Captain
Brad Curtsinger

Member since June 2014

New Smyrna Beach, United States

Background
Captain Brad was born and grew up on a river and was always told by his friends that he should be a captain. He has now been fishing the Florida waters professionally for 17 years around areas such as the world-famous Mosquito Lagoon, the coast line running from Daytona to New Smyrna beach, and offshore deep fishing up to 40 miles. For the last 11 years he has devoted himself full-time to offering guided charters, doing what he loves. He uses all the knowledge he has learnt over the years to make sure you're in with the best possible chance of finding fish.
Techniques
Capt. Brad loves artificial lure fishing the most ,but he loves live bait fishing as well especially when the bite is down. He finds having the right bait and presentation is the most important aspect of fishing.

Hey, I'm Captain Brad Curtsinger

New Smyrna Beach, United States
Background
Captain Brad was born and grew up on a river and was always told by his friends that he should be a captain. He has now been fishing the Florida waters professionally for 17 years around areas such as the world-famous Mosquito Lagoon, the coast line running from Daytona to New Smyrna beach, and offshore deep fishing up to 40 miles. For the last 11 years he has devoted himself full-time to offering guided charters, doing what he loves. He uses all the knowledge he has learnt over the years to make sure you're in with the best possible chance of finding fish.
Techniques
Capt. Brad loves artificial lure fishing the most ,but he loves live bait fishing as well especially when the bite is down. He finds having the right bait and presentation is the most important aspect of fishing.
Angler's Choice
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My Charter Listings

 
New Smyrna Beach
trips from
US$ 335
New Smyrna Beach
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US$ 465

Fishing Reports

MULLET Run going off!

September 13, 2016

Took husband and wife for another awesome inshore trip ,lately with these crazy weather patterns has set up some incredible ishore slams ,one great thing about inshore is you never have to stress so much on weather there are… Read Full Report →


Shark and Tarpon right now is a blast!

July 11, 2016

WE have been averaging 15 to 20 sharks and several tarpons in just a 4hr trip ,this is a must for anyone needing a true rod bending reel screaming action garranteed or you pay nothing ! Read Full Report →


Offshore the Bite is great!

May 13, 2016

Took my repeat clients out about 25 miles offshore for a little trolling and bottom fishing, both have been on fire ,plenty of mango snapper,vermillion snapper,trigger fish,and amberjack ,and some nice kingfish around Read Full Report →


Redfish are still around

May 12, 2016

Searched for a little cleaner water which isnt easy to find this time of year ,when I did we found some decent redfish, some too big to keep, Read Full Report →


Wintertime in Mosquito lagoon doesn't ge

January 27, 2016

Every trip lately has been successful ,the redfish and trout are schooled up ,Im adding a few trip photos from this past week ,they have been so much fun ,whats been the greatest is these clients only wanted to… Read Full Report →


Cold =clear=schooled up reds!

January 13, 2016

Finally some cooler weather has given way to cleaner waters in mosquito lagoon ,the redfish are starting to school up ,not big schools yet but schools , we worked shrimp slow retrieve early am then later on artificials .… Read Full Report →


Redfish Bite is on !

December 14, 2015

Big Redfish still around! Went fishing on December 14, 2015 Whenever the weather settles to where we can go out around ponce inlet ,the fishing has been really good ,we've had great catches of redfish ,bluefish ,black drum and… Read Full Report →


Big Redfish still around!

December 14, 2015

Whenever the weather settles to where we can go out around ponce inlet ,the fishing has been really good ,we've had great catches of redfish ,bluefish ,black drum and some snook in the mix also. This morning these clients… Read Full Report →


The bite is on !! Mullet run in full swi

December 02, 2015

The past backwater trips have been really good, steady bite around oyster bars, redfish, trout, snook, etc. Out around the the inlet big redfish are still around some days they are tough on the bite other days they are… Read Full Report →


mosquito lagoon is on,fish are schooling

November 25, 2015

The bite is on! Mullet run in full swing September 06, 2015 Last week of charters have been great catches of redfish ,snook, flounder and trout . The mullet run has started off with a bang fish imploding the… Read Full Report →


Weather is finally changing for the bett

November 10, 2015

The past backwater trips have been really good ,a steady bite around oyster bars, redfish, trout, snook, etc. Out around the the inlet big redfish are still around some days they are tough on the bite other days they… Read Full Report →


The bite is on! Mullet run in full swing

September 06, 2015

Last week of charters have been great catches of redfish ,snook, flounder and trout . The mullet run has started off with a bang fish imploding the pods of bait up and down the intercoastal and beaches of Daytona… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.90 out of 5 stars from 14 reviews

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Decatur, in
Went fishing on Monday, March 26, 2018

My son and I did a 3 hr trip…this was the second charter he has taken over our spring break and said DEFINETLY next year he wants to go out with Brad…he tried his hardest but fish just didn’t want to bite that day..was cloudy and rainy

Fished March 2018

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Brad Curtsinger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

I really wish that weather was better that day then some weird days this year but I always try my very hardest to make sure specially the kids catch fish so I really enjoyed spending the time with him and you too and it was a it was great just to have you guys with me and I really hope to get another chance to get you guys out again someday thank you Captain Brad

Fresh Meadows, New York
Went fishing on Thursday, February 8, 2018

Captain Brad was awesome!! The trip was so much fun. He took me to great places. I strongly recommend you to trip with him.

