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   The "2016" Tarpon Season"

"Reserve Dates Now  -  Don't Miss This Incredible Tarpon Action"

Don't settle for an expensive "Boat Ride" come and experience the

"BEST"  Tarpon guides in FL. (Guaranteed)


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Captains; Derrick Jacobsen & Brian Hart show off a few "Monsters" caught by some excited Florida Light Tackle clients during "Tarpon Season"!



  Brave Enough?  Try Some "Extreme Fishing"

    "It's Like "Fear Factor" Gone Fishing"

"Are You Ready? To get BENT"


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"Extreme Fishing" for "Monster Goliath Grouper" (Jewfish) SW Florida Light Tackle Captain, Mike Witfoth got to experience an extreme fishing like nothing he has ever done!  It's like hooking your line to the bumper of a Volkswagen and driving off, these Grouper range from 100 to 1000lbs and they will pull your arms off!!  (Notice Mike being held down in the chair when the "Beast" dives for the bottom again)!  You are harnessed to the rod but not to the chair, can you handle this "Extreme Adrenaline Rush"  This Goliath was around 450lbs. Click here for more "Extreme Fishing"


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Dear Anglers,  

At Florida Light Tackle Charters, our company mission is to provide you with the "Absolute Best" in a Florida Light Tackle, Deep Sea and/or Fly Fishing Charter, regardless of where your Florida Fishing vacation may bring you.

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Florida Light Tackle Charters has scanned the state and hand picked the "Best of the best" in light tackle, Tarpon, backcountry, deep sea and fly fishing guides throughout the most popular fishing destinations in Florida.  Our Fishing Guides are U.S. Coast Guard Licensed, Insured and meet the highest of standards in the industry.  Our fleet of Fifty plus boats cater to anglers of all ages & skill levels and parties of any size.  Seasoned,  novice anglers and the traveling family are all welcome.  We are so confident in our ability to put you on fish, that if we don't, your charter will be free of charge, no questions asked.



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Flats Fishing: Sight cast with spin or fly tackle to Tarpon, Bonefish, 

Permit, Redfish, and Shark.

Backcountry Fishing: Cast with spin or fly tackle to Tarpon, Snook,

Redfish, Sea Trout, Jack Crevalle and Striped Bass.

Light Tackle Near-Shore:  Light tackle fishing for Tarpon,

Cobia, Barracuda, Shark and Kingfish.

Deep Sea Fishing:  Fish for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack,

Cobia, Kingfish, Barracuda, Permit, Shark, Sailfish, Tuna and Dolphin.

Freshwater Fishing:  Largemouth Bass and Peacock Bass Fishing.


Regardless of your choice, Florida Light Tackle Charters will provide you with a professional & personable guide, helping to set the course for a most exciting and memorable Florida fishing vacation.


Light Tackle Spinning, Bait Casting, Live Bait, Artificial Lure or Fly Fishing.  You choose the poison!  This is light tackle country.  We do not strap you in a fighting chair with eighty-pound tackle to try to catch a twenty-pound Tuna.  Instead, you will be fighting fish on twenty, ten, eight and even six pound class tackle.  Fish that may even weigh as much as you!


We invite you to click on the links to the left.  Visit our Guides and review our website.  It is important to us that you become comfortable with us and confident in our ability to provide you with a most memorable angling experience.  Only then, should you allow Florida Light Tackle Charters the opportunity to set the tempo for your next Florida Light Tackle Fishing Adventure.


Thank you for visiting our site and as always,

" We appreciate your business "

Capt. Derrick  & Christy Jacobsen


Florida Light Tackle Charters Inc.

17044 Greenan Ave     Port Charlotte, FL  33948

Toll Free: (866) 4-TARPON (482-7766) Local: (941) 628-1355




FLTC Clients:  Please click HERE for driving directions


 The Good Sheppard Day School

"Worlds Richest Redfish Challenge Tournament"


Capt. Derrick Jacobsen & Bobby Jones take 1st Place at the "Richest Redfish Challenge" in beautiful Charlotte Harbor with the two redfish combined weight of 15.30 lbs & take home the $25,000 Grand Prize!!!


"2006, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 "Professional Tarpon Tournament Series"


"FLTC" Tarpon Capts. Derrick Jacobsen, Ryan Rowan, Brian Hart & Mike Witfoth, Conquer Three, 1st Place Finishes in "The Nextel Professional Tarpon Tournament Series" that airs weekly on the Sunshine Network!


Team Famous Craft Boats

"Simply the best designed flats boat on the market today"

**21' Pro Tournament Edition**

If your serious about backcountry/flats or freshwater angling, you owe it to yourself to take a ride in a Famous Craft!  There's no doubt it's the driest riding true "flats boat" out today!!!!

My 21' model (shown here) has an 8ft beam, which means, serious stability!  My saying is: "Drive it like ya stole it", and I definitely have put Famous Craft to the test while fishing in the punishing elements of the Pro Redfish Tournament Trail. 

Storage space is a must, whether I'm guiding multiple anglers or packing loads of tournament gear, I always have plenty!  Plumbed w/two XLg bait wells to hold plenty of live bait & one enormous release well "Jacuzzi" for my, tournament $$$ catch!  Lockable rod storage, tackle stations & comfortable custom seating!  Running or poling it will amaze you with its true, "SHALLOW" draft hull, designed for stalking your favorite flat!

The Evinrude 225hp E-Tec H/O is definitely the "Real Deal"!  The instant hole shots & extra top end  make it possible to beat my competition to the hot spots!  The new Evinrude E-Tec was designed for the FLW Bass Pro Tour with one thing in mind; "sit down shut up & hold on"!  Bombardier has set a new standard in outboard endurance, & top end performance that is leading the competition! 


Team Famous Craft Boats & Royal Purple Oil

 Captain. Derrick Jacobsen 



This Month's Featured Fishing Guides:


Light Tackle Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande & Charlotte Harbor with

Capt.  Derrick Jacobsen


Light Tackle fishing in Islamorada & The Florida Keys with

Capt. Eric Herstedt


Deep Sea Fishing with Capt. Ray McCauley in  Jacksonville &

St. Augustinne


"Light Tackle" fishing for Tarpon, Snook & Redfish around the Tampa Bay/Tarpon Springs area with

Capt. Mike Witfoth


Sight Cast to schools of Giant Redfish in Mosquito Lagoon with

Capt. Jim Ross


Deep Sea & Tarpon Fishing Key West with

Capt. Mike Weinhofer


Fly-fishing in Chokoloskee & 10,000 Islands with

Capt. Ray Culver


Nightime Trophy Snook Fishing with

Capt. Dave Pomerleau


Light Tackle fishing from Jacksonville to St. Augustine with

Capt. Ron Schurr


We are booking up fast for the 2016 Tarpon Season.  Book Now to reserve the last few available Hill Tide Dates..

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