Running angling trips out of Vero Beach, Sebastian, and Ft. Pierce, Bottoms Up Fishing Guides invites you to check out the local fishery in style.

Capt. Justin is here to get you on some fish, and to make sure you have fun doing it. You’ll be using techniques like bottom fishing, trolling, drift fishing, and spinning, depending on what you’re going after. As part of their 4 to 8-hour trips, you can target species like Cobia, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sheepshead, Snapper, and Grouper, depending on the current season and weather conditions.

You’ll be fishing from a 25’ Hydra-Sports boat with enough room for up to 4 anglers at any single time. It also includes an ice box and wireless trolling motor. The price of your trip includes all the rods, reels, and terminal tackle you’ll need for a productive day on the water. No need to worry about fishing licenses, as they will be provided and handled by the charter.

You can keep anything you catch, as long as it’s legal to do so. Capt. Justin runs trips together with his first mate, who’s there to help you with whatever you may need. Tips are always appreciated for a job well done.

There will be complimentary drinks aboard for your convenience during the trip, but feel free to bring your own drinks or snacks if you prefer. Children are welcome aboard so you’re good to get the young ones started early.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Bottoms Up Fishing Guides.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    Bring your drinks and be ready to fish. Fishing license, bait and tackle supplied. 2-person trip, $70 per person extra up to 4 in total.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    Tackle, bait, and fishing license included. 2-person trip $70 per person extra up to 4 in total.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    Bait, tackle and fishing license included. 2 person trip. $70 extra per person up to 4 in total.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    Full day inshore. Bring drinks and snacks. 2 person trip. $70 per person extra up to 4 in total. Bait, tackle and fishing license included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    Nearshore fishing up to 3 miles out. Bring your drinks and snacks. Tackle, bait and fishing licence included. 2 person trip. $70 extra per person up to 4 people total.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    Bring your drinks and snacks. Bait, tackle and fishing licence included. 2 person trip. $70 extra per person up to 4 in total.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    Prepare for a full day of offshore fishing in waters up to 90 ft deep. Bait, tackle and fishing licence included.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Deep Dropping
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    Full day of deep dropping. Bring your lunch, drinks and snacks. LOL Bait, tackle and fishing license included.
There are 22 people looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Justin Gay
Vero Beach, Florida, United States
15 Fishing Reports
28 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2022
Captain Justin grew up fishing the beautiful waters of Vero Beach, Sebastian, and Ft. Pierce. He’s lived in Vero Beach his entire life. His passion for fishing came from his father and uncle who taught him all about fishing in any body of water from as early as 4 years old. They have since passed and he is proud to carry on the love of fishing. He's spent the majority of his life with a fishing pole in his hands. He feels after each trip you're not a customer, but a friend. Seeing the smiles on each person's face as they reel in their catch brings him joy.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Hydra-Sports (Center console) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 225HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 47 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Indian River
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Penn and Shimano
Heavy Tackle
TLD 20 with 40lb line
Bottom Fishing
Shimano Speed Masters
Trolling
TLD 20 with 40lb line
Spinning
Penn Pursuits 4000&5000 Shimano bait rummers
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing
Diawa electric reels

Amenities

GPS
Simrad
Fishfinder
Simrad
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Wifi
Wireless Trolling Motor
Rodan
Outriggers
Tigeress

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
We supply ziplocks for your catch.
Drinks
Water
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Vero Beach Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Recent Fishing Reports

Offshore/Deep Dropping
Offshore/Deep Dropping
January 31, 2023
Water was clear, temp of 74 and seas 2’ 11 second intervals . Had an awesome trip. Clients where very happy!
Continue reading
Inshore fishing
Inshore fishing
January 27, 2023
Weather was very cloudy. Clear water and very windy. Sheephead, snapper snd black drum caught. Released this little fella.
Continue reading
Limited out on Spanish Mackeral
Limited out on Spanish Mackeral
January 22, 2023
Good day on the water. Limited out in a hour. It was very sporty, but was in and out. Mackerel running hard
Continue reading

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (43)
Full day
Full day
Full day
+40
Angler Rating
28
0
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 28 reviews
Justin B.
Vero Beach, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Split Charter

NEW  Full Day Trip – Deep Dropping on January 31, 2023
No nonsense solid operation run by Tami and Justin, a hard working couple that know their business.  Their mate Jon was on...
Justin B. recommends Bottoms Up Fishing Guides
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Justin Gay Captain replied

Eric S.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Day for 3 Generations!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Nearshore on January 14, 2023
Thank you Captain Justin for a wonderful day. Not only did we get to spend some time with a knowledgeable and friendly captain...
Eric S. recommends Bottoms Up Fishing Guides
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Justin Gay Captain replied

Amber L.
Rapid City, SD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Inshore Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on December 3, 2022
Decided to take out wife and father-in-law on a last minute Inshore fishing trip on the Indian River. No issues with booking...
Amber L. recommends Bottoms Up Fishing Guides
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Justin Gay Captain replied

Ben T.
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Alligator hunt

Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on September 18, 2022
Had an awesome time with Justin and Tammy. They were amazing people and very helpful and knowledgeable explaining how to hunt...
Ben T. recommends Bottoms Up Fishing Guides
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Justin Gay Captain replied

Justin N.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great time on the water!

NEW  Full Day Trip – Deep Dropping on January 11, 2023
Fishing was great, but the people are better! Justin worked to make sure we stayed on fish. You can tell he does this...
Justin N. recommends Bottoms Up Fishing Guides
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Justin Gay Captain replied

FAQs about Bottoms Up Fishing Guides

Bottoms Up Fishing Guides offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $70 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $70 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (Evening) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $70 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $70 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $70 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $70 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip – Nearshore (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $70 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,300 per group, additional $70 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip – Deep Dropping (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Bottoms Up Fishing Guides, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Simrad
  • Fishfinder Simrad
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System Wireless Wifi
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Rodan
  • Outriggers Tigeress
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Bottoms Up Fishing Guides include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We supply ziplocks for your catch. )
  • Drinks (Water )
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Bottoms Up Fishing Guides offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Indian River )
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Bottoms Up Fishing Guides offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Penn and Shimano)
  • Heavy Tackle (TLD 20 with 40lb line )
  • Bottom Fishing (Shimano Speed Masters )
  • Trolling (TLD 20 with 40lb line )
  • Spinning (Penn Pursuits 4000&5000 Shimano bait rummers )
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Diawa electric reels)

Top targeted fish species with Bottoms Up Fishing Guides include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Snowy)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Spotted Seatrout