Are you ready for an awesome trip on the Indian River? Then book a trip with Stay Bent Charters. Captain Tommy has been fishing his whole life and knows the best places to take you for the most productive day out. Beginners are welcome on board as Capt. Tommy will help you step by step to fish.

You and one other can spend the day out on a 19’ flats boat. This boat is decked out with safety and navigational gear so you can fish with peace of mind. The wireless trolling motor gives you an extra edge to get closer to your prey in the shallow waters.

Species that call these waters home include Redfish, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, and more. After the trip, the captain can clean your catch for you. Capt. Tommy does support catch and release and will happily tell you about why catch and release is so important to the environment.

The captain offers morning trips and afternoon trips, as well as a split day trip. This is perfect for those that want longer on the water and still avoid the midday heat.

Children over 5 are welcome on board but must be accompanied by an adult. Life vests are available. Kids will love learning to fish and a great story to tell their friends back home.

The captain will provide you with light tackle spinning rods and lures for your trip. These won’t let you down when reeling in your next big catch!

The captain will provide water on all trips and a fishing license for the whole group. Feel free to bring along other drinks and your own snacks. There’s plenty of storage on board for you too.

Book a trip today with Stay Bent Charters for a fantastic fishing trip. You’ll be back time and time again after one trip here.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Split Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    On this split trip, you'll leave the dock at 6 a.m. in the morning and fish until 10 a.m. Then you'll take a break and meet back at the dock at 4 p.m. and fish until 8 p.m. This is a great trip to avoid the heat but still do plenty of fishing! You'll target a range of species, including Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, and more. The captain will provide you with water, rods, reels, and fishing license. You'll need to bring your own snacks, sun protection, and any other drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $350
    Beat the heat and fish in the morning – departure time is flexible. This is a 4-hour trip perfect for 2 people. Some of the fish you might target include Redfish, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, and more. The captain will provide water, but feel free to bring other drinks and your own snacks for the trip. All fishing rods and reels for the day are included in the price along with the fishing license for your group.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $350
    Spend 4-hours fishing in the afternoon. You'll target a range of species, including Snook, Redfish, Flounder, and more. The captain will provide rods, reels, the fishing license for the group, and water. You'll need to bring snacks, other drinks if needed, and sun protection. The captain offers flexible departure time if needed.

About the Captain

Tommy Wagner
Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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2 Customer Reviews
Response time 13 hours
Member since August 2019
"I grew up in Ft Pierce fishing the Indian River and the beaches." Captain Tommy has been fishing his whole life and decided in 2019 to open his own charter business to pass on his considerable knowledge to his customers. He also enjoys saltwater fishing and supports catch and release – he'll happily talk to you about the reasons behind catch and release on your trip. Anglers of all experience levels are welcome on board – Capt. Tommy will show you the ropes and have you fishing in no time. He is very flexible with his time and approach and highly accommodating.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Pompano Pompano

Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Flats&Bay 18x8 (Flats boat) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Evinrude G2 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Half Day Trip (AM) on August 29, 2019
Great indoor fishing trip. Caught a variety of fish and we had an inshore slam for the boat. Fun trip with plenty of fish and...
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FAQs about Stay Bent Charters

Stay Bent Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Split Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Stay Bent Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Stay Bent Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and more)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Catch cleaning is included)
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Stay Bent Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Stay Bent Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Stay Bent Charters include:
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout