Captain
Chad Bentley

Member since January 2017 Tarpon Springs, United States
Background
Captain Chad is a fun person who cares about his guests and makes sure everyone on board is having a great time. He has the local knowledge, a good amount of time spent on the water, and a love of fishing that will all contribute to your fun fishing experience. Chad is a lover of the outdoors and loves spending time with kids and teaching them how to fish.

Hey, I'm Captain Chad Bentley

Tarpon Springs, United States
Background
Captain Chad is a fun person who cares about his guests and makes sure everyone on board is having a great time. He has the local knowledge, a good amount of time spent on the water, and a love of fishing that will all contribute to your fun fishing experience. Chad is a lover of the outdoors and loves spending time with kids and teaching them how to fish.
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Bentley’s Charters And Custom Rods

87 reviews
Tarpon Springs
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Fishing Reports

New boat

November 26, 2019

We just got the new Avenger in and will now be running tips out of this amazing new boat Read Full Report →


Hogfish and grouper time

November 20, 2019

Hogfish and grouper bite has been super good the last few trips out. We are heading out to the close reefs and wrecks and catching hogfish on shrimp and nice gag grouper on some live bait and while trolling… Read Full Report →


Offshore bite is on

November 02, 2019

Offshore bite is hot right now. Gag grouper red grouper cobia hogfish and kingfish bite right now have been fantastic. We been catch 100s of great quality fish these last few days and the bite is only getting better. Read Full Report →


Silver king

October 17, 2019

The big kingfish are here super thick right now. The last trip out we had constant action with tons of big spanish and lots of big kings Read Full Report →


The silver king

October 01, 2019

We are finally getting some cooler weather and with the cooler weather the kingfish have just started to show up. The last two trips we have found some nice big smoker kings. One kingfish the other day we had… Read Full Report →


hot offshore bite

September 10, 2019

offshore fishing has sure been good with some awesome catches like some mahi and some blackfin tuna which are not common for our area. inshore bite has also been great with lots of big redfish and lots of snook.… Read Full Report →


Full day trips and lots of fish

August 02, 2019

Last couple trips have been pretty good offshore. Some nice gags and American red snapper and the amberjack season is now open so lots of fish that you can catch and keep on a full day offshore trip. Amberjack… Read Full Report →


Red snapper season

June 04, 2019

Red snapper season opens June 11th and will remain open till July 11th. Right not it’s very common to limit out on American red snapper and catch big gag grouper and many more fish. 100 plus fish days with… Read Full Report →


Snapper bite

May 22, 2019

Great snapper bite offshore Read Full Report →


Reds snook trout

April 13, 2019

Morning bite was pretty hot the other day. Lots of redfish and got full limit of sea trout Read Full Report →


Catching sea monsters

April 08, 2019

Fishing inshore and offshore has been great with inshore snook redfish and sea trout. Offshore the cobia grouper Goliath grouper kingfish and Spanish mackerel bite has been amazing. We caught over 50 kingfish the other day and with a… Read Full Report →


Inshore fishinh is on fire!!!

February 28, 2019

Tons of nice big snook and lots of triple tail are showing up in our areas now. We use whitebait to catch these big snook around the mangroves and they put up a really good fight on light tackle.… Read Full Report →


American red snapper season is coming up

February 25, 2019

We just got the news that they will be opening up American red snapper season June 11 till July 12 this year. We don’t have a very long season this year so make sure to book your trip soon… Read Full Report →


Spring fishing has come early!!

