Bottom Fishing Charters In Captiva

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Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Captiva

Epic Inshore To Nearshore

100% (7)
24 ft 1 - 6 People From $100 / person

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Captiva

Half Day Trip AM Or PM - Captiva

100% (3)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $125 / person

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Captiva

Boca Grande Pass Tarpon

100% (4)
25 ft 1 - 6 People From $175 / person

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Captiva

Half Day Tarpon - Captiva

100% (3)
1 - 4 People From $150 / person

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Captiva

Full Day Trip - Captiva

100% (3)
1 - 4 People From $200 / person

Inshore Fishing Charter in Captiva

Inshore Adventure 6-8 Hours

100% (4)
25 ft 1 - 6 People From $117 / person

Top Types of Bottom Fishing Trips in Captiva

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Bottom Fishing Charters Near Captiva, Fl

If you're looking to have a blast on the water while filling your cooler with some of the best-eating fish that the Gulf of Mexico has to offer, this trip with Captain Michael is your ticket! He knows the Snapper-fishing hot spots well, and will do everything in his power to bring you a great haul. Sit back, relax, and wait for the reels to start screaming! On this trip, you can expect to catch Red Snapper using bottomfishing and jigging techniques. Captain Michael is an expert at finding the fish and getting them on the hook. He'll make sure you have a great time and come home with a cooler full of fish! You'll be fishing aboard a 26' Key West center console. She's perfect for this kind of trip, and she's powered by twin Yamaha engines with 500 total horsepower, so you can spend less time cruising and more time fishing. The boat is equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, live bait well, and an icebox for your keepers. When you come aboard with Captain Michael, you'll be provided all the tackle and bait that you need. All you need to bring is food, drinks (no glass please), sunscreen, a valid Texas fishing license, sunglasses, and a cooler for your catch. Fish cleaning is also available, so you can take your catch home for a delicious dinner! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Cape Coral

American Red Snapper Trip

100% (4)
26 ft 1 - 6 People From $333 / person

Launch from Snook's Bayside Restaurant with Captain Ryan to chase a myriad of inshore species throughout the network of barrier islands and inlets around Englewood beach and Boca Grande! Captain Ryan will show you how to hook into Snook, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and other inshore species as you explore the back country passes and on the surf as well. Captain Ryan's 24' Hanson is the perfect vessel for these waters. With plenty of space for you and up to 5 others, live wells for bait, and a steering tower for sight fishing. Captain Ryan will provide all the gear you will need for a successful day out on the water. All he recommends you bring for these trips are your favorite snacks and drinks, maybe a lunch for longer trips, sunglasses, and a desire to catch a pile of fish! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Englewood

4-6 Hour Inshore - 24’ Hanson

100% (5)
24 ft 1 - 3 People From $183 / person

A trip filled with fun and excitement catching various fish species such as snook, redfish, sea trout (speckled trout), black drum, mangrove snapper, flounder, and sheepshead. Depending on tides, time of day, weather, and other conditions, Captain Al will guide you to the fish and show you how to catch them! We’ll be fishing around mangrove shorelines, oyster bars, jetties, and sand bars in the bays and inlets around Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Matlacha, Pine Island, and Gasparilla Island, Boca Grande, and other locations. Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cape Coral

4 Hour Inshore

25 ft 1 - 4 People From $138 / person
Damn Good

On this awesome trip with Captain Roland, you'll explore the back bays, mangrove channels, and inshore areas around Cape Coral, FL, searching for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Ladyfish, Snook, and more! These species are all a blast to catch, and are great table fare too. As you make your way through the mangroves and shallow flats, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the coast and a chance to spot a variety of marine life. With Captain Roland's expert guidance, you'll be casting your lines and reeling in fish species in no time! His 21' Tidewater bay boat is purpose-built for fishing in shallow water, so you'll be able to get back into the "skinny water" where trophy fish like to hang out. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, you'll have an unforgettable day on the water with Captain Roland. Get out there and experience a thrilling fishing trip! Read More

Deep Sea, Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cape Coral

Cape Coral Back Bays

100% (6)
21 ft 1 - 4 People From $119 / person

The four hour Backwater/nearcoastal Fishing Charter includes a yeti cooler with ice and all the gear and licensing needed for the charter. I can accommodate up to four people. I have kids life jackets if needed. All trips either start at 8 AM to 12 PM or 1 PM to 5 PM. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Naples

