Captain
Trae Sorensen

Member since March 2015 Madeira Beach, United States
Background
Captain Trae Sorensen is a 4th Gen. fisherman in the Tampa bay area. Captain Trae has been fishing these waters for 24 years. His experience and knowledge offshore insures that every trip will provide anglers a memorable experience, whether they are seasoned fishers or first timers.
Techniques
Light tackle, live bait, bottom fishing

Hey, I'm Captain Trae Sorensen

Madeira Beach, United States
Background
Captain Trae Sorensen is a 4th Gen. fisherman in the Tampa bay area. Captain Trae has been fishing these waters for 24 years. His experience and knowledge offshore insures that every trip will provide anglers a memorable experience, whether they are seasoned fishers or first timers.
Techniques
Light tackle, live bait, bottom fishing
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Top Knotch Fishing Charters

28 reviews
Madeira Beach
trips from $750

Fishing Reports

Tuna Time!

April 22, 2017

On Saturday, we did a full day trip offshore and fishing was great! We were able to catch 6 tuna and a kingfish before we decided to go bottom fishing and round out the box with our limit of… Read Full Report →


Waters heating up and so is the fishin'

March 13, 2017

With Spring arriving the water temps are starting to heat up in the Gulf. These warmer water temps are bringing the bait with the pelagics right behind them. On a recent half day we were able to catch some… Read Full Report →


Great Halfday!

February 17, 2017

On Friday, I took a great group of older gentleman out for a half day charter, We had bent rods all day long, we must of caught 100 fish. We ended up with a nice box mangrove snapper, hogfish,… Read Full Report →


Fall Fishing is in full swing!

September 26, 2016

Despite all this NE wind, the water temperatures have dropped and the kingfish have showed up in good numbers. On this trip we targeted gag grouper and hogfish. It was a bit rough, but it was well worth the… Read Full Report →


Good Red Snapper Season

July 09, 2016

We ended this years red snapper season with a BANG! We ended up with our limit or red grouper and red snapper along with a kingfish and some other snapper species as well. The bite is good and the… Read Full Report →


Red Snapper are finally open!

June 04, 2016

Red snapper finally opened the beginning of June and so far its hasn't been disappointing! On this trip we ran out to 140' and did well on the grouper and snapper, with the biggest red snapper topping out at… Read Full Report →


Grouper are chewin'

May 22, 2016

On yesterdays full day it started out being a little rougher then the weather man called for, but my clients wanted to stick it out and boy are we glad we did! We caught a nice mixed bag of… Read Full Report →


Fishing is red hot!

May 07, 2016

On todays 6hr charter we ended up with a nice mixed bag of fish. We caught red grouper, kingfish and even a Tuna today in 60ft of water. The tuna have been mixed in with the kingfish around the… Read Full Report →


Kingfish are here

April 15, 2016

The kingfish have finally showed up in good numbers. They can be caught slow trolling livebait or trolling hardware. The grouper bite also pick up in the shallower depths. Heres a pic from a recent 3/4 day trip. Read Full Report →


Recent Near Shore Trip

March 16, 2016

On March 16th's 1/2 day trip, we caught a ton of mangrove snapper along with a couple hogfish, some huge sheepshead, and a stray spanish mackerel. Everyone had a great time light-tackle snapper fishing. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.98
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
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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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Greg G.
Lakeland, Florida
 5.00
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Full day 8hr

VERIFIED   May 17, 2019
If I could give more than 5 stars I would. The best gulf charter experience I’ve had. They will put you on fish. Please note-...
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Brian V.
Mechanicsville, MD
 5.00
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3/4 day

VERIFIED   February 14, 2019
Returning Customer to Top Knotch Fishing Charters.  Capt Trae never disappoints.  This guy works until he finds the...
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John O.
Valrico, FL
 4.67
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3/4 Day Fishing Trip with Top Notch Fishing Charters

VERIFIED   January 19, 2019
We had an awesome time with Captain Trae Sorensen and staff. They were very professional and extremely knowledgeable. They...
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Teddy K.
Winter Haven, Florida
 5.00
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Full day with Trae

VERIFIED   May 19, 2019
Excellent trip. Caught lots of fish. Crew worked very hard for all of us. Very professional and courteous
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George C. M.
St. Petersburg, FL
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Morning Half Day Trip with Capt Trae Sorenson and Mate Brad

VERIFIED   March 26, 2019
Fabulous Captain and Mate.  Slight problem that big fish we not biting, but I guess that is why it is called...
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