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 Listing

Bradenton Fishing Charters

10 reviews
Bradenton
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trips from $400

Fishing Reports

Spring Fishing

April 06, 2020

This is by far the strangest spring we have ever experienced here at Bradenton Fishing Charters. We truly hope everyone is doing OK and this COVID-19 pandemic will pass in the near future. As far as the fishing is… Read Full Report →


Nearshore Bite

September 15, 2019

The bite has been good around our mid range reefs. Read Full Report →


Summer Fishing

July 23, 2019

It is mid-summer here in the Tampa Bay area, and the fishing remains excellent. Last year’s Red Tide bloom affected this year’s seasons for snook, trout and redfish, so we are still practicing catch and release. There are still… Read Full Report →


Summer Fishing

September 29, 2018

The summer season turned out to be a great one with multiple trips involving personal bests. Everything from monster snook to giant african pompano and even a few sailfish came over the gunwales these past few months. Red Tide… Read Full Report →


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

Rating Summary
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4.43
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Experience
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Steve A.
Sarasota, FL
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Fishing with Russ

VERIFIED   March 29, 2020
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Steve G.
Luck, WI
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Jon

VERIFIED   April 6, 2018
Great day.  Good fishing, not great.  But it’s called fishing.  Not catching. One of the best parts...
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Doug B.
Bradenton, Florida
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Half day with Captain Jon

VERIFIED   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...
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Tracey M.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   September 29, 2018
We had an excellent time! Captain and crew were awesome.  We will definitely be booking another trip..and thanks for dinner
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Ron M.
Sarasota, Florida
 5.00
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   February 23, 2017
Very good trip caught lots of fish & crew was very good would highly recommend them.
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