Captain
Russ Schnering

Member since October 2016

Bradenton, United States

Background
Captain Russ Schnering and his son, Captain Jon Schnering, have over 40 years experience fishing the waters of Tampa Bay. Raised in Bradenton, Florida, they have intimate knowledge of the area's waterways and are fluent in the best techniques for catching anything from a Kingfish to a Tarpon. Both captains have proven their skills by competing successfully in several fishing tournaments. They welcome all skill levels aboard, from novice to professional, treating each and every guest with politeness and patience.
Techniques
I offer mostly live bait fishing using spinning and conventional gear.

Hey, I'm Captain Russ Schnering

Bradenton, United States
Background
Captain Russ Schnering and his son, Captain Jon Schnering, have over 40 years experience fishing the waters of Tampa Bay. Raised in Bradenton, Florida, they have intimate knowledge of the area's waterways and are fluent in the best techniques for catching anything from a Kingfish to a Tarpon. Both captains have proven their skills by competing successfully in several fishing tournaments. They welcome all skill levels aboard, from novice to professional, treating each and every guest with politeness and patience.
Techniques
I offer mostly live bait fishing using spinning and conventional gear.
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My Charter Listings

Bradenton Fishing Charters

7 Reviews  
Bradenton
trips from US$ 400

Fishing Reports

Spring/Summer Report

May 20, 2018

Fishing here in the Tampa Bay area has blown wide open. The water temperatures are up in the high 70's, and all our migratory species have shown up. The kingfish, cobia and permit are on the near shore reefs… Read Full Report →


Spring Fishing Report 2018

March 09, 2018

The light at the end of the tunnel is within sight. The last few cold fronts are pushing through and the spring/summer bite is on. It was an above average winter as far as fishing was concerned. The 23'… Read Full Report →


Early Summer

May 29, 2017

This has been by far the best time of year for fishing in the Tampa Bay area. Aside from a few windy days and some passing storms, clients have been able to put some quality fish in the boat… Read Full Report →


February Fishing

March 01, 2017

The fishing in and around Tampa Bay has been so much better than usual that it’s scary! If this is any indication as to what this spring and summer are going to be like, we are in for a… Read Full Report →


Winter Fishing

January 05, 2017

Now that we are in the middle of winter, fishing has changed! Over the past few weeks, with water temperatures in the low 70's to mid 60's, white bait is not always the number one choice for the species… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.38 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, April 6, 2018

Great day.  Good fishing, not great.  But it’s called fishing.  Not catching.
One of the best parts of the time was Captain Jon.  A young man filled with information.  Was very helpful in every aspect.  A GREAT customer service person.  We recommend him highly for this type of trip.  Jon knows what he is doing and safe in handling his boat and equipment.  Good job Captain Jon.

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Russ Schnering (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, April 7, 2018

Thank you Steve for the kind review. I am glad you guys enjoyed it and I look forward to hopefully having the pleasure to fish with you guys again. Thanks captain Jon.

Bradenton, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

This was an amazing trip. Captain Jon was very knowledgeable about the area and giving good guidance on how to land the big fish. I would highly recommend a trip with him it was a blast and if I am ever in the area again will contact him first.

Fished March 2018

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Russ Schnering (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thanks guys! Glad you enjoyed the snook action.


United States
Went fishing on Friday, April 14, 2017

We were unable to go. We had requested a trip in Tampa Bay for snook and redfish.
The day before he called and said his boat was being repaired and had made arrangements
for us to go out into the gulf with another charter. Going out into the gulf was not what we
requested and could we get out money refunded. He said no and gave us a recommendation
for another captain. We went out on Monday with him and came back with 1 trout. We also
caught a 24 foot and 26 foot snook but had to throw those back in.

Darryl Humphrey does not recommend Bradenton Fishing Charters

Fished April 2017

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Russ Schnering (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

We apologize for the miscommunication. The details of the charter request did not say anything about fishing for snook and redfish.

United States
Went fishing on Sunday, April 16, 2017

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Ellenton, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Enjoyable trip.  Knowledgeable guide. Good Equipment.

Fished March 2017

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Chicago, Illinois
Went fishing on Friday, February 17, 2017

Caught lots of fish, captain was really great - will definitely book again. Highly recommend this!

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Sarasota, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, February 23, 2017

Very good trip caught lots of fish & crew was very good would highly recommend them.

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