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Tampa Bay Fishing Charter
Captain Frankie Bird

Fishing Charter Tampa Bay

Captain Frankie Bird is a US Coast Guard certified Captain & a Tampa Bay native who has been fishing these waters his whole life. Locals know him as a top Tampa Bay Fishing Charter. Specializing in trips out of Ruskin, Florida and Little Harbor. Join us as we fish the beautiful Tampa Bay waters and let us show you the thrill of bite on the rod. During our trips we will be sure to cover every nook and cranny of these productive waters. Specializing in snook, redfish, trout, mangrove snapper, sheepshead, tarpon and anything else that swims. We are Family friendly, fur baby friendly and kid friendly. I hope to pass on my passion, experience and skills to each and every customer – no matter their age.

– Frankie Bird

Captain Frankie Bird

Captain Frankie Bird is a US Coast Guard certified Captain & a Tampa Bay native who has been fishing these waters his whole life. Locals know him as a top Tampa Bay Fishing Charter. Specializing in trips out of Ruskin, Florida and Little Harbor. Join us as we fish the beautiful Tampa Bay waters and let us show you the thrill of bite on the rod. During our trips we will be sure to cover every nook and cranny of these productive waters. Specializing in snook, redfish, trout, mangrove snapper, sheepshead, tarpon and anything else that swims. We are Family friendly, fur baby friendly and kid friendly. I hope to pass on my passion, experience and skills to each and every customer – no matter their age.

– Frankie Bird

Fishing Charter Tampa Bay

Are you ready for the trip of a lifetime?! Our Tampa Bay fishing charter fills up fast!

Spots are limited. Hurry and Book Now! Most trips depart from Little Harbor, Ruskin, Florida.

TARGET SPECIES

Spotted Sea Trout Tampa Bay Fishing Charters

Spotted Sea Trout

Spotted sea trout can be found in numerous places, all the way from the flats to back deep in the mangroves. Is a fast, fighting fish that will bite most anything.

Tampa Bay Redfish Fishing Charter

Redfish

Redfish are ravenous feeders that will take live bait – fish, crabs, and shrimp, and also dead or cut baits from some sources

Spanish Mackerel Fishing Charter Ruskin Florida

Spanish Mackerel

Spanish Mackerel are not picky eaters – they will eat just about anything. You will often catch many on a slice of cut squid belly, frozen chunk bait, or strip bait from previously frozen bait.

Snook Fishing Charter Tampa Bay Florida

Snook

Snook are the celebrity of the ocean. They have tremendous fighting style ability and their ambush-style attacks will definitely get your heart racing.

Tarpon

Some of the most fun you will have.  Tarpon will take dead baits, such as a Mullet head or half Mullet, fished patiently on bottom. For trolling or surfcasting with heavier gear, large jigs, spoons and lipped plugs get the call.

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Black Drum

A versatile cousin to the red drum, black drum fishes are caught inshore in bays and lagoons and offshore in Florida waters along the coastline.

Cobia

The cobia is a species of carangiform marine fish, the only representative of the genus Rachycentron and the family Rachycentridae. Other common names include black kingfish, black salmon, ling, lemonfish, crabeater, prodigal son and black bonito.

Mangrove Snapper

The mangrove snapper or gray snapper is a species of snapper native to the western Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts to Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean Sea. The species can be found in a wide variety of habitats, including brackish and fresh waters.

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Manatee

The manatee is a large marine mammal with an egg-shaped head, flippers and a flat tail. Manatees are also known as sea cows. This name is apt, due to their large stature; slow, lolling nature; and propensity to be eaten by other animals.

Tampa Bay Dolphin Tour

Dolphin

While you don’t want to catch a dolphin, these playful creatures will come right up to your spot.  They love to show off, jump out of the water, splash and once in a while, even take your catch right off your hook.

Charters and Services

We offer multiple types of charters and cruises. Check out our selection of services and book quickly! Spots filled up fast on our Tampa Bay fishing charter

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OUR LATEST CATCHES!

Our clients always go home happy! You can see it in their faces. Book now for the trip of a lifetime!

We believe our work speaks for itself. We are a top Tampa Bay Fishing Charter!

I strive to put smiles on people's faces. If you have a great time then I'm happy.

Captain Frankie Bird

PAYMENT OPTIONS

What Is Your Cancellation Policy?

Our preparation for your trip begins several days prior and includes rigging tackle, fueling, and netting bait, which is why we ask for at least 2 days cancellation notice, inclement weather being the exception.

In the event you need to cancel your charter, our policy is:
•If you cancel more than 48 hours out, you will receive your entire deposit refunded or trip rescheduled.
•If you cancel within 24-48 hours, you will get back 50% of your deposit.
•If you cancel within 24 hours or are a No-Show, you will forfeit your deposit.

If for some reason the Captain must cancel or there is inclement weather, we will work with you to reschedule or provide a full refund of deposit.