Top Knotch Fishing Charters

503 150th Ave
Madeira Beach FL, United States

Top Knotch Fishing Charters offers fun and productive nearshore and offshore fishing trips out of Madiera Beach Municipal Marina, Florida. They are operated by Capt. Trae Sorensen, a fourth generation captain in the Tampa Bay area, who will show you all the best spots to get a hot bite.

You will be fishing aboard a 36 ft Invincible center console powered by triple 300 HP Yamaha outboard engines. With top of the line marine electronics on board as well as a huge livewell, you will be in a good position to tackle the multitude of species the Gulf of Mexico has to offer. This boat has everything you need and more for a great day on the water, and to top it off, it gives a comfortable ride, too.

During your trip, you will be fishing with top quality gear for a variety of species, including but not limited to Hogfish, Grouper, Snapper, Amberjacks, Sharks, and King and Spanish Mackerel. Whether you want an intense battle with an Amberjack over the reefs and wrecks, or you would rather troll for Kingfish, Captain Trae will walk you through the techniques necessary to land a big one.

Book now with Top Knotch Fishing Charters for an experience on the water that you won’t forget!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12hr Extreme
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1800
    up to 6 persons
  • Private trip
    Extended Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1500
    up to 6 persons
    30-50 miles offshore
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    20-30 miles offshore
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 900
    up to 6 persons
    15-20 miles offshore
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
    10-15 miles offshore
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
    10-15 miles offshore
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red)

Hogfish
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)

Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Invincible (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by 3 300HP Yamaha engines.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

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 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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

About the Captain

Trae Sorensen
Madeira Beach, Florida, United States
Member since March 2015
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Captain Trae Sorensen is a 4th Gen. fisherman in the Tampa bay area. Captain Trae has been fishing these waters for 24 years. His experience and knowledge offshore insures that every trip will provide anglers a memorable experience, whether they are seasoned fishers or first timers.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
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6 Hr with Capt Trae
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Jeff Leslie
Santa Ana, CA
 5.00
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3/4 Day Trip

VERIFIED   July 10, 2018
Fantastic day with Captain Trey and Mate Brad.  They are an outstanding team.  The boat is incredible and the fishing...
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Michael Skaggs
Redwood City, CA
 5.00
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AM Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   June 12, 2018
Everything was great with Captain Tre and his first mate. Almost caught a fish on every cast, but not all keepers. Gulf was...
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Frank Miotke
Seminole, FL
 5.00
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   June 20, 2018
Capt Trae and Brad, were great. Bites were slow, but they worked hard and helped us out 20+ fish in the boat for dinner! Fantastic...
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Brian Vallandingham
Longboat Key, FL
 5.00
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6 Hr with Capt Trae

VERIFIED   August 16, 2018
Trae knows what he is doing and will put you on the meat.  He has a great boat that rides like a Cadillac.  Highly...
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Zachary Vandervort
Dixon, IL
 5.00
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   June 9, 2018
I had a blast fishing with these guys! Best fishing trip I’ve ever gone on. I was on fish all day. I will definitely be booking...
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