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Sight Casting Charters Near Cape Coral, Fl
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a serene back bay fishing trip in the picturesque Estero Bay with avid captain and fisherman Captain Jesse. With over 30 years of fishing experience Captain Jesse make everyone from beginners to avid fisherman experience the best that Estero Bay has to offer. Wether you want your experience to be all about fishing, family fun, or a unique to your group Captain Jesse will cater your experience to exactly the day you imagined. Captain Jesse has also been a local "celebrity" on the island and is happy to show you around his favorite local waterfront restaurants and sandbars. He is a relaxed easy going captain who will make your group feel welcome with whatever experience you want. This back bay excursion offers the perfect blend of relaxation and excitement as you navigate the calm waters in search of abundant marine treasures. Accompanied by a seasoned captain, you'll have the opportunity to reel in some impressive catches, including Black Drum, Gag Grouper, the Spanish Mackerel, the Mangrove Snapper, and Florida Pompano. Black Drum: Powerful fish with impressive fighting abilities. Gag Grouper: Mild and delicate bottom-dwelling species. Spanish Mackerel: Agile fish with delicious taste. Mangrove Snapper: Colorful and versatile fish with sweet flavor. Florida Pompano: Silver-colored beauty with succulent, buttery flesh. Read More
Go Fish FMB
Orvis-endorsed guide, captain Roger fishes Charlotte Harbor from Port Charlotte to Matlacha, Florida, including the bays to the west, Boca Grande, Myakka and Peace River Deltas. Miles of mangrove shorelines border acres of skinny flats, bars, and coves that create a premier destination for the most passionate fly and light tackle anglers. With Captain Roger, you'll enjoy sight-casting in a foot of water or entice ferocious strikes off the surface. Select a day on our super skinny Hewes poling skiff, the best selection for furtive fish hunting. Go solo or bring a witness, but 2 is our limit for the skiff. She's a great choice for light tackle anglers, or a fly/light tackle combo trip! Top-brand rods, reels, and all required tackle will be provided, as well as fishing licenses for any resident or visitor. Guests are welcome to bring a favorite fishing outfit. Complimentary ice and bottled water are also on board. Join in the game of stealth for a memorable day out on these bucolic waters! Read More
Fly Fishing Backcountry & Flats,
Southwest Florida is well known for it's natural richness, which includes mangrove islands, oyster beds, and plentiful grass flats! here, you can catch everything from Tarpon to Tripletail, Snook to Snapper—plus many more! On this trip with Captain Brandon, you'll set out from beautiful Bokeelia, FL and enjoy a short ride through the pristine estuaries and mangrove channels. These areas are prime territory for baitfish and the bigger, predatory species that feed on them, and a perfect place to start hooking trophy fish! You'll be riding comfortably aboard Brandon's 22' Pathfinder, which is powered by a 200-HP Yamama VMAX SHO engine. Once you in the right spot, you'll be casting out with light tackle for big sportfish. Depending on what you want to catch, Captain Brandon will make sure you're equipped with the proper bait and tackle to get some huge bites! There's no better way to experience the scenic beauty and exciting fishing in this area, so book a trip and get out there! Read More
Inshore Fishing Excursion
Hop on board with Captain Scott for an exciting day of chasing "Silver Kings" in the stunning Florida inshores! Boca Grande is a fantastic spot to catch some of the sought-after inshore fish that Florida is known for, including elusive Tarpon! The opportunity to Tarpon fish in Florida is an awesome experience that is on most anglers' bucket lists. Boca Grande Tarpon are considered one of the greatest saltwater game fish. They are prized not only because of the great size but also because of the fight they put up and their spectacular leaping ability. This huge and majestic fish can weigh up to 200+ pounds and jump upwards of 8 feet out of the water. A typical tarpon season runs from about April to October but the best time in the Boca Grande area is May-July. On this 8-hour trip, Captain Scott will take you on a short trip to the inshore flats around Boca Grande Pass to target some hard-fighting Tarpon. You'll be drift fishing with light or heavy tackle and choosing from a selection of live bait or artificial lures. Anglers of all skill levels can benefit from Scott's tips and have a great day on the water! Captain Scott has dedicated his career to becoming an expert on finding the best fishing spots and having the best equipment to get the job done. You're sure to be in good hands when on board with him! You'll be fishing from Captain Scott's custom built 24' Proline which offers a super shallow draft to fish the flats and back country in this area. This stable platform also allows him to run up to 4 customers in comfort. She's powered by a reliable 2018 200hp Yamaha Four Stroke and equipped with Simrad electronics, a Powerpole, a Motor guide Wireless Trolling Motor, and a 60 gallon Live Bait Well to keep all baits alive for a productive day of fishing. Captain Scott will provide all rods, reels and quality tackle from Daiwa and AVET Reels, including fresh braided line and the most dependable hooks on the market. All you need to bring is any sun protection, food or drinks you might want while on the water. Book your trip today and get ready to bend some rods! Read More
