Southwest Florida Charter Fishing

Extreme Fishing – Bonita Springs, Florida

Southwest Florida is home to some of the best fishing in the state.  The natural environment of the Gulf and fish rich areas such as Pine Island Sound and the Ten Thousand Islands rank with the best.  The artificial reefs and natural ledges in the Gulf of Mexico provide homes to the big snook, redfish, trout and tarpon that fishermen are hoping to find.  Right at the southern point of Boca Grande and the mouth of Charlotte Harbor you can experience the thrill of bringing in one of the large Tarpon that make the area home.

Serious fishermen dream of a chance to fish in waters that abound in such a big variety of large fish.  When you want to be sure that you are going to come home with something to talk about, you need the experience and tenacity of Extreme Fishing!

We offer 30 years experience in fishing and guiding the inshore and local flats and fish saltwater on light tackle in Southwest Florida.  We have more repeat clients than anyone.   If you are fishing for big snook, redfish, trout and tarpon, that’s where we excel.

Captain Terry Davis has fished the Southwest Florida area from Pine Island to the Ten Thousand Islands for nearly 30 years, always fishing for big snook, redfish, trout, and the Silver King himself, the tarpon.

He’s not only an accomplished saltwater guide and angler but also an experienced fresh water B.A.S.S. Tournament angler.  Captain Terry got a paycheck in 13 of the 16 saltwater tournaments he fished in 2002 and also tied the record held for 13 years for the Calusa Catch & Release tournament with a catch of a 26 1/2 pounds, 43 inch Snook. The tournament field was 110 boats and over 450 anglers.

He is a regular on Fox TV’s Southwest Florida Outdoors Show.

Captain Terry’s grandfather once told him that to do something you love for a living and be good at it, makes you a lucky man.  He loves to fish and he loves to take people fishing.  He says, “Yes, I’m a very lucky man.”

Captain Eric Davis is Captain Terry’s son and the apple didn’t fall very far from the tree.  His love of fishing is even greater than his father’s.  He is a second generation native guide and one of the best at what he does — and he does produce fish for you.

Captain Eric, sometimes known as the Barefoot Captain, began his saltwater fishing experience with his dad at the ripe old age of 2 1/2 years.  After learning most of his father’s tricks, he learned a few of his own.

By the time he was eighteen years old, Captain Eric was on the B.A.S.S. Florida State Team comprised of the best 12 bass anglers in the state.  He consistently places in the top of many saltwater tournaments for snook, redfish and trout. He has accomplished more in 22 years than most serious anglers do in a lifetime.

In 2003, Eric placed 3rd in the Guided Division and 10th overall in the largest inshore tournament in Florida which draws 116 boats.  He now has the record for the largest snook ever taken in the Naples Y.M.C.A. Red Snook Tournament — 43 inches and well over 24 pounds. We can’t wait to see what he will do in the future.

You can see Eric on Fox Television’s Southwest Florida Outdoors Show.

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Fishing SW Florida

My name is Capt. Terry Pitz a year round Florida fishing guide on the world famous waters of Southwest Florida. I offer a personalized fun-filled day of fishing with light tackle or fly fishing.  The back country and the flats here, offer some of the finest saltwater sight casting to Redfish, Snook, Trout and Tarpon.  If your casting is a little rusty, I can assist you or we can bait fish the same species.

Our days activities will be aboard “Rip Lip” she’s an 18′ Flats and Bay flats boat powered by a 150 HP Yamaha.  She floats in 9″ of water to get those hard to find fish.

So, if you’re coming to Southwest Florida to stay in Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers, Naples, or here in Pine Island, you’ve made a great choice!  While you’re here, I would be more than happy to take you out for a great day of fishing, or if you just want to see the sights, that’s OK too.

I offer full, three quarter and half-day trips. I supply the fishing licenses, gear, tackle, bait, ice and drinking water.  All you need is comfortable clothing, a packed lunch and a positive attitude. I’m fully insured, a Coast Guard Licensed Captain and have over 12 years of guiding experience in Colorado, Alaska and Florida.  If you’re staying on the surrounding islands, I can pick you up there or we can make other arrangements.

If you have any questions or need further info, please don’t hesitate to contact me. See you soon!

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Snook Blaster, Florida Fishing Charter, 3605 SE 18th Ave, Cape Coral, Florida – Map It!

Capt. Marc is a world class angler who has fished all over the globe. From Marlin fishing in Mexico, Sailfish in Costa Rica, and Snook and Tarpon in Belize as well as many ports in North America and Canada. Now guiding exclusively out of Southwest Florida he brings his many years of fishing guide experience to some of the best back country Florida fishing available in the USA. Capt. Marc began fishing the pristine flats of Sanibel, Captiva, and Pine Island Sound in 1976. He is an expert at stalking Snook, Trout, and Redfish on the flats as well as monster Tarpon on the beaches. His days on the water are numbered in the hundreds.

