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 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) FOR 4 PEOPLE
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    The trip departs from Harts Landing in Sarasota at 8:00 A.M. You will be fishing for Little Tunny, Black Drum, Cobia, Grouper, Snook and many more species with live bait.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) FOR 4 PEOPLE
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    The trip departs from Harts Landing in Sarasota at 1:00 P.M. You 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) FOR 3 PEOPLE
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $320
    The trip departs from Harts Landing in Sarasota at 8:00 A.M. You 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) FOR 3 PEOPLE
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $320
    The trip departs from Harts Landing in Sarasota at 1:00 P.M. You 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) FOR 2 PEOPLE
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    Great for couples who want the full fishing experience. The trip departs from Harts Landing in Sarasota at 8:00 A.M. You 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) FOR 2 PEOPLE
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $300
    Great for couples, just the two of you and the Captain. The trip departs from Harts Landing in Sarasota at 1:00 P.M. You 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) FOR 1 PERSON
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $200
    Great for beginners, who want a one on one fishing trip. The trip departs from Harts Landing in Sarasota at 8:00 A.M. You will be fishing for Mackerel, Snapper, Flounder, Trout, Redfish, plus many more! We will use live bait.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) FOR 1 PERSON
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $200
    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. You 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 the Charter Operator

A Rodbender Fishing Charters
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

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

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Wonderful morning out

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) FOR 2 PEOPLE on October 3, 2021
First and I suppose most important - we caught a ton of fish! Captain Scott knew a great spot and we never went very long without...
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Half Day Fishing Fun

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) FOR 4 PEOPLE on September 25, 2021
My family had an amazing morning of fishing with Capt Scott! He arrived early for our charter and was totally ready for us....
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A week with Captain Scott

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) FOR 1 PERSON on April 24, 2021
As a species hunter, I chartered Captain Scott from April 19th-23rd with the aim of catching as many new species as possible....
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Fishing with Scott

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) FOR 3 PEOPLE on May 17, 2021
We had your first salt water fishing experience.  We caught a good amount of fish and stopped at a few spots.  Captain Scott...
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Afternoon trip with Captain Scott

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) FOR 1 PERSON on May 13, 2021
Excellent trip! Short run to fishing grounds (stayed in the Bay) and started catching fish right away - Sea Trout (caught a...
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FAQs about Rodbender Fishing Charters

Rodbender Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) FOR 1 PERSON (4 hours)
  • $200 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) FOR 1 PERSON (4 hours)
  • $300 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) FOR 2 PEOPLE (4 hours)
  • $300 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) FOR 2 PEOPLE (4 hours)
  • $320 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) FOR 3 PEOPLE (4 hours)
  • $320 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) FOR 3 PEOPLE (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) FOR 4 PEOPLE (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) FOR 4 PEOPLE (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Rodbender Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Rodbender Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Usually prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Rodbender Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Rodbender Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Rodbender Fishing Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout