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Jigging Charters Near Matlacha, Fl
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
Wrecks And Reefs For Trophies
If your looking for an epic South West Florida fishing experience look no further! Captain Tom and his crew specialize in nearshore and offshore fishing adventures of all shapes and sizes. From a day with the family to a hard-core offshore adventure, they can do it all! Join them aboard their 32ft center console for a comfortable all-day ride. Captain Tom and his experienced mates will provide a first-class experience on your next adventure. **Half Day Charter AM/PM** On this 6 hour trip, you can go up to 20 miles offshore. The fishery off the coast of Fort Myers and Sanibel offers a unique opportunity for all anglers, from a family trip to a day with friends, our nearshore fishery never disappoints. Snapper and juvenile Grouper are just a few species you'll reel in on your nearshore adventure! **Offshore Charter** On these 9 hour trips, Captain Tom will take you to fish the larger reefs, wrecks and ledges up to 50 miles off the coast of Fort Myers and Sanibel this trip offers a unique opportunity for anglers looking to reel in Snapper, Amberjack, Barracuda, Kingfish and many other reef/wreck dwelling species. On the day of your trip you will be meeting up with Captain Tom and crew at the Punta Rassa Boat Ramp, however, pick up and drop off at other locations is offered for an additional fee, so let us know if there is somewhere else you'd like to be picked up. Their goal is to leave you with memories to last a lifetime, fresh fish to take home, and an overall outstanding time on the water. Captain Tom will work endlessly to ensure your trip is memorable. Gratuity is much appreciated. There will be plenty of bottled water & a cooler filled with ice onboard for any additional drinks/food you choose to bring. The only request they have is no glass. All fishing gear, licenses, bait & tackle are included. Tom and his crew will even offer to clean your catch. Simply bring a small cooler bag to leave in the car if you're traveling a far distance. Read More
Big Fish In Fort Myers
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
4-6 Hour Inshore - 24’ Hanson
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
Tarpon Capital Of The World
Pushing off into the Gulf of Mexico to enjoy a thrilling day of fishing is always a treat! On your nearshore fishing trip with Captain Jack, you we will be fishing local artificial reefs, ship-wrecks, ledges, and live bottoms up to 9 nautical miles from shore. There are literally dozens of different species that can be caught. Depending on the season, we may be able to catch Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Grouper, Tripletail, various species of Sharks, Bonito, and Barracuda. Snapper, Cobia, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Pompano are also targetable if staying closer inshore is your flavor. No matter what you choose, you never know what can happen out there! 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 Trip
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
Tarpon Trip - 25’ Sea Born FX25
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
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
Fort Myers Inshore Angling
If you're looking to reel in some big fish on the calm inshore waters off Bokeelia, FL, then this trip is your ticket! Join Captain Victor and chase classic Florida gamefish including Redfish, Snook, and Trout on the flats and in the river channels of this rich fishery. There will also be chances for Tripletail, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, and other awesome Florida fish! Each of these species is widely known as a terrific gamefish that fights hard and will really test your strength, skill, and stamina. You'll go after these fish using light tackle techniques, so bring your A-game—when one of these aggressive fish hits the line, you'll feel it! Captain Victory has been fishing here for thirty years, and is full of expert tips and tricks to help you land that record fish, so whether you're a beginner or an advanced angler, you'll leave this trip a better fisherman than when you started. On this trip, you'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Victor's 20' Proline center console. She's ideal for these inshore areas, with a relatively shallow draft and a 150-HP Yamaha engine so you can get on the fish in a hurry. Captain Victor provides everything you need for a stellar trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to remember is proper clothing, sunscreen, and a pair of polarized sunglasses to spot fish. You can also bring a cooler with some drinks and snacks. Get ready to whack 'em! Read More
South West Florida Skinny Waters
On this trip, you'll head up to 20 miles offshore, where you'll be able to fish all kinds of bottom, from rocky areas to offshore reefs, natural ledges, and more! You'll be fishing in around 70 feet of water, which is perfect of catching up a wide variety of Snappers, Grouper, Porgies, Grunts, Jacks, and more! The action can be fast and furious, with bites often coming within seconds of dropping down a bait. Captain Dan targets "keeper" sized fish on these trips, so that you can go home with a delicious dinner! However, these fish are generally not trophy size. For the chance at bigger and better quality, a longer trips are recommended as you have more time to get out further into deeper water. Read More
Rod Bending Quick Trip
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
4 Hour Backwater/Nearcoastal Fishing Charter
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
Cape Coral Back Bays
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
4 Hour Inshore
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
American Red Snapper Trip
