Gulfrider Fishing Charters

Gulfrider Fishing Charters offers a non-stop fishing adventure out of Carrabelle, FL. Join a Florida native captain, who’s been fishing these waters his whole life. Captain Rusty will teach you anything you need to know about inshore fishing and help you catch fish with ease. If you think that learning isn’t fun, you probably never tried to learn fishing from an experienced captain.

You’ll be fishing from a 20’ Hewes that accommodates up to 3 guests. This flats boat is perfect for shallow waters you’ll explore, and it easily navigates through spots other boats can’t. Being powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine, this boat ensures a fast and safe ride. Besides top-notch fishing equipment, the boat also features a live bait tank.

The local inshore waters have so much variety when it comes to fish species, that you won’t even feel the need to go to deeper spots. Some of the fish you can target here are Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, Black Drum, and more. Of course, some of them are season dependent, so you won’t be able to go after them at all times.

Capt. Rusty specializes in light tackle fishing with spinning and fly fishing, so these will be your main approaches. You get to keep the catch, so better start looking for a great restaurant nearby and have your fish prepared there.

Your fishing equipment is fully covered and the captain also prepares snacks and drinks. Just bring your camera and sun protection.

Gulfrider Fishing Charters welcomes you aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Spend a whole day fishing for all inshore species in the Gulf of Mexico. Some of them are season dependent. The price of the trip covers rods, tackle, bait, bottled water, snacks, and a fishing license for everyone on the boat. You can start the trip at 8 in the morning or even earlier.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Spend this morning targeting all kinds of inshore fish in the Gulf. All of your fishing equipment is covered, and the captain also prepares some snacks and bottled water. You don't need previous fishing experience to join, so hop aboard!

About the Captain

Rusty Jenkins
Carrabelle, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
10 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since July 2020
I'm a Fourth-generation Floridian. I grew up fishing the Everglades, Keys, Atlantic, and Gulf. Fishing is still a great passion of mine and I love to teach other people to catch fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Hewes (Flats boat) originally built in 1993. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

Rating Summary
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4.97
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Half day trip with captain Rusty
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Biya K. H.
Marietta, Georgia
 5.00
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Great fun with cpt Rusty

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on October 14, 2020
Had a great time on this trip. Late season bay only on my needs. Caught Bout 20 fish including 4 bonnet head sharks (great...
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Jennifer B.
Columbia, Alabama
 5.00
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Amazing day on the water!

Full Day Trip on July 20, 2020
Captain Rusty is a true southern gentleman.  He is very accommodating and really goes over and above to make us have a...
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Roseann G.
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
 5.00
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Amazing experience

VERIFIED   Day couples/friends island trip on August 12, 2020
Captain Rusty went above and beyond making us feel comfortable. His instruction and knowledge introduced us to fishing. We’ve...
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L H.
Hollywood, Florida
 5.00
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We have been fishing with Captain Rusty over the past 4 years now., Rusty is a seasoned Captain, knows the gulf waters like...
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Wendy M.
San Juan
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Half day trip with captain Rusty

Half Day Trip on August 6, 2020
GREAT trip from start to finish. We had a beautiful morning and enjoyed every minute! Rusty was very accommodating on all points....
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