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 or one of the four captains that work for him, and find out for yourself why fishing in Steinhatchee is simply irresistible.

Capt. Mark and each of his captains you may fish with pride themselves on their professional demeanor and the 100% effort they put into helping their customers catch as many fish as possible. As advocates of wildlife conservation, they practice catch and release whenever possible.

Your fishing or scalloping trip will take place on a 2020, 26’ Dekkat, powered by a 200 HP Honda engine. The boat is equipped with top of the line electronics, a trolling motor, 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, which is a beautiful, family friendly spot for fishing and swimming. Among other species, you’ll mainly fish for Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. The captains enjoy using artificial lures to catch Redfish, and their favorites are Gold Spoon and Target.

Capt. Mark also offers scalloping trips, which can be great fun for all involved. The crew will 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
    Half Day Trip – Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $450
    A 4-hour scalloping trip for up to 6 people.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $500
    This price is for 2 people. Add $50 for the third and $100 for the fourth person.
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About the Captain

Mark Brady
Steinhatchee, Florida, United States
4 Fishing Reports
26 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
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

Boat specs

Dekkat (Flats boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 200HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Radio

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
Must pay to have fish cleaned at marina
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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Madonna S.
Trenton, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 15, 2022
Great Day…Captain Mark put us on the Fish !!! We were very Pleased…
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Dennis K.
Jacksonville, FL
Excellent
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Experience:
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 3, 2022
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LISA W.
Birmingham, Alabama
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on November 26, 2021
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Bob P.
Old Town, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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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 let us get...
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Trinity T.
Alachua, Florida
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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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FAQs about Florida Saltwater Flats Fishing

Florida Saltwater Flats Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip – Scalloping (5 hours)
  • $500 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Florida Saltwater Flats Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Radio

Trips booked with Florida Saltwater Flats Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Florida Saltwater Flats Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Florida Saltwater Flats Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Florida Saltwater Flats Fishing include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon