Tug Of War Charters

out of 5 stars from 3 reviews See all 3 reviews
Columbus Avenue
New Smyrna Beach FL, United States

Tug Of War Charters specializes in inshore, light tackle fishing in New Smyrna Beach year-round. Come aboard for a unique fishing charter experience, no matter your age or skill level. Capt. Randy is a Florida native who has spent a lifetime developing his knowledge of these waters. He knows Florida fishing better than anyone!

Captain Randy will take you fishing on his 22’ Offshore Bay boat originally built in 2005, and restored in 2017. Powered by brand new 200 HP 2017 Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots, this boat is a beast on the water. The boat also has a wireless trolling motor which allows it to access the very shallow parts; a GPS and a fishfinder used to locate the best fishing spots, a fighting chair, safety equipment, a livewell, and an icebox for the catch.

While fishing off the coast of New Smyrna Beach you can catch Redfish, Spotted Sea Trout, Black Drum and Tarpon, and more great game fish which are just also delicious as hard-fighting!

Tug Of War Charters will provide you with a fishing license and quality gear such as Penn International reels, rods, tackle, lures, and live bait in the form of Shrimp and Fall Mullet. Bring a cooler if you decide to keep your catch and the crew will help you clean it.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Backwater fishing around ponce Inlet, New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater with full time local fishing guide captain Randy Kraft born and raised in Florida... Catching redfish, sharks and whatever tugs the line
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Jack Crevalle

Shark (Blacktip)

Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Offshore (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

22 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible


Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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:

About the Captain

Randy Kraft
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
Member since February 2016
Captain Randy Kraft is the owner and operator of Tug Of War Charters. A Florida native, Randy has been exploring the local waters for his whole life. Be it the beautiful Mosquito Lagoon, Ponce Inlet, Oak Hill, Edgewater, or any other inshore grounds around, Randy knows them all. He specializes in light tackle fishing trips for anything that tugs the line. With a wealth of local knowledge and positive attitude, Randy provides exciting fishing trips to all of his clients and friends.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Had a great time. Caught my biggest bull red to date.

Fished June 16, 2018
Randy Kraft (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 17, 2018

Thanks for fishing with me. You guys are awesome!!!

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Capt Randy is the most knowlegable waterman in this area. He knows where the fish hide and how to get them in the boat. Great guy. Laid back, easy going and a true gentleman.

Fished May 23, 2018
Randy Kraft (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 15, 2018


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Capt mike is a great guy and really know what he’s doing. We caught the biggest black drum ever. Overall a great and knowledgable capt. Thanks for the great experience.

Fished March 21, 2018
Randy Kraft (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 23, 2018

Windy Wednesday…
Black drum were chewing… tug on it!!! Tug of War Charters
#oakhill #florida #edgewaterbait #newsmyrnabeach #ponceinletfishingreport #daytonabeach

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Fishing Reports

Tarpon are chewing

July 07, 2018

Tarpon bite continues... tug on it with captain Randy Kraft Read Full Report →

Tarpon and bull redfish

July 03, 2018

Tarpon bull redfish bicontinues... tug on it with captain Kraft Read Full Report →