February 18, 2019

Water temps have finally started to warm up and the fish are moving around looking for food and the bite is really starting to pick up. The next few weeks will be prime fishing time for all our inshore… Read Full Report →


Big rod bending action

February 07, 2019

The offshore bite has been super fun with huge gag grouper and giant amberjack that will test your strength and stamina. Catching tons of big fish is super fun and exciting. You will go home soar after fighting these… Read Full Report →


Cool temps and good fishing

January 13, 2019

Inshore and offshore fishing has been great lately. If your wanting to take some fish home or just have a good day fishing we know the best spots to fish and you won’t come back to the dock empty… Read Full Report →


Shallow water big fish

December 05, 2018

shallow water grouper and big jacks all over the place today made for a really awesome day. The weather is nice and cool and the fishing is great. Read Full Report →


Shallow water grouper

November 20, 2018

The grouper bite has been on fire the last few days. Catching big grouper in shallow water right now. We are catching gag grouper in as shallow as 8ft-30ft of water right now. You can book a half day… Read Full Report →


Half day trip Cobia, kings, grouper, tri

October 31, 2018

The fishing is really picking up with the cooling temps. On Halloween day we caught and released 5 cobia and kept one big cobia that came in at 51lbs. We also caught 12 Spanish mackerel 1 keeper grouper 27"… Read Full Report →


Shallow water grouper bite is on!!!

October 18, 2018

The weather has started to cool down and the grouper have moved into shallow areas making them easy to catch and a lot of fun. Also some nice triple tail showing up and lots of other fish to keep… Read Full Report →


catching fish till your arms fall off

October 04, 2018

The inshore bite has been great with tons of big trout and nice snook. my area right now is closed for snook and redfish but the fishing hasn't slowed down at all. plenty of nice snook and redfish to… Read Full Report →


No red tide here

September 11, 2018

Lots of people have been asking lately if we have been affected by the recent red tides. Luckily we have not seen or had any issues with the red tide. And fishing has been great. Inshore we are catching… Read Full Report →


Red hot bite!!

June 11, 2018

First day of American red snapper season was a success. Limited out on American red snapper in 10 mins and the got a few nice bonus fish with a few mahi Bonita mangrove snapper amberjack and even a Goliath… Read Full Report →


New member to the fleet

May 13, 2018

I’m happy to report that there will be a new addition to my charters here as of next week. Just picked up a brand new 24ft blue wave bay boat. I will be able to accommodate all my clients… Read Full Report →


Asking for a bruising!!!

May 12, 2018

Had a really nice few days the last couples days. Was able to get out offshore on a few trips and we decided to see if we couldn’t get one of these reef donkeys on fly. Talk about one… Read Full Report →


Wicked Blackfin Tuna

May 04, 2018

Offshore bite just keeps getting better and better. Caught this beautiful black fin the other day along with some cobia amberjack grouper and American red snapper. Grouper season is open June 1st and American red snapper is open June… Read Full Report →


Fat and happy fish= hot bite

May 03, 2018

Inshore and offshore the last few days have been producing some nice fish. Getting monster gags, big mangrove snapper, few Kings and mackerel still, and the cobia bite really started to get hot with multiple cobia every day. The… Read Full Report →


Hot inshore bite!!!!

February 16, 2018

This last week the weather has been wonderful and the fish have been plentiful. Plenty of big trout, nice redfish and the snook bite is getting better every day. Also having the bonus of some of the biggest triple… Read Full Report →


Hot weather and Hot Bite!!!

July 28, 2017

summer is in full swing and its getting very hot outside but we are still managing to find some good quality fish offshore when the weather allows. FYI Offshore trips are full day trips only and weather dependent. The… Read Full Report →

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4.94
out of 5 stars from 87 reviews
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Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Chace S.
Palm Harbor, FL
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  November 16, 2019
Even with a cold, windy and cloudy day of being the only crazy people out on the water because of the weather, we still caught...
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David M.
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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Captain Chad gave us a once in a life time experience

VERIFIED   June 15, 2019
Captain Chad knows where to find them.  This was a father’s day trip and one for the books. My son...
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Dennis W.
Fruitland Park, FL
 5.00
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  November 30, 2019
Very good trip. I would definitely recommend. Everything about our trip was exceptional   The Captain is very knowledgeable...
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Larry D.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 5.00
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Big Game fish!

VERIFIED   June 14, 2019
Captain Chad took care of us.  Great time, Big fish, my boys will have a ton to talk about for years to come.  Been...
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James K.
Lutz, FL
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Great Time

VERIFIED   September 26, 2019
Even though the fish were being a bit picky, we had a great time.  The captain is great (gave it his best effort), the...
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