Optimus Fishing Charters LLC

Capt. Brian Lemelin Ruskin, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

Capt. Brian Lemelin, Optimus Fishing Charters, specializes in inshore fishing targeting Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Cobia, Kingfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, Mackerel, Shark and other inshore species throughout Tampa Bay. Capt. Brian is a full time USCG and Florida Wildlife Conservation registered Guide that is fully licensed and insured.

Fishing out of a 23′ Nautic Star 231 Coastal, with dual live wells, casting platforms, T Top for shade, coolers with ice and water and seating for 6, allows for a comfortable day on the water. Optimus Fishing Charters is 5 Star rated.

Optimus Fishing Charters is located at Hooks Waterfront Grill and Events Center, Little Harbor Resort, in Ruskin, Fl. Booking with Optimus Fishing Charters gives you and your guest access to our waterfront restaurant, two decks, and swimming pool. Renown for our famous “Hook and Cook”, you catch them, we fillet and cook them, you enjoy eating them.

**Offshore charters available aboard our private 26′, twin engine, Cape Horn, fishing machine.

Trips include fishing licenses for all anglers, top gear, bait, lures, and tackle. You’ll want to make sure you wear a hat and have sunscreen (no spray please) and wear appropriate clothing. You can also bring snacks and drinks with you!

Optimus Fishing Charters is the best inshore Tampa Bay fishing charter around… and Captain Brian has earned the reputation as the hardest working Captain in the area. He’s won and placed in many Tampa fishing tournaments; and gives back to the community as a sponsor or volunteer for Wounded Warriors in Action, Martha Mary’s House for Abused Women, Pediatric Cancer Foundation, and many more.

Fishing Tampa Bay is an incredible experience for any group. Whether you’re here on family vacation, celebrating a birthday or wedding, or looking for a corporate outing – a day on the water is always a blast! Let Captain Brian and Optimus Fishing Charters guide you to where the fish are and show you a technique or two to get reel them in! New and experienced anglers alike are welcome aboard! Book today and let’s go fishing!

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  Launch Location

807 Bahia Del Sol Drive, Ruskin

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Trips start at $400

4 Trips

1-6 guests

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2015 23' Center Console

200 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

HALF DAY TRIP (AM)

Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 11:00am (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

We'll head to the south shore waters of the Tampa Bay targeting Cobia, Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Flounder. 

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private

HALF DAY TRIP (PM)

Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

If you're not an early riser this trip is perfect for you! You'll fish for many species including, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, and Sharks through many different fishing techniques such as drift fishing, spinning, and other techniques.

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private

3/4 DAY TRIP

Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 1:00pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

We'll fish for Snook, Cobia, Redfish, and other species through bottom fishing, light tackle, and spinning.

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private

FULL DAY TRIP

Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

this trip will take you inshore fishing the coastal waters of the Tampa Bay targeting Bluefish, Trout, and Sharks. 

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Fish Species

Bluefish
Cobia
Flounder
Mangrove Snapper
Redfish
Sharks
Sheepshead
Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Casting Platform
  • Livewell

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Price Includes

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

Fishing Location

  • Flats
  • Inshore
  • Offshore

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Brian Lemelin

Boat Type

Center Console

Boat Length

23

Year Built

2015

Engine Manufacturer

Yamaha 200 HP

Number of Engines

1

Engine Horsepower

200 HP