4 Hour Backwater/Nearcoastal Fishing Charter

23 ft 1 - 4 People From $125 / person

Boca Grande, FL is known as “The Tarpon Capital of the World”, and it certainly lives up to its name as it is one the most renowned Tarpon fishing destinations in the world! You may ask, “What makes tarpon fishing so good?” Well, annually tens of thousands of hungry tarpon migrate to Boca Grande pass and its surrounding areas for their annual spawn. They usually show up in early April, hungry after a long journey and want to fatten up. Now this incredible migration happens all over the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic coast as well, but in most areas, the Tarpon are on the move. Boca Grande is different mainly due to Boca Grande Pass. This small inlet between Gasparilla Island and Cayo Costa is the deepest natural inlet on the Gulf of Mexico, reaching depths of approximately 80 feet. Tens of thousands of tarpon congregate in the area from April through August, feeding day and night, as they prepare to head back offshore for their annual spawning ritual. There are very few other places in the world where this many Tarpon congregate in one place and are actually happily eating! After weeks of feeding, they begin to gather into large breed schools to socialize as they prepare for this spawning ritual. They gather in huge schools that are sometimes 500 fish or more, giving anglers ample opportunities. After the spawn is over in early July most of the fish stay in the area to feed on the abundance of food the surrounding water has to offer. Great Tarpon fishing action will continue thru October offering anglers a chance at battling the “Silver King” for over 6 months out of the year! So head out with Captain Ryan Reigsecker to do battle with these Silver Kings to experience drag yanking power, high flying aerial displays, and a beautiful day out on the water! You'll be fighting these fish on medium heavy - heavy weight rods usually using live bait (live blue crabs, mullet, or pin fish) depending on what the fish are eating that day. Depending on the time of year you will either float the live bait below a bobber through the pass (where thousands of fish wait for bait to be flushed through below) or site fish for big schools cruising the surf and surrounding areas. Captain Ryan will provide all the necessary gear so all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, some fresh arms, and some friends/family to help you reel in these behemoths! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Englewood

Tarpon Capital Of The World

100% (5)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $300 / person

Reel Fishing SWFL Charters welcomes you to Florida! Capt. Miguel has over 20 years of fishing experience! This fishing charter service guarantees you a memorable experience on these waters. Come experience why Capt. Miguel has appeared on local TV news stations and named amongst one of the best Fishing Guides in Southwest Florida! Capt. Miguel will do all it takes to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves mainly fishing for Snook, Redfish, Snapper, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, and Speckled Seatrout; depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, drift fishing, jigging, popping, and spinning to effectively catch the fish of your dreams. Your fishing adventure starts on a 20 foot Yamaha FSH 190 center console jet boat that can safely take up to 4 anglers on inshore trips. This boat offers sufficient storage for all your needs, ice boxes, a 30GL livewell, LED 360 lighting for comfortable night fishing trips, a music stereo and over 10 rod holders. Capt. Miguel provides you with all the premium rods, reels, terminal tackle, and bait. Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day. The Captain will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip. The boat will be supplied with water, so all you have to bring is a snack. Reel Fishing SWFL Charters is excited to host you and hopes to see you on the water soon! Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Matlacha

2-6 Hours Inshore Fishing

20 ft 1 - 4 People From $63 / person

Experience Gulf of Mexico Fishing with Captain Michael! Join Captain Michael for an extraordinary fishing adventure in the Gulf of Mexico, where you'll spend a full day exploring the bountiful waters of this remarkable region. Choose Your Preferred Fishing Style Captain Michael offers a range of fishing styles to cater to your preferences, including bottom fishing, cut bait fishing, deep dropping, and drift fishing. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, there's a technique that suits you. Target the Red Grouper Prepare to target the Red Grouper, a prized catch known for its delicious taste and exciting fight. Captain Michael's local knowledge and expertise will ensure you have the best chance of hooking one of these impressive fish. A Day on the Gulf of Mexico Spend a full day immersed in the beauty of the Gulf of Mexico, surrounded by crystal-clear waters and stunning coastal landscapes. Captain Michael's top-quality equipment and professional guidance will make your fishing expedition both memorable and successful. Book Your Fishing Trip Today! Whether you're seeking the thrill of a challenging catch or simply looking to relax and enjoy the Gulf's natural beauty, Captain Michael's fishing trip promises an unforgettable experience. Reserve your spot now and get ready for a day of fantastic fishing in the Gulf of Mexico with Captain Michael! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Cape Coral

