gear provided by Capt. Joe. Be sure to bring enough drinks and snacks to keep you going all day long and you're ready to go!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    Spend the morning fishing in the south region of Tampa Bay, exploring the backwaters and creeks for big Snook, Redfish, Trout, and more. Capt. Joe provides all the gear you need for a successful day so you can make the most out of your time on the water. All you'll need to bring are any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    Get out on the water for an afternoon of fun, fishing the backwaters and secluded creeks for Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, and way more! You'll have 4 hours and top-notch fishing gear at your disposal to make the most out of your time on the water. Bring drinks and snacks to keep you going and you're ready to head out!

About the Captain

Joe Burruezo
Ruskin, Florida, United States
13 Fishing Reports
82 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2017
Fishing has always been my passion! I grew 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 and shallow water sight fishing. From time to time I target Mackerel, Cobia, and Tarpon, but my main targets are Snook and Redfish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

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.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing

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
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 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

Rating Summary
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4.96
out of 5 stars from 32 reviews
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Awesome Captain and Spectacular Day
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97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Penny J.
Smiths Falls, ON
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  September 26, 2020
Great day spent on the water with Captain Joe!  Give us some tips.  Never a dull moment.  Would definitely go...
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Shannon K.
Ruskin, FL
 5.00
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Half day with Slobby Joe

VERIFIED   June 5, 2020
Joe put us on fish quick!  He was very attentive, knowledgeable of the area kept us on fish.  Joe provided a great...
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Robert M.
Orlando, Florida
 5.00
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Awesome Captain and Spectacular Day

VERIFIED   June 16, 2020
Capt Joe was excellent.  We were on fish within minutes from anchoring..  Friendly, very knowledgeable and fun. ...
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Tyree B.
Zephyrhills, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Joe

VERIFIED   October 7, 2019
Joe was great today. He put us on fish with the first cast. It lasted almost the entire first hour of the trip. Large Redfish,...
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Todd S.
Tampa, FL
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   May 16, 2020
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