Light Tackle Backcountry

Starting at $550 | 4 Hour | Flats, Inshore | 1 - 3 People
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Species

Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout, Tarpon

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Fly Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Sight Casting

About Your Trip

Charlotte Harbor and the surrounding areas, including the rivers to the north and bays to the south and west, are a light tackle anglers' wonderland. Whether drifting the flats or sneaking through the mangroves, casting opportunities for a variety of species abound year-round. We are dedicated to a quality fishing experience and a safe, enjoyable day on the water. We encourage catch and release. Guests are welcome to our quiver of top-of-the-line tackle, but there is always room for your favorite outfit on board.

About Your Boat

Boat Type: Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer: Ranger
Boat Length: 22 ft
Year Built: 2006
Engine Manufacturer: Yamaha
Number of Engines: 1
Total Horsepower: 250 hp
Additional Amenities: Livewells, Remote Controlled Trolling Motor, GPS, Sonar

About Your Guide

Captain Roger has been actively guiding fly anglers since 1989 and is dedicated to the quality over quantity practice of the saltwater fly fishing and light tackle experience. It's the serenity of the search coupled with the anticipation of the find that turns a pastime into a passion. After guiding for over thirty years that is his story, and he wants to share it with you. Whether you are flinging flies or lobbing lures, sight casting or just dropping it right where they outta be, for Captain Roger the focus is always on you and your day on the water.

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.

We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.

Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!

In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.

Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for an additional fee.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, at an additional fee

Location

This trip has multiple pickup locations.

Weather

You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Lunch

No meal provided.

Gear & Packing

Provided

All tackle, Cooler, Complimentary Bottled Water & Ice,

At an Additional Rate

Extend to 6-hour trip, add $100

Recommended Packing

Bring your own snacks, lunch, or drinks (bottled water & ice on board). A rabbit's foot or Horseshoe; no bananas please

Required Items

Sun protective clothing, eyewear, and block

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

No license needed for this trip.

Start Location

Ponce De Leon Park, Ponce de Leon Parkway, Punta Gorda, FL, USA | Bodies of water fished: Charlotte Harbor, Myakka River, Pine Island Sound, Peace River, Matlacha Florida, Boca Grande Channel

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