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 "World Class Fishing in the Everglades & 10,000 islands"


Capt. Ray Culver

"Light Tackle & Fly Fishing The Everglades & 10,000 Islands"

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NO FISH NO PAY's that simple!


Captain Ray Culver is a "Florida Native" whom grew up  fishing these areas & "know" them like the back of his hand!  There is a reason why it's called the 10,000 islands because once you have traveled just a few 100yrds from the dock, your now in a maze of unbelievable beauty!  Its like going back in time, where you may not see another boater all day, so having a veteran area guide is most comforting!  Capt. Ray uses live bait & specializes in artificial & plug casting, whom has the patience to teach anglers of all skill levels.  Personable & knowledgeable is Capt. Ray's, "way-of-doing-things", he will take you on a "Total Fishing Adventure" of a lifetime, not just another boat ride!


Located a short drive south of Naples, the 10,000 Islands offers miles upon miles of mangrove shorelines, countless  coves and bays...quiet coastal rivers and back country lakes. Shallow water everywhere. 


It's sight fishing from the foredeck of a quietly poled skiff while gliding in mere inches of water in pursuit of visible fish.  It's sleeping tarpon, tailing reds and lurking snook. For the dedicated shallow water angler, it's a unique opportunity to fish in one of nature's idyllic settings.  It is some of the most exciting light tackle and flats fishing there is, Everglades-style.


Coverage Area:  Naples, Marco and the 10,000 Islands/Everglades National Park.

Species Targeted:  Tarpon, Redfish, Giant Snook, Trout, Shark and Permit


Please click HERE for a description and pictures of some of the game fish you may catch aboard a Florida Light Tackle Fishing Charter

Methods:  Capt. Ray's specialty is targeting Tarpon, Redfish and Snook on light tackle spin and fly-gear. 

Sight Seeing & Nature Tours:  Available for personalized sightseeing & nature tours. 

Maximum Anglers:  Three


Boat:  20' Backcountry / Yamaha.   Equipped with electric trolling motor, VHF, GPS, Fishing Finder & Cellular Telephone.


For the serious shallow water fly-fisherman and sight caster, Capt. Ray also has a 17' Pathfinder Tunnel Flats Boat, which will float in just inches of water.  Capt. Ray will only take a maximum of two anglers for Serious Shallow-water Fly and Sight casting Charters.


Charter includes:  Rod, reels, fly gear, live, dead & artificial bait, tackle, fishing licenses, sodas & water, ice, fish cleaning & bagging and no fish no pay guarantee.  Our professional and friendly attitude is free of charge.


Reserve  Capt. Ray Culver today for the Absolute Best in Naples, Marco and Everglades 10,000 Islands Light Tackle Fishing!


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This Month's Featured Fishing Guides:


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Capt.  Derrick Jacobsen


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Capt. Eric Herstedt


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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


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Capt. Dave Pomerleau


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Capt. Ron Schurr


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