Our most popular trips are our three-quarter and full day fishing trips. These trips typically leave early in the early morning and get back after noon on a 6 hour trip and late afternoon on a full day. Half days are 4 hours, Three-quarter days are 6 hours and full days are 8 hours.
We can usually offer a variety of fishing trips, mostly fishing the Tampa Bay area. We will fish the beaches at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, or the back country bays and expansive flats from our fully equipped, custom rigged 16 foot, Silver King flats boat. As tarpon season approaches, we will extend our range to the award winning, white, sandy beaches of St. Petersburg south to Sarasota and Boca Grande, to sight cast to giant tarpon, known as the "Silver King".
On our trips we'll see Manatees, Porpoise, Ospreys, Roseate Spoonbill, Brown and White Pelicans, Blue Heron, Magnificent Frigatebirds and other native wildlife in their unique habitat.
What You Need To Bring
- Camera and film
- Polarized Sunglasses
- Deck Shoes or Tennis Shoes
- Sun Screen Lotion
How To Book A Trip
We furnish the boat for one or two people. One or two people per boat is the best way to truly enjoy your fishing experience. If you have a larger party, we will call on additional licensed guides and boats to meet your needs. Call and provide the information concerning your dates and the number in your group, and we'll handle the rest! You "worry" about fishing ! Call now 727-343-1957 or email us at Russ@captruss.com. Check out our Accommodations page.
Tampa Bay is Florida's largest open-water estuary stretching 398 square miles at high tide. Estuaries like Tampa Bay, are where rivers meet the sea, dynamic systems where waters are variably saltier and fresher. They constitute some of the most productive habitats in nature. Often called "the cradle of the ocean," estuaries support one of the world's most productive natural systems. They protect more than 70 percent of all fish, shellfish, and crustaceans in their critical stages of development.
Wildlife abounds along the shores of Tampa Bay. As many as 50,000 pairs of birds - from the familiar brown pelican to the roseate spoonbill nest in Tampa Bay every year. Others, including sandpipers and white pelicans, are seasonal visitors.