Against The Grain Charters

Against The Grain Charters is all about making sure you have a great experience on the water. Captain Charlie Rogers is a South Florida native, and he has been into fishing ever since he was a kid. His knowledge of the local waters and skill in many types of fishing techniques is what keeps his customers on the fish.

The boat you’ll be fishing on is a 28’ WhiteWater center console that’s powered by a pair of 200 HP Yamaha engines. It’s outfitted with all the necessary safety and navigation gear needed for a safe and productive journey, and other amenities such as outriggers and a live well for bait are sure to come in handy. There’s plenty of room on the boat for up to six anglers, making it perfect for bringing some friends along for the ride.

Depending on what you want to do, you can go fishing offshore for Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna and much more. Alternatively, stay near the reef where you will target those tasty bottom fish such as Grouper, Red Snapper, Hogfish, and others. If you want to do some tournament-style fishing for Mahi Mahi to get a feel of that authentic experience, Captain Charlie can arrange that too.

The price of a trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as complimentary cleaning of the catch after the trip. Feel free to bring along some drinks and snacks, and it’s very much recommended you have a pair of sunglasses and a hat with you, so you can be comfortable during the whole trip.



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  • Private trip
    10 hour full day offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    10 hour offshore trip with plenty of time for multiple types of fishing
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Mahi Mahi Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,050
    price breakdown
    $1,050
    This trip involves a full day running and gunning, tournament style, looking for Mahi Mahi. If you want to feel the adrenaline rush for real, this trip is definitely right up your alley. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, as well as the necessary fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip- Offshore/Wreck Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    price breakdown
    $950
    If you're looking for the ultimate offshore fishing experience, look no further. Captain Charlie will take you to his favorite spots to target Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Wahoo, Kingfish, and others. Alternatively, feel free to fish the deeper wrecks and reefs for big Snappers, Groupers, and Amberjacks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip- Offshore/Wreck Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    This is a great option if you're looking to go offshore to hook fish like Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, Kingfish, and Wahoos. Alternatively, you can fish the deeper wrecks and reefs for big Snappers, Groupers, Amberjacks, and other delicious fish. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    Nothing beats a full day of fishing for some delicious catch. Expect to be targeting Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Hogfish, Groupers, and many others. The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as the necessary fishing licenses. The crew will clean anything you've caught after the trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Join Captain Charlie for an exciting trip where you will be reef fishing for Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Grouper, Hogfish, Sharks and more besides. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with the necessary fishing licenses. Anything you catch will be cleaned for you after the trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Reef Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    If you're strapped for time, this trip will give you a chance to visit the reef, have a great time fishing, and be back before you know it. Some of the species you can expect to encounter include Hogfish, Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda, Sharks, and Kingfish. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the trip price.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Reef Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This trip involves going up to the reef to fish for Hogfish, Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda, Sharks, and more besides. Captain Charlie will show you his favorite spots and make sure you have a great time. The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well the fishing licenses you'll need.
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About the Captain

Captain Charlie Rogers
Key Largo, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
37 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2018
Captain Charlie Rogers has been knee-deep into fishing ever since he could hold a rod on his own. He's a South Florida native and has fished from the Florida Keys to Miami, Bahamas, and Louisiana. He worked on several boats in the early stages of his career until he decided to go at it on his own, and hasn't looked back since.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

Jack (African Pompano) Jack (African Pompano)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)

Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

WhiteWater (Center console) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 200HP 2015 Yamaha F200 4-stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.86
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
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Experience
8 hr deep sea & 1\/2 day reef
8 hr deep sea & 1\/2 day reef
8 hr deep sea & 1\/2 day reef
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Stuart G.
Centerburg, OH
 5.00
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8 hr deep sea & 1/2 day reef

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip- Offshore/Wreck Fishing on January 20, 2021
Captain Charlie worked hard on both trips. Deep sea is more of a gamble as the trophies may not be hitting on your chosen day....
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Andrew C.
New York, NY
 5.00
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A great and productive day offshore with Cap’t Charlie

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip- Offshore/Wreck Fishing on December 23, 2020
Christmas came early this year on our Oceanside offshore/reef trip with Cap’t Charlie. We were off the dock at 7a sharp and...
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Alex P.
San Juan
 5.00
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Excellent fishing charter with Captain Charlie

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip- Offshore/Wreck Fishing on January 3, 2021
We had an excellent fishing trip with Captain Charlie.  He got us on the fish, taught us some new techniques, and was...
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Jeremy J.
Dover, Oklahoma
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Captain Charlie

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip - Reef Fishing (PM) on December 26, 2020
Captain Charlie is the best! Very knowledgeable, super clean boat, this was the best part of our trip. Absolutely something...
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Joel W.
Andover, MN
 5.00
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3/4 Day fishing with Capt. Charlie

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Reef Fishing on March 15, 2020
No need to look any further for a great day on the water….. Captain Charlie is your guy!! My wife and I had...
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