What do I need to bring?
You will need to bring sun protection. Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen at
the very least but I recommend performance fishing apparel with an SPF
rating. Please keep in mind that you will be out in the sun, on
reflective water standing on a white boat so you will be hit from the
suns rays at every angle. Please don't think you're immune to the
Florida sun and come unprepared. I can tell you how wrong you are. You
will find me covered from head to toe in SPF clothing. Most importantly,
bring a good attitude and be ready to catch some fish! Please, no
high heeled shoes.
Do I need to bring anything to drink?
I provide a cooler that will be stocked with ice and bottled water. If
you would like anything else to eat or drink you are more than welcome
to bring it along and to put it in my cooler. I recommend bringing a
rehydrating sports drink or two along with you and at the very least a
Can I tip the Captain?
Yes, as a matter of fact, most people leave a tip for the Captain. The
amount, however, will vary on how hard the Captain works for you and how
much fun you have.
Do I need a fishing license?
No, as a charter captain I purchase a 10 person fishing license that
covers anyone who fishes with me.
Do I need my own tackle?
No, I am a full service guide. I have all the rods, reels and tackle
you'll need on a trip. If you have your own tackle and wish to use it
that is ok as long as I feel it is up to the task, in good working order
and will fight and fish in an ethical manner.
Can I keep the fish I catch?
On our backcountry charters you may keep the fish you catch as long as
they meet Florida's size and creel limitations. If needed, I will also
filet and bag your fish for you. Our Friday Night Party Boat charters
are strictly catch and release.
What species fish do we expect to catch?
Snook, Redfish, Trout and Snapper inhabit the harbor mostly year round.
When they are available you can also expect Shark, Tarpon, Cobia,
Tripletail and Grouper. Charlotte Harbor serves as a mating and rearing
ground for many, many species of fish.
Can I bring alcoholic beverages?
You are more than welcome to have a few beers while you fish. However, I
ask that you apply moderation. If you become belligerent, fall down
drunk, or become a danger to yourself or others I will immediately
return to dock and cancel the remainder of the trip and you will not
receive a refund. Under no circumstances is hard alcohol allowed
Where can you pick me up?
I can pick you up at almost any boat ramp or dock in the Peace
River/Charlotte Harbor area. You will receive a call from me 24 to 48
hours prior to your charter and we will discuss where to pick you up.