Charters By Capt. Brad- 18' Boat

Come aboard Captain Brad’s brand new 18 ft Beavertail for a quality fishing experience in the inshore area around New Smyrna Beach. The prime location of the charter means it is easy to travel to some of the most popular fishing spots and beautiful ecosystems Florida has to offer, including the Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River, the Indian River and Spruce Creek for bountiful backwater and inshore fishing opportunities.                   
                                   
Captain Brad can’t wait to show you his new boat. Its 90HP Suzuki engine can take up to 3 people around the area in comfort. Equipped with top-of-the-line gear, the boat is fitted with a spacious live well for your bait, which is particularly important for Captain Brad, who makes it his policy never to use dead or frozen bait.

Brad’s considerable fishing experience in the area will make any trip diverse and interesting. He can show you how to work the bait pods around the oyster bars to find huge game fish, as well as practicing sight fishing in the flats and working the docks and structures to find whatever might be lurking underneath the waters and in the shadows.

Brad uses a variety of techniques depending on the season and has honed his trade to the point that he catches big game fish in and out of season. He finds popping techniques very effective for topwater fishing and always uses the best quality artificial topwater lures. He uses Shimano gear for light tackle spin fishing for Trout and other species.

As someone who is always aware of the tide tables, moon phases, peak fishing times and barometric pressure, Brad can put you in the best place to catch what you’re after. His experience and customer service mean his customers come back to fish with him time and again.



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  • Private trip
    six hour trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $585
    up to 2 persons
    + $85
    each additional person
    awesome trip in world famous mosquito lagoon
  • Private trip
    5hr
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $499
    up to 2 persons
    + $85
    each additional person
    A evening charter guaranteed catch my favorite time to fish
  • Private trip
    Five Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $499
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This trip gives you enough time to explore the waters further south around the Mosquito Lagoon. Catch those Tarpon, Flounder, Snook, and Redfish when they least expect you. Make sure to bring polarized sunglasses, no angler likes to squint too much.
  • Private trip
    Four Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $399
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Get up early and go inshore with this family-favorite trip. Explore the famous Mosquito Lagoon, go down New Smyrna Beach, or both! Fish species may vary, but you can definitely expect to see Tarpon (in season), Redfish, Snook, and Snappers, among others. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    Four Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $399
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Join Captain Brad and cruise the best fishing spots around. Areas you can expect to visit are the New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach and the world famous Mosquito Lagoon. Look forward to a variety of fish such as Redfish, Snapper, Sheephead, Snook, Tarpon... and the list goes on! Departure times are flexible.
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About the Captain

Brad Curtsinger
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
13 Reports
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21 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since June 2014
Captain Brad was born and grew up on a river and was always told by his friends that he should be a captain. He has now been fishing the Florida waters professionally for 17 years around areas such as the world-famous Mosquito Lagoon, the coast line running from Daytona to New Smyrna beach, and offshore deep fishing up to 40 miles. For the last 11 years he has devoted himself full-time to offering guided charters, doing what he loves. He uses all the knowledge he has learnt over the years to make sure you're in with the best possible chance of finding fish.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Redfish

Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Beavertail (Flats boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 90HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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
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Mastercard
PayPal

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (7)
4.82
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Inshore fishing mosquito lagoon
Beautiful sunrise on boat
Nice Fish for dinner
+4
Angler Rating
12
3
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Jason L.
Jacksonville, FL
 5.00
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Fishing with Brad

VERIFIED   March 20, 2019
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Scott K.
Rapid City, SD
 4.33
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A beautiful day!

VERIFIED   January 2, 2019
It was a beautiful day but maybe too nice.  Recent weather had kept the waters warmer than usual and the fish were spread...
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Chris D.
Miami, FL
 5.00
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4hr trip backwater

VERIFIED   November 3, 2018
Capt Brad certainly knows what’s going on in the backwaters. Great guy. Good times
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Tara E.
Decatur, IN
 5.00
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 26, 2018
My son and I did a 3 hr trip…this was the second charter he has taken over our spring break and said DEFINETLY next year...
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George G.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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3 hour trip with Captian Brad

VERIFIED   November 24, 2017
I took my 13 year old grandson fishing for his first time. Captain Brad was very patient and showed him how to hold the rod...
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