Bradenton, Florida has some diverse fishing locations so take your pick and contact Way2Reel. They will customize your charter experience to fit your needs and desires. Whether it’s fishing the bay, the Gulf, a sunset cruise, or even a snorkel adventure to Egmont Key, Way 2 Reel will be there for you and your guests. Captain Josh Strahorn will show you around and he’ll make sure you have an amazing time.

You’ll be exploring the local fisheries on board the Carolina skiff, center console model from 2000. It is 21’ and it is spacious enough to accommodate up to 4 guests per fishing trip. Family cruising trips can take on 6 people. The boat is fitted with a single Suzuki engine that can reach the top speed of 40 kn. You won’t be wasting much time going from one location to the other.

This charter covers the inshore and inshore areas of Bradenton. They include reef and wreck locations with flats and backcountry zones. The fish bites all year round, but the slowest period would be January and February. Depending on the season you can encounter Great Barracuda, several types of Grouper, Redfish, and many more. You can target the fish with a range of techniques like light and heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, and even bow fishing is available.

You don’t have to worry about preparing for the trip, as all the necessary fishing gear, lures, and bait will be waiting for you on board. Additionally, the charter’s got you covered for the Florida fishing license. If you want to do bow fishing bring your bow. Depending on the season you can keep your catch, otherwise, you need to release it. Though sunset cruises welcome families, fishing trips aren’t suitable for children.

Explore all the enticing fishing locations of Bradenton, Florida with Way2Reel, and bag some fresh fish.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Dolphin/Eco tour
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 PM
    US $350
    Explode the beautiful waters of tampa bay and surrounding areas. Check out the dolphins and soak in the sun. Bring up to 6 people for this cruise
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Night Gigging
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    US $500
    This exciting 4-hour trip is reserved for anglers who want to experience nighttime fishing. We'll be doing gigging and bow fishing. Cruise the shallow waters with lights and gigs or bring your bow to join the fun.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $600
    These 4-hour trips are highly flexible. We can customize any trip to target the specific area or species you want.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $600
    A half day trip in the afternoon for those wanting to get on the water after sleeping in.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $800
    This 6-hour trip will get you additional time to concentrate on your big catch or even cover several locations. We can customize any trip to target the specific area or species you want.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,000
    Spend a whole day on the water and give yourself ample time to get your big catch. With this 8-hour trip, you have sufficient time to try several fishing locations in the Bradenton area. We can customize any trip to target the specific area or species you want.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Shark/Monster Fish
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,000
    This 8-hour trip will provide you with an active adventure going after the big ones. First half of the day consists of catching bait, then having lunch dockside, fishing the rest of the day for Sharks and Goliath Grouper.
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FAQs about Way2Reel

Way2Reel offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group - Dolphin/Eco tour (2 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Night Gigging (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $60 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $60 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $60 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Shark/Monster Fish (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Way2Reel, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Way2Reel include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Way2Reel offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Way2Reel offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Handline

Top targeted fish species with Way2Reel include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Josh Strahorn
Bradenton, Florida, United States
2 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2016
I love being on the water and sharing the same passion with others. Getting the new generation into fishing to continue the sport.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Carolina skiff (Center console) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Seasons vary on species
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Bank Transfer

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