Capt. Brad's Fishing Charters

Come down to New Smyrna Beach and get ready to create lasting memories with Capt. Brad’s Fishing Charters! Captain Brad Kayholm is a former tournament fisherman turned charter operator. He specializes in nearshore and inshore excursions, accommodating all levels of anglers. His clients agree that he’s passionate, patient, and very knowledgable when it comes to aquatic habitats and Florida’s wildlife.

You’ll be fishing from a 22’ Carolina Skiff, perfect for cruising shallow waters and backcountry flats. She comes with GPS, fishfinder, a live bait tank, state-of-the-art fishing gear, and safety equipment to ensure a safe and productive trip. The captain’s fishing license covers 4 guests, so invite the whole family and enjoy a fun day with the kids!

You’ll be on the prowl for a range of species, including Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Permit, Jack Crevalle, Cobia, Mangrove Snapper and more. If you want a challenge, you can target Bonnethead Shark and other predators that creep into inshore waters as well. New Smyrna Beach also hosts a variety of friendly aquatic mammals that you can see on the way to the fishing grounds. Dolphins and manatees will show up and sometimes even put on a show for their visitors!

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing fishing trip or want to battle monster fish, this area has it all! Trips can be customized based on your preferences or level of experience, and Capt. Brad will do all that he can to put you on fish. When it’s all said and done, you’ll head back to the dock and have your catch cleaned and filleted so you can enjoy your well-deserved hard work.

There will be drinks on board, so just be sure to pack some snacks, sunscreen, sunglasses, and light clothes. The rest will be taken care of. Book your trip today and join Capt. Brad’s Fishing Charters in New Smyrna Beach for the ultimate Floridian adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $450
    This trip is perfect for all levels of anglers, from beginner to expert. It's also great for families with kids as you'll have plenty of time to see dolphins and manatees in their natural habitat. You'll be targeting Flounder, Redfish, Permit, Jack Crevalle, Spotted Seatrout, Black Seabass, and more! Your fishing license, live bait, tackle, drinks, and fish cleaning services are included in this trip. Get ready for an adventure, exploring the inshore waters of New Smyrna and book this trip today!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $450
    Whether you've been fishing for years or just getting started, you'll be accommodated accordingly and guaranteed a great time! This is a fun trip for the whole family as you'll have plenty of opportunities to witness dolphins and manatees in their natural habitat. You'll be targeting Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, Black Seabass, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, and many more! Tackle, bait, fishing licenses, drinks, and fish cleaning are included in the trip. Get ready for an adventure and book today!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Sunset Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $450
    What's better than fishing at dusk, watching the beautiful Florida sunset? Join Capt. Brad Kayholm on this exclusive inshore adventure where you'll be able to target many different species, including Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Cobia, and more! This trip is perfect for couples, as the sunset above the water is remarkable. It's also lots of fun for families with kids, as you'll come across dolphins and manatees. All equipment, bait, licenses, as well as fish cleaning, are included.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $350
    Looking for the best "bang for your buck"? Then this morning trip is for you! This is catered to families trying to save money but still looking to have lots of fun on the water! Don't let the length of the trip fool you either, 3 hours is plenty of time to fish and experience the surrounding wildlife, including getting very close to dolphins and manatees! You'll be fishing for Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Permit, and many more! All gear and tackle, as well as your fishing license, are included. Fish on!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $350
    If you're looking for a short-but-sweet evening adventure, join your captain on this trip catered for families and newbies looking to have lots of fun on the water! Three hours allows for plenty of time to fish and experience the surrounding wildlife – you might even spot a dolphin or a manatee, so make sure you bring a camera. You'll be fishing for Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Permit, and many more. All gear and tackle, as well as your fishing license, are included.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $350
    If you want to spend your morning experiencing the Floridian sunshine, before heading out for an afternoon of fun fishing action, then this is the trip for you. You'll be fishing for Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Permit, and many more. These are the perfect targets for newbies and families with little ones! All gear and tackle, as well as your fishing license, are included. Make sure you bring a camera, as chances are you'll get to spot dolphins or manatees on your journey!
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About the Charter Operator

Capt. Brad's Fishing Charters
Oak Hill, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Report
45 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2019
Captain Brad Kayholm is a former tournament fisherman. He decided to begin his own guide service and has been a licensed captain and charter operator since 2014. His boat is his office, and he fishes over 300 days out of the year – there’s no other place he’d rather be! His clients say he’s “passionate, accommodating, and very knowledgable,” and it’s no wonder that so many have become repeat customers. Join Capt. Brad's team on the water and get ready for some exciting inshore action!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Shark (Bonnethead) Bonnethead Shark

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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88%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Half day with Cpt Rick and First Mate Kyle

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on June 13, 2021
My friend and I did a morning half trip. Unfortunately, we chose to go during slack tide. For those who don’t fish tide waters,...
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Leitchfield, KY
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Fishing with Brad

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (AM) on July 22, 2021
My husband and I went on a 3 hour morning trip. We loved it. We got several opportunities at catching fish. Brad was very informative...
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Winter Garden, FL
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Half Day with Capt Brad

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on August 27, 2021
Capt Brad definitely delivered and put us on the fish. We wanted to target big reds and while the weather was uncooperative...
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Riverview, FL
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on July 31, 2021
It was a great experience. Tell the captain what you want out of your experience and he will certainly do what he can for you....
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Morning trip with Captain Brad

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) on June 13, 2021
My girlfriend and I spent a great morning with Captain Brad in the Indian River fishing for a variety of fish.  Managed to...
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FAQs about Capt. Brad's Fishing Charters

Capt. Brad's Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (Evening) (3 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Sunset Fishing (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt. Brad's Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Capt. Brad's Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Capt. Brad's Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Capt. Brad's Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Capt. Brad's Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spotted Seatrout