If you are looking to experience the 10,000 Islands in ways not everyone has, Water Time Inshore Fishing is your best choice. From backcountry creeks to nearshore wrecks, you will be able to explore some of Florida’s most productive fishing grounds.

Captain Brad Buczko grew up devoting all his time to learning this uncharted area and mastering these prolific waters. His goal is to put you on fish and help you create memories that will last a lifetime.

Brad will take you out aboard his 23’ Pathfinder boat, which was built in 2018. This spacious vessel can cruise at a hair-raising speed of 60 knots thanks to its 250 HP Yamaha engine. The boat can accommodate up to 4 anglers to fish in comfort and style. All you have to do is hop onboard and enjoy the ride!

Check the bite in the 10,000 Islands or head up to 9 miles out. Fish the backcountry waters of the Everglades, explore the vast grass flats, wrecks, and artificial and man-made reefs.

Get your hands on anything that is in season and biting, including anything from Jack Crevalle, Permit, and Snook to Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, Gag and Red Grouper, Ladyfish, Weakfish, Redfish, and even Sharks.

All trips with Water Time Inshore fishing are all-inclusive; you will only need to bring your own snacks and drinks.

Please note, that a discounted rate is available for 1st response workers on the half day trip. This is offered to parties that are fire, EMS, police, and military workers. Proof of ID is obligatory to qualify for this special rate.

So what are you waiting for? Join the captain and get some WATER TIME!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    Enjoy 6 hours of inshore fishing getting a full dose of the famous Everglades action. With more time on the water, the possibilities are endless. Please note, that the departure time depends on the fishing conditions.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    This is 4 hours of all-inclusive fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Jacks, Flounder, Tarpon, and Sharks. The departure time may vary.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Trip - Strictly Sharks
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $425
    Engage in a rod-bending battle with the area's elite predators in this all-out Shark excursion. Start times can be adjusted upon guest's request. Please note that the trip start times may vary based on availability and fishing conditions.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day: 1st Responder Special Rate
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $425
    This is a discounted trip to eligible first responders. Included parties are fire, EMS, police, and military workers. With proof of ID enjoy a steeply discounted trip. Thanks for your service. Please note, that the trip start times may vary based on availability and fishing conditions.

About the Captain

Brad Buczko
Goodland, Florida, United States
21 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
142 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2015
I grew up on Marco Island and spent all my free time fishing the backcountry near Marco Island and the surrounding 10,000 islands. I am a full-time firefighter and guide on my days off. I spend multiple days a week on the water so I am always familiar with where the fish are and how we are going to catch them.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Ladyfish Ladyfish
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Performance fishing) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

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
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Half day trip with Captain Brad

VERIFIED   1/2 Day: 1st Responder Special Rate on March 25, 2021
This was an experience i was able to share with my father-in-law that I won’t soon forget. Captain Brad was extremely friendly,...
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Best time you’ll ever spend on the water

VERIFIED   1/2 Day: 1st Responder Special Rate on April 14, 2021
I’ve spent several days on the water with Brad and you won’t find a better Captain. Brad is absolutely focused on you and...
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Half day shark trip with captain brad

VERIFIED   1/2 Day Trip - Strictly Sharks on May 11, 2021
Captain Brad gave us a great day on the water, very professional, and very accommodating. Kept us on the fish, felt like we...
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VERIFIED   1/2 Day Trip on May 24, 2021
Really enjoyed our fishing trip with Brad,top notch epuipment.felt he put us on some good spots.despite having to deal with...
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VERIFIED   1/2 Day: 1st Responder Special Rate on January 6, 2021
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FAQs about Water Time Inshore Fishing

Water Time Inshore Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $425 per group - 1/2 Day Trip - Strictly Sharks (4 hours)
  • $425 per group - 1/2 Day: 1st Responder Special Rate (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 1/2 Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Water Time Inshore Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Water Time Inshore Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Water Time Inshore Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (10,000 Islands)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to 9 miles)
  • Reef Fishing (Both artificial and man-made reefs)
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing (Vast grass flats)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Everglades)

Water Time Inshore Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Water Time Inshore Fishing include:
  • Black Drum
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon