The Fishing Experience

The following videos and images are testimonials from our customers. You will notice that we have many returning customers that become longtime friends! We look forward to having you on the boat with us real soon !


Malcolm & Sandra Bryson - Toronto, Ontario


The best way to describe the fishing experience with Jon and Russ is....You will have the best opportunity to catch a big fish like a Tarpon, Permit, Shark, Redfish, Seatrout or Snook just like we see on the fishing TV shows. As you cruise from spot to spot your likely to see Dolphins, Manatees and a wide variety of birds also enjoying the Gulf of Mexico. The best part of all of this is that by the end of charter it feels like you have been fishing with a longtime friend !

Malcolm Bryson



Mike Goldsworthy and Casey O'Connell - Fenton, Michigan


Another great trip with Capt. Russ Schnering of bradentonfishing.com. We hooked a couple of tarpon at the Skyway, caught snook, trout and redfish on the flats and then this 250 plus pound Goliath Grouper out at a reef. It ate a chunk of barracuda we caught while trolling. Used a Penn 12/0 backed with 100 lb main line with a 300 lb mono leader. Took approximately 15 minutes to land. !

Mike Goldsworthy



Mandy - With Captain Jon Schnering


Fishing with Captain Russ and Captain Jon is always a unforgettable experience. Even when the fishing is slow it's never due to a lack of effort. The experience and knowledge as well as professionalism makes for an amazing fishing experience.

Mandy Thurber





Brian Craver - Atlanta, Georgia


I have been fishing with Captain Russ for years. His knowledge of southwest Florida waters is unsurpassed. Not only can he put you on fish when the conditions are perfect, but he knows how to find the fish when the other guys can't. Russ is the most professional guide I have ever worked with and he is always a pleasure to spend the day with. Thanks Captain Russ!

Brian Craver





Jason Crawford - Richmond Hill, Ontario


Hi Russ, What an amazing day we had with you on Tampa Bay. I wish to thank you and we appreciate how hard you worked for us. We must of caught between the three of us at least 60 fish that included grouper, Snook, Jacks, Red Fish, Sea Trout and of course my first Tarpon as you can view on the video I provided. A day on the water sure doesn't get better than this. We Look forward to doing it again soon.

Jason Crawford







Bradenton Fishing Charters - Bradenton, Florida


While fishing with clients 45 miles off the coast of Anna Maria Island this Great White Shark approached and circled our boat. Our GoPro camera captured some great underwater footage of this rare sighting. This story was featured on Tampa's ABC Action News broadcast and includes an interview with Capt. Russ Schnering

Capt. Russ Schnering