Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC

31 reviews
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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $950
    price breakdown
    $950
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    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
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    This fast-paced inshore trip will pit you against Whiting, Redfish, Flounder Trout and other fish.
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About the Captain

Anthony Menichino
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
31 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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) Grouper (Black)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)

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

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
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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4.98
out of 5 stars from 31 reviews
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September fishing trip
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Great 1\/2 day trip with the captain for my Wife\u2019s Bitthday
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Brian T.
Ocala, FL
 5.00
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Great 1/2 day trip with the captain for my Wife’s Bitthday

VERIFIED   NEW  August 29, 2020
I’m big in reading reviews prior to booking any excursions - so I did just that prior to booking this trip with Rob Brender....
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Dan S.
West Columbia, South Carolina
 5.00
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Full Day with my daughters

May 11, 2020
Booked and took this trip and had an amazing time.  Fishing was good, but having fun with my kids was awesome. ...
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Mina K.
Palm Coast, Florida
 5.00
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Great Day!!!

May 2, 2020
Met Captain Anthony around a year ago, it was on a couple trip for a friends birthday. I’ve been friends with him ever since....
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Harvey V.
Orlando, Florida
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September fishing trip

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Mark A.
Saint AUG BEACH, FL
 5.00
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   July 18, 2020
Capt Anthony is very professional and knows where the fish are! He is easy going and fun. You will not be disappointed with...
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