Captain
Carlos Bastos

Member since February 2017 Holiday, United States
Background
Captain Carlos hails from New Jersey, where he fished his entire life for Cod and other local species. It was four years ago that he moved to Florida in the search of the big bottom-feeding fish like Groupers and Snappers. He loves taking families and kids out and teaching them all about fishing. He is an incredibly upbeat and fun person who will make your trip very enjoyable.
Techniques
We fish with live bait and jigs.

Hey, I'm Captain Carlos Bastos

Holiday, United States
Background
Captain Carlos hails from New Jersey, where he fished his entire life for Cod and other local species. It was four years ago that he moved to Florida in the search of the big bottom-feeding fish like Groupers and Snappers. He loves taking families and kids out and teaching them all about fishing. He is an incredibly upbeat and fun person who will make your trip very enjoyable.
Techniques
We fish with live bait and jigs.

My Charter Listing

Bottoms Up Fishing Excursions

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Fishing Reports

Fall Grouper Season is Awesome!!

December 01, 2019

This Fall has been amazing ! A lot of grouper moved into the shallows ! Read Full Report →


Fall Grouper Season

August 27, 2019

Hi Everyone, Looking forward to this Fall’s gag grouper season . October thru the season closer on December 31st is an excellent time to take advantage of the grouper being so close to shore ! Don’t miss out on… Read Full Report →


Great summer fishing !!

June 01, 2019

This summer the fishing has been red hot and we’ve been mixing it up with some sandbar activities!! Read Full Report →


Nj and Miami together for a weekend!

June 03, 2018

This past weekend i had my good friends for gag grouper opener and it was very good on Saturday and Sunday was ok due to windy conditions. Read Full Report →


Winter Time Action

January 21, 2018

Hi everyone, Winter fishing is really good right now when the winds allow us to Fish deeper waters. Lots of seabass, grunts and Sheephead have been caught on all of our trips lately . Tight lines, Capt Carlos Read Full Report →


The New Bottoms Up!

October 01, 2017

We purchased a new boat and it's awesome! Read Full Report →


Summer fishing report

July 17, 2017

Fishing was very good again for the Maxell group . Grey snapper and Black Sea bass were plentiful. With the water temps at 87 degrees, grouper have moved offshore . Read Full Report →


Hot Fishing Going On

May 01, 2017

We had action the entire trip with catch and release gags plus snappers and mackerel . Read Full Report →

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4.93
out of 5 stars from 197 reviews
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Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Ha L.
New Port Richey, FL
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Fishing with Carlos

VERIFIED   NEW  September 6, 2020
Since this is my first time chartering a boat for fishing,  I can only describe my experience for first timers. If you...
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Sherilyn K.
Riverview, FL
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Half day trip with Cap’n Carlos and First Mate Jeremy

VERIFIED   June 16, 2020
Three generations went out for a morning fishing trip and it was so much fun! Every spot we stopped had us catching fish; we...
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Britain P.
Woodstock, GA
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4 hour morning trip, 6/3/20

VERIFIED   June 3, 2020
Captain Carlos and Jeremy were fantastic today. Consistently put us on the fish and made sure we were bringing them up. Helped...
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Allen J.
United States
 5.00
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4hr trip with Captain Carlos

VERIFIED   June 1, 2020
Had a fantastic day catching fish including snapper, blow fish, grouper, sea bass, some kind of sucker fish (poop?) & More....
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Adrienne K.
Bel Air, MD
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Excellent Family Fishing Trip with Captain Carlos

VERIFIED   July 24, 2020
An amazing trip! Captain Carlos and his first mate, Jeremy, were excellent with our children and the four of us caught fish...
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