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. 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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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $650
    up to 1 person
    + $75
    each additional person
    Spend the whole day on the water, exploring the depths of the South Tampa Bay's winding backcountry. Target Snook Redfish, Cobia, Tarpon, Speckled Trout, Mangrove Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Spend the morning fishing in the south region of Tampa Bay, exploring the backwaters and creeks for big Snook, Redfish, Trout, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Get out on the water for an afternoon of fun, fishing the backwaters and secluded creeks for Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, and way more besides!
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About the Captain

Joe Burruezo
Ruskin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
13 Fishing Reports
68 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

Cobia
Jack Crevalle
Redfish
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 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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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

Rating Summary
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4.96
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
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96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Debbie R.
Orland Hills, IL
 5.00
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Fishing the Bay!

VERIFIED   September 9, 2019
We had a very enjoyable day with Joe and Zach. They were fully ready for our trip when we arrived.  Joe provides hands...
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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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Daniel R.
Walden, NY
 5.00
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Fishing with Joe

VERIFIED   June 23, 2019
Done a lot of fishing trips in my time but this was my favorite. Captain Joe was so much fun we could of caught nothing and...
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David D.
Valrico, FL
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 15, 2019
Fathers Day annual trip out fishing with Capt Joe. Very knowledgeable Capt. knew the waters well. Catches were plentiful and...
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James C.
Commerce Charter Township, MI
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Morning trip 9:00-1:00

VERIFIED   March 3, 2019
We had plenty of filets for a dinner for 6 plus leftovers. We tossed a lot back for future charters. In all we landed over...
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