Red Talon Charters - Smyrna Beach

Red Talon Charters is run by Captain Bart Rutan and offers inshore fishing trips in the famous Mosquito Lagoon and other areas in the Space Coast of Florida. A lifetime fisherman with more than 7 years of experience in the charter business, Captain Bart will make sure you have a trip suited to your individual needs and wants.

You will be fishing aboard an 18’ Bossman flats boat that is equipped with a 70 HP Yamaha engine, as well as all the necessary safety and navigation gear. A wireless trolling motor is also included so the fish don’t get spooked once you find them, as is a livewell for keeping bait. A flats boat is probably the best option for these waters, as some parts of the lagoon are only inches deep.

The shorter trip will have you fishing the local backcountry and flats for Redfish, Trout, and Snook. Depending on the time of year, Tarpon can also make quite an appearance. On a full day trip, you will be fishing the Mosquito Lagoon, also known as ‘The Redfish Capital of the World.’ This is truly one of the best places to be sight casting in, and Captain Bart will provide you with all the pointers you’ll need.

Red Talon Charters follows the ‘Customer is King’ maxim, so you will find that the price includes not only the fishing rods, reels, and terminal tackle you need, but also the necessary fishing licenses as well as drinks and light snacks. After the trip, Captain Bart will clean and fillet anything you catch so you don’t have to.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    A full day trip is a perfect opportunity to explore the famed Mosquito Lagoon. Captain Bart will take you on a real fishing adventure where you will go after Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Tarpon (when in season). Price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as all the necessary fishing licenses along with complimentary drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $375
    up to 2 persons
    A half day trip is a great option for when you simply don't have the time to spend a full day out on the water. You will be fishing the local backcountry and flats for Redfish, Trout, and Snook. Captain Bart will provide all the necessary fishing equipment, as well as drinks and light snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $375
    up to 2 persons
    A half day trip is a great option for when you simply don't have the time to spend a full day out on the water. You will be out in the backcountry and flats fishing for Redfish, Trout, and Snook. Captain Bart will provide all the necessary fishing equipment, as well as drinks and light snacks.

About the Captain

Bart Rutan
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
16 Reports
11 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2017
Captain Bart Rutan is a Florida native who has been fishing the waters his whole life. Apart from a successful military career spanning 28 years, he participated in several fishing tournaments with great success. Having spent most of his life helping people in one way or another, you can rest assured Captain Bart will be happy to help you have the best fishing experience possible.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Redfish
Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)

Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Bossman (Flats boat) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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

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Customer Reviews

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100%
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100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Aleesha K.
Denver, Colorado
 5.00
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New Favorite Fishing Hole and Captain!

March 30, 2018
My 13 year old son, Grant, and I spent the morning fishing with Captain Bart and brought 2 red fish and 3 trout on to the boat....
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Full Day with Captain Bart

VERIFIED   July 21, 2018
Left at 7AM and had a fish in the boat in the first half dozen casts. It was a sort of slow day for fishing which pretty well...
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Fishing with Bart

VERIFIED   April 24, 2018
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