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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Reef Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    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 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $800
    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.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    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
    6 Hour Trip- Offshore/Wreck Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,050
    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 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,050
    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
    8 Hour Trip- Offshore/Wreck Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,250
    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
    10 hour full day offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    10 hour offshore trip with plenty of time for multiple types of fishing
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About the Captain

Captain Charlie Rogers
Key Largo, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
126 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2018
Angler's Choice
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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
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper

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
5 to 30 miles.
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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 126 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (198)
Caught 3 nice mutton snapper, 2 mahi, and 1 cuda.
Great Trip
Great Trip
+195
Angler Rating
117
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Chris K.
Marietta, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip with Captain Charlie

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Reef Fishing (AM) on December 27, 2022
Great Experience! Captain Charlie communicated with us regularly before the charter, so there were no surprises. We even got...
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Nick L.
Scottsbluff, NE
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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6 Hour Trip with Captain Charlie

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Reef Fishing on April 1, 2022
What a great trip we had with Captain Charlie! Our trip was scheduled to leave at 7:30am but due to weather conditions Captain...
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Steven C.
Beeville, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6hr shallow reef trip with captain charlie

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip - Reef Fishing on January 25, 2023
Very windy day but captain Charlie handled it well and put us on some fish. He was patient with the kids and taught them well....
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Polly G.
Tallahassee, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hour trip with Capt. Charlie Rogers

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Reef Fishing on March 18, 2022
In a word, wow!  Capt Charlie provided a lifetime memory for my son and his friend. They caught their limit of AJs and one...
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Clay H.
Middletown, Delaware
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Full Day Reef

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip - Reef Fishing on May 9, 2022
Great experience. Captain Charlie is very easy to be with, and is a great guide. He put us on the fish almost immediately upon...
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FAQs about Against The Grain Charters

Against The Grain Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Reef Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Reef Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $950 per group - 6 Hour Trip - Reef Fishing (6 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - 6 Hour Trip- Offshore/Wreck Fishing (6 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - 8 Hour Trip - Reef Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - 8 Hour Trip- Offshore/Wreck Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 10 hour full day offshore (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Against The Grain Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Against The Grain Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Against The Grain Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (5 to 30 miles.)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Against The Grain Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Against The Grain Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo