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Fishing in Boca Grande
Fishing in Boca Grande
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trip description for Boca Grande Tarpon Hunt - 95% Success in Boca Grande

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

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trip description for Bass/Sunset cruise in Cape Coral

Have a relaxing sunset cruise down through Cape Coral’s most beautiful Canal system full of nature and beautiful homes. On this cruise a few members can feel free to cast around for large mouth bass that flourish down here in south Fl. TRIP DURATION IS 1 HOUR AND 30 MINUTES Read More

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trip description for Half Day Trip AM or PM - Captiva in Captiva

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

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trip description for Inshore Bay/flats in Cape Coral

Head out with Captain Billy for an awesome light tackle fishing experience aboard his 25' Skeeter bay boat! She's equipped with a trolling motor, so you can stalk the shallow water and handle the surf! Whether your looking to hook into inshore sportfish like Snook, Redfish, Snapper and Trout, or head a little further offshore to fish the nearshore reefs and wrecks from Grouper and Mackerel, Captain Billy has you covered! He supplies all the tackle, bait, rods, reels, and fishing licenses for your adventure, so all you have to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks. Captain Billy will take care of the rest! Captain Billy is more than willing to cater your departure location to make the commute as easy as possible. He runs trips down the coast from Sanibel to Placida, and can pick you up at Bokeelia Boat Ramp, Matlacha Boat Ramp, Punta Rassa Boat Ramp, pr can even boat across the sound to pick you up in Placida. Just let him know what's most convenient for you! Read More

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Fishing in Saint James City
Fishing in Saint James City
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trip description for Fort Myers Fishing Rodeo in Saint James City

Head out with Captain Derek for an awesome saltwater fishing experience aboard his 24' sportsman. Captain Derek has been fishing Estero Bay and Pine Island sound since before he could walk, and knows all the best spots to hook into Redfish, Snook, Trout, Tarpon, and Goliath Grouper, and much more. He is an expert at catering his trips to your needs, so just let him know what species your looking to chase and Captain Derek will give it everything he's got to make it happen. All the gear is provided for these trips aboard Captain Derek's boat, from rod's, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses, to ice, water, and great advice. Thus, all he recommends you bring are some snacks and your favorite drinks if you'd like, He'll take care of the rest! Read More

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Fishing in Englewood
Fishing in Englewood
Fishing in Englewood
trip description for 4-6 Hour Inshore - 24’ Hanson in Englewood

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

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Matlacha

What are the best fishing charters in Matlacha?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 88 trips in Matlacha, and the most popular trips in the area are Fort Myers Inshore - 21’ Tidewater guided by Drew, Pine Island Fishing and Shelling guided by Dylan, and Inshore Redfish Roundup guided by Dylan.

Our guides in Matlacha are rated a 4.89 out of 5 based on 2709 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 charter include Bokeelia, Cape Coral and Fort Myers Beach.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Matlacha? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Matlacha.

What types of fishing charters are common in Matlacha?

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

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

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

How much do Matlacha fishing charters cost?

in Matlacha prices can range anywhere from about $507 to $1,647, but the average price for a half day trip in Matlacha is $613. The average price for a full day trip in Matlacha is $1,155.

What month is best for fishing in Matlacha?

The most popular season for fishing in Matlacha is spring, and most anglers book their trips 26 days in advance.

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

If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in Matlacha don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. For freshwater trips, you’ll still need to purchase a license. See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations in Matlacha. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

Popular Types of Fishing In Matlacha

Matlacha fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Matlacha are inshore, offshore, and backcountry. Inshore charters are perfect for those who want to stay close to shore and catch species like redfish, snook, and trout. Offshore charters take you further out to sea to catch bigger fish like grouper, snapper, and kingfish. Backcountry charters are for those who want to explore the mangrove-lined waterways and catch species like tarpon, snook, and redfish.

Some of the most common fish to catch in Matlacha include redfish, snook, trout, tarpon, grouper, snapper, and kingfish. Depending on the type of fishing charter you choose, you may also have the opportunity to catch other species like shark, cobia, and barracuda.

Matlacha fishing charters often visit landmarks like the Matlacha Bridge and Pine Island Sound. These areas are known for their abundant fish populations and beautiful scenery. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, there's a Matlacha fishing charter that's perfect for you. So grab your gear and get ready for an adventure on the water!

The Best Places To Fish In Matlacha

Matlacha, Florida is a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its abundance of waterways and diverse fish species, there are plenty of great spots to cast a line. Here are some of the best places to fish in Matlacha:

1. Matlacha Pass - This is a popular spot for fishing charters, as it offers access to a variety of fish species, including snook, redfish, and tarpon.

2. Pine Island Sound - This expansive body of water is home to a wide range of fish, from trout and snapper to grouper and cobia. Fishing charters often frequent this area.

3. Charlotte Harbor - This large estuary is a prime spot for catching tarpon, snook, and redfish. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the area.

4. Jug Creek - This quiet creek is a great place to fish for snook and redfish. It's also a popular spot for kayaking and paddleboarding.

