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.
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Charters By Capt. Brad- 18' Boat

New Smyrna Beach
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Charters By Capt. Brad- 25’ Boat

New Smyrna Beach
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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

Rating Summary
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4.88
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
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Beautiful sunrise on boat
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Chris Degryse
Miami, FL
 5.00
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4hr trip backwater

VERIFIED   NEW  November 3, 2018
Capt Brad certainly knows what’s going on in the backwaters. Great guy. Good times
Chris Degryse recommends Charters By Capt. Brad- 18' Boat
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George Gregory
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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3 hour trip with Captian Brad

VERIFIED   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...
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Tara Ellenberger
Decatur, IN
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   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...
Tara Ellenberger recommends Charters By Capt. Brad- 18' Boat
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Karen Perfetti
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   December 19, 2017
Captain Brad was awesome.  Beautiful ride on water to fishing area.  Saw dolphins feeding by us.  Caught and...
Karen Perfetti recommends Charters By Capt. Brad- 18' Boat
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Mayu Sudo
Fresh Meadows, New York
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Fishing with Brad

VERIFIED   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.
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