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!

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About this listing

Boat Specs

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

36 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species
Barracuda (Great)

Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)

Spanish Mackerel
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

About the Captain

Trae Sorensen
Madeira Beach, Florida, United States
Member since March 2015
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: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Best fishing day ever. In short, it was like fishing with really skilled friends. With a kickass boat. Outstanding!

Anders Lindstrom  • Fished December 22, 2016
Trae Sorensen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on December 23, 2016

We had an awesome time with you guys! Hope to fish with you all again!

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Had a great time with Capt Trae.  Great day of fishing with a large catch.  Trae knows his fishing.

Robert Mitek  • Fished September 20, 2016
Trae Sorensen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 14, 2016

Thanks for the kind words Robert, look forward to fishing with you again soon!

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We showed up to the dock about 10 minutes early and captain Trae was fueled up and ready to leave. We hit the the out. The water was glass so it was pretty much full throttle the whole way there.

First couple spots the bite was slow. But we found a little school of mahi and landed a few of those. Knocked one of the bucket list. Trae worked hard for the fish we caught that day. Every spot we would only hit one or 2 keepers so we kept moving. It paid off though. Monster red grouper all day. Almost got our limit of red snapper as well and many other varieties of snapper. One of the spots we even found a big school of amberjacks and all of the guys took turns landing one just for the experience of fighting a tank.

Denise was a wonderful mate. Hooks were baited before every stop. She was back and forth all day making sure every one of us were baited and accommodated. I’ve never seen a deck hand better than Denise .

I’ve fished quite a bit offshore and I’ve never had such a good day, even with the slow start. It’s one to remember for sure, and I will keep booking with captain Trae like I always do.

Mark Naglis  • Fished June 12, 2016
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Fishing Reports

Waters heating up and so is the fishin'

March 13, 2017

With Spring arriving the water temps are starting to heat up in the Gulf. These warmer water temps are bringing the bait with the pelagics right behind them. On a recent half day we were able to catch some… Read Full Report →