Get Bent Sport Fishing

Get Bent Sport Fishing offers world-class fishing experiences off the coast of Tierra Verde. Captain Justin Hesenius and his crew are USCG licensed and their vessel is federally permitted to fish up to 65 miles from shore. They’re experts in a handful of techniques and they’ll work effortlessly to help you land that dream fish you’ve been thinking about all year!

From the backcountry to the open blue waters of the Gulf, Capt. Justin has got you covered. Whether you’re into shallow water drifting or deep sea trolling, he’s got just the trip for you. Head out on a 4-hour trip and try catching Tarpon or Kingfish off the beaches and wrecks. You can choose one of the longer trips to target larger species including Amberjack, Cobia, and various types of Grouper and Snapper.

You’ll hit the wrecks and other underwater structures along the way that produce tons of beautiful and delicious fish. Six-hour trips will take you 30 miles offshore, 8-hour trips will have you fishing within 45 miles of the coast, and 10-hour trips will see you targeting monster pelagics 65 miles out. You’ll be able to choose between trolling, drifting, bottom fishing, jigging, popping, spinning, handlining, kite fishing, and more.

You can also give spearfishing a try as long as you let the captain know in advance so he can bring the equipment and prepare for the trip. You’ll be provided with top-notch Shimano gear for all other types of fishing, as well as live bait and lures.

The captain’s boat is a 34’ SeaVee center console, outfitted with state-of-the-art electronics, outriggers, downriggers, a live bait tank, and private head. She can accommodate up to 6 guests and everyone can fish at the same time without bumping elbows.

Everything you need is covered, including your fishing license. The crew will also offer to clean and fillet your catch so you can take it home for dinner. Just bring some snacks and drinks, and get ready for some rod-bending action with Get Bent Sport Fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Extended Range
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    10 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,800
    up to 6 persons
    This is one of the captain's most popular trips as you'll have a much wider window to target larger fish! You'll head out into the deep blue waters of the Gulf to target monster fish, including Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Gag Grouper, Red Snapper, Wahoo, and more! Since these fish can get extremely big, Capt. Justin will typically take out the heavy tackle to help you land one of these dinosaurs. Everything you need is included, just bring an extra cooler with food and drinks and get ready for an adventure!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    up to 6 persons
    The length of this trip will allow you to travel into deeper territory to target a wider range of fish. You'll hit up a few wrecks along the way to target Grouper, Snapper, Wahoo, Kingfish, Amberjack, and Cobia. Underwater structures at these depths will hold a lot of great fish and can really pay off big time! You can switch up your technique as well and target other species such as Mahi Mahi and various types of Tuna. Everything you need for a great time is included, the only thing missing is you!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    Six-hour trips will take you up to 30 miles from the coast to fish in 90 feet of water. There are tons of wrecks along the way that will allow you to target multiple species on one trip. Your targets include Wahoo, Cobia, Amberjack, Kingfish, Grouper, Snapper, and more! You can try out a few different techniques depending on the bite to see what you hook! This trip is exciting for the whole family and everything you need is included. Just bring some snacks, drinks, and sunblock and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Tarpon Fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Aug
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    Enjoy a productive afternoon of Tarpon fishing with Captain Justin. Your main target is, that's right, you guessed it, the "Silver Majesty!" This fish is one of the most popular fish to target in Florida due to its game quality and fighting ability so you'll definitely have your work cut out for you. You can also target King Mackerel off the beaches or wrecks in more shallow waters around the Bay. Everything is included, just bring some snacks and drinks, and get ready for an incredible adventure!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Tarpon Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Aug
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    This is a great way to start the morning! Your main target is Tarpon but you can also hook Kingfish off the beaches or wrecks in more shallow water. Everything you need for the trip is already included. Feel free to bring some snacks and drinks and store them in the captain's cooler. Book this trip today and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in the Tampa Bay and surrounding nearshore waters of Tierra Verde!
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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Jack (African Pompano) Jack (African Pompano)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

SeaVee 340z (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by 3 300HP Mercury Verados engines.

Length
34 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
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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:
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Checks
PayPal

About the Captain

Justin Hesenius
Tierra Verde, Florida, United States
Member since April 2019
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Captain Justin Hesenius has been fishing since the age of 2. As he grew, so did his passion for the sport. Fast-forward to 25 years later and he’s the proud owner and operator of Get Bent Sport Fishing. He and his crew specialize in offshore and nearshore sportfishing, designed to bring you the most thrilling and exciting experience on the water! Capt. Justin has a first mate on board, Tyler Copeland, who is also a licensed captain and has been fishing since he was 2 as well. They’ve both participated in all the Kingfish Tournaments, including Wild West, Sun Coast, and King of the Beach. Join their professional crew today and get ready for an intense sportfishing experience with Captain Justin!
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

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5.00
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Amazing day with Captain Justin and Captain Tyler
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Bob J.
Orlando, Florida
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Great Day!!!

June 3, 2019
Having booked many charters over the last 20 years, I can say I was immediately impressed with Get Bent Sport Fishing. ...
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Casey M.
Jacksonville, FL
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This was truly the BEST day and fishing experience we have ever had! We caught a ton of fish (amber jack, barracuda, hooked...
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Matt L.
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June 2, 2019
When I first arrived in the morning the first thing I noticed was how clean and organized they were. The boat is very comfortable...
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