Rod Bender Fishing Charters invites you to join Captain Anthony Menichino for a fishing adventure in the waters of St Augustine, Florida. He is more than happy to accommodate children and provide hands-on training to those less experienced in the hobby.

His boat is a 24’ Cobia that’s powered by a single 300 HP Yamaha engine. This vessel is one of the most comfortable riding boats out there, as you’ll soon find out. Not only that, but it comes equipped with radar, sonar, outriggers and everything else you need for a productive day on the water.

Capt. Anthony will take you to the areas that produce the most action. Those will usually include wrecks, reefs and the natural bottom. Of course, the most important factor will be what you’d like to catch on your trip.

If you plan on going nearshore, expect to encounter Flounder, Whiting, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper and other fun species. In the deeper offshore waters, you can look forward to varieties of Snapper, Grouper, Jacks, Kingfish, Cobia, Wahoo, Mahi and some Tuna.

Capt. Anthony is very happy to accommodate you by filleting your catch and bagging it up with ice. All you need to bring is hats, sunglasses, sun lotion, along with some food and drinks. He works hard to put you on the fish, and there’s plenty of fish in the sea out here!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $575
    This trip will have you going after Flounder, Whiting, Redfish, Trout and lots of other cooperating fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $575
    This fast-paced inshore trip will pit you against Whiting, Redfish, Flounder Trout and other fish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    A longer stay inshore ensures you'll have time to go after a wide variety of species. These include Flounder, Redfish, Trout, Whiting, Jacks, Mangrove Snapper, Ladyfish, Bluefish, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    Some of the species you'll target on this trip include Red Snapper (when in season), Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Cobia, and more. The weather will determine how far you can go out.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $995
    This deep sea fishing trip provides a variety of species for you to go after, from Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, to various types of Snapper, Grouper, and an occasional Wahoo.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,250
    More time spent on the water means higher quantity and size of fish! You'll be targeting all sorts of Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Cobia, Wahoo, and Barracuda. This trip will almost always produce keeper fish.
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About the Captain

Anthony Menichino
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
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6 Fishing Reports
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46 Customer Reviews
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Member since June 2018
Captain Anthony Menichino has been fishing pretty much his whole life. Having fished St. Augustine for almost 20 years now, he's very knowledgeable about the fishery and what it offers. He likes his fishing to be action-packed and will do his best to show his guests just how exciting fishing here can get.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Lane) Lane Snapper

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Cobia (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Levi L.
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Half Day Trip with Capt. Anthony

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on July 15, 2021
This was our first trip in a small chartered boat. Capt. Anthony knew this and we discussed the details of our trip the days...
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Bennettsville, SC
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Great trip for the kids

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on July 28, 2021
Couldn’t recommend this duo more! They were knowledgeable and super friendly. We brought our two younger boys, who were brimming...
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Full day trip with Capt Anthony

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on July 20, 2021
My daughter and I go deep sea fishing every time we vacation at the beach, and this year was no exception. Captain Anthony...
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Day trip with Captain Anthony

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on June 15, 2021
Would recommend Rod Bender Fishing Charters to anyone looking for a great time on the water. Captain Anthony is very knowledgeable...
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Frederick P.
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In Shore, 4 hours. Perfect for kids.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on July 28, 2021
We had a wonderful time. I took my kids (11), nephew (10), and father in law (21+) fishing with Captain Anthony. Captain and...
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FAQs about Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC

Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $575 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $995 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,250 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Extended Full Day Trip – Offshore (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private head.)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Pe)
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Whiting