Last Updated on April 14, 2021 by Eric Bonneman

Bradenton, Florida is home to some of the best charter fishing experiences available in the state. This is a diverse inshore and backcountry ecosystem with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. Alongside, river-fed backwater systems that align with expansive grass flats all come together to create one of the most active fisheries – anywhere.

What To Expect When Bradenton Charter Fishing

Bradenton excels at both inshore and nearshore fishing opportunities. In the backcountry and flats, you will have shots at redfish, snook, tarpon, seatrout, flounder, sheepshead, black drum, cobia, snapper, Spanish mackerel, and grouper – among many others. This takes place along an extremely diverse estuary that has the following features:

  • Mangrove Lined Waterways
  • Expansive Grass Flats
  • Oyster Beds
  • Channels
  • Deep Pockets

The nearshore fishery will land you on offshore quality fish but with a much shorter boat ride. Out here grouper, snapper, cobia, kingfish, and plenty more are available to target. Depending on the time of year, your fishing trip out of Bradenton can be a mix and match between these two main features – inshore and nearshore.

a picture of Bradenton Charter Fishing with Captain Nate

On a charter fishing trip with Captain Nate, your fishing day will also include:

  • Fishing Licenses
  • Bait
  • Ice in the boat’s cooler
  • Cleaned and bagged fish (when of legal size and in season)
  • Rods
  • Reels
  • Tackle
  • Gas for the boat

You should bring:

  • Weather Appropriate Clothing
  • Hat
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Appropriate footwear like sandals or light soled shoes (please do not wear black soled shoes or boots of any kind)
  • Phone (for pictures and video)
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

These charters are also family and kid-friendly!

Bradenton charter fishing rates start as low as $500.

Bradenton Charter Fishing Online Reservations

You can book a fishing charter in Bradenton online, with real-time availability, with current pricing below – pick a trip, a date, and get started today!

What If I have Questions?

The Captain is always ready to answer any questions or to help you plan.

Call 1.941.932.5609 or email below:


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