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.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Bass (Largemouth)
  Black Drum
  Grouper (Gag)

  Jack Crevalle
  Snapper (Mangrove)

  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.

20 ft
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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


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


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:
American Express

About the Captain

Cody Mcclelland
Chokoloskee, Florida, United States
Member since January 2017
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%

Chokoloskee Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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What an amazing experience! Weather is changing and the morning started slow, but we found the fish soon enough.  Went home with plenty of sea trout. Thanks for an amazing trip, Cody!

Fished April 19, 2018
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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 a full day on our second day but slack tide timing was such that he allowed us to reduce our time. He gives a discount for veterans and answered all our many questions about the area. We hope to return and fisn with him again.

Fished April 11, 2018
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Very clean comfortable boat for me and my two friends to fish from. Captain Cody very friendly and very knowledgeable about the Everglades City area and, since we had never been in the area before, we had a lot of questions. He answered all of them. We caught nice redfish and spotted sea trout that we had asked him to put us on. Awesome day with a manatee surfacing right by the boat. We will definitely fish with Captain Cody again and booking through Fish Booker kept us reminded of the details of our trip.

Fished April 10, 2018
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