Rodbender Fishing Charters

920 John Ringling Causeway
Sarasota FL, United States

Rodbender Fishing Charters specializes in providing professional bay fishing charters in the beautiful waters of Sarasota, Florida. Fishing aboard a comfortable 22 ft vessel with room for four people to fish, Captain Scott knows how to put you on the fish.

The Captain likes to practice catch and release if you are not going to eat the fish you catch.  This way there are fish when you come back, year after year, to the same wonderful fishing you experienced the first time in Sarasota. 

Show up ready for a great day of fishing fun on the water and the Captain will do the rest - so book your charter soon!

Rodbender Fishing Charters specializes in providing professional bay fishing charters in the beautiful waters of Sarasota, Florida. Fishing aboard a comfortable 22 ft vessel with room for four people to fish, Captain Scott knows how to put you on the


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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
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
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours 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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain 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
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%

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Customer Reviews

4.22 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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We were very disappointed with the trip. Although it was very windy, which is not an easy condition, we did manage to catch a small snook, a black drum and numerous small non-keeper mangroves. However, he talked incessantly about topics we had no interest in such as guns and cars. Sprinkled in were some good fishing stories, however. Consequently he did not move as frequently as I have experienced with other guides when the bite was not on - just continued yacking away. He would just not shut up.

My guest ended up having to pull up the anchor constantly, not something one expects when you are paying good money for guide service. Both of us are experienced fishermen. However, on the positive side, I would say that he would probably be great if there were kids on board or if you were new to fishing. His boat was nowhere near what I expected given the competition - old and beat up. No power pole or electric trolling motor. Will not rebook.

Fished May 18, 2017
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Capt Scott was great, funny,and knowledgeable .Started off good then slowed down. But thats fishing.

Fished May 11, 2017
A Rodbender Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 15, 2017
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Had a good morning trip with captain Scott
On the Rodbender

Fished April 13, 2017
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