Florida Saltwater Flats Fishing

Riverside Drive
Steinhatchee FL, United States

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 7 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Full day trips are 7 hours and sometimes more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Charter
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    When booing our inshore trips, its just you and the captain. No boat sharing. We handle everything except what you want to eat and drink.
  • Private trip
    Scallop Charter
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    Scallop trips are for up to 6 people.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Flounder
Redfish
Spotted Seatrout

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

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

About the Captain

Mark Brady
Steinhatchee, Florida, United States
Member since May 2015
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Capt. Mark originally fell in love with fishing on fresh waters, but he switched to saltwater 15 years ago. He’s been a keen participant in fishing tournaments ever since his late teens, and has fished the the IFA, BBRC and Xtreme Redfish tournament circuits. Since being so busy with the charter business he now only fishes the IFA professionaly. Winning the West Coast 2014 and 9th nationally 2015. When he’s not competing he offers his advice and time to a number of charity tournaments.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.87
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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Experience
Full day with Captain Bobbi
Angler Rating
5
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Robert English
Orlando, Florida
 5.00
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Full day with Captain Bobbi

VERIFIED   February 28, 2018
28 February. On fish shortly after shoving off. Big trout and 22, 24 and 27 inche reds. Limited each. Highly recommend this...
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Trent Prault
Rome, GA
 4.67
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Fishing with Mark

VERIFIED   March 29, 2018
Weather was bad for us, and fish off the bite, but Mark and Bobby went above and beyond to find the fish.  Great boat,...
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Craig Roberts
Bradenton, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   April 19, 2018
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Molly Barron
Green Bay, WI
 5.00
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VERIFIED   April 11, 2018
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Robert Bailey
Orange Park, Florida
 4.67
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VERIFIED   January 13, 2018
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