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Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Cape Coral

Half Day AM Or PM - Cape Coral

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cape Coral

Nearshore Shark Special

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26 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Cape Coral

Full Day Or 3/4 Day - Cape Coral

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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Bokeelia

Wrecks And Reefs For Trophies

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33 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Naples

Full Day Offshore

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28 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Naples

Naples Offshore Structure

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28 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

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Experience an unforgettable half-day inshore fishing adventure in Captiva led by the seasoned expertise of Captain Andre. With an impressive 18-year legacy navigating the waters, Captain Andre invites you aboard his meticulously outfitted 24ft Center Console vessel to explore the rich marine tapestry of Captiva's captivating waters. Embark on a journey that captures the essence of inshore fishing in Captiva as Captain Andre shares his unparalleled mastery of the local waters. Whether you're a novice or an experienced angler, Captain Andre's adept guidance ensures you're equipped with the essential techniques to target a diverse range of species that call the inshore waters home. From the elusive Gag Grouper to the captivating Speckled Trout, the exhilarating Jack Crevalle to the delectable Mangrove Snapper and Snook, this half-day expedition promises encounters with a rich assortment of marine life. Seated at the helm of the 24ft Center Console, participants can anticipate an outing characterized by professionalism and a profound respect for the delicate aquatic ecosystem that defines inshore fishing in Captiva. Captain Andre's dedication to delivering an immersive fishing encounter reflects his commitment to sustainable fishing practices and preserving the beauty of Captiva's waters. Uncover the hidden gems of inshore fishing in Captiva with a skilled seafarer who embodies the art and science of angling. Whether you're seeking cherished memories or a deeper connection with nature, Captain Andre's half-day inshore trip promises an experience that encapsulates the essence of Captiva's aquatic wonders. Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Captiva

Half Day Trip AM Or PM - Captiva

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $

Experience the ultimate full-day inshore fishing adventure in Captiva, guided by the seasoned expertise of Captain Andre. With an impressive 18 years of experience navigating the captivating waters of Captiva, Captain Andre invites you aboard his meticulously equipped 24ft Center Console vessel for an immersive journey into the heart of inshore fishing. Explore the bountiful riches of Captiva's inshore waters as you target an array of prized species, including the elusive Gag Grouper, captivating Speckled Trout, exhilarating Jack Crevalle, delectable Mangrove Snapper, and formidable Snook. With Captain Andre at the helm, anglers of all skill levels are assured an unparalleled experience, enhanced by his unwavering commitment to excellence. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Captiva's stunning vistas, this full-day expedition stands as a testament to Captain Andre's profound knowledge and dedication. As an authority in inshore fishing Captiva, his adept guidance ensures that each participant is equipped with the quintessential techniques and tools needed to navigate these intricate waters and make the most of every cast. Embarking on this voyage promises more than just exceptional fishing—it's an opportunity to witness the delicate balance of Captiva's aquatic ecosystem firsthand. Captain Andre's passion for responsible angling practices and sustainable fishing echoes throughout the journey, underscoring the importance of preserving these pristine waters for generations to come. From the heart-pounding thrill of a Jack Crevalle's run to the satisfying pull of a Mangrove Snapper, every moment spent on the 24ft Center Console is a tribute to Captain Andre's dedication to delivering an unforgettable inshore fishing Captiva experience. Discover the treasures hidden within these waters and create lasting memories under the guidance of a true master of the craft. Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Captiva

