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Optimus Fishing Charters

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Ruskin FL

Brian Lemelin, Captain at Optimus Fishing Charters

Capt. Brian is originally from Lake Luzerne, NY in the great Adirondack Mountains, where his passion for the outdoors started. While serving in the US Air Force, he had the opportunity to fish and hunt in various locations around the world. He moved to the Tampa Bay area 27 years ago and fell in love with the great fishing opportunities the bay and gulf waters provided. He honed his skills as a charter captain by fishing and first mating for many of the best Captains in Tampa Bay.


Capt. Brian has won and placed in numerous fishing tournaments in Tampa, Florida. He also gives back to the community as a sponsor, participant and volunteer. These include the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Wounded Warriors in Action, Veterans in Action, Martha Mary’s House for Abused Women, to name a few.


Capt. Brian specializes in inshore fishing targeting Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Cobia, Mackerel, Sharks, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, Grouper and various other species throughout Tampa Bay.


Capt. Brian is also the owner of South Shore Watersports (SSWS). Located at the beautiful Little Harbor Resort in Ruskin, Fl. SSWS provides all your watersport needs with Jetski, kayak and paddleboard rentals. Jetski tours, cruises, tubing, and bike rentals are also available.

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Fishing Charters Tampa Bay | 4 To 6 Hour Charter Trip

Tampa Bay

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Optimus Prime 224' Kencraft Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Bluefish Cobia King Mackerel Redfish Sea Trout Sheepshead Spanish Mackerel Tripletail

Join Captain Brian for an exciting fishing adventure in Tampa Bay! Explore the inshore and coastal waters on half-day, three-quarter-day, or full-day charters, venturing up to 10 miles off the coast. Target a variety of species including Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Sheepshead, Tripletail, Redfish, Trout, Sharks, Bluefish, and more. Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to fishing, Captain Brian will provide expert guidance to make your day on the water memorable. Rates are for 2 people, with each additional person at $50 each. Book your charter now for an unforgettable fishing experience!

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Optimus Fishing Charters Fishing Charters Tampa Bay | 4 To 6 Hour Charter Trip  fishing Inshore

Fishing Charters Tampa Bay | 4 To 6 Hour Charter Trip

Tampa Bay

Inshore

Private Boat Experience

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Optimus Fishing Charters Tampa Bay Charter Fishing | 8 Hour Charter Trip  fishing Inshore

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Tampa Bay Charter Fishing | 8 Hour Charter Trip

Tampa Bay

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Optimus Prime 224' Kencraft Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Bluefish Cobia King Mackerel Spanish Mackerel Tripletail

Embark on an unforgettable 8-hour fishing expedition in the stunning waters of Tampa Bay! Led by experienced Captain Brian, this full-day adventure offers the perfect blend of excitement and relaxation. Cruise out to 10 miles off the coast in search of a variety of prized catches, including Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Sheepshead, Tripletail, Redfish, Trout, Sharks, Bluefish, and more. With top-notch fishing gear and expert guidance provided, anglers of all levels can enjoy a thrilling day on the water. Don't miss this opportunity to create lasting memories and reel in some impressive catches!

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Tampa Bay Charter Fishing | 8 Hour Charter Trip

Tampa Bay

Inshore

Private Boat Experience

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July 23, 2024

Our family just did the sunset cruise a few days ago! This was the highlight of our trip! Capt. Brian is super knowledgeable about the area, had us jamming the entire time, and even though it was late in the day, he was able to take us to the open waters where we saw a few dolphins! I highly recommend this charter!

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July 23, 2024

The sunset cruise was amazing! The bay was so beautiful and Captain Brian was very knowledgeable about the history and wildlife. He was friendly and fun and the boat was clean and very comfortable. Highly recommend this for anyone wanting some time to relax on a nice boat ride.

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July 23, 2024

Had the honor of meeting Captain Brian. Great guy and great boat captain. I will not use any other fishing charter while in Tampa. Highly recommend!

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MelissaRyder

July 23, 2024

I did alot of research to find a good fishing charter as a gift for my husband and Optimus did not disappoint! Brian and Zach did whatever it took to have us catching a variety of fish! We caught 20+ and when we were done, Brian fileted the ones we kept right at the dock and packed them for us to carry to a local restaurant for us to have them cooked. We took Brian's recommendations for how to have them prepared and our dinner was awesome! Brian and Zach were friendly, extremely knowledgeable, safe and patient with us throughout our trip. We really couldn't be happier with our day! I'm so glad we went with them and can't wait to travel from Tennessee to do it again!

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RonBlue

July 23, 2024

Captain Brian Lemelin was excellent at providing the best fishing experience in the area. Excellent services, Excellent fishing, and an Excellent boating team (Zack) was outstanding. This was truly an outstanding fishing trip. Thank you, Captain Brian Lemelin

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GAYTHONSMITH

July 23, 2024

Captain Brian and his 1st mate was outstanding!!! We set sail on time, pick up some bait on the way to one of the fishing spots... once we got to the spot it was on and popping... I highly recommend Captain Brian for your fishing excursion.

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