Captain
Brian Lemelin

Member since June 2017 Ruskin, United States
Background
Grew up in the great Adirondack Mountains. Fishing and hunting were a way of life. 20 year member of the US Air Force. Travelled the world and fished and hunted in numerous different countries. Began fishing Tampa Bay and Gulf water in 2003. First mated for numerous outstanding Captains for over 10 years, learning the trade and waters. Love the Captain's life, teaching and providing the opportunities for others to take part in the great outdoors. FWC approved Captain and Hunting Guide.
Techniques
Inshore and offshore.

Hey, I'm Captain Brian Lemelin

Ruskin, United States
Background
Grew up in the great Adirondack Mountains. Fishing and hunting were a way of life. 20 year member of the US Air Force. Travelled the world and fished and hunted in numerous different countries. Began fishing Tampa Bay and Gulf water in 2003. First mated for numerous outstanding Captains for over 10 years, learning the trade and waters. Love the Captain's life, teaching and providing the opportunities for others to take part in the great outdoors. FWC approved Captain and Hunting Guide.
Techniques
Inshore and offshore.
Anglers Choice
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Optimus Fishing Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (41)
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4.9
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Matthew S.
Riverview, FL
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Father and son throw back!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 4, 2021
What a great experience all the way from the ride to the catch.  Nothing was spared and it was a great day.  Started off...
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Gary B.
Gibraltar, MI
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Half day trip with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 28, 2021
Yesterday’s fishing trip with Captain Brian stands at the top of the list. I vacation in Florida every year for the past...
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Michael H.
Bidwell, OH
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Great family trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 21, 2021
In the middle of a red tide, our captain put us on fish.  We didn’t see anyone else coming in with fish, but we had good...
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Stacey H.
Orlando, Florida
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Adventures with Brian

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 19, 2021
Our family had an amazing time and thoroughly enjoyed the fishing. We could laugh and smile and relax while making some great...
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Taylor S.
Middletown, OH
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 23, 2021
Captain Brian was great and made sure we had the experience we were hoping for. I can’t recommend him enough. If you’re...
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