Full Day Trip - Captiva

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1 - 4 People $$

Captain Rich runs affordable back bay, inshore, and nearshore private fishing charters located on Fort Myers Beach, Florida. His operation is family-owned and operated by the native Irishman, himself, Capt Rich! His passion for fishing grew stronger than ever when he moved to Florida and began fishing the Gulf of Mexico. With over 20 years of knowledge and experience on Fort Myers Beach, Capt Rich set out to pursue his dream in sharing a love of fishing with others. Captain Rich prides himself on running fun charters for all ages as he offers a variety of fishing trips for four, six, and eight hour trips targeting Redfish, Snapper, Snook, Trout, Grouper, Shark and more! On this Fort Myers Beach Back Bay Fishing Charters, Captain Rich will show you how to hook into Redfish, Sheepshead, Snapper, Snook, Trout, Shark, and more! Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you also come across dolphins, manatees, manta rays, turtles, native waterbirds, and other exotic wildlife as you fish the mangroves of Southwest Florida. All charters are tailored for private parties so let Captain Rich know what species your looking to chase, and he will work to make your dreams a reality! ​ Captain Rich will provide all the poles, bait, and fun! All he asks is that you bring along whatever food and beverages you wish, as well as coolers and ice if you need them. In Fort Myers, FL, it is very important to protect your skin. We encourage all passengers to pack hats, sunglasses, and sun screen (SPF 50+). Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Myers Beach

Back Bay Trip – 27’ Carolina

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27 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Captain Phil welcomes you aboard his brand new 24 Avenger with a tower on it for Tarpon fishing and Permit fishing on the nearshore wrecks! Captain Phil has been serving clients in the Naples area since 1996. He offers nearshore fishing adventures for the entire family and for serious anglers. These Nearshore fishing excursions can be day or night trips, fishing the Gulf of Mexico for grouper, snapper, cobia, permit, kingfish, barracuda, and giant Jewfish on the wrecks. Captain Phil will provide all the fishing gear (rods, reels, tackle, bait), fishing licenses, water, ice. Anything else you’d like to eat or drink you should bring along with you. Though there is usually ample room in our onboard coolers, you may bring a small cooler for your provisions if you’d prefer. Clothing is seasonal, but it’s sunny down in South Florida and most often quite warm. Layering is recommended, especially utilizing anti-UV protective clothing. Captain Phil suggest sunblock, polarized sunglasses, and a hat. Shoes should be made for wet surfaces. Plan on memorable moments, so bring your favorite camera. No handheld GPS devices are allowed on board, thank you! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Naples

Nearshore Trip With Captain Phil

100% (5)
24 ft 1 - 5 People $$

Join Captain Dylan for a fishing adventure you won’t forget! Capt. Dylan has been fishing the local waters for over two decades and knows how to get you on top of the fish you’re after. You’ll be casting off of a 23’ Pathfinder bay boat, powered by a speedy 250 HP Yamaha SHO V8 engine. She’s equipped with top of the line Garmin electronics, a live well, and wireless trolling motor for when you need to slow things down and get stealthy! She can accommodate up to 6 anglers and children are always welcome aboard. The Pine Island area is one of the best-known fishing destinations in Southwest Florida, owing to its plentiful year-round fishery. Depending on what you’re aiming for, you’ll go after anything from Redfish, Snook, and Trout, to Tarpon and Snapper. Spearfishing, fly fishing, and bowfishing can also be arranged – just let us know in advance if that’s what you’d like to do! Capt. Dylan will supply everything you need for a productive day of fishing, including rods, reels, and tackle. He’ll also provide bottled water, though you’re free to bring any other snacks and refreshments you’d like to enjoy. At the end of the day, he’ll clean and bag your catch for easy transport home. Have the true Florida inshore experience with a seasoned local guide aboard with Captain Dylan! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Matlacha

Inshore Redfish Roundup

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23 ft 1 - 4 People $$

Night fishing charters are a great option to stay out of the sun while out on the boat and also away from other boaters. These trips are still full of action from snook, tarpon, sharks, and various inshore species. Also, depending on your reason for visiting the Fort Myers / Sanibel Island area, it might be the only time you can get out fishing! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Fort Myers

Gnarly Night Fishing Trips

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21 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Cape Coral gag grouper fishing charter

What are the best gag grouper fishing charters in Cape Coral?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 26 gag grouper trips in Cape Coral, and the most popular trips in the area are Half Day AM or PM - Cape Coral guided by Andre, Nearshore Shark Special guided by Michael, and Full Day or 3/4 Day - Cape Coral guided by Andre.

Our guides in Cape Coral are rated a 4.97 out of 5 based on 2517 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a Gag Grouper charter include Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers and Captiva.

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What types of gag grouper fishing charters are common in Cape Coral?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for gag grouper in Cape Coral as well as inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Cape Coral are bottom fishing, light tackle fishing, and live bait fishing but heavy tackle fishing and artificial lure fishing are popular as well.

