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Top Fishing Charters in Ruskin

Fishing in Ruskin

If you ever thought most Tampa Bay fisheries are getting a bit too crowded and noisy for your angling palate, you've already daydreamed about fishing in Ruskin. Utilizing many of the same waterways as Florida heavyweights like Tampa and St Petersburg, Ruskin is the serene fisherfolk's alternative to the Bay's sportfishing madness, while sacrificing nothing in terms of quality. Schooling Redfish dominate the grassy flats and estuaries mouths, with a year-round supply of Snook and Sea Trout enticing anglers to go after the coveted Inshore Slam (catching all 3 of these in the same day). May marks the arrival of the Silver King, as fishing for Tarpon and Cobia heats up under the area's beaches, bridges, towers and various passes. Tampa Bay is also considered by many as the Shark capital of the world, with a wide range of species such as Blacktips, Sandbars, Nurse and Hammerheads regularly landed on light tackle. Bottom huggers including Snapper, Gag, Red and Black Grouper abound both inshore and offshore, especially during the cooler 'off-season' months. And for those fishing for the ultimate adrenalin rush, the wrecks and artificial reefs of the Gulf are teeming with game life and prized catches, particularly the popular Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Permit, Cobia, Sea Bass and many more!

Known For

E. G. Simmons Regional Park, Bahia Beach Marina, Ruskin Family Drive-In Theater, Firehouse Cultural Center, Tampa Bay Inshore Slam fishing, Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve, Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center

Rules & Regulations

You do not need a license if you are fishing from a for-hire vessel (guided charter, party boat) that has a valid charter boat license or charter captain license.

Ruskin
4.76
Based on 8499 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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What People Are Saying About Ruskin

"August fishing trip"

Kelly Doyle fished with Blue Collar Fishing Charters on August 16, 2018

The captain was very experienced and made the experience amazing!

"Superb fishing experience!"

Anne Ray fished with Blue Collar Fishing Charters on August 6, 2018

Go with Captain Don because he is a native Floridian and an expert fisherman! He teaches while you fish and he makes it FUN!

"Blue Collar Fishing Charters and Capt. Don ----Best Day !!!"

Tom Obrien fished with Blue Collar Fishing Charters on June 1, 2018

be prepared for changing conditions...bring a hat and sunscreen and a jacket depending on the time of year. Enjoy the scenery and wildlife, the Bay is a unique place.

"Half day trip with Captian Don Harris"

Mike Pendergast Jr. fished with Blue Collar Fishing Charters on May 25, 2018

Listen to your captian and you will catch fish.

Top Targeted Species in Ruskin

Snook

Redfish

Cobia

Tarpon

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