Full Day Offshore Trip

100% (4)
26 ft 1 - 6 People From $267 / person

The bottom fishing off of SW Florida can be described as nothing short of excellent. The only downside to the fishing on this coast is you need to make longer runs to get to the fishy waters. It is my opinion that the quality of fish increases dramatically the further you go out. With this said, a good quantity of fish can be caught on all trips, but the quality is the variable. For your best chance at landing a trophy, read through the blurbs to set the right expectations and select the right trip for your goals. This is a nice trip to catch some fish and bring a few home to eat. We will catch keeper sized grouper on this trip. This is a nice moderate trip if you want to catch keeper fish but not be out all day. We usually catch enough fish for a good fish fry. Primary targets include Red Grouper, Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper & Vermillion Snapper. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Cape Coral

Grouper/Snapper 40mi+

100% (1)
32 ft 1 - 6 People From $333 / person

Shark fishing! What else needs to be said? While sharks can be caught year-round, sharks are less active in the colder months of the year. The other two biggest factors are strong tides and time of day (sunrise & sunset). Capt. Jack pilots a beautiful, 23’ vessel that can handle rough days and get you out to the nearshore waters in know time! It is the perfect vessel for plying the waters of Southwest Florida. It’s T-top gives plenty of shade from Florida’s brutal sun complete with a tower and second station. An extra-wide beam and clutter-free deck give his clients plenty of room to move around, fight fish or lay back & relax. With a brand new Minn Kota trolling motor, massive bait-well, state-of-the-art GPS/SONAR, Bluetooth sound system, and more to help our clients increase their chances of landing fish as comfortably as possible. Since everything is provided aboard Captain Jack's boat, all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks and you'll be all set! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cape Coral

Shark Fishing Trip - 23’ Aqua Star

100% (11)
23 ft 1 - 5 People From $150 / person

On this trip, you'll fish up to 40 miles offshore, targeting wrecks and reef structures for big-time fish such as Goliath Grouper, Amberjack, Barracuda, Red Grouper, and more! You'll be fishing comfortably aboard Captain Dan's 35' World Cat. This luxurious, "tournament edition" catamaran has an overall length of over 35 feet, with a generous 10' 6" beam that carries the full length of the boat. What this means for you is a large, wide and stable boat with lots of space. She also has plenty of storage, along with multiple fish boxes to keep your catch fresh on ice, plus two sizable live well's, a large T-top for shade, a toilet in the forward cabin area, and some of the most modern fish-finding electronics on the market. This boat is great for families with small children and the ladies, as it has a bathroom, shade to get out of the elements, and provides a super comfortable ride! With all the rods, reels, and tackle included, there's no excuse not to get out there and have a blast! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Bokeelia

Wrecks And Reefs For Trophies

100% (4)
33 ft 1 - 6 People From $333 / person
Damn Good

Fishing in the inshore waters around Englewood with Captain Tim means you'll be exploring the inlets, back bays, and beach front surf around Manasota Key, Don Pedro Key, all the way down to Caya Costa occasionally as well. These productive waters are home to big Snook, Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead and all kinds of Snapper. Tarpon also inhabit these waters during the late spring and summer months. And when they're in town we highly recommend giving Tarpon fishing a shot! There is nothing quite as fun as stalking fish along mangrove islands, stalking across shallow water bays, pitching live-baits into structure, or drifting baits through passes. Captain Tim mostly uses live bait and spinning reels. With proven success, he finds this is the most effective way to put fish into the boat! Since everything is provided aboard Captain Tim's Charters from Rods and Reels to Ice and Water, all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, your sunglasses, and your camera and you'll be all set! I licensed for 6 passengers but only 4 lines at a time. So price is for 4 angler additional $20 per head on passenger five and six. thank you Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Englewood