Only good things can come from combining experience and passion! Captain Zach and Nick are two brothers who have been fishing together there whole lives! As 2nd generation fishing guides, and Captiva natives, their experience is 2nd to none. The love they both share for the sport is directly reflected in their charters and with experience and enthusiasm, they know how to show their clients the best possible time out on the water! Beyond superior onboard service and company, Zach and Nick are the premier light-tackle fishing guides the area has to offer. They are experts at fishing Sanibel Island, North Captiva, Pine Island, Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach. They know how to best fish the flats, bays, passes and Gulf of Mexico for Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, Shark, Grouper, Kingfish, Cobia, Permit, Jack Crevalle, Snapper, Spanish Mackerel and other inshore and offshore varieties that either make SW Florida their home or are migrating along in the Gulf of Mexico. Due to SW Florida’s amazing weather and fabulous fishing year-round, their calendar is always crowded. To ensure availability of the dates of your choice, we recommend booking at least two to three months in advance is especially during the spring and summer months. Book early for Tarpon charters as the season is short and these dates are the first to go. Remember, it’s often better to fish on weekdays to avoid the crowds. Read More
Epic Inshore To Nearshore
Join Captain Chris for a fantastic fishing adventure. Their experienced Captain, Captain Chris, has over 30 years of fishing experience. Everything aboard is up to date and double-checked to provide you with a safe and rewarding experience that the entire family can enjoy. Custom fishing trips are definitely available just give us a call if you have a specific trip in mind and we'll do our best to make it happen! For a standard day offshore, Captain Chris will usually motor out a couple of miles to do some jigging, bottom fishing, and fish catching! While jigging the reefs you can expect to hook into the likes of Cobia, Amberjack, and all kinds of Grouper and Snapper. Bottom fishing the wreck sites and deeper water structures are going to be more geared toward tasty Snapper and Grouper species! You are welcome to get as involved as you would like with your adventure as well, whether you'd rather lounge until the reel starts screaming or if you want your hand on the rod moving the jig around the whole time, Captain Chris can make it happen! After you've booked the date all you'll need to do is meet up with Captain Chris at the Punta Rassa Boat Ramp with your favorite snacks and drinks, Captain Chris will provide everything else you could possibly need to get you started on the right foot. Aside from all the gear, bait, and licenses Captain Chris will offer to fillet and package your catch for you free of charge! And if you're visiting from out of town, they will pack and ship your fish back home for you! (Note: this is at the customer's expense). Read More
All-Day Getaway Trip
Looking for a thrilling battle with a giant sea monster that twists, turns, flips, and whirls on your line? Look no further and join Captain Ken for a half day tracking Tarpon in the waters off Boca Grande pass, known as the Tarpon Capital of the World! These bucket list fish make a glorious fight with spectacular runs. Captain Ken will chase the Silver Kings while you battle from the fighting chair on the bow! Catching Tarpon is akin the Super Bowl of fishing, since these monsters put up an incredible fight. They are known to jump up to 6 feet in the air near the end of your battle! This trip promises to be nothing short of electrifying. Your vessel is a 25’ Tidewater powered by a 300hp Yamaha engine. The fighting chair in the bow is well secured, like a throne for battle. While in the inshore pass you will be bottom fishing for these monsters of the deep, but be prepared, once you have them at the surface the Silver Kings will fight even harder! Captain Ken will provide everything you need on this all-inclusive adventure including live bait, tackle, licenses, bottled water, suntan lotion, and a cooler with ice. Bring your own snacks and drinks, and get excited for this frantic frenzy! Read More
Boca Grande Pass Tarpon
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
Shark Fishing Trip - 23’ Aqua Star
Everything to Know About Booking a Matlacha jigging charter
What are the best jigging charters in Matlacha?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 25 jigging trips in Matlacha, and the most popular trips in the area are Pine Island Fishing and Shelling guided by Dylan and Inshore Redfish Roundup guided by Dylan.
Our guides in Matlacha are rated a 4.77 out of 5 based on 9582 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.
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What types of jigging charters are common in Matlacha?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for jigging in Matlacha as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for jigging in Matlacha are: 1. snook, 2. redfish, 3. speckled trout, and 4. tarpon.
How much do Matlacha jigging fishing charters cost?
for jigging in Matlacha prices can range anywhere from an affordable $425 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for jigging in Matlacha is $686. The average price for a full day trip for jigging in Matlacha is $1,219.
What month is best for on a jigging charter in Matlacha?
The most popular season to go on a jigging charter in Matlacha is summer, and most anglers book their trips 6 days in advance.
Do I need a Matlacha fishing license and what are the bag limits in Matlacha?
You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Matlacha 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 Matlacha.
Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences
We rented two boats because we had 8 people who wanted to fish. Our captains, Dillion and Logan, were excellent. The 5 teenagers and 3 adults had the best time. Even caught some fish. Highly recommend these two captains.
Sue R. with Dylan H. of Matlacha, Florida
Dylan was great. Very professional, helped with our girls having a great time. I would highly recommend him.
Robert C. with Dylan H. of Matlacha, Florida
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