Split Shot Charters

Split Shot Charters caters to a wide array of anglers. If you and your family would like to spend half a day enjoying the sunshine, learning about the marine ecosystem and catching whatever’s biting that day, you’ll find trips where you can do exactly that.

If, on the other hand, you’re looking to go after a very particular fish and need a captain who knows exactly where you’d have the best chance at your dream catch this is definitely the charter for you. Captain Russ Lowers is a marine biologist with experience working for NASA, a divemaster and an experienced captain. If your target swims in these waters he’ll know where to look.

Your boat for the day will be a 2019, 28’ Delta saltwater fisher. Equipped with all the necessary safety equipment, GPS, fishfinder, live bait tank, and a private toilet, the boat provides anglers with all the things they could need for a productive day of fishing. The vessel can accommodate up to 6 anglers who can all fish together on trolling trips. If you’re bottom fishing, 2-3 anglers can fish together.

Kids above the age of 5 are welcome, but parents should always consider whether their child will be able to handle being at the sea for the duration of the trip. Things you should pack for the trip are food and drinks, sunscreen and sunglasses. At the conclusion of your trip, the captain can clean your catch free of charge.

Now, if you already have a couple of dates in mind, check the captain’s calendar for openings, book a trip that best suits you and come meet Split Shot Charters on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    This trip was designed with serious anglers in mind. The captain is an expert on local fish species and will give you the best chances at landing a particular fish you've been dreaming of. So whether that's Cobia, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Grouper or anything else swimming in these waters, he'll put you on it.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    This 5-hour trip is great for anglers new to the sport or new to the area, who'd like to get more familiar with local fishing. The captain is extremely knowledgable about the local fishery and will quickly get you up to speed on all you should know. Expect to target species like Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Families with kids who'd like to spend some quality time in nature, learn about the local fishing and battle some fun fish will find this trip to be just the right one. You won't even have to wake up early and you'll still get to target local favorites like Grouper, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, and more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Shark
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Get on the water when the Shark bite is the best – afternoon. You'll head out to the best nearshore spots, anchor and target a variety of species such as Blacktip, Hammerhead, and Lemon.
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About the Captain

Russ Lowers
Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States
2 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2019
Captain Russ is a marine biologist, as well as captain. He used to work for NASA at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral as a Wildlife Biologist – so you could say he's an expert. He's also a divemaster and has had his captain's license for 15 years. He's been fishing in the local waters for the past 32 years, he likes having fun on the water and witnessing kids catch their first fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Shark (Lemon) Shark (Lemon)

Boat Specs

Delta (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 420HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
28 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
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 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
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

Cape Canaveral Fishing Calendar

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
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Last day of red snapper season 2020
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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
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William C.
Vero Beach, FL
 5.00
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Full day with Captain Russ and First Mate Jake

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 10, 2020
My friend and I went out for a full day trip with Captain Russ and First Mate Jay on the first day of red snapper season. We...
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Mark D.
Washington, DC
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 17, 2020
Captain Brenton Duda great job of putting my on some big red snapper. Also caught a limit of King Fish. The Split Shot is a...
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