Florida Inshore Fishing Charters

Florida Inshore Fishing Charters and Captain Keith Benson invite you to join them in Hernando Beach and explore the beautiful West Coast of Florida. Check what’s biting in the backcountry waters and enjoy great fishing spots close to the shore. You can also go scalloping with your friends and family. Or use this time to just sit back, relax, and take in all the beauty.

Capt. Keith welcomes you aboard his 23’ Shoalwater bay boat. She’s powered by a single 200 HP Suzuki engine and can drift in 5 inches of water. The boat can accommodate up to 4 anglers to fish in comfort. She has a tower for sight fishing, and also a power pole to keep you in the most productive spots.

On your day out, you will target a variety of fish species that are available in this area year round. Capt. Keith will take you to the mangroves and grass flats for Redfish, Snook, Grouper, Cobia, and Spotted Seatrout, to name a few.

If you would like to try something different, Florida Inshore Fishing Charters has something special for you -– scalloping trips! The season is open from the beginning of July until late September. These trips are a popular activity for the whole family. Don’t forget to bring your kids with you, as they enjoy them the most!

Your fishing trip includes all the necessary fishing licenses, rods, reels, tackle, water, lures, and bait. After the trip, all the catch you decide to keep will be cleaned for you. You can bring your own snacks and drinks, but most importantly, you need to bring a friendly attitude. Start your trip here!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $625
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Pack your lunch and relax in between bites. Have fun with your colleagues, friends, and family aboard a spacious boat. Your main targets will be Snook, Redfish, and Trout.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fish backcountry or the beautiful waters close to shore for a variety of species. Get your hands on Snook, Snapper, Trout, Redfish, and many other species. Bring your food and drinks with you.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $425
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    On this trip you will mostly target Snook, Redfish, Trout, Cobia, and any other fish that is available in the season. We will mostly be using light tackle. All fishing equipment is provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 30
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Snorkeling for scallops has never been more fun! Your snorkeling gear is provided, so you don't need to bring anything. This trip is usually limited to 4 hours. Note that the season is limited to July–Sept. There is an additional charge for cleaning scallops at the dock.

About the Captain

Keith Benson
Hernando Beach, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
6 Customer Reviews
Member since October 2017
Captain Keith Benson is a Florida native. He knows the Tampa Bay/Clearwater/Tarpon Springs area like the back of his hand. Keith’s fishing repertoire includes every body of water in Southwest Florida. Capt. Keith specializes in sight fishing and enjoys teaching his clients and friends how to battle the mighty Boca Grande Tarpon.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish
Scallop Scallop
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Shoalwater (Bay boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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