Rodbender Fishing Charters

920 John Ringling Causeway
Sarasota FL, United States

Join Captain Scott for a great day of fishing with Rodbender Fishing Charters. They specialize in providing professional bay fishing charters in the beautiful waters of Sarasota, Florida.

His 22’ Century boat can comfortably fit 4 anglers at once, without you crossing rods. With its 115 HP engine, great Captain, and navigational equipment you will be on the fish in no time.

You can expect to fish a multitude of species, including, but not limited to, Barracuda, Cobia, Redfish, Kingfish, Permit, Snapper and Seatrout. All of these great species, and you won’t even be too far from the shore. That makes these trips great for people of all experience levels.

Children are especially welcome aboard. Capt. Scott loves to see the kids hook their first fish, their excitement is so contagious! He will happily educate the younger generation on how to fish and the importance of looking after the ecosystem by catching and releasing fish wherever possible.

Of course, Capt. Scott will make sure you have plenty for dinner, and will fillet the fish for you, so they are ready to go. However, any and all fish that you decide not to eat will be released. This way, the rivers of Sarasota stay plentiful year after year, for your continued enjoyment.

Capt. Scott will provide all rods and reels, lures, and live bait, which he will prepare in advance of your trip. This will allow you more time to fish and go after you desired catch. Fishing license is also included. It is recommended that you bring plenty of water and any snacks you fancy.

So all that is left to do is book, grab your snacks, and join Captain Scott for a great fishing trip!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) MAX 4
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 4 persons
    The trip departs from Harts Landing in Sarasota at 8:00 A.M. We will be fishing for Little Tunny, Black Drum, Cobia, Grouper, Snook and many more species with live bait.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) MAX 4
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 350
    up to 4 persons
    The trip departs from Harts Landing in Sarasota at 1:00 P.M. We will be fishing for Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Permit, Snook and many more species. Live bait will be provided for you.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) MAX 3
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 320
    up to 4 persons
    The trip departs from Harts Landing in Sarasota at 8:00 A.M. We will be fishing for Trout, Redfish, Cobia, Barracuda, Grouper and many more species with live bait in the bay. Please bring water along too!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) MAX 3
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 320
    up to 4 persons
    The trip departs from Harts Landing in Sarasota at 1:00 P.M. We will be fishing for Trout, Redfish, Mackerel, Snapper, Flounder and many more species with live bait in the bay.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) MAX 2
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 4 persons
    Great for couples who want the full fishing experience. The trip departs from Harts Landing in Sarasota at 8:00 A.M. We will target Flounder, Snapper, Trout, Redfish and Mackerel, using live bait. Please remember to bring plenty of water and sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) MAX 2
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 300
    up to 4 persons
    Great for couples, just the two of you and the Captain. The trip departs from Harts Landing in Sarasota at 1:00 P.M. We will be fishing for Snook, Snapper, Redfish, Trout and Mackerel. Live bait will be used. Please remember to bring water and sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) MAX 1
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 200
    up to 4 persons
    Great for beginners, who want a one on one fishing trip. The trip departs from Harts Landing in Sarasota at 8:00 A.M. We will be fishing for Mackerel, Snapper, Flounder, Trout, Redfish, plus many more! We will use live bait.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) MAX 1
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 200
    up to 4 persons
    It will be you and the captain one on one working the docks and the bay. The trip departs from Harts Landing in Sarasota at 1:00 P.M. We will be fishing for Trout, Redfish, Mackerel, Snapper, Flounder and many more species with live bait, which will be prepared in advance. Please bring plenty of water and sunscreen.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Barracuda (Great)
  Black Drum
  Cobia
  Grouper (Goliath)

  King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  Permit
  Redfish

  Snapper (Mangrove)
  Snook
  Spanish Mackerel
  Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Century (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1995. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha 4Stroke engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Sarasota to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

About the Charter Operator

A Rodbender Fishing Charters
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Member since September 2016
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Captain Scott Green owns and operates Rodbender Fishing Charters in Sarasota Florida. He grew up in Iowa and fished many years in Canada with his father and twin brother.  When he arrived in Sarasota in December of 1982, he started fishing Sarasota bay.  As he fished with his friends and neighbors they told him he should become a professional fishing guide.  Well he did just that.  The last 34 years Captain Scott has had the best fishing of his life in the Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico area.  Now he loves showing visitors the thrill of saltwater fishing.  Captain Scott loves to have kids on the boat; he always has fun when the kids are having fun.  The look on a little girl or boys face when they bring that big fish in the boat and show it to you is priceless, but the look on your faces is priceless to him. 
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Sarasota Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.65 out of 5 stars from 37 reviews

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Fished May 22, 2018
A Rodbender Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 26, 2018

John,
I had a great time with you out in the boat.
Thanks Captain Scott K Green

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Great time with Captain Scott. He works to find you the fish. Then it’s up to you. Will certainly see him again when I return to the area. Thanks for a fun time and sharing your experiences with us Captain!

Fished May 4, 2018
A Rodbender Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 15, 2018

Anthony,
Your crew put a smile on my face all day.
Thanks Capt. Scott K Green

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Fished May 2, 2018
A Rodbender Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 4, 2018

Galine,
Really enjoyed having you guys on the boat girl. Hope your fish tasted good.
Thanks Captain Scott K Green

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