Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC

(11) In demand!

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
    Extended Full Day Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    10 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $575
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $475
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip will have you going after Flounder, Whiting, Redfish, Trout and lots of other cooperating fish. Children from 6 to 12 years old fish at no charge. Limited to 2 children per trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $475
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This fast-paced inshore trip will pit you against Whiting, Redfish, Flounder Trout and other fish. Kids from 6 to 12 years old go at no charge. Limited to 2 children per trip.
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About the Captain

Anthony Menichino
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
6 Reports
ID & License verified
11 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder

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

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion)
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
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

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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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eight hour deep sea with captain Anthony
Great trip!!!
Great trip!!!
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Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Lindsey C.
Carrollton, Georgia
 5.00
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Eight hour deep sea with captain Anthony

NEW  June 26, 2019
Captain Anthony was the best we could have hoped for. He was very attentive to my families’ fishing experience, He was...
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Leann P.
Longwood, Florida
 5.00
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Great trip!!!

March 31, 2019
Anthony and his crew really went out of their way to make sure we had a great fishing trip.  My husband and son had an...
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Bernard B.
Clermont, Florida
 5.00
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Half day shore fishing with captain Antony

VERIFIED   August 12, 2018
An amazing day with an incredibly experienced and knowledgable captain. In 4 hours our group managed to reel in well over 50...
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Donna H.
Hickory, NC
 5.00
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Great experience

February 27, 2019
Anthony is so enthusiastic about his job and makes it his mission to give you the best day possible in the water. You won’t...
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Jack D.
Saint Augustine, Florida
 5.00
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Half day with Anthony

March 7, 2019
Great day on the water. Anthony tried lots of areas and finally got us into them. It was great
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