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



Capt. Sam Arcure

" Light Tackle & Artificial Lure Specialist"


NO FISH NO PAY's that simple!


Hello, my name Captain Sam Arcure.  I have been fishing Florida’s backcountry flats for 15 years. I specialize in catching trophy fish with light tackle on lures and bait.  I am a professional tournament angler who fishes with the IFA Redfish Tour and ESPN Redfish Cup.  If you have ever wondered what it would be like to fish with a tournament angler, such as the ones you see on T.V., now is your chance to find out.


You’ll cherish the memories and fishing experience of a lifetime.  I pride myself on putting anglers on fish and providing them with an opportunity to catch the trophy of a lifetime. Yes, I'll even bring you to my secret fishing spots, where I have enjoyed tournament success over the years.  I'll provide you with the best fishing equipment on the market, such as Diawa Reels on Diawa, St. Croix and G. Loomis Rods.


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


Species Targeted:  Capt. Sam 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:  Three 


Boat:  Capt. Sam operates a 20ft. Flats Skiff manufactured by Ranger Boats and is powered by a 225hp Mercury Optimax engine.   Capt. Sam's boat is equipped with a Fish Finder, GPS, VHF Radio and Cellular Telephone.


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. Sam Arcure 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


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