5. Matlacha Bridge - This iconic bridge offers great views of the water and is a popular spot for catching snook and tarpon. It's also a great place to watch the sunset.

Other Things To Do In Matlacha

While Matlacha fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this charming Florida city. Take a stroll down the colorful streets of Matlacha Island, known for its vibrant art galleries and unique shops. For a taste of local flavor, visit the funky and fun Bert's Bar and Grill, a favorite among locals and visitors alike. If you're looking for outdoor adventure, rent a kayak or paddleboard and explore the nearby mangrove forests and waterways. For a relaxing day in the sun, head to the nearby beaches of Sanibel Island or Captiva Island. And don't miss the chance to catch a stunning sunset over the water at Matlacha Pass.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    This was truly an incredible day on the water. Captain Keith is fantastic! He was excellent with the kids (13 & 16) and extremely knowledgeable about the area and fishing spots. We had an incredible day on the water. Highly recommended! We look forward to our next trip with Captain Keith!

    Tim M. with Keith Z. of Bokeelia, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Hey there Tim was great! Lillie was a great 1st mate! Caught some fish, always good. But also got a great trip out on the water! Dolphins were out and about; great to be out in God’s country!

    Charles M. with Tim H. of Englewood, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Mike was great! We had a blast and enjoyed learning about local fish and the seas. Would highly reccomend his fishing trips to anyone! He gave us options of different types of fishing too which was super neat.

    Myrranda K. with Mike C. of Fort Myers Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great guide and person. Fishing was great will be back again someday.

    Nathan G. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Dan was awesome and we had a great time!!! Highly recommend using Dan, well worth the money we paid and more!!

    Kyle L. with Dan M. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Roland was awesome had a great time out there with him.

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

  • ★★★★★
    Capt. James’ excellent customer care and service was only exceeded by his fishing and boating knowledge. We felt safe and well cared for on a two day trip where both days exceeded our expectations! We experienced great numbers of fish caught, which was exactly what we asked him to provide us! Kudos to a genuinely nice young man who damn sure knows how to help you catch fish and have fun! Good boat and equipment as well. 5 stars easy!

    Patrick M. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great time stalking the canal system of Cape Coral with Roland! Very professional guide, informative and knowledgeable. His equipment was top notch from the boat to the high performance Gamo air gun systems. The optics were 100% on! During our two hour trip we located and collected 8 iguana! My first trip hunting iguana but not my last!

    Jeff G. with Roland W. of Cape Coral, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had an outstanding fishing trip with Captain Jack, and caught our target species at the first location of the day. In my experience this is rare. The snook were big, hungry, and plentiful. My son and his friend were astounded by the 30 inch snook's ability to fight. We had a great time, and I highly recommend Jack.

    Paul T. with Jack S. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I had a great experience with Andre. He is very attentive and helpful. He put me on some great fish. Thanks again Andre

    Glenn S. with Andre L. of Sanibel, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great day on the water with an awesome captain. Immaculate boat and equipment. We didn’t land any tarpan but we hooked a few and saw many. Would highly recommend this charter!

    Greg D. with Lou S. of Bokeelia, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    James was excellent. Very knowledgeable and personable. Put us on fish all morning. I would highly recommended him.

    Mike S. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain James was amazing. He was very helpful and patient with my kids. Robbie

    Robert G. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jack was right on time & immediately ready to go. We were fishing within 30 minutes more or less. He was very helpful and attentive. No complaints from us. Thanks - MW

    Matthew W. with Jack S. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    This was exactly the fishing fun we needed for our super spur of the moment trip with a teenaged kid that wanted to catch fish in Florida. Lots of different species, super friendly contain and never a dull moment. It helped that the weather was great and we caught lots of fish.

    Michelle K. with Richard T. of Fort Myers Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    James was a great captain! He and his first mate were great with our kids and super helpful with always keeping bait on and casts in the best spots. He was very knowledgeable about the area, the different types of fish and how to spot the right areas. We would highly recommend taking a day trip with James.

    Erica L. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain James is an outstanding guide. He is knowledgable and professional. He is passionate about fishing and conservation. He had us catching fish and showed us an abundance of wildlife. A highly competent Captain (and crew). Thanks Joe. 10/10 we will be booking again!

    Karen L. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Amazing trip! Roland was very knowledgeable and super patient/great with my kids! One of the best hunts I’ve ever been on! Would recommend him to everyone!

    Kelby W. with Roland W. of Cape Coral, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Rod was drip!

    Quinton S. with Rob J. of Fort Myers Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    If I could give six stars I would. I probably couldn’t have asked for a better first time experience saltwater fishing. James is clearly passionate about the waters and his knowledge was shown with every question we had answered. James was beyond patient, professional, and cares about his clients’ time. James knew where the action was and put us on some fish. I had an excellent time catching multiple species. Overall, my buddy and I felt welcomed and enjoyed hanging out with James and his mate Joe. Solid dudes. Would recommend booking and I will book again when I’m back in the area. Future charters have some big shoes to fill!

    Sky I. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

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