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.

My Charter Listings

Bradenton
trips from
US$ 400

Fishing Reports

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

4.13 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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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

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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.

Went fishing on Sunday, April 16, 2017

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Enjoyable trip.  Knowledgeable guide. Good Equipment.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, February 17, 2017

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

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, February 23, 2017

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

Fished February 2017

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