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Sight Casting Charters Near Matlacha, Fl
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
If you're looking for an unforgettable fishing adventure in Placida, FL, look no further than a charter with Captain Lou! With his expert guidance and top-of-the-line equipment, you'll have everything you need to catch some of the most prized game fish in the area, including Redfish, Snook, and Speckled Trout. As you board Captain Lou's 30' Conch center console, you'll be greeted by a spacious deck and state-of-the-art equipment. Captain Lou is a seasoned angler who knows these waters like the back of his hand. He'll take you to the best spots where the fish are biting, and he'll provide all the gear and knowledge you need to catch them. As you cruise along the turquoise waters, you'll be treated to stunning views of the surrounding islands and coastline. You might even spot a pod of dolphins or a sea turtle as you make your way to your fishing destination. Once you arrive, you'll drop your lines and wait for the action to start. Redfish, Snook, and "Specks" are known for great action, making them great fun for even the most experienced angler. With Captain Lou's guidance, you'll be able to hook these elusive fish and reel them in with ease. But the fun doesn't stop there. Captain Lou's center console is equipped with all the amenities you need to make your fishing trip comfortable and enjoyable. You can relax in the shade of the T-top or take a break in the comfortable seating area. And with a cooler full of drinks and snacks on board, you can keep your energy levels up throughout the day. At the end of the trip, you'll return to shore with a cooler full of fresh fish and memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you're an experienced angler or a first-timer, Captain Lou's charter fishing trip is an adventure you don't want to miss. So book your trip today and get ready to experience the thrill of reeling in some of the most prized game fish in Placida! Read More
Slammin' Snook, Reds, And More
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
On this fishing trip with Captain Rob, you'll fish the inshore waters of Estero Bay, Matanzas Pass, and Southern Pine Island Sound, looking for a variety of species including Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, and Gag Grouper (when in season). There's a little bit of everything on this trip; you'll get the enjoy the beautiful scenery, catch fun fighting fish, and take home an excellent dinner! You'll mix it up on this trip, using a combination of trolling and light-tackle fishing, changing your baits and lures depending on the weather, season, and target species. Captain Rob will take you out on his 25' SeaQuest center console, powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine. This boat is perfect for navigating the costal waters you'll be fishing. You will need to bring your sun protection, a hat, and some sunglasses and you'll be ready to hit the water. Be sure to pack an ice chest so that you can take home the tasty fish you'll catch! Read More
Fort Myers Inshore Fishing Trip
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
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
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
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
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
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 Matlacha sight casting charter
What are the best sight casting charters in Matlacha?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 16 sight casting trips in Matlacha, and the most popular trips in the area are Pine Island Fishing and Shelling guided by Dylan, Inshore Redfish Roundup guided by Dylan, and 2-6 Hours Inshore Fishing guided by Miguel.
Our guides in Matlacha are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 9594 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 sight casting charters are common in Matlacha?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for sight casting in Matlacha as well as inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for sight casting in Matlacha are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. snook, and 4. tarpon.
How much do Matlacha sight casting fishing charters cost?
for sight casting in Matlacha prices can range anywhere from an affordable $250 to $1,600, but the average price for a half day trip for sight casting in Matlacha is $587. The average price for a full day trip for sight casting in Matlacha is $885.
What month is best for on a sight casting charter in Matlacha?
The most popular season to go on a sight casting charter in Matlacha is summer, and most anglers book their trips 30 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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