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  Florida Light Tackle Charter Captains, otherwise known as the "Dream Team", are available for tournament charters.  Our Captains are highly specialized tournament proven champions in the areas they fish, some of whom, are full time members of professional tournament circuits, which test the skills of anglers throughout the Southeastern United States.

 

For an individual or team to become successful, Tournament Fishing demands a tremendous investment of time.  Scouting, pre-fishing, research, skill and extensive boat & gear preparation are just a few of the ingredients, necessary to spell S U C C E S S. 

 

Our Captains are on the water almost everyday, closely monitoring the game fish movements, weather patterns, tides, and more importantly, the forage patterns.

 

When hiring "Florida Light Tackle Charters"  for a tournament event, it is our responsibility to handle all of the above.  We invest our time and resources, so you can increase your odds of taking home a paycheck.  All you need to do is prepare a victory speech!

 

Please contact Capt. Derrick Jacobsen to discuss a tournament strategy with one of our top captains for your next tournament event.

Below is a listing of just a few of the events our captains have either competed in, or guided anglers to their qualifying or winning catches.

 

We are currently entertaining new sponsors for the 2008 & 2009 Yamaha/Ranger and ESPN Redfish Pro Tournament Season. Please contact us for more Information.

Capt. Eric Perez

Mosquito Lagoon

Capt. Derrick Jacobsen

Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island & Boca Grande

 Capt. Greg DeVault

 Tampa Bay, Clearwater & Tarpon Springs

 

Date Captain Event Place Earnings
Sept 9,  2005 Captain Derrick Jacobsen Worlds Richest Redfish Tournament 1st $25,000
Oct 23, 2004 Captain Derrick Jacobsen "2004"  Flats Masters Series 1st $7500

May 15, 2004

Captain Derrick Jacobsen

"2004"  Flats Masters Series

4th

$2000

May 15, 2004 Captain Scott Roe "2004"  Flats Masters Series 6th $650
April 2004 Captain Derrick Jacobsen ESPN Redfish Cup Kemah,Texas 33rd $850

April 2004

Captain Ray Culver

Redfish Tour

Fernandina Beach, FL

4th

$2000

April 2004

Captain Jimmy Hobales

Redfish Tour

Fernandina Beach, FL

12th

$650

April 2004

Captain Greg DeVault

Redfish Tour

Fernandina Beach, FL

21st

TBA

March 13, 2004

Captain Derrick Jacobsen

Flats Masters

Charlotte Harbor, FL

3rd

2,000

March 13, 2004 Captain Scott Roe

Flats Masters

Charlotte Harbor, FL

7th 600
March 2004 Captain Jarret Lombard

Flats Masters

Charlotte Harbor, FL

11th 400
March 2004 Captain Jerry DiPaquale Redfish Tour Open Division - Everglades City 5th TBA
March 2004 Captain Greg DeVault

Redfish Tour

Lafitte, Louisiana

9th 1,994
March 2004 Capt. Tony Tradd

Redfish Tour

Lafitte, Louisiana

17th 694
November 2003 Capt. Chris Holleman Florida Lure Anglers Redfish & Trout Tournament 2nd N/A
November 7th & 8th Captain Greg DeVault

Redfish Tour

2003 Championships

Lafitte, Louisiana

1st Boat/Motor Package

October 10th & 11th

Captain Ray Culver

Redfish Tour

Venice, Louisiana

9th

3,800

October 10th & 11th

Capt. Eric Herstedt

Redfish Tour

Venice, Louisiana

21st

750

October 10th & 11th

Captain Greg DeVault

Redfish Tour

Venice, Louisiana

25th

750

September 10th, 2003 Capt. Chris Holleman

Mitzi Skiffs Redfish Shootout

Jacksonville, FL

1st Boat/Motor &/Trailer
September 27 Captain Greg DeVault Redfish Tour Open Division - Tampa, FL 1st 1,000.00
September 27 Captain Derrick Jacobsen Redfish Tour Open Division - Tampa, FL 5th 250.00
September 20 Captain Derrick Jacobsen Redfish Tour Open Division - Goodland, FL 3rd largest Aggregate TBA
September  12 - 13 Captain Derrick Jacobsen & Capt. Eric Herstedt Redfish Tour - Jacksonville - FL 25th 750
August 23 - 24, 2003 Captain Ned Small & Doug & Bill Blanton Red/Snook YMCA Charity 1st 0
August 15 - 17, 2003 Captain Greg DeVault

