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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
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What People Are Saying About Ruskin

"Half day trip with Capt Christopher"

Christian V. fished with Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Ruskin on June 23, 2019

Book in advance and shop as we saw different offerings at different prices

"Fishing with Tony"

Ralph S. fished with Capt Tony’s Inshore Charters on April 5, 2019

Go out with a captain who will put you on the fish and have a full day of fishing action.

"Full Day with Captain Mike"

Gary R. fished with The Scaled Sardine Fishing Company on April 3, 2019

Find a good charter such as Scaled Sardine. They will put you on fish, and you will make tremendous memories!

"Flat Satisfied and more!!"

Ryan B. fished with Flat Satisfied on March 27, 2019

Fish for what is biting. Trust the guide, they know best it’s what they do

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Top Targeted Species in Ruskin

Snook

Snook

Redfish

Redfish

Spotted Seatrout

Spotted Seatrout

Cobia

Cobia

Tarpon

Tarpon

Spanish Mackerel

Spanish Mackerel

Jack Crevalle

Jack Crevalle

Tripletail

Tripletail

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