Welcome to Instinct Fishing Co.!

Instinct Fishing Co is a light tackle inshore fishing guide service, providing charter fishing trips with accommodations for up to four (4) anglers in Tampa Bay, Florida and it's surrounding tributaries. Every trip is tailored to the needs and expectations each client and ran by owner/operator Captain Travis Yaeckel.

Depending on the time of year, tide, moon, and weather conditions, you will target a variety of different inshore/nearshore species while enjoying beautiful Tampa Bay! Some of these include:
Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, and Sharks! Reservations for 4, 6, and 8 hour trips are available. Night fishing is also available by special request. Click on the GoFishing! tab or call 813-830-FISH for specific details and pricing.

Professional Credentials


U.S.C.G. Licensed & Insured Capt. Travis carries a valid O.U.P.V. 6-Pack license issued by the United States Coast Guard. In addition, he is commercially insured with appropriate coverage for the applicable activities and risks involved in the charter fishing industry.


Florida Wildlife Charter Fishing License Each year, a commercial/charter fishing license for up to 4 anglers is purchased. While fishing for hire, clients will not need any additional licenses to comply with state and local regulations.


FULL TIME Fishing Guide Capt. Travis is a Full-Time fishing guide and an active member of the Florida Guides Association. FGA is one of the largest professional organizations in the state with over 900 members. In order to be a guide member, one must have a valid captains license and active charter insurance policy - verified each year.

Local Business & Community


South Shore Chamber of Commerce Instinct Fishing Co.LLC is a member of the local chamber of commerce and has an active role in supporting small business development and networking.


Hillsborough County Capt. Travis is an active volunteer in the local community and donates a number of hours each year at local parks giving fishing seminars at summer youth camps and charity events .



NOAA Weather Conditions

Ruskin, Fl

Last Updated on Feb 10 2016, 12:58 pm EST

Current Conditions: Fair


Temp: 59°F

Wind: North at 12mph

Humidity: 44%

Windchill: 57°F

Your 5-Day Forecast at a Glance