A typical day in on this Florida fishing charter starts out with catching bait. I am an expert in throwing a cast net and in a short period will fill the live wells with bait. I will instruct you in every facet of Florida flats fishing from how to catch “Shiners,” to skipping your bait under the Mangroves for Snook with a bad attitude. After we load up the live wells with bait, the hunt begins. They say he who has the most chum (shiners) wins, and what this means is this. You troll up to a promising hole on a mangrove island and you proceed to toss out handfuls of live bait. This starts a feeding frenzy where every type of fish around will come to your spot in search of a free meal. The end result is fish busting the bait on the surface in an unbelievable show of power and fury. Multiple hookups result and this is what I call “angler’s heaven”. The best part is that you never know what type of fish your going to catch, as all fish in Pine Island Sound feed on Shiners. In the same spot on numerous casts you might hook Snook, Trout, Reds, Snapper, Grouper, Sharks, Flounder, Tarpon, and who knows what else.

We specialize in family fishing, and teaching children to fish.

Snook Blaster charters provides everything you need for a fun day of Ft. Myers guided fishing. We provide the finest in fishing tackle and gear, as well as all necessary licenses. All bait and lures are provided and the use of live bait is our specialty. The cost is $400 for a full day (8hrs.), $350 for 3/4 day (6 hrs) or $300 for half day (4hrs). Prices are for up to 2 anglers. Small additional charge for extra anglers. Cleaning, icing and bagging your catch is included. Gratuities are greatly appreciated. The only thing you need to bring is your food and drink. We can also do beach picnics where food and drink is provided, or stop off at a seaside restaurant for lunch.

I provide the finest in fishing tackle from Loomis rods to Shimano reels. My boat is a very comfortable 20 ft. ActionCraft with a 200 horse Yamaha engine. The boat is very fast and will get you to the fishing grounds in a hurry. I have a canopy top to protect you if needed from the heat and rain. I provide everything you need for a fantastic day of Ft. Myers fishing.

To experience the ultimate in flats fishing in Florida , you owe it to yourself to take a trip to Southwest Florida and visit Sanibel & Captiva Island. There is no other place on earth where so many angling adventures await you.

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The Bar Hopp’r, Southwest Florida

Capt. Butch Rickey is one of the area’s top full-time guides, and is a Florida native who has fished the waters from Tampa Bay to Ft. Myers for much of his nearly 60 years. Much of his youth was spent growing up on Sanibel and Captiva Island off the coast of Ft. Myers. Capt. Butch specializes in light tackle live-bait fishing for snook, redfish, tarpon, and trout in Pine Island Sound, but will be happy to accommodate any other type of fishing you want to do.

You’ll enjoy fishing the beautiful clear water of the shallow grass flats, mangrove keys, potholes, and oyster bars. You’ll marvel at the wildlife on, in, and above the water. You’ll see Florida as you always imagined it would be. A Barhopp’R trip will satisfy the fisherman, hunter, and sightseer in you. Capt. Butch is an instructional guide, and gives you only the best Shimano Sustain and Stella and 4000 reels and Shimano V-rods (Loomis) and St. Croix Premier rods to use.

Butch is U.S. Coast Guard licensed, insured, experienced, and provides fishing license, bait, ice, digital camera, cell phone, and lots of advice and coaching when needed. He will work hard to put you on the fish.

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‘Ruffinit’ with Captain Hank Vankesteren, 1408 SW 49th Terrace, Cape Coral, Fl – Map It!

Let’s Go Fishing! In Florida’s Gulf with Capt. Hank & Crew aboard the Ruffinit.

Enjoy an exciting & memorable trip on Florida’s Gulf for a full day of fishing fun in the comfort of a clean, safe, dependable boat. What hooked Capt. Hank on fishing in the Gulf is, you always know what’s on your hook for bait, but you never know what you may catch! Be it Grouper, Porgy, Snapper, Grunt, Redfish, Cobia, Amberjack, King, Spanish, Cero Mackerel or one of several species of shark. Don’t forget to bring your camera for exciting photos! Your day on the RUFFINIT Includes: All Bait, Rods, Tackle & Ice, Full Electronics, Up to 6 Passengers, Private Head.

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All Star Florida Backcountry Fishing, Southwest Florida

Backcountry fishing at its finest with Captain Mark Cowart. Light tackle fishing for Snook, Trout, Tarpon, Redfish, and more. Let my 30 years of experience guide you to some of the most beautiful locations South Florida has to offer. From fishing near shore wrecks of the gulf, to wading grass flats, or exploring the backcountry. I have a true passion for backcountry fishing, with the knowledge and patience to lend advice and technique to the experienced or novice angler. I take pride in knowing my charters have a very high success rate and I have been featured on The Outdoor Channel’s ALL ABOUT FISHING. I have also been featured in the March 2002, SPORT FISHING magazine. So if you’re planning a trip to south Florida and want to get in on some light tackle backcountry action, let All Star Florida Backcountry Fishing show you the way. I’m sure your trip will be an enjoyable experience.

