Barefoot Fishing Charters

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Barefoot Fishing Charters invites you to join them for a fishing adventure on the mangroves, flats, docks, creeks, rivers and backwaters of Tampa Bay. You’ll spend the day inshore, nearshore or flats fishing for some of the numerous species that call this area home.

Captain Frankie Bird...

Barefoot Fishing Charters invites you to join them for a fishing adventure on the mangroves, flats, docks, creeks, rivers and backwaters of Tampa Bay. You’ll spend the day inshore, nearshore or flats fishing for some of the numerous species that call this area home.

Captain Frankie Bird is a USCG certified captain and Tampa area native who grew up fishing these very waters. He enjoys spending the day on the water sharing his knowledge with anglers of all ages and skill levels.

Captain Frankie proudly welcomes you aboard his 20ft Pro-Line Bay Boat, powered by a 150HP Yamaha vmax engine. This boat is equipped with all the navigational electronics and safety gear you need for an enjoyable day on the water. She also comes with a trolling motor that is used in the super shallow water in order to troll silently and not spook the fish. On board there is a livewell for bait along with an icebox for your catch.

Barefoot Fishing Charters offers a variety of trips to meet your Tampa Bay fishing adventure needs. If getting up early isn’t for you, they offer a sunset and a night fishing trip. Want to try something a little different? Try scalloping. During your Tampa Bay fishing trip Barefoot Fishing Charters you will be targeting species such as Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, and more. Captain Frankie uses a number of techniques to put you on the fish, including light tackle, spinning, popping, jigging and live bait.

Captain Frankie and Barefoot Fishing Charters will provide everything you need for a successful fishing trip. Your fishing license, along with all rods, reels, tackle, and an assortment of baits, depending on the season, are included. You can keep your catch and the captain will clean and fillet your fish for you, so make sure you bring a big cooler to take your fish home so you can enjoy your hard day’s work for dinner!

Ready to start making some lifelong memories? Join Captain Frankie and Barefoot Fishing Charters for a fishing adventure on beautiful Tampa Bay.

Popular Features:

  • Fishing License Included
  • Fish Cleaning Included
  • Children Welcome
  • Fishing Tackle Included
  • Fishing Trips with Barefoot Fishing Charters start at: $575.00

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  • Your Captain will provide:

    • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
    • Fishing License
    • Fresh or Live Bait
    • Rods Reels Terminal Tackle

    You’ll need to bring drinks (no glass bottles), snacks, weather appropriate clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.

  • Weather cancellations are at your Captain’s discretion, your safety is their number one priority! You will receive a refund for any weather cancellation, or you can choose to reschedule your trip for a different date.

  • 3340 W Shell Point Rd Ruskin, FL

    • Bluefish
    • Cobia
    • Jack Crevalle
    • Ladyfish
    • Redfish
    • Mangrove Snapper
    • Snook
    • Spotted Seatrout
    • Tarpon
    Your Captain will have you targeting the species biting most frequently on the days leading up to your trip!

Trips:

Half Day Trip (AM)

$675.00

Price includes up to 2 guests

+$50.00 per additional guest, max 4 guests

8:00am - 12:00pm EST (4 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 3 Days before the trip
Trip Details

This might not seem like enough time but don’t worry with this trip we’ll still have enough time to get out enjoy the sights and catch some fish.

Half Day Trip (Evening)

$675.00

Price includes up to 2 guests

+$50.00 per additional guest, max 4 guests

7:00pm - 11:00pm EST (4 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 3 Days before the trip
Trip Details

Night fishing around docks and mangroves. We'll fish for sharks and stingrays

Half Day Trip (PM)

$675.00

Price includes up to 2 guests

+$50.00 per additional guest, max 4 guests

2:00pm - 6:00pm EST (4 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 3 Days before the trip
Trip Details

This might not seem like enough time but don’t worry with this trip we’ll still have enough time to get out enjoy the sights and catch some fish.

3/4 Day Trip

$725.00

Price includes up to 2 guests

+$50.00 per additional guest, max 4 guests

8:00am - 2:00pm EST (6 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 3 Days before the trip
Trip Details

This trip will allow me to show you some of our back country spots where the big fish are. This trip will not be a disappointment for you and the family.

Full Day Trip

$850.00

Price includes up to 2 guests

+$50.00 per additional guest, max 4 guests

8:00am - 4:00pm EST (8 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 3 Days before the trip
Trip Details

GREAT DEAL!!!!! This trip will allow your group to have some fun. I love getting way back up in the mangroves, out on the towers, deep in the rivers so we can stalk the fish down and you can hopefully land that trophy.

Half Day Trip- Scalloping

$575.00

Offered 06/01/22 - 09/24/22

Price includes up to 2 guests

+$50.00 per additional guest, max 4 guests

8:00am - 12:00pm EST (4 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 3 Days before the trip
Trip Details

Now this trip is always a winner. You’re talking about 100% fun for all ages it’s like a day on the water finding treasures while you get to see lots of fish, corals, star fish and all kinds of sea life.

I’m excited just thinking about it.

Sunset

$600.00

Price includes up to 2 guests

+$50.00 per additional guest, max 4 guests

7:00pm - 9:00pm EST (2 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 7 Days before the trip
Trip Details

just a quick trip out to see our beautiful sunset and take in the sights.

Customer Reviews
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Frankie Byrd will put you on the fish!
Frankie Byrd in Ruskin, Florida will put you on the fish all day every day. If you want to enjoy a great day on the water slaying snook, redfish and specs you need to give Frankie a call. Your arms and back will get a workout every time. You won’t meet a nicer more professional guide than this gentleman. And, he has a lifetime of experience fishing the fertile backcountry bay waters of Tampa Bay and the mouth of the Little Manatee River. The bite is on right now. Their only concern is trying to pull the pole outta your hands!
Frankie Byrd in Ruskin, Florida will put you on the fish all day every day. If you want to enjoy a great day on the water slaying snook, redfish and specs you need to give Frankie a call. Your arms and back will get a workout every time. You won’t meet a nicer more professional guide than this gentleman. And, he has a lifetime of experience fishing the fertile backcountry bay waters of Tampa Bay and the mouth of the Little Manatee River. The bite is on right now. Their only concern is trying to pull the pole outta your hands!
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Half Day Trip (AM)
Perfect charter! Capt Brooks was very knowledgeable and took us to some great fishing spots. The kids caught fish immediately!! I will definetly be booking with Barefoot Charters again!!
Perfect charter! Capt Brooks was very knowledgeable and took us to some great fishing spots. The kids caught fish immediately!! I will definetly be booking with Barefoot Charters again!!
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Additional Features:

  • Saftey Equipment

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-aid Equipment
  • Cpr-trained Crew
  • Flares
  • Navigation

  • Gps
  • Fish Finder
  • Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fresh Or Live Bait
  • Rods Reels Terminal Tackle

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