Bait House Charters is a fishing charter based in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Join Captain Brad and travel up to 100 miles out to explore one of the best bottom fishing locations around. He will make sure to provide you with a tailored experience, regardless of whether you are a veteran angler or just getting your feet wet. If you prefer fly fishing, Captain Brad will be able to accommodate your needs.

How far you go out will vary depending on what you want to catch and how long you want to stay. Some of the fish species you can expect to encounter are Groupers, Snappers, Amberjack, Kingfish, as well as other pelagic species. Captain Brad also specializes in catching Hogfish, one of the most delicious fish out there. There is also a shark fishing package for any who would like to try their hand at hunting for Hammerheads, Bull Sharks, and others.

His boat is a 33’ Dusky center console boat. It is powered by twin 300 HP Suzuki engines and can develop a speed of up to 38 knots. The boat is equipped with all the necessary USCG equipment and navigational equipment such as GPS and a fishfinder device. It also has two large coolers to store caught fish as well as any drinks you might decide to bring. This is a very versatile boat that can handle any sort of offshore trip, as well as get you to the action quickly.

Captain Brad will provide you with all the necessary gear and bait, and the first mate will clean and fillet any catch caught once you’re back onshore. Gratuity for the first mate of around 15-20% is expected and appreciated. Make sure to bring polarised sunglasses as well as any drinks or snacks if you like.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    Get up early and go out for Grouper, Snapper, Grunt, Shark, Hogfish, and other species. You will set out from the Bait House on Clearwater Beach.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $750
    This trip is for offshore fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Grunt, Shark, Hogfish, and other species. You will depart from the Bait House on Clearwater Beach.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    This trip includes offshore fishing some 20-30 miles out, so expect to encounter Sharks, Hogfish, Mahi Mahi, Amberjacks, Groupers, Snappers, and other species. Bait, tackle, and gear are included, so don't forget your polarized sunglasses.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Shark (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    Depending on the time of year, this trip targets different shark types, including Hammerheads, Black Tips, Bull Sharks, and Tiger Sharks. Gear and fishing licenses are included.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Shark (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $950
    Depending on the time of year, this trip targets different Shark types, including Hammerhead, Blacktip, Bull, and Tiger Shark. Gear and fishing licenses are included.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $950
    This trip should be limited to 2 people.
  • Private trip
    Goliath Grouper Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    If you've ever wanted to go after one of those huge Goliath Groupers, this trip provides you with the best opportunity to do so. Captain Brad will do his best to set you on the right path, so the only thing left for you to do is to is to bring your sunglasses and it's game on.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    Those wanting to spend a day out on the water should look no further. This trip will take you 20-50 miles out to hopefully catch some Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Groupers, Snappers, Grunts, Sharks, Hogfish, and other species besides. Captain Brad will provide all the necessary licenses and gear so you can fish in peace.
  • Private trip
    Extended Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,900
    A full day just doesn't cut it? Captain Brad's got you covered. Depending on your wants and needs, you can either go further out or simply spend more time fishing. You will be fishing for Snappers, Groupers, Mahi Mahi, Amberjacks,Red snapper, in season and other species. Fishing licenses are included but don't forget to bring a pair of polarised sunglasses.
  • Private trip
    Red Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 3
    $2,200
    Available only during the Federal Red Snapper season, this trip will take you offshore to catch your share of some of the most delicious fish out there. The dates are limited and fill up quickly so don't miss your opportunity to bring some top shelf Snapper home!
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About the Captain

Brad Dunn
Clearwater, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
209 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2015
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With more than nine years of experience under his belt, Captain Brad is no stranger to the Florida fishing scene. He has no favorite fishing techniques and is proud to be a jack of all trades when it comes to catching fish. No matter what your preferred style is, he will be happy to share tips and pointers acquired during his time out on the water.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Boat specs

Dusky (Center console) originally built in 2011. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 100 miles out.
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Seeker rods, Seigler reels.
Live Bait
Caught before the trip.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Gratuity of 15-20% is expected.
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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 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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 209 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (260)
Grouper trip
The best Cap
Fishing with Brad
+257
Angler Rating
199
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Brad B.
Newcastle, WY
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Boat
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5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3/4 Day Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 31, 2022
Great trip!  Water was a little choppy, but Capt Brad kept us in fish all 6 hours.  Was an amazing experience! Luke and Capt...
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David B.
Huntington, WV
Excellent
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6hr trip with Captain Brad

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 5, 2022
We had a great time out with Captain Brad and Mikey. They were very professional and personable from the beginning of the trip...
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Matthew R.
Rochester, MI
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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4 Hour Trip with Captain Brad and Luke

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on April 29, 2022
Took a trip from 8 am to 12 pm in late April - what an amazing time! After catching some bait and some White Grunts (on just...
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Mitchell F.
Virginia Beach, VA
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Grouper trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (PM) on November 14, 2022
Enjoyed this fishing trip very much. The captain and his mate was very knowledgeable, polite, helpful in every way and ensured...
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Dan S.
Tennant, IA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great company and know there stuff

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Shark (AM) on July 27, 2022
Booked a shark trip. Got some Grunt fish first as bait or to eat in tacos. Sharks bit, but bit hard and cut the lines. Oh well....
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FAQs about Bait House Charters

Bait House Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $950 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $950 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Shark (AM) (5 hours)
  • $950 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Shark (PM) (5 hours)
  • $950 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Tarpon (6 hours)
  • $950 per group - Goliath Grouper Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,900 per group - Extended Day Trip (10 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - Red Snapper (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Bait House Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Bait House Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Seeker rods, Seigler reels.)
  • Live Bait (Caught before the trip.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Gratuity of 15-20% is expected.)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Bait House Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 100 miles out.)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Bait House Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bait House Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Hogfish
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tarpon