South Bend Charters

150 Smallwood Drive
Chokoloskee FL, United States

South Bend Charters is located in Chokoloskee, Florida. The company is owned and operated by Captain Cody, who enjoys sharing his outlook on fishing. Take a ride with South Bend Charters, and you will get an opportunity to enjoy fishing the beautiful waters of the Everglades National Park and the islands. Captain Cody strive to provide an excellent service to all his guests and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Enjoy your trip with South Bend Charters aboard a 20 ft. Carolina Skiff 198DLV, which comes powered by a 115 Yamaha engine. It has a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots and can comfortably take up to two guests. The vessel’s navigational electronics include a GPS, a VHF radio, and a fish finder. As well as that, there is a live bait tank on board the boat.

Choose between a half and full-day trip with South Bend Charters. Depending on the season and how much time you want to spend on the water, you will be able to target a variety of species. Captain Cody specializes in fishing for Snook, Speckled Trout, and Redfish. As well as that, you will get a chance to land Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and Gag Grouper. The Captain will show you the methods that work best for the local water, including bottom fishing, spinning, jigging, popping, and drift fishing.

South Bend Charters will provide you with your fishing licenses, as well as rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures. Captain Cody will clean and fillet the catch for you to take home after the trip. You can feel free to bring your own food and drinks if you want.

South Bend Charters is a fun and eventful experience, ideal for a family or a group of friends. If you want to have an exciting adventure with your fishing rod – look no further!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Saltwater Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 2 persons
    Fish the Everglades National Park for Snook, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, and many other species. You will take a ride with Captain Cody, who will take you to the hottest spots in the area. All the fishing gear and tackle will be provided.
  • Private trip
    Half day saltwater trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
  • Private trip
    Half day freshwater
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    From jigging for Crappie to casting for Bass. Trips on Lake Trafford or Lake Okeechobee provide fun for the family and friends.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth)
Black Drum
Crappie
Grouper (Gag)

Jack Crevalle
Redfish
Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook
Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff 198DLV (Skiff) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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

About the Captain

Cody Mcclelland
Chokoloskee, Florida, United States
Member since January 2017
6
I have been fishing since an early age in the waters of the Everglades National Park/10000 Islands. My passion began when my parents took me fishing there for the first time. I started fishing professionally 4 years ago. I strive to make every trip, a trip of a lifetime.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photo by reviewers (1)
4.89
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
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Experience
Great trip!
Angler Rating
5
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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John Bloodworth
Venice, FL
 5.00
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Full day with Captain Cody

VERIFIED   April 10, 2018

Very clean comfortable boat for me and my two friends to fish from. Captain Cody very friendly and very knowledgeable about...

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John Bloodworth
Venice, FL
 5.00
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Fishing with Captain Cody

VERIFIED   April 11, 2018

My two friends and I really enjoyed fishing with Captain Cody. He put us on some nice red fish and sea trout. We had scheduled...

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Samantha Buday
Milaca, MN
 5.00
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Half Day Saltwater Trip

VERIFIED   April 19, 2018

What an amazing experience! Weather is changing and the morning started slow, but we found the fish soon enough.  Went...

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John Hays
El Dorado, AR
 5.00
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Great trip!

VERIFIED   March 19, 2018

A Great trip.  Captain Cody was extremely helpful to our 12 yr old and spent much effort and time to see that he had a...

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Robert Reed
Pinellas Park, FL
 5.00
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New fishing area.

VERIFIED   March 15, 2018

Had a very good time in a new fishing area I would go out again with Captain Cody again..

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