WELCOME TO BRADENTON FISHING CHARTERS
USCG Licensed and Insured
Our charter service is a family business, and our goal is to make your experience unforgettable ! We offer inshore and nearshore trips targeting snook, trout, tarpon, redfish, kingfish, shark, grouper, snapper and many other species found in the Tampa Bay area. Please browse through our photo gallery and you will see some of our happy customers. During your charter you may also have opportunities to see dolphins, sea turtles, pelicans, manatees and a wide variety of birds in their natural habitat.
MEET OUR FISHING CHARTER CAPTAINS
Captain Russ and his son, Captain Jon, were raised in and reside in Bradenton, Florida. With over forty years combined experience fishing the local waters, their ability to locate and catch fish is impressive.
Knowledgeable, professional, pleasant personalities and well respected, Captain Russ and Captain Jon will ensure your enjoyment is their number one priority. All anglers, all ages, from novice to expert, can expect a memorable day on the water.
Captain Jon Schnering
I was born in Hawaii, and Manatee County has been my primary residence since I was a year old. I grew up fishing the local waters and competed in several tournaments, winning a few of them. I worked as my father's first mate through high school and then spent four years in the US Marine Corps. I was able to fish off the coast of North Carolina while stationed at Camp Lejeune and obtained my US Coast Guard Captain's License before leaving the military. Taking people fishing is my passion, and I appreciate the opportunity every time I see my customers' smiling faces as they reel in the big boys!
Captain Russ Schnering
Although I was born in Chicago, Illinois, Manatee County has been my primary residence since before my first birthday. I served six years in the US Marine Corps, where I was given the opportunity to fish in locations such as the Gulf of Honduras, the Persian Gulf and off the Island of Oahu. In the year 2000, after returning from the military, I received my US Coast Guard Captain's License and started running fishing charters. I have participated in many tournaments with several top ten finishes and one first place in a local Redfish tournament. I started fishing the waters around Tampa Bay in the early seventies with my late father. It was his love for fishing that made me realize it was an occupation that I wanted to pursue from an early age.