is a fifth generation Southwest Florida native, born in Rubonia,
Florida. He has been fishing the waters of Tampa Bay since he was three
years old with his grandfather. In 1990 he moved to Charlotte County,
bringing with him a life time of fishing experience. When asked why he
chose to live in Charlotte County, his reply is simple, "It's the best
shallow water fishing in the state!" He's not only an expert shallow
water guide, but also a 22 year experienced helicopter pilot for Charlotte
County Mosquito Control and the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office.
Captain Carl specializes in Redfish, Snook and Trout, but has been known to
hook up Snapper and Grouper for his customers! His favorite charter is
where his customers will hook their first Redfish or Snook. His most
memorable charter was when a customer's nine year old son landed a 34 inch
Snook. Captain Carl is equipped with a 2001 21-ft Back Country flats
boat, powered by a 200 HP Yamaha V-Max outboard motor. He uses only
tournament quality light tackle rods and reels, combine that with his expect
knowledge of the water and fun personality to give you the "ultimate shallow
a lifetime of Florida "On the Water" experience; Capt Carl has developed the
art of "Florida Native" fishing into a science. Let him share his science
with you on your next Florida Light Tackle Fishing Adventure.
Capt. Carl can accommodate "On
the water" pick-ups & drop offs in areas, which include; Boca Grande, Gasparilla Marina, Bokeelia, Pine Island, Burnt Store, Gasparilla, Cayo
Costa, Sanibel, Captiva and many of the out islands. Capt. Carl
charges $50 to pickup on Captiva, North Captiva, Useppa, Cayo Costa, Cabbage
Key, Gasparilla, Little Gasparilla and Palm Island.
Capt. Carl can consistently
target any species of game fish that patrol the inshore and near shore
waters of the Southwest Florida Coast, to include Giant Tarpon, Snook,
Redfish, Trout, Shark, Mackerel, Cobia, Snapper, Goliath
Grouper (a.k.a., Jewfish) and Jack Crevalle. His specialty however, is
targeting Giant Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout and Jack Crevalle. Upon
special request, Capt. Carl can target all five aforementioned species in a single
day. Be lucky enough to land all five, and you’ve mastered a coveted Boca
Grande Grand Slam!
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for a description and pictures of some of the game fish you may
catch aboard a Florida Light Tackle Fishing Charter
Light Tackle Spin & Plug Tackle. Artificial Lures & Live
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Seeing & Nature Tours:
for personalized sightseeing & nature tours.
THREE, Prefer two
2001 21’ Back Country, powered by a Yamaha 225 H.P. V-Max
Outboard. The boat is fast, dry and can comfortably fish up to three anglers.
The Back Country floats in less then a foot of water, which is a necessity
when targeting Snook, Redfish and Trout in our shallow waters, and she will
comfortably cross open choppy water.
The captain’s boats are
the very best and latest in equipment, to include a Fish Finder, Global
Positioning System, Computerized Chart/Map Plotter, VHF Radio, Cellular
Telephone. The boats are also equipped with Minn Kota Riptide Electric Motors for creeping up on schools of Tarpon and
Power-Poles to hold the boat in position while, anglers make cast to tailing
Redfish and/or frenzied Snook.
dead & artificial bait, tackle, fishing licenses, water, ice, fish
cleaning & bagging and no fish no pay guarantee. Our professional and
friendly attitude is free of charge.
Capt. Carl is a current member
of the C.C.A., I.G.F.A., and is a featured
Guide on several T.V. Shows.
today for the Absolute Best in SW Florida Inshore, Flats and
Near shore Light
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