Went fishing with Captain Brian on Tue and Wed with my oldest son. We each caught our first Bonnet Head sharks on both days, many trout, snook, and lady fish . My son actually caught a redfish for his indoor slam. Captain Brian, even in some very windy conditions found the currents and put us on many, many fish. We would highly recommend Captain Brian.
Trip taken January 24, 2023
September 17, 2022
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.
Trip taken September 17, 2022
September 15, 2022
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
Trip taken September 13, 2022
September 12, 2022
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!
Trip taken September 3, 2022
July 17, 2022
Captain Brian put us on the fish from the time we started and kept us reeling them in all day. We caught a ton of fish, many different species. If you want to catch fish I suggest you book a trip with Captain Brian. My brother and I have gone on a few fishing trips, but this one was the best by far. We had a blast. Even with the hot temps Captain Brian put us on fish. We will definitely book another trip with him.
April 30, 2022
Fishing with Captain Brian was the highlight of our trip! We caught a variety of fish species, including a shark! He was extremely knowledgeable and a ton of fun. If you live in the area or are just visiting, this fishing trip is a must!
March 28, 2022
Great captain! Awesome experience! Recommend for all! Came form WI. great time!!
March 23, 2022
Great people to do business with! I’d recommend them for fishing charters year round!
December 21, 2021
We had the best experience! Brian is very hands on and truly makes your experience enjoyable!!! I would recommend him over and over again.
October 3, 2021
Huge shout out to CAPT Brian and Junior CAPT Carl for volunteering their time and boat for yesterday’s third annual Vetslam fishing tournament. They put us on fish and provided a great five hours of fishing. Will be booking again in the near future.
August 1, 2021
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!
July 20, 2021
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!
July 11, 2021
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.
April 8, 2021
easy to talk to, He was able to engage even the teenagers in our group/ could not have asked for a better time. learned so much about fishing and reeling. thank you Captain Brian
JoyLynn Buchner Streeter
April 4, 2021
Always such a great time! Weather was cold and windy but he made sure he took care of us and we all caught fish! Only place I recommend! Never a disappointment, always makes it a fun time for everyone! Can’t wait until next year!
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Optimus Fishing Charters Customer Reviews are provided by our guests. We focus on providing our Tampa Fishing Charter guests the very best experience. Our Fishing reviews are from trips in Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay, Ruskin, St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, Clearwater, Apollo Beach, Bradenton, Skyway Fishing Pier, Skyway Bridge, Manatee River, Terra Ceia Bay, Fort De Soto, Old Tampa Bay.