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Sight Casting Charters Near Placida, Fl
On this 6 hour trip with Captain Scott, you'll have plenty of time to try trolling the deeper waters, as well as bottom fishing the shallows. Feel free to ask the captain to bring some fly fishing gear as well, and get the most out of your Sarasota Bay fishing excursion. Go after Snappers, Groupers, Cobia, and more along the reefs. While inshore, you'll do battle with Sheepshead, Trout, Redfish, and Sharks. Please, have in mind that 735-pound is the weight limit combined for guests, which is usually equal to 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 kids. Everything is provided on Captain Scott's trips including licenses, fishing gear, bait, and ice. So all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, and Captain Scott will make sure you have a great time out on the water! Read More
Sarasota 3/4 Day Trip - 18’ Sea Fox
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 for a sweet 4 or 6 hour inshore/nearshore excursion with Captain Matt or one of his professional guides in Captain Phil and Captain Darius. These three run some of the best charters in Sarasota and are absolute experts at making sure you have a blast out there on the water. These 4 hour trips are one of their most popular options as it gives their clients time to hook into some rod-bending action and bring some tasty filets back to the dock in time for lunch (dinner if you leave in the afternoon)! For these trips you can opt to stick close to the shore to explore the inlets, channels, and mangroves to chase Snook, Redfish, Trout, and more. OR, you can choose to poke it a little further from shore to troll the nearshore waters of Sarasotas beautiful beach to troll for Mackerel and chase some snapper species. The 6 hour option is for anglers who are looking to spend more time catching fish! If you want to travel a little further and have a few more shots at some trophy fish then this is the charter for you! You have the same options listed above, but with the extra time there is an opportunity to do a little of both! No matter which option you choose, Captain Matt and his two expert Captains provide themselves on providing a family-friendly atmosphere for all ages and skill levels, and bait, fishing license, rods, reels, and tackle are always included. All they recommend you bring are your favorite snacks and drink, your sun protection (Suntan lotion, long sleeve shirts, sunglasses), and your camera to snap some pics! Read More
Fishing Fun In The Florida Sun
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
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
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
2-6 Hours Inshore Fishing
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
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 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
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 Placida sight casting charter
What are the best sight casting charters in Placida?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 18 sight casting trips in Placida, and the most popular trips in the area are Boca Grande Tarpon guided by Scott, Back country/ Inshore guided by Scott, and Slammin' Snook, Reds, and More guided by Lou.
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What types of sight casting charters are common in Placida?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for sight casting in Placida as well as inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for sight casting in Placida are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. snook, and 4. mangrove snapper.
How much do Placida sight casting fishing charters cost?
for sight casting in Placida prices can range anywhere from an affordable $250 to $1,600, but the average price for a half day trip for sight casting in Placida is $592. The average price for a full day trip for sight casting in Placida is $879.
What month is best for on a sight casting charter in Placida?
The most popular season to go on a sight casting charter in Placida is summer, and most anglers book their trips 32 days in advance.
Do I need a Placida fishing license and what are the bag limits in Placida?
You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Placida 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 Placida.
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