What to bring: You will need polarized sunglasses, a hat, sunblock, bug spray, something to eat and a wind breaker, (you can check with me a day or so before your trip for a weather / gear update.) I’ll have a cooler on board with a supply of ice and water. I have all the equipment we’ll need and more but you’re welcome to bring your favorite rods and lures, just let me know beforehand so I know what to pack. I use Penn reels and Ugly Stick rods because they’re tough and we’re going to abuse the heck out of them. Please don’t drop them overboard. You do not need a personal fishing license when you’re on a trip with a Florida charter captain.
There are several launch sites in Everglades City and Chokoloskee that I use depending on the weather, tides, and the plan for the day. Contact me a day or two before our trip for the exact meeting time and location.
It’s best to call me at 1-239-695-2445, or on my cell, 1-239-269-3602
Everglades Fishing Charters: Everyone is welcome, from the most experienced angler to the novice, and a no pressure trip is guaranteed. When we leave the dock in Everglades City or Chokoloskee, you will be aboard one of the classic skiffs of the Florida flats, the Mako 181. I can take up to three people on a charter and even though this is a broad beamed skiff with ample capacity, you will want to pack lightly. Usually one gear bag for a party is enough to keep all your personal supplies together.
Rates: Charters are for one, two, or three people and usually last eight hours or more on a full day charter. I’ll do half day charters as well, so call me to find out what’s biting and to discuss a plan for your trip.
Home:239-695-2445, cell: 239-269-3602. Full day charters for two anglers, $550, for three, $600. Half day charters for two anglers, $425, for three anglers, $475. I usually get a deposit of $100 to reserve a charter date.
Accommodations: If you plan on arriving the day before your fishing adventure, or if you’re fishing multiple days or if you just want to have an extended stay to take in what the area has to offer, here is a list of businesses in Everglades City and Chokoloskee for your lodging needs.