How much do Cape Coral gag grouper fishing charters cost?

for gag grouper in Cape Coral prices can range anywhere from an affordable $400 to $2,500, but the average price for a half day trip for gag grouper in Cape Coral is $604. The average price for a full day trip for gag grouper in Cape Coral is $1,025.

What month is best for gag grouper fishing in Cape Coral?

The most popular season for gag grouper fishing in Cape Coral is spring, and most anglers book their trips 16 days in advance.

Do I need a Cape Coral fishing license for gag grouper and what are the bag limits for gag grouper in Cape Coral?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Cape Coral don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Cape Coral.

What is gag grouper in Cape Coral all about?

Gag grouper are prized catches among anglers in Cape Coral, Florida, known for their delicious flesh and powerful fights. These large, predatory fish inhabit a variety of habitats, including rocky reefs, ledges, and artificial structures, where they lie in wait for prey. Gag grouper are characterized by their mottled brownish-gray coloration and large mouths filled with sharp teeth, making them formidable opponents for anglers seeking a thrilling challenge.

Anglers in Cape Coral employ various techniques to target gag grouper, depending on factors such as water depth, structure, and preferred fishing style. One popular method is bottom fishing using live bait such as pinfish, grunts, or mullet, rigged on heavy-duty tackle with a stout rod and reel. Anglers often anchor their boats near rocky outcrops or underwater structures and drop their baits to the bottom, where gag grouper are known to lurk. Patiently waiting for the telltale tug of a grouper bite, anglers then engage in a battle of strength and skill to land these powerful fish.

Another effective technique for targeting gag grouper in Cape Coral is trolling with diving plugs or deep-diving lures along offshore reefs and ledges. Anglers troll at slow speeds, covering a large area and presenting their lures at various depths to entice grouper to strike. This method allows anglers to cover more ground and locate actively feeding fish, increasing their chances of hooking into a trophy-sized gag grouper. With their impressive size and challenging fights, gag grouper provide anglers in Cape Coral with thrilling fishing experiences and the promise of a tasty reward at the end of the day.

What are the most popular months to fish for gag grouper in Cape Coral?

In Cape Coral, the presence and activity of gag grouper follow seasonal patterns influenced by factors such as water temperature, spawning behavior, and prey availability. Gag grouper are most active and abundant during the warmer months of the year, typically from late spring through early fall. During this time, water temperatures are ideal for grouper activity, and these fish can be found inhabiting offshore reefs, ledges, and rocky structures where they feed voraciously on baitfish and crustaceans.

Spring and summer are considered prime seasons for gag grouper fishing in Cape Coral, as these periods coincide with the fish's peak feeding activity and spawning behavior. Anglers often target gag grouper during these seasons using a variety of techniques, including bottom fishing with live bait or trolling with diving plugs along offshore reefs and ledges. Live bait such as pinfish, grunts, or mullet, as well as artificial lures like diving plugs and jigs, are effective in enticing gag grouper to bite during these peak seasons.

While gag grouper can be caught year-round in Cape Coral, understanding their seasonal movements and behavior can help anglers increase their chances of success. By adapting their fishing strategies to match the changing conditions and preferences of gag grouper throughout the year, anglers can enjoy consistent and rewarding fishing experiences in Cape Coral's offshore waters. Whether targeting gag grouper during their peak seasons or exploring other fishing opportunities, Cape Coral remains a premier destination for anglers seeking thrilling offshore adventures in Southwest Florida.

What techniques are popular for catching gag grouper in Cape Coral?

Gag grouper fishing in Cape Coral offers anglers an exhilarating challenge and the opportunity to employ various techniques tailored to the local offshore waters. One effective method for targeting gag grouper is bottom fishing using live bait such as pinfish, grunts, or mullet. Anglers typically anchor their boats near rocky reefs, ledges, or artificial structures and drop their baits to the bottom using heavy-duty tackle. Patience is key as anglers wait for the telltale tug of a grouper bite, and when a strike occurs, a fierce battle ensues to land these powerful fish.

