Crooked Rod Charters:Tarpon Is King

210 Winson Avenue
Englewood FL, United States

Crooked Rod Charters is located in Englewood, Florida. They are run and operated by one of the best Tarpon fishing specialists, Captain Keith. Having spent countless hours on the water chasing the fish and learning their habits, Keith has gained a vast knowledge and knows when and where are the best chances of catching Tarpon.

You will be fishing aboard a 20’ Action Craft flats boat with a 200 HP Mercury outboard engine. It can take up to four anglers. The vessel is all ready to take you to the best places in South-West Florida that hold Tarpon all year round. There is a wireless trolling motor, an anchoring system to make sure you stay where you want to, and a live bait tank.

Captain Keith can take you fishing inshore to Charlotte Harbor, El Jobean, Lemon Bay, and Boca Grande, as well as to Myakka River and Peace River, flats, and backcountry. Among a variety of fishing techniques, you will be able to use light and heavy tackle, trolling, spinning, and jigging. Your main target will be Tarpon, but as it can sometimes be stubborn, you will get a chance to chase Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, Cobia, and Snook, which is the Captain’s distant second favorite. 

Captain Keith is especially great with kids. His main reason for becoming a USCG licensed captain was to introduce more kids to fishing. Keith offers free charters through local and national charities, hospitals, churches, and other organizations.  There is nothing as rewarding for Captain Keith as seeing a smile on a child’s face!

Your trip will include all the necessary fishing equipment, including rods, reels, tackle, licenses, live bait, and lures. The Captain will offer some drinks and you can feel free to bring your own snacks on board.

Crooked Rod Charters are sure: Tarpon fishing is not just a hobby, it’s a passion. Book now and welcome aboard!

Crooked Rod Charters is located in Englewood, Florida. They are run and operated by one of the best Tarpon fishing specialists, Captain Keith. Having spent countless hours on the water chasing the fish and learning their habits, Keith has gained a va


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  • Morning Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 350 private charter
  • Night Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    US$ 350 private charter

About this listing

Boat Specs

Action Craft (Flats boat) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
Myakka River, Peace River
Inshore Fishing
Charlotte Harbor, El Jobean, Lemon Bay, Boca Grande
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Snook
 
Tarpon
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Side Scan
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
Side Scan
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
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 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
Catch and Release Allowed
 
Catch and Release Mandatory
Payment

25% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, PayPal.

About the Captain

Keith Magnussen
Englewood, Florida, United States
Member since December 2016
I grew up all over the midwest. Graduated with a Bachelor's of Business Admin from University of Michigan. Like a lot of people I was bitten by the fishing bug when my Grandpa took me out for my first sunfish and bullhead fishing trip, and it's been a passion ever since. I moved to Florida in 2003 and catching saltwater fish that would eat my biggest freshwater fish for a snack was simply amazing to me. Then when I was introduced to tarpon my life changed. Other than my family there is nothing more significant in my life than tarpon. It is without a doubt on my mind 24/7. I hope I can share that passion with you.
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