Fished February 2018

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Brad Curtsinger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, February 10, 2018

A really fast learner a super great client thank you for giving me the opportunity to take you out fishing and I can’t wait to take you out again thank you so much be safe on your travels and hope to see you again sometime soon


Orlando, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, January 4, 2018

Weather put a damper on our trip but capt brAd tried hard to find fish out of the wind we catch no fish but had a nice time

Fished January 2018

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Brad Curtsinger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, January 5, 2018

Thank you Noel ,for the opportunity ,with freezing temps and extremely windy conditions we tried the hardest we could can’t always make them bite even with the best bait those fish were in freeze shock lol

Edgewater, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, December 30, 2017

Fished December 2017

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Brad Curtsinger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, January 1, 2018

Wish the frontal system didn’t cause such a fast beromtric change ,hope to get the opportunity to make it up to you ,yesterday we had a great trip it was pretty awesome actually . If you wish to go before you leave I will guarantee you fish or you will not have to pay really catching at this secret area

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Captain Brad was awesome.  Beautiful ride on water to fishing area.  Saw dolphins feeding by us.  Caught and lost…lol…a big blue crab.  Caught fish and just had a great time.  Will definitely contact him when we come again.

Fished December 2017

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Brad Curtsinger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Thank you for coming and using my Charter was great having you guys on the boat lots of fun hope to see you again next year


New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, November 24, 2017

I took my 13 year old grandson fishing for his first time. Captain Brad was very patient and showed him how to hold the rod and cast the line. By the end of our short trip he was able to cast with confidence. He even reeled in 3 fish and had a good experience. We will go back out with Captian Brad in the near future.

Fished November 2017

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Brad Curtsinger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, November 26, 2017

Thank you very much for giving me a review on fishing Booker it would be great to have you again someday look forward to showing you more about what Florida has to offer in fishing floridas waters ,Captain Brad

Winter Garden, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, December 29, 2016

Fished December 2016

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Brad Curtsinger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, December 29, 2016

What a really tough day of conditions , I always try my hardest give a 100% maybe next time we can make it happen full moon didn’t help us out much ,fish were there ,awesome UK fans and hope to see you again next year on a better day of fishing till then tight lines capt Brad

Gainesville, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, March 12, 2016

Exellecent fishing trip. Capt Brad got us into some fish even though conditions weren’t optimal. Very knowledgeable and just a great dude to fish with. Would recommend to anyone looking to charter in the area.

Fished March 2016

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Brad Curtsinger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, March 20, 2016

You guys were really awesome clients, I want to thank you for choosing me , hope I can have the opportunity again sometime when conditions align ,and show you how great the fishing is here . Tell your dad it was a honor for me ,good conversation with great company on board all day couldn’t ask for better.Capt. Brad

Edgewater, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, February 1, 2016

Caught several fish; will book Capt Brad for our future trips.

Fished February 2016

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Brad Curtsinger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Thank you Dan for giving me the opportunity, had a great time with you hope to see you in the future as always seasons change here so do several types of fishing I offer during those times ,so next if its a different time of year we could target something different or if its the same time of year lets go back to hunting those redfish one of my favorites till then tight lines safe travels my friend ,Capt. Brad

United States
Went fishing on Friday, January 29, 2016

After 2 days of steady rain the Captain was still able to put us on fish. Caught very nice “reds” on a tough bite. Couldn’t of asked for a better outing. Thanks to Captain Brad for a fun and fruitful time. If you want to catch fish this is the charter to book. Good luck fishing and keep a tight line.

Fished January 2016

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Brad Curtsinger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, January 31, 2016

Thanks so much George ,had a blast with you guys ,coundnt ask for better clients love to have you again sometime ,ohh and thanks for the cooller
of beer it wont go to waste lol, capt Brad

Orlando, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Totally awesome! Had a great time caught lots of fish. Captain Brad knows the area and where to catch fish (big fish) I would recommend booking a trip very knowledgeable and professional

Fished November 2015

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United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Everything was outstanding, Capt Brad knows what he’s doing. Outstanding day with the family. Definitely would recommend his charter!

Fished November 2015

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United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

I know they call it fishing, not catching, but my freinds and I caught caught caught. I’m actually a pretty avid fisherman myself and from what I know, his setups ( rods,reels) are top of the line equipment. Captain Brad had us laughing the entire time. Great personality. Will be booking another backwater trip very soon!

Fished December 2015

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United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Thank u capt Brad ! Kids and I had great time. Will see you soon. Fish on.

Fished December 2015

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