Stalk the skinniest of shallows for the wariest of fish


Spend a day on the coastal flats of East Central Florida with your host, Capt. Mark Benson.

 Experience flats fishing at its best by getting up close to fish in super shallow waters and using light tackle or fly rods for the ultimate challenge.  Enjoy a day where success isn't measured by the number of fish caught but by the experience you'll gain as you test your angling skills against some of the smartest redfish and trout in the world.  


American Shad Fishing on the St. Johns River

Spend a beautiful winter day fishing on the historic St. Johns River for American Shad, aka "Southern Steelhead".  Use ultralight tackle or light fly rods for these seasonal visitors as they briefly inhabit the upper river basin to spawn from December through March.  This trip is as close to a freshwater trout or salmon-style experience a Florida angler can have without leaving the state. 

Four (4) and Six (6) Hour Trips Available

$100 per hour

- Up to two (2) anglers -