Inshore Trip - 23 Parker Custom

100% (9)
23 ft 1 - 6 People From $79 / person

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

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Naples

Naples Offshore Structure

100% (3)
28 ft 1 - 6 People From $133 / person

On this trip, you'll head offshore with Captain Stephen to "go deep" for Red Grouper, one of the biggest and tastiest fish in the Gulf! This offshore adventure is great for anglers of all levels, so bring your friends or folks! The Red Grouper is one of the most sought-after species in this area, known for its delicious taste. These reef fish are typically found in deeper waters, ranging from 50 to 200 feet, making them a prime target for offshore charters. Your trip will start early in the morning. You'll head out on board Captain Stephen's 28' Parker pilothouse, which features all the gear and amenities you need for an epic trip! After you reach the deep water, you'll drop lines down to jig the reefs and rocks, aiming to attract some big bites. The bait will vary depending on what the fish are feeding on that day. Once you've hooked a Red Grouper, be prepared for a challenging fight. These fish can grow up to 50 pounds and will put up a significant struggle, testing your skills and strength as an angler. But once you've reeled in your catch, you'll be rewarded with delicious, firm white meat that is perfect for grilling or frying! Aside from Red Grouper, you may also encounter other species such as Vermillion Snapper, Lane Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack, all of which can provide an exciting fight and make for a memorable trip. In between catches, take the time to enjoy the stunning scenery and the wildlife that surrounds you, including dolphins, sea turtles, and seabirds. A charter fishing trip here in Bokeelia, FL, is an unforgettable experience! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Bokeelia

Red Grouper Special

28 ft 1 - 6 People From $333 / person
Damn Good

Head out with Captain Charlie for the perfect day out on the water. Part of what makes Captain Charlie such a great captain is his ability to cater his trips around your skill level and goals. So whether you're an expert angler or just getting started, wanting to chase limits or your next trophy, Captain Charlie will work his tail off to surpass your expectations! You'll be fishing on board his 20' AquaSport center console, which offers 360º of fishing and is ideal for groups of up to five! Your primary target species will be Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tripletail, Snook, and other classic Florida species. These fish are a blast to catch, and are great-tasting as well, so get out there and hook 'em up! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Fort Myers

Fort Myers Inshore Angling

100% (9)
20 ft 1 - 5 People From $110 / person
Damn Good

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% (11)
24 ft 1 - 5 People From $140 / person

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

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Matlacha

Pine Island Fishing And Shelling

100% (8)
23 ft 1 - 6 People From $100 / person
Damn Good

Are you ready for a fish that will test your strength, stamina, and fishing skills? If you can handle the challenge, the “Silver King” is the fish for you. These majestic Tarpon are one of the most sought-after game fish in the world, and Boca Grande AKA "The Tarpon Capital of The World" is a pretty darn good place to catch 'em. Tarpon are a migrating species so in the late spring and summer months they are everywhere around Englewood beach! This mammoth migrates up and down the coast filling stopping to fill up at Boca Grande Pass. The largest natural inlet on the gulf of Mexico, the Boca Grande pass can hold 10's of thousands of Tarpon on any given day. And they're all eating! These fish can be caught elsewhere as well from the areas backcountry lagoons to along the beaches. Luckily you'll have Captain Tim to tell you which areas are working and take you to the hottest spots! Tarpon are acrobats of the ocean and put on a spectacular show in the air! Whether you’re using rod and reel or fly fishing, these sometimes 100 plus pound fish love to fight hard. Tides, weather, and moon phases play an essential factor in a Tarpon’s behavior, but these kings are always hungry, biting on both live and artificial bait. Bring your camera because catching a tarpon is a stunning experience that you will want to capture. These fascinating sport fish are catch and release. It only takes one battle with these prehistoric creatures to become completely mesmerized, and you’ll be longing to catch more! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Englewood

Tarpon Trip - 25’ Sea Born FX25

100% (9)
25 ft 1 - 6 People From $125 / person
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Everything to Know About Booking a Captiva bottom fishing charter

What are the best bottom fishing charters in Captiva?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 40 bottom fishing trips in Captiva, and the most popular trips in the area are Epic Inshore to Nearshore guided by Zach, Boca Grande Pass Tarpon guided by Ken, and Half Day Trip AM or PM - Captiva guided by Andre.

Our guides in Captiva are rated a 4.81 out of 5 based on 9596 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 Bottom Fishing charter include Cape Coral, Bokeelia and Matlacha.

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What types of bottom fishing charters are common in Captiva?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for bottom fishing in Captiva as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species for bottom fishing in Captiva are: 1. redfish, 2. snook, 3. tarpon, and 4. speckled trout.

How much do Captiva bottom fishing charters cost?

for bottom fishing in Captiva prices can range anywhere from an affordable $250 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for bottom fishing in Captiva is $651. The average price for a full day trip for bottom fishing in Captiva is $1,196.

What month is best for on a bottom fishing charter in Captiva?

The most popular season to go on a bottom fishing charter in Captiva is spring, and most anglers book their trips 28 days in advance.

Do I need a Captiva fishing license and what are the bag limits in Captiva?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Captiva 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 Captiva.

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