Brian Lemelin

Meet Captain Brian Lemelin

Meet Your Tampa Bay Fishing Charter captain and His Boat

About 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 is also the owner of South Shore Watersports (SSWS). Located at the beautiful Little Harbor Resort in Ruskin, Fl. SSWS provides all your water sport needs with Jetski, kayak and paddleboard rentals. Jetski tours, cruises, tubing, and bike rentals are also available. When you are finished fishing for the day, rent a kayak or jetski and explore the Florida mangroves even more!


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. Shark Fishing is very popular as well as snook fishign in Florida, redfish fishing, and Tarpon season in Florida!

Most Suitable Guests:

Whether you’re an experienced angler looking for a great fishing experience or a beginner looking to learn more about fishing, Capt. Brian will make sure your fishing charter is a success. He has the skills and knowledge necessary to accommodate any level of angler. He can also provide jetski, kayak, and paddleboard rentals and tours, allowing you to explore the Florida mangroves even more!

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Expertise & Attributes

7 Years of Experience

Fishing Attributes

Master Guide
Technical Fishing
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing
Drift Fishing
Good with Large Groups
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids
Nature / Wildlife Views
Saltwater Fishing
Live Bait

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Fly Box
Fly Lines
Insect Repellant
Leader Tippet
Live Bait
Medical Supplies

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