Trolling with diving plugs or deep-diving lures is another productive technique for targeting gag grouper in Cape Coral's offshore waters. Anglers troll at slow speeds, covering a large area and presenting their lures at various depths to entice grouper to strike. This method allows anglers to cover more ground and locate actively feeding fish, increasing their chances of hooking into a trophy-sized gag grouper. Trolling is particularly effective when targeting grouper along offshore reefs, ledges, and rocky structures where these fish are known to congregate.

In addition to live bait and trolling, jigging is another popular technique for targeting gag grouper in Cape Coral. Anglers use heavy jigs, typically made of metal or bucktail, which are dropped vertically to the bottom and then jigged up and down to mimic the movement of injured baitfish. This method can be highly effective in enticing grouper to bite, especially when fishing in deep water or around complex structure where grouper are likely to be hiding. By employing a combination of these techniques, anglers can maximize their chances of hooking into gag grouper and enjoying memorable offshore fishing experiences in Cape Coral.

What other species are popular in Cape Coral?

Apart from gag grouper, Cape Coral offers anglers a diverse array of species to target, ensuring an exciting and varied fishing experience. One popular catch in these waters is the mangrove snapper, prized for its tasty flesh and cunning behavior. These fish inhabit a variety of habitats, including mangrove shorelines, bridges, and offshore reefs, where they feed on crustaceans and small fish. Using live bait such as shrimp or pilchards, or artificial lures like jigs and small crankbaits, anglers can enjoy the challenge of hooking into these elusive and hard-fighting fish.

Another sought-after species in Cape Coral is the cobia, known for its powerful runs and impressive size. These migratory fish can be found in nearshore and offshore waters, particularly around buoys, wrecks, and other structure. Cobia are often targeted using live bait such as eels or pinfish, or artificial lures like bucktail jigs and swimbaits. Anglers can enjoy thrilling battles as they hook into these strong and determined fish, making cobia fishing a popular choice among anglers in Cape Coral.

Cape Coral's waters are also home to a variety of other species, including snook, redfish, tarpon, and grouper, offering anglers a diverse range of fishing opportunities throughout the year. Whether fishing from shore, a boat, or a kayak, anglers can enjoy targeting these species in the pristine coastal waters surrounding Cape Coral. With its abundance of marine life and picturesque scenery, Cape Coral remains a paradise for anglers seeking memorable fishing experiences in Southwest Florida.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    ***** - fishing was slow but Captain Jack did all he could to put us on fish

    David P. with Jack Y. of Cape Coral, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Andre was a blast to fish with. Super patient with my 4 year old daughter, helped her catch a fish. Put us on fish all day. Will book again.

    Rob C. with Andre L. of Cape Coral, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great fishing with Andre Caught a bunch Great time

    Jason S. with Andre L. of Cape Coral, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Andre was great! we were dealing with a cold front that had been there for a couple of days. I was wanting a snook to cross it off my list ,it was going to be a challenge. not only did Andre find the snook we caught multiple, hooked a 40 incher and landed a 30 inch

    Kenneth C. with Andre L. of Cape Coral, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Inland fishing was fun and we got quite a few fish

    Kerri S. with Roland W. of Cape Coral, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Tom and Ryan are the best in the area. Great guys to hangout with. They go above and beyond on what you think to expect Very experienced, they no where the fish are and how they are bitting, also they are very patient on teaching with every skill level. We as group have booked with him twice, and there will be no others that we even think to book with in this area.

    Matt C. with Tom K. of Cape Coral, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Tom is a seasoned captain with great experience on the gulf. Super easy to get along with and will show all types of fisherman a day full of action and a cooler full of fish. We had the best experience on our 6 hour trip offshore. We caught many grouper and snapper and as a bonus we pulled a Goliath grouper. We plan on using Captain Tom’s services again to do some sport fishing. Overall 10 out of 10. Big shout out to the first mate Ryan. Class act, and was always ready to assist and make it happen. His humor is an integral part of the overall success!! Can’t thank these guys enough!

    Michael H. with Tom K. of Cape Coral, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Mike was awesome boat was very nice we are definitely going with him again when we come back to town

    Todd D. with Michael B. of Cape Coral, Florida

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