Fishing Locations:


  • Flamingo Everglades National Park, southwest corner of Florida, beautiful and secluded, with lots of wildlife. Species include: Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, and Trout. This is true Snook country.
  • Chokoloskee Southwest corner of Florida between Flamingo and Marco Island. Fish Lostman’s River and Highland Beach or venture to some of the offshore wrecks. Species include: Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, Permit, and Cobia.
  • Biscayne Bay Southeast Florida, awesome Snook, Trout and Tarpon fishing.
  • Port Everglades Ft. Lauderdale area. Excellent Snook and Tarpon fishing.
  • Port St. Lucie Located between Stuart and Ft. Pierce. Some of the finest fishing in south Florida. Fish for Gator Trout, huge Snook, Tarpon and Redfish.
  • Marco Island Some of the finest Snook fishing in southwest Florida. Species include Tarpon, Trout, Redfish, Pompano, Mackeral, Jack, Ladyfish & more.

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Chokoloskee Charters, Chokoloskee Island, Florida

Captain Charles Wright welcomes you to Chokoloskee Charters. When you come to Marco Island, Naples, Everglades National Park and the 10,000 Islands, you have reached the very edge of the Florida’s last frontier. Fly fishing Florida everglades is fishing at its best. Come enjoy everglades snook fishing, tarpon, redfish cobia and grouper. Florida permit fishing does not get any better than right here with nearly 200 releases each year.

One half hour from Naples, Marco Island; Less than two hours from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Grande, Ft. Myers & West Palm Beach and you are fishing Chokoloskee and fly fishing Florida’s everglades!!! Why go to Naples fly fishing when you can go to the Everglades National Park only 30 min. away?

The Everglades National Park and the Ten Thousand Islands are a traveling fisherman’s ideal destination. It is one of the most pristine and productive fisheries in North America. But equally as important, how many times have you had your trip hurt by weather? For the light tackle and fly fishing angler, the area’s vast expanse of protected waters means that weather days are virtually nonexistent. There is always sheltered places to fish so you do not spend your fishing days in the fishing lodge or villa. Never do you have to fish in the wind all day!!

Chokoloskee Charters offers you many different adventures: Fly fishing Snook on the flats, everglades tarpon fishing the rivers, beaches or the deep backcountry of the Everglades National Park on a flats boat; Florida permit fishing the Offshore Wrecks and Artificial Reefs aboard our 20′ Super Dolphin; or our 24′ Morgan center console; Take your family to an isolated beach for fishing, shelling and picnicking; or a Guided Bird Watching/Nature tour aboard the Serenity. Florida kayak fishing is the best it can be here. The 10,000 islands fly fishing for the everglades tarpon, fishing either from fishing kayaks or traditional boats is spectacular.

So why go to crowded Marco Island fly fishing when you can enjoy the “Best fly fishing in the World” … Fly fishing Everglades National Park and the Ten Thousand Islands with Chokoloskee Charters.

Captain Wright and his staff guides have been fishing the Park since 1972. Permit, Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Grouper and Cobia fishing are Chokoloskee Charters’ specialty. Whether you fishing Chokoloskee fly-fishing, using spinning gear, plug casting or fishing live baits, we have the state-of-the-art equipment, local knowledge and expertise to deliver a wonderful trip regardless of your experience level.

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Six Chuter Charters, Marco Island Florida Fishing Charter

Sport fishing the waters from Naples, Marco Island, the 10,000 islands and in to the Gulf of Mexico with Florida native Captain Shaun Chute. Six Chuter Charters is located on Marco Island, within minutes of Naples in southwest Florida.

Backwater fishing is our specialty, fishing for Florida’s most popular gamefish among the mangroves of the 10,000 islands. Backwater fishing offers calm waters, beautiful scenery and little travel. Offshore fishing ventures in to the Gulf of Mexico. Fishing the wrecks and reefs off of the coast of Marco Island and Naples.

Also available are combination fishing trips for the whole family. Combine backwater fishing, offshore fishing among Marco Island and Naples waters, shelling and sightseeing. On the trip you’ll see much of the wildlife that inhabits the Marco Island, Naples and southwest Florida waters including dolphin, manatee, pelicans, ospreys, egrets, and many more!

Marco Island is located on the south west coast of Florida at the northern most tip of the 10,000 islands. Marco Island is a place where nature and civilization intertwine. Marco Island is surrounded by four miles of sandy white beaches and beautiful warm waters that are teaming with fish, frolicking dolphins and the elusive manatee. Venture further into the islands surrounding Marco Island and Naples seeing hundreds of species of birds or fish in the backwaters and offshore in to the Gulf of Mexico for some of the greatest sport fishing in the world.