Bentley’s Charters And Custom Rods

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Baillies Bluff Road
Holiday FL, United States

Bentley’s Charters and Custom Rods provides backcountry and offshore adventures on Florida’s west coast and Tampa Bay area. This charter is owned and operated by Captain Chad Bentley who loves fishing and sharing the excitement of reeling in with his guests. He values every guest who comes aboard and works hard to make your experience a happy and memorable one.

You will fish aboard Captain Chad’s 24’ Bluewave center console boat, originally built in 2018. This new beauty is powered by a 350 HP Suzuki engine and also features a wireless trolling motor for when you want to be super quiet. You will find all the electronics and safety equipment needed for a successful trip such as a fishfinder and life vests.

Bentley’s Charters and Custom Rods can take you fishing in the backcountry for big Redfish, Snook, Trout and the majestic Tarpon on half day trips. Or, if you choose a full day trip, you can fish for Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, King Mackerel and Tripletail in the nearshore waters, reefs and wrecks.

Captain Chad will provide the tackle, bait, fishing licenses, water, ice and of course drag screaming rod bending action. Take you friend, spouse or child on a trip of a lifetime and let Bentley’s Charters and Custom Rods show you how it’s done.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Goliath Grouper/Offshore Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 4 persons
    If you want to catch one of the biggest fish of your life then the goliath grouper is one of those fish. Our goliath grouper can range from 100lb-700lb monsters and will test your strength. We fish out on the gulfs reefs and wrecks where these grouper live along with many other species. While fishing its common to catch gag grouper/red grouper/cobia/snapper/sharks/kingfish/Spanish mackerel/ hogfish/tuna and many other fish. Please be advised these trips are offshore trips and weather permitting.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    A full day trip can consist of fishing the nearshore reefs and wrecks where you can fish for Groupers, Cobia, Amberjack, King Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, hogfish and Tripletail as well as fish the flats and backwaters for snook, redfish, and trout and the occasional Tarpon or Goliath Grouper.
  • Private trip
    3/4 day
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    Same trip as the half day trip with just a little more fishing time to catch that monster trophy catch. We catch on a regular basis snook/cobia/trout/tarpon/redfish/tripletail/sheepshead/grouper/hogfish/drum/snapper/sharks and much more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 375
    up to 4 persons
    On the half day trip we fish the inshore and backwaters for snook, redfish, trout, sheepshead, flounder, jack, tarpon and a variety of inshore game fish.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)

Snook
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Bluewave (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 350HP Suzuki engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

About the Captain

Chad Bentley
Holiday, Florida, United States
Member since January 2017
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Captain Chad is a fun person who cares about his guests and makes sure everyone onboard is having a great time. He has the local knowledge, a good amount of time spent on the water and a love of fishing that will all contribute to your fun fishing experience. Chad is a lover of the outdoors and loves spending time with kids and teaching them how to fish.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 97%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.91
out of 5 stars from 47 reviews
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Experience
35\u201d snook!
1\/2 summer day with Captain Chad Bentley
1\/2 summer day with Captain Chad Bentley
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Kevin Ho
Tampa, Florida
 5.00
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Best trip ever

VERIFIED   August 4, 2018
Our captain was very informative about our fishing trip. Explain everything in detail, like how to fish the species we were...
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Sean Mccoy
United States
 5.00
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Full Day with Captain Chad

VERIFIED   July 3, 2018
I want to start by thanking Captain Chad for making my families first saltwater fishing adventure one we will never forget....
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Damon Agosto
Odessa, FL
 5.00
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1/2 summer day with Captain Chad Bentley

VERIFIED   August 8, 2018
Gorgeous, windy Tuesday in August… and it was HOT.  Chad’s boat was very well equipped, comfortable and truly...
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Amy Ronchetto
Lincoln, NE
 5.00
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Half Day Charter!!!!

VERIFIED   June 27, 2018
Captain Chad was the best! This was my son’s first time deep sea fishing and he had the best time ever… NEXT year...
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Evelyn Smith
Gainesville, FL
 5.00
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Fishing Charter with Captain Chad

VERIFIED   March 30, 2018
We had a blast on our first ever fishing charter with Captain Chad! He was very knowledgeable and patient and really took the...
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Fishing Reports

catching fish till your arms fall off

October 04, 2018

The inshore bite has been great with tons of big trout and nice snook. my area right now is closed for snook and redfish but the fishing hasn't slowed down at all. plenty of nice snook and redfish to… Read Full Report →