Meet Captain Brian Lemelin

Brian Lemelin

Tampa Captain Brian Lemelin

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.

Guide Expertise

Master GuideTechnical FishingFly FishingDeep Sea FishingDrift FishingGood with Large GroupsGood with New AnglersGood with FamiliesGood with KidsNature / Wildlife ViewsSaltwater FishingLive Bait

Guide Gear

CameraFliesFly BoxFly LinesInsect RepellantLeader TippetLive BaitLuresMedical SuppliesReelsRodsSunscreen

Optimus Fishing Charters Boats

Optimus Prime

Capacity: 6 Guests

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Optimus Prime 2

Optimus Prime 2

Capacity: 6 Guests

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