ESPN Redfish Cup,

 Punta Gorda - FL

 

3rd 5,000
August 15 - 17, 2003 Captain Derrick Jacobsen

ESPN Redfish Cup,

 Punta Gorda - FL

 

8th 1,700
August 15 - 17, 2003

Capt. Robert Moore

ESPN Redfish Cup,

 Punta Gorda - FL

12th 1,400
August 8 -9, 2003 Captain Derrick Jacobsen & Capt. Eric Herstedt Redfish Tour - Key Largo - FL 15th 1,100
June 27 - 29, 2003 Captain Eric Perez ESPN Redfish Cup, Lake Charles, LA 4th 4,000
July 26, 2003 Captain Derrick Jacobsen Flats Masters Redfish Classic, Punta Gorda - FL 4th  & Largest Redfish 1,500
June 13 - 15, 2003 Captain Eric Perez ESPN Redfish Cup, Port Aransas, TX 12th 1,400
May 31, 2003 Capt. Brian Hart World Championship Tarpon Series 1st 9,700
May 10th, 2003 Captain Eric Perez Redfish Tour - Open Division, Mosquito Lagoon, FL 2nd 1,500
May 9, 2003 Capt. Brian Hart Fosters Tarpon Fishing Tournament 1st 8,400
May 3, 2003 Capt. Brian Hart World Championship Tarpon Series 1st 5,400
May, 2003 Capt. Brian Hart Fosters Tarpon Fishing Tournament 1st  / Ladies 3,200
April 27th, 2003 Captain Derrick Jacobsen CBCA 8 Species, Charlotte Harbor, FL 1st 1,000
April 27th, 2003 Captain Derrick Jacobsen CBCA 8 Species, Charlotte Harbor, FL 3rd 300
April 26th, 2003 Captain Derrick Jacobsen CBCA 8 Species, Charlotte Harbor, FL 3rd 300
April 12th & 13th, 2003 Capt. Eric Herstedt

Herman Lucerne Memorial Tournament

Islamorada, FL

3rd  Overall, Big Bonefish, Big Bass 800
April 4th & 5th, 2003 Captain Derrick Jacobsen Edison Big Snook, Ft. Myers 10th 0
Feb 22, 2003 Captain Derrick Jacobsen Southern Redfish Tour, Punta Gorda 4th 1,050
February 8, 2003 Captain Derrick Jacobsen Gasparilla Marina Offshore, Gasparilla 4th 1,500
Nov 4th & 5th, 2002 Capt. Eric Herstedt Boy Scout Backbone Celebrity Classic 2002 3rd Pro-Celebrity Guide & Team Champions  
Nov 9, 2002 Capt. Chris Holleman 16th Annual Nassau Sport Fishing Association's 1st (Grand Slam) 500
Nov 2, 2002   Professional Redfish Tour, Venice, Louisiana 12th 625
October 20, 2002 Capt. Eric Herstedt Miami Beach Rod and Reel Club Little Torch Key Slam 2nd 500
September, 2002 Capt. Chris Holleman

Mitzi Skiffs Redfish Shootout

Jacksonville, FL

4th 500
August, 2002 Capt. Ned Small

Redbone Celebrity Pro Tournament

Everglades City, FL

 

1st Grand Champion, Largest Tarpon & Most Tarpon Releases ALL on FLY!  
June, 2002 Captain Derrick Jacobsen

Redfish Challenge

Punta Gorda, FL

1st  Divisional 350
May 3, 2002 Capt. Brian Hart Chuck Lamar Celebrity Grand Slam Tournament 1st  
May, 2002 Capt. Chris Holleman

