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BOOK NOW for the 2017 Tarpon Season!  Fish the area known as;


Capt. Ryan Rowan

"Tarpon Light Tackle & Artificial Lure Specialist"

NO FISH NO PAY's that simple!




Capt. Ryan Rowan.  was born in Georgia and moved with his family to Bradenton, FL when he was still a child. He grew up fishing the area waters from Tampa Bay to Charlotte Harbor. Ryan has since relocated to Charlotte County area for the last 11 years where he has continued his tarpon and backwater fishing. Captain Ryan has extensive knowledge in navigating and fishing all of the Charlotte Harbor area, with Boca Grande Pass as his specialty.  


  Participation in the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series each year is an awesome experience for Captain Ryan. This year Ryan was a member of Team Famous Craft boats. They consistently placed in the top 5, and took 1st place in week 4 of the tournament. They qualified in the top 25 for the Championship Round, and proceeded to place in the top 5 to advance to the Jim Beam Tarpon Cup where they placed in 4th. A great season placing 4th out of 62 professional teams in the 7 week tournament.


Coverage Area:  Southwest Florida to include Englewood, Fort Myers, Estero, Pine Island, Sanibel, Captiva, Charlotte Harbor and Boca Grande


Species Targeted:  Capt. Ryan 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. 


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:  Spin & Plug Tackle and Fly-fishing.  Artificial Lures & Live Bait.

Tournament Charters:  Available for anywhere in coverage area. Click HERE for more information.

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

Maximum Anglers:  Four / (Five for sightseeing trips only) 


Boat:  Capt. Ryan operates a 23ft. Bay Skiff manufactured by Sea Hunt Boats and is powered by a 225hp Yamaha engine.   Capt. Ryan's boat is equipped with a Fish Finder, GPS, VHF Radio and Cellular Telephone.


Charter includes:  Rod, reels, live, 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.


Reserve Capt. Ryan Rowan today for the Absolute Best in SW Florida Inshore, Flats and Gulf of Mexico Light Tackle Fishing!


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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


We are booking up fast for the 2023 Tarpon Season.  Book Now to reserve the last few available Hill Tide Dates..

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