Bait House Charters

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Bait House Charters is a fishing charter based in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Join Captain Brad and travel up to 100 miles out to explore one of the best bottom fishing locations around. He will make sure to provide you with a tailored experience, regardless of whether you are a veteran angler or just getting your feet wet. If you prefer fly fishing, Captain Brad will be able to accommodate your needs.

How far you go out will vary depending on what you want to catch and how long you want to stay. Some of the fish species you can expect to encounter are Groupers, Snappers, Amberjack, Kingfish, as well as other pelagic species. Captain Brad also specializes in catching Hogfish, one of the most delicious fish out there. There is also a shark fishing package for any who would like to try their hand at hunting for Hammerheads, Bull Sharks, and others.

His boat is a 33’ Dusky center console boat. It is powered by twin 300 HP Suzuki engines and can develop a speed of up to 38 knots. The boat is equipped with all the necessary USCG equipment and navigational equipment such as GPS and a fishfinder device. It also has two large coolers to store caught fish as well as any drinks you might decide to bring. This is a very versatile boat that can handle any sort of offshore trip, as well as get you to the action quickly.

Captain Brad will provide you with all the necessary gear and bait, and the first mate will clean and fillet any catch caught once you’re back onshore. Gratuity for the first mate of around 15-20% is expected and appreciated. Make sure to bring polarised sunglasses as well as any drinks or snacks if you like.



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  • Private trip
    Extended Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    up to 6 persons
    A full day just doesn't cut it? Captain Brad's got you covered. Depending on your wants and needs, you can either go further out or simply spend more time fishing. You will be fishing for Snappers, Groupers, Mahi Mahi, Amberjacks,Red snapper, in season and other species. Fishing licenses are included but don't forget to bring a pair of polarised sunglasses.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    Those wanting to spend a day out on the water should look no further. This trip will take you 20-50 miles out to hopefully catch some Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Groupers, Snappers, Grunts, Sharks, Hogfish, and other species besides. Captain Brad will provide all the necessary licenses and gear so you can fish in peace.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    This trip includes offshore fishing some 20-30 miles out, so expect to encounter Sharks, Hogfish, Mahi Mahi, Amberjacks, Groupers, Snappers, and other species. Bait, tackle, and gear are included, so don't forget your polarized sunglasses.
  • Private trip
    Goliath Grouper Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    If you've ever wanted to go after one of those huge Goliath Groupers, this trip provides you with the best opportunity to do so. Captain Brad will do his best to set you on the right path, so the only thing left for you to do is to is to bring your sunglasses and it's game on.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    Depending on the time of year, this trip targets different shark types, including Hammerheads, Black Tips, Bull Sharks, and Tiger Sharks. Gear and fishing licenses are included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    Get up early and go out for Grouper, Snapper, Grunts, Sharks, Hogfish and other species. You will set out from the Bait House on Clearwater Beach, and the restaurant there can cook your catch on your way back.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 9 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is for offshore fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Grunts, Sharks, Hogfish and other species. You will depart from the Bait House on Clearwater Beach, and the restaurant can cook your catch when you return.
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About the Captain

Brad Dunn
Clearwater, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
71 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2015
With more than nine years of experience under his belt, Captain Brad is no stranger to the Florida fishing scene. He has no favorite fishing techniques and is proud to be a jack of all trades when it comes to catching fish. No matter what your preferred style is, he will be happy to share tips and pointers acquired during his time out on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

Hogfish Hogfish
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)

Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Boat Specs

Dusky (Center console) originally built in 2011. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.91
out of 5 stars from 71 reviews
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Half day trip with Captain Brad
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Steven P.
South Windsor, Connecticut
 5.00
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3/4 Day Trip

VERIFIED   February 19, 2020
We did a 6 hour trip with Capt Brad and Mikey, and it was an awesome trip.  The captain called the day before and based...
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Robert J. T.
Riverview, FL
 5.00
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Bait House Charters Great Time

VERIFIED   July 17, 2019
Brad and Jason were first class guides!! They were constantly putting us on the fish on our recent trip in Clearwater for vacation....
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Lori L.
San Juan
 5.00
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PHENOMENAL trip!

VERIFIED   March 13, 2020
By far the best charter I’ve been on! Extremely friendly and knowledgeable guys. Will definitely book again!
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Carter B.
Tampa, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   March 8, 2020
Great trip. Lots of fish. Crew was extremely helpful and friendly with kids. Definitely would go again.
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Christopher T.
Cuba, NY
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Half day trip with kids

VERIFIED   August 29, 2019
Hey! Fully recommend captain Brad and nick.  Great guys who kept us on the fish.  Captain Brad even took the grandpa...
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