Florida Saltwater Flats Fishing

Florida Saltwater Flats Fishing Charters invites you to experience some of the best fishing Florida’s Big Bend has to offer. Join Captain Mark and find out for yourself why fishing in Steinhatchee is simply irresistable.

Captain Mark is praised by former customers for his sense of humor and professional demeanor. He prides himself on the 100% effort he puts into helping his customers catch as many fish as possible. An advocate of wildlife conservation, he practices catch and release whenever possible.

Your fishing or scalloping trip will take place on Captain Mark’s 2016 22’ Blue Wave STL with a 200 HP Suzuki engine. The boat is equipped with well-known brands, with a Power Pole anchoring system, Okuma rods and reels and Fins Fishing lines on board to enhance your experience.

A typical trip with Florida Saltwater Flats Fishing Charters will take you around the area of Steinhatchee and Crystal River, which is a beautiful, family friendly spot for fishing and swimming. Among other species, he mainly fishes for Redfish, Trout and Cobia. He enjoys using artificial lures to catch Redfish, and his favorite are Gold Spoon and Target.

Capt. Mark also offers scalloping trips, which can be great fun for all involved. He’ll take you to abundant scallop beds where people often limit out on these delicious shellfish. Get wet and take in the beautiful nature and wildlife of the Big Bend area! As scallops are normally found in shallow water, all you need to bring with you is your mask, snorkel and fins.

If you are part of a large group that is not a problem, as Captain Mark works with a number of captains who can accommodate you. He can also provide lodging if required.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    6 to 7 hours trip for 3 or 4 persons.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (2 Persons Max)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Full day trip for up to 2 anglers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    4 to 5 hour trip
  • Private trip
    Morning Scallop Trip 3-6 People
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 10
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    This is the price for groups of 3 and up to 6 people.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – 2 People MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    Affordable pricing for 2 people to fish a half day.
  • Private trip
    Morning Scallop Trip – 2 People MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 10
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    This is the price for 2 people only!
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About the Captain

Mark Brady
Steinhatchee, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
14 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2015
Capt. Mark started his business over 15 years ago and since then has grown the business with his wife Captain Bobbi and fellow Captains Mike, Randy, and Larry. All work exclusively for the company and are able to handle 2 people up to 20. Running 22 to 25 foot flats boats with quality tackle and gear. All licensed and insured with first aid and cpr training.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Blue Wave STL (Flats boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.95
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Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Bob P.
Old Town, FL
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Great Day with Captain Mark

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – 2 People MAX on March 6, 2020
Captain Mark put on fish right away.  Even though the day started with heavy fog, Mark’s knowledge of the water...
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Trinity T.
Alachua, Florida
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Half day trip with captain Larry

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 8, 2020
Captain Larry made the trip so much fun. Little confusing at the beginning because I thought I was meeting with captain mike...
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Natessha G.
Atlanta, GA
 5.00
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Captain Mike full day fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (2 Persons Max) on June 21, 2020
Captain Mike was great! We caught some beautiful trout and flounder. He gave an awesome scallop dive demo.
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Doug W.
Edison, Georgia
 5.00
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Great day with Captain. Mike

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (2 Persons Max) on July 25, 2020
My husband and I had a great fishing trip. We will do it again soon. We learned a lot from Captain Mike
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Alvaro B.
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Half day fishing trip with Captain Mark.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – 2 People MAX on June 18, 2020
Very good. We had a wonderful time. Highly recommend. Enjoy!
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