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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My Charter Listing

Optimus Fishing Charters

24 reviews
Ruskin
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trips from $395

Fishing Reports

Jan 2019 The Trout and Pompano bite are

January 14, 2019

The Sun City Crew caught well over 50 fish on today's charter. Pompano, Trout, Sheapshead. Kept enough for a fish fry and released the rest. Read Full Report →


Cobia and big Jacks

January 11, 2019

Out catching Cobia and Big Jacks with new sponsor Qualia Reels. These reels are absolutely fantastic. Read Full Report →


Tough weather but a great bite

January 04, 2019

The weather was cold and windy, but the crew managed to limit out on trout and caught some nice flounder and mangrove snapper as well. Read Full Report →


2 Great days of fishing with these young

December 28, 2018

These young men are outstanding anglers. They caught over 30 Redfish, 40 Trout and a bunch of Sheapshead. We all had a blast making memories. Read Full Report →


Optimus Fishing Charters wins 1st place!

December 15, 2018

Optimus Fishing Charters won 1st Place in the Bait and Tackle of Apollo Beach All Species Tournament. In addition to catching different 12 species for 1st place, team member Chef Woz caught his first Cobia. Great day had by… Read Full Report →


Optimus Fishing Charters (hosting Team G

November 03, 2018

Team Gettn' Jiggy With It, showcased their talent by winning 1st place in the Reel Ladies Fishing Tournament of Tampa Bay. The ladies caught 11 different species of fish to secure 1st place. This ladies only tournament benefits Breast… Read Full Report →


Variety is the spice of life.

July 21, 2017

The rods have been a bending and the reels a screaming on our charters. Any day on the watet may include spanish mackeral, cobia, shark, flounder, porgies, mangrove snapper, bluefish, trout, reds and snook. Rigjt now on Optimus Fishing… Read Full Report →


Cobia bite has been hot.

July 14, 2017

Cobia bite has been very goid this summer. Just about every trip we have seen Cobia. Book a charter with Captain Brian, Optimus Fishing Charters and catch a great fighting Cobia. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.88
out of 5 stars from 24 reviews
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Experience
3\/4 day trip with capt Brian
3\/4 day trip with capt Brian
3\/4 day trip with capt Brian
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Andrea S.
Saint Paul, MN
 5.00
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Full day

VERIFIED   November 20, 2019
Best vacation ever!!! Brian was a fantastic captain! He is extremely knowledgeable and an expert fisherman and I wouldn’t...
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Chris W.
Ruskin, FL
 5.00
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6 hr trip

VERIFIED   NEW  October 18, 2020
Took my wife and 3 kids out for a 6hr trip and it was great.  Captain Brian was very nice and was great with my kids....
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Herman B.
United States
 5.00
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3/4 day with Captain Brian.

VERIFIED   August 1, 2020
The day started with weather, capt Brian talked about what fish hot this season.  We share with him what type of fishing...
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John C.
Ruskin, FL
 5.00
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Half Day trip with Captain Brian and Aaron

VERIFIED   May 15, 2020
Top notch fishermen - great boat with a knowledgeable captain and first mate.  Will work extremely hard to customize your...
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Annmarie W.
Sharpsburg, GA
 5.00
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3/4 day trip with capt Brian

VERIFIED   NEW  September 30, 2020
We had such a fun trip with Capt Brian!!!!!! We caught about a dozen keepers!!!!! Would definitely recommend 👍
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