Bad Habit Charters

Head out for Stuart, Florida and cast your lines! Bad Habit Charters is ready to take you on terrific inshore and nearshore fishing trips on the fantastic waterways of the Treasure Coast. Captain Marshall Busha will make sure you have an amazing time on the water. He can cater trips to your talents from the first-timer to the professional angler to a combination of talents on the same trip.

You’ll use a 23’ Parker bay boat that can sit up to 4 guests. It runs on a 250 HP Yamaha engine and is equipped with modern GPS and radio systems. It features a wireless trolling motor and an ice-box, and also has a livewell.

Captain Marshall can hook you up with the area’s resident fish population such as Snook, Tarpon, Goliath Grouper, Cobia, Pompano, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Snapper, Tripletail, Shark, and King Mackerel. This highly diverse area will have you fish mangroves, flats, oyster beds, grass beds, wrecks, reefs, docks, as well as bridge pilings, all in a single trip. The diversity doesn’t end with fish species. You can also try out many different catching techniques, including bottom fishing, spinning, jigging, popping, fly fishing, and even drift, kite, and bow fishing. You can keep all the fish you catch and take it home.

Captain Marshall covers you for the tackle, live bait, and licenses. At the end of the trip, he’ll clean and bag your catch so you can prepare delicious meals when you get back home. Pack your food and drinks, and you’re all set for the adventure.

Captain Marshall and Bad Habit Charters eagerly await you on their boat!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $500
    This trip offers you a 4-hour fishing experience on the rich waters of the Indian and St. Lucie rivers. The price includes all the tackle, bait, fishing licenses, and the cleaning and bagging of any edible fish.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $600
    This trip offers you 5 hours of fishing time on the rich Indian and St. Lucie Rivers. This trip also gives you the option to fish in the nearshore waters outside St. Lucie Inlet. The cost of the trip includes all the bait, tackle, licenses, as well as cleaning and bagging edible fish.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $700
    This trip offers you a 7-hour fishing experience giving you plenty of time to fish inshore or nearshore. This trip is popular during the spring and summer months when the weather is calm and the nearshore waters are rich with life from big Jack and Tarpon, to Permit and Cobia. These species open up ample sight fishing opportunities for both fly and spinning tackle.

About the Captain

Marshall Busha
Stuart, Florida, United States
Captain Marshall Busha is a professional and fully licensed and insured charter boat captain. He specializes in inshore fishing of the Indian and St. Lucie Rivers, as well as nearshore fishing outside the St. Lucie Inlet. He loves this sport and is happy to share his passion, expertise, and skills. Let Captain Marshall and Bad Habit Charters provide you with the trip of a lifetime.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonefish Bonefish
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Permit Permit
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Parker (Bay boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

Stuart Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

FAQs about Bad Habit Charters

Bad Habit Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)

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

Trips booked with Bad Habit Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Bad Habit Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Bad Habit Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Bowfishing

Top targeted fish species with Bad Habit Charters include:
  • Bonefish
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail