Southern Thunder Charters – Inshore

Southern Thunder Charters offers fully customized fishing trips in Melbourne, Florida. Captain Bryan Mincey has been fishing in Central Florida for over 30 years and loves sharing his fishing knowledge with others. He’s ready to help you catch almost anything in these waters. Gather your family or friends and join him for a personalized fishing experience you will remember for years to come!

You will fish aboard a 19’ Mako originally built in 1972 and restored in 2015.
This vessel boasts the latest fishing technology, including GPS, fishfinder, and a live bait well. Capt. Bryan will have rods, reels, and tackle ready and waiting on board when you arrive. The boat can carry up to four passengers and children are welcome.

Capt. Bryan will tailor your trip to make sure you can enjoy whatever experience you have in mind, day or night. While fishing inshore you can target Snook, Tarpon, Seatrout, and Redfish, some of the most sought-after species in Florida. Stalking these fish in shallow waters is the perfect way to spend your time during a half day trip. On the other hand, a full day inshore gives you time reel in as many of these fish as you can!

Fishing farther from shore allows you to target big game fish, including King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and more. These colorful pelagic species have captured the imagination of many anglers. Chase after these and bring home some bragging rights, or at least a fantastic tale about the one that got away. Visit the captain’s second listing for offshore trips.

Southern Thunder Charters include a fishing license and top of the line gear by Penn and Shimano. Depending on the species, you are welcome to keep your catch and Capt. Bryan will clean and fillet it for you.

The adventure awaits! Book your next trip today and come see for yourself what makes fishing in Florida so unforgettable.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Will be able to fish for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Grouper, and Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    You will fish inshore for redfish, snook and more. Fishing license and gear are provided for you
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $375
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fishing Inshore for the likes of snook, redfish and more. All gear and fishing licenses are included.
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About the Captain

Bryan Mincey
Melbourne Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
84 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
40 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2017
I have been fishing since I was a small boy with my Dad. I remember every Saturday waking up to go wade fishing with my Dad or watching Flip Pallet on his TV show Walkers Cay Chronicles. Ever since then I have wanted to be a fishing guide. I love sharing my knowledge of fishing with others and seeing the big smile on their face when they reel in a big one.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1972, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Deep Sea 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
Drinks
Fishing License

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (40)
4.90
out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
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Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Joshua W.
Pinellas Park, FL
 5.00
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Great day of fishing

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
We booked a half day trip with Captain Brian. He contacted me a few days ahead of our trip and we ironed out the details. I...
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Bill H.
Orlando, FL
 4.67
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1/2 day with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   NEW  March 20, 2020
We started at 8 am instead of 7 due to a change at the Sebastian Inlet State Pk. Opening at 8.  Apparently they had opened...
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Rockledge, FL
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Half Day with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   February 28, 2020
Captain Mike put us on em Son let me tell you what. Better eat your Wheaties cause reeling in these monsters is like Southern...
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Charlie W.
Knoxville, TN
 5.00
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VERIFIED   March 3, 2020
Bryan put on on some big redfish and smaller snook.  He was very flexible for what we wanted to do and totally customized...
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Wade F.
St. Augustine, FL
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We got what we requested

VERIFIED   February 18, 2020
We asked to get on some CobiaThe other charters were struggling to find fish but not our captain he got us on the target species...
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