4139 Shoal Line Blvd, Hernando Beach, FL, United States
3522790700

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You need to know..

  • We provide your tackle

    All tackle, rods and reels are supplied to you as part of your fishing charter.

  • Cooler with ice

    There is a cooler with ice on the boat ready for your use

  • Bait

    We supply all the bait for the trip.

  • Bring food

    Any food or special drink items you may want or need please bring with you on the charter.

  • Clothing/Apparel

    Bring any sun protective gear you may want / need and also rain or cold clothing depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

  • We clean your fish!

    All the fish we catch will be cleaned by the Captain at the end of the trip, ready for you to enjoy at the dinner table.

Near Shore Charters

Spend more time fishing and less time traveling

It's the grand fallacy of "offshore" fishing: The farther you go, the more you catch. No doubt, increasing your distance from shore may increase your opportunity level, but blasting more than 15 miles offshore from just about anywhere on the Gulf Coast guarantees only two things: You will burn a lot of fuel and you will pass over, or near, productive bottom fishing sites en route to the deep water.

Captain Stacy Rodriguez regularly runs out of Hernando Beach, stops well within eyesight of the coastline ​Also, when summer storms threaten offshore trips, your never more than a short jog from port. Close range trips are also a great option for anglers who are prone to seasickness (a lot more than will admit on that one). The other cool thing is that just about any single-engine vessel can reach these nearshore spots. Pick your days and enjoy an easy run that won't kill your wallet. ​and puts his anglers on a mixed bag of gag grouper, mangrove snapper, Key West Grunts, seabass, sheepshead, and the occasional cobia.

While fish size varies, keepers are common. Rock piles, along with a mix of natural and artificial reefs smattering the Gulf's nearshore region offer plenty of sporty and edible fish in 15-20 feet. In Florida's Nature Coast-Big Bend region, the bottom slopes gradually so you may find productive limestone outcroppings in 12-15 feet of water several miles offshore. Bait options are many and the benefits are clear: Less time running means more time fishing.

Also, when summer storms threaten offshore trips, your never more than a short jog from port. Close range trips are also a great option for anglers who are prone to seasickness (a lot more than will admit on that one). The other cool thing is that just about any single-engine vessel can reach these nearshore spots. Pick your days and enjoy an easy run that won't kill your wallet.

A $100 deposit is due at booking.

Prices/Rates: Up to 4 anglers

Nearshore 4 hour trip: $300

Nearshore 6 hour trip: $450

Scalloping Hernando-

Get ready for an exciting adventure

Fishing Rods Charters scallop trips run for approximately four hours. Departure is typically 9:00 a.m. at the Hernando Beach Marina; time can be adjusted based on your schedule. Passengers should bring personal snorkeling gear and collection bags; some gear is available for use - inquire at time of booking. Boat will provide collection cooler and ice. Passengers may bring drinks and food as desired. Charter rates do not include cleaning of scallops. Deposit required upon booking of charters. $100.00 for all scallop trips. Deposits are refundable if trip is canceled two weeks prior to scheduled date or cancellation by Capt. Rodriguez due to weather concerns. Cancellations within two weeks of scheduled date or no show at the dock will forfeit paid deposit. It just doesn't get any better than scalloping on the Nature Coast. Snorkeling in search of scallops in the normally crystal clear temperate waters of the Gulf of Mexico off Hernando is an enjoyable way to spend time with family and friends. Viewed by many as being an adult style Easter egg hunt, scalloping offers beautiful sights of undisturbed marine life including fish, crabs, and various sponges and corals; all while collecting a tasty meal. Scalloping is easily done by adults and children alike of all ages - if you can swim you can scallop. Scalloping Hernando
A $100 deposit is due at booking.

Prices/Rates: Up to 4 anglers

Scalloping 4 hour trip: $300

Sunset Tours

Take a tour of a nature coast sunset

Imagine cruising the Nature Coast at Sunset as the dolphin play in the placid waters. Fishing Rods Charters is excited to introduce these sunset tours for those clients who enjoy the beauty of a tangerine sky and the tranquility of the sea at dusk.

Sunset tours depart the Hernando Beach Marina approximately an hour and half before sunset and return shortly after sunset. Enjoy a beautiful evening ride on Fishing Rods custom 25 foot Sea Fox Cuddy cabin with a full toilet. Adult beverages are allowed. Common sights are dolphins and a variety of birds. Prices are $150 for up to four people and $25 each additional person up to six.

Sandbar Tours-

See the sandbar at anclote

Fishing Rods Charters offers sand bar tours from May through October. Depart the Hernando Beach Marina and enjoy the hour long ride to the Anclote sand bar or Anclote Island. Enjoy the day swimming, shelling, or enjoy a walk through the island. Trips are a total of six hours with 4 of the hours at the sandbar. Prices are $400 for up to 4 people and $25 for each additional person up to six. Adult beverages are allowed