Boca Grande Tarpon
Join Captain Dylan for a family style fishing adventure you won’t soon forget! Capt. Dylan has been fishing the local waters for over two decades and is an expert at catching fish, finding shells and sharks teeth, and having a great time on the water! 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 and encouraged for these trips! 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. After some rod bending action Captain Dylan will motor back into shore to hit some of his favorite remote beaches to find some exquisite shells and break for lunch/fun under the sun. If you don't know already, ask Captain Dylan about sharks teeth! They can be so much fun to find and are usually thousands and thousands of years old! 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! **Half-Day** fishing trip for 4 hours. You can target a variety of fish or stick to a particular species if requested. This trip ensures a fun time on the water with some good fishing! **3/4 day** fishing trip for 6 hours. You can target a variety of different fish or stick to a particular species if requested. This trip ensures a fun time on the water with some good fishing! A quick lunch break at a water-side restaurant is always an option. **Full-Day** fishing trip for 8 hours. This will maximize the amount of fish we can catch and keep. We will target many different fish or stick to a particular species if requested. This trip ensures a fun time on the water with some good fishing! A quick lunch break at a water-side restaurant is always an option as well! Read More
Pine Island Fishing And Shelling
Attention fishing fanatics: join Captain Joseph and get out on this offshore fishing adventure in Naples, FL! On this trip you'll cast off and head out into the vast blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, on board a sleek 28' Mako center console. She's equipped with top-of-the-line fishing gear and technology, and provides 360º of exceptional fishing. You'll primarily be targeting offshore reefs, wrecks, and other structure where big fish like to hang out. Amberjack, Barracuda, Red Grouper, Snapper, Goliath Grouper, Kingfish, and more are all on the menu here, so let Captain Joseph know what species you're most interested in catching! He's seasoned expert with years of experience and local knowledge that he's eager to share with you. He knows all the best spots to find the fish, and he'll make sure you're well-equipped and ready to tackle whatever the ocean throws your way. But this trip isn't just about the fishing! The stunning beauty of the Gulf of Mexico is a sight to behold, and Captain Joseph will take you to some of the most breathtaking spots along the coastline, where you'll witness firsthand the wonders of nature and the abundant marine life that inhabit these waters. Whether you're an experienced angler or a first-timer, this offshore fishing charter in Naples, Florida, promises to be an unforgettable experience. Book your trip today and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Read More
Naples Offshore Structure
If you're a saltwater angler looking to go toe-to-toe with one of the world's most badass sportfish, this trip with Captain Phil has your name on it! He's an expert at finding and hooking big-time Tarpon, Florida's premier inshore sport species. These fish are big, beautiful, and known worldwide for their ferocious fighting abilities and acrobatic leaps! Commonly known as the "Silver King", these fish are the top predators in their inshore habitat, and hooking one is the experience of a lifetime. You'll chase bites using light tackle techniques with both bait and lures. Tarpon behavior changes depending on the season, the water conditions, and even the phases of the moon, so Captain Phil's expertise here is absolutely invaluable. Fishing for Tarpon is unlike any other kind of fishing. When you hook one, breathe, remain calm and focus on listening to Captain Phil's instructions—these monsters are notoriously good at snapping lines and throwing hooks! Play the fish well, and you'll have a chance to make some real lifelong memories. On this trip, you'll also be able to go after giant Goliath Grouper, Hammerhead Sharks, Jack Crevalle, and other species as well! Just tell Phil what you're after and he'll do everything he can to put you on the fish. Captain Phil will provide all the fishing gear—including rods, reels, tackle, and bait—plus fishing licenses, water, and ice. There is usually ample room in the onboard coolers, but you may bring a small cooler for your provisions if you’d prefer. In the summer months, it's bound to be hot, but long sleeved shirts are highly recommended to protect you from the sun. Captain Phil also suggests sunblock, polarized sunglasses, and a hat. Shoes should be made for wet surfaces. Plan on memorable moments, and bring your favorite camera! Read More
Boca Grande Pass Legendary Tarpon