Florida Sportsman Magazine Inshore Blitz

Jacksonville, FL

1st 300
April, 2002 Capt. Eric Herstedt

Herman Lucerne Memorial Tournament

Islamorada, FL

3rd 800
April, 2002 Capt. Chris Holleman

Mitzi Skiffs Redfish Shootout

Jacksonville, FL

6th 500
March, 2002 Capt. Eric Herstedt Miami Beach Rod & Reel Club 1st Tarpon  
Nov 15 - 17, 2001 Captain Derrick Jacobsen Redfish Tour Championship, Titusville, FL 14th 600
October, 2001 Capt. Eric Herstedt

Action craft Owners Tournament,

Islamorada, FL

1st  Tarpon  
October 13, 2001 Captain Derrick Jacobsen

Redfish Tour

Sarasota, FL

4th 2,500
October 1, 2001 Captain Derrick Jacobsen Burnt Store Red/Snook, Burnt Store, FL 4th 1,200
September 16, 2001 Captain Derrick Jacobsen Colusa Catch & Release, Captiva -  FL 4th 1,250
September, 2001 Captain Derrick Jacobsen The Professional Redfish Tour, Jacksonville, FL. 2nd 6,000
July, 2001 Capt. Brian Hart Catch The King Tarpon Tournament 3rd 24,000
June 25th, 2001 Captain Derrick Jacobsen Red/Snook Series 10th 250
June 16, 2001 Capt. Brian Hart 2001 Millers Tarpon Tide Tournament 1st 14,700
May 21, 2001 Captain Derrick Jacobsen CBCA 8 Species, Charlotte Harbor, FL 2nd 500

May 20, 2001

Captain Derrick Jacobsen

CBCA 8 Species, Charlotte Harbor, FL

1st Snook

2nd Jack]

2nd Snapper

2,000

May 7, 2001 Captain Derrick Jacobsen Burnt Store Red/Snook 1st 1,500
August, 2001 Capt. Chris Holleman

Inshore Fishing Tour

Jacksonville, FL

1st 2,000
April, 2001 Capt. Chris Holleman

Inshore Fishing Tour

Jacksonville, FL

5th 300
December, 2000 Capt. Chris Holleman

North Florida Triple Challenge

Jacksonville, FL

1st 1,000
November, 2000 Capt. Chris Holleman

Bass Pro Shops Classics

Jacksonville, FL

8th 300
October, 2000 Capt. Raymond McCauley

The Professional Redfish Tour

Jacksonville, FL

8th 500
August, 2000 Capt. Chris Holleman

Inshore Fishing Tour

Jacksonville, FL

1st 2,000
July 7 & 8, 2000 Capt. Brian Hart Catch The King Tarpon Tournament 3rd 11,500
July 7 & 8, 2000 Capt. Brian Hart 2000 Mega Money Tarpon Tournament 2nd 55,500
June, 2000 Capt. Raymond McCauley

The Professional Redfish Tour

Jacksonville, FL

1st Open Division 3,200
June, 2000 Capt. Raymond McCauley

The Professional Redfish Tour

St. Augustine, FL

2nd 1,900
May, 2000 Capt. Chris Holleman

North Florida Triple Challenge

Jacksonville, FL

3rd 500
May, 2000 Capt. Chris Holleman

North Florida Triple Challenge

Jacksonville, FL

7th 250
May, 2000 Capt. Chris Holleman

North Florida Triple Challenge

Jacksonville, FL

4th 250
April, 2000 Capt. Chris Holleman

Inshore Fishing Tour

Jacksonville, FL

3rd 500
April, 2000 Capt. Chris Holleman

The Professional Redfish Tour

Jacksonville, FL

9th 500
April, 2000 Capt. Eric Herstedt

Herman Lucerne Memorial Tournament

Islamorada, FL

1st Tarpon  
October, 1999 Capt. Chris Holleman

Governor's Cup State Championships

Jacksonville, FL

1st 25,000

 

 

 

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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

 

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