Your experience level, target species, local bait
availability, and preference (Yours and the fish) will dictate whether we
live bait or fish with artificial lures. Gathering live bait can be time
consuming, therefore your trip time, whether it is a half-day (4 hr.), ¾ day
(6 hr.), or full day (8+hr) charter; whenever possible, will be above and
beyond the time it takes to procure ample bait for the day. More often than
not, if the conditions allow we will catch bait before our scheduled
Should the conditions dictate the use of artificial lures, our boats
fully loaded with every conceivable lure known to the inshore saltwater
angler. Although hundreds of lures fill our dry storage compartments,
the following are a few we find ourselves depending on time and time
The Yozuri Minnow is a top lure when a diving minnow imitating
called for. Snook, Trout, Redfish and Tarpon can’t resist their life
like presence in the water. Reflective white with an orange head, and
silver have been our top producers.
Weedless Gold Spoon; Redfish, Redfish, & Redfish. Need I say more? The gold weedless Johnson Spoon in 1/8
or ¼ oz models has always been the favorite utility lure of the avid Redfish
fisherman. When worked slowly through grass beds and made to flicker down
into potholes, this lure can be downright deadly, and is impossible to
resist by not only Redfish, but Trout and Snook as well.
D.O.A. is known by the Florida Flats Fisherman for
making the deadliest shrimp-imitating lure on the market. These lures look,
feel and smell like the real thing, and when worked properly, are downright
Trout, Snook and the Almighty Tarpon. Our favorite colors or clear and Motor
Mr. Twister Exude Jerk Baits
Jerk Baits have become very popular over the last several years. Their
ability to mimic most forage fish and the angler’s ability to rig the baits to cover a variety of conditions
has made these lures very popular. Exude is our favorite amongst the
variety available on the market, and has helped our angler’s land everything
from trophy size Redfish and Snook, to Tarpon, Cobia and is even
irresistible to the many sharks, which prowl our waters.
hooks are chemically sharpened, and are better than “Needle Point”
straight out of the package. We spend thousands of dollars in quality
equipment, countless hours catching bait, and even more time scouting the
area so your trip is as productive as it can be. With such a large
investment and our reputation at stake, we cannot afford to use anything
less than the BEST.
We are a firm believer that the rod & reel and lure you are using is
worthless if you are not using a quality fishing line. Ande holds more I.G.F.A. recognized world records (Over 1,000) than any other manufacturer, and is
our sole source for quality monofilament fishing line. Back Country Blue and
Tournament Green are our favorites.
Shallow Water Anchoring System:
A new product, which has hit the inshore fishing scene by storm is the
hydraulic anchoring system manufactured by J.L. Marine. To insure the very
most for our clients, Florida Light Tackle Charters has invested in the very best in a
boat, motor, electronics, fishing and safety equipment. In doing so, we
did not stop with the anchoring system. The Power Pole enables us to
effortlessly, quietly and quickly, anchor
the boat in the windiest of
conditions and in any bottom, hence eliminating the need for noisy anchors
and clumsy push poles. This does not only provide our clients more overall
fishing time, but because of an immediate and quiet set (Anchor); when sight
casting to fish or working structure, this product provides for more time to
repeatedly cast to a target, significantly increasing our
client’s chances of claiming a trophy game fish. In addition, the time
traditionally spent on anchoring a boat, is now allocated toward spotting
fish for our clients.
Jim Sunglasses are one of the
most important tools fishing
captains and anglers alike, confide in to better see the bottom contour and
target game fish through the sun’s glare. Quality sunglasses also
protect you from the harmful UV rays given off by our ever so prevailing
Florida sun. Because of its importance, we choose to buy only the best
the industry has to offer. We depend on Maui Jim for our and our
safety, comfort and fish seeing ability.
any inshore fishing guide and angler will tell you; live bait, more often
than not will make the difference between a good fishing day and a
phenomenal fishing day. With that said, we trust in our West Coast Cast
Nets to provide our customers with all of the bait and live chum
necessary to insure a productive day on the water.
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