Join Captain Dan to customize a perfect day on the water out of Fort Meyers! Little fishing in the morning. Bring a picnic lunch at a private beach location. Little shelling in the afternoon, or if you'd rather chase your next trophy the whole time he can't help with that as well! Captain Dan is all about catering to your preferences and wants to help you plan a memorable experience! Captain Dan likes to run trips around Sanibel, Captiva, Cayo Costa, Pine Island, and Matlacha, but also runs trips in farther destinations like the Everglades, Cape Romano, and 10,000 Islands for an additional 75$ charge if you are interested in exploring a little further from home base! Depending on where you choose to go and what you’re aiming for, you could have opportunities at Redfish, Snook, and Trout, to Tarpon and a variety of Snapper species while out there with Dan. Capt. Dan will supply everything you need for a productive day of fishing, including rods, reels, and tackle. Though he'll use live bait from time to time he is truly a master of artificial bait presentation and loves to show his clients the wonders of light tackle sight fishing. 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. Read More
Fort Myers / Sanibel Inshore Action
Charlotte Harbor and the surrounding bays and rivers of Southwest Florida are a light tackle anglers' wonderland. Whether drifting acres of shallow flats or sneaking through the labyrinth of mangroves, fly and spin casting opportunities abound year-round. Hunt for a variety of species such as, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon and more. Sight cast to your quarry in as little as a foot of water and draw ferocious strikes from the surface. Orvis-endorsed guide, captain Gendron has been guiding anglers over thirty years and is committed to a safe and exceptional fishing experience. Also, captain Gendron is a certified “Florida Friendly" guide by the University of Florida, upholding high environmental standards. Guests are welcome to our quiver of top-quality tackle, with plenty of secure storage available for your favorite travel rig. Complimentary ice and water are also provided. Fish from our swift and steady 22’ Bay boat to access miles of shallow water fun. With a huge casting deck forward, and ample cockpit space aft, she is an excellent choice for a light tackle outing for up to 4 people. Or, for a fly fishing and light tackle combo trip. Your adventure starts in Charlotte Harbor. Read More
Light Tackle Backcountry
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
Inshore Redfish Roundup
Boca Grande is home to many fish species, but there's no doubt which one rules the water when it comes to action and excitement. Tarpon are Florida's premier inshore gamefish for a reason, and there's no better place to catch one than here with Captain Chris! Captain Chris has dedicated most of his life to helping people catch Tarpon. Targeting the "Silver King" has been a family tradition for a long time, and Tarpon fishing runs in his blood. At the age of five, Chris caught his first Tarpon, weighing around 80 pounds, in the deep waters of Boca Grande Pass with his father Mark. Even before that, his mother Cynthia was fighting Tarpon in Boca Grande Pass while pregnant with him. Captain Chris uses traditional live bait methods for catching Tarpon on his fishing charters. The most common live baits used include Blue Crabs, Pass Crabs, Squirrelfish, and Jumbo Shrimp. Live baits are drifted along the bottom of the pass, as well as other water columns where Tarpon can be found, using a transducer bottom machine. This method requires constant adjustment of the line depth to keep the baits within the “strike zone”. The live baits are presented as naturally as possible by using extra long leaders, heavy lead weights, and constant maneuvering of the boat by the Captain. Using these methods, Captain Chris consistently gets his clients on the fish, and—although there are no guarantees in fishing—has a better than 90% success rate when it comes to his Tarpon trips. Captain Christopher operates out of a custom built 21’ Clearwater 2000CC bay boat, built to the Captain’s standards in 2019. This modern vessel allows for a comfortable drift and great manueverability. There’s a lot of fishing space and also shaded T-top for hot summer days. The boat also has a Bluetooth stereo, so feel free to bring your favorite playlist! Captain Chris will supply everything you need, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to bring along is some sunscreen (no spray please!), proper clothing, a cooler with some snacks and drinks, and a smile! Read More
Boca Grande Tarpon Hunt
Everything to Know About Booking a Cape Coral sight casting charter
What are the best sight casting charters in Cape Coral?
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What types of sight casting charters are common in Cape Coral?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for sight casting in Cape Coral as well as inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for sight casting in Cape Coral are: 1. speckled trout, 2. redfish, 3. snook, and 4. mangrove snapper.
How much do Cape Coral sight casting fishing charters cost?
for sight casting in Cape Coral prices can range anywhere from an affordable $250 to $2,000, but the average price for a half day trip for sight casting in Cape Coral is $593. The average price for a full day trip for sight casting in Cape Coral is $926.
What month is best for on a sight casting charter in Cape Coral?
The most popular season to go on a sight casting charter in Cape Coral is summer, and most anglers book their trips 30 days in advance.
Do I need a Cape Coral fishing license and what are the bag limits 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.
Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences
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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