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" You may only fish our waters once this year. Your vacation is an important get-a-way for you and your family, and may be the highlight of your year.  You've spent countless hours planning and budgeting for this special event, to insure that you and your family enjoy every moment of your vacation.................the vacation of your lives.  I have hired the best Light Tackle Guides Florida has to offer, so you do not have to sell yourself short with a second-rate fishing guide.  Choose from the best....The Staff at Florida Light Tackle Charters....."

 

 

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West Northwest Florida & The Panhandle

Pensacola /  Fort Walton   ●   Panama City / Destin

 

Northeast Florida

● Fernandina / Amelia Island   ● Jacksonville   ● Ponte Verde / St. Augustine

 

Northwest Florida / Big Bend

● Steinhatchee / Cedar Key  ● Crystal River / Homosassa   ● Weeki Watchee / Spring Hill

 

East Central Florida / Orlando

● Daytona    ● Titusville /  Merritt Island   ● Melbourne   ● Orlando / Disney

 

West Central / Tampa Bay

● Tarpon Springs / Clearwater   ● St. Petersburg / Tampa Bay   ● Sarasota / Bradenton

 

Southwest Florida / Venice to Ft. Myers

Venice / Englewood   ● Boca Grande   ● Port Charlotte / Punta Gorda  

● Pine Island / Fort Myers / Estero   ● Sanibel / Captiva

 

Naples & The 10,000 Islands

● Naples / Marco   ● Goodland   ● Chokoloskee / Everglades City

 

South Florida & The Keys

● Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood   ● Miami / Biscayne   ● Key Largo / Flamingo  

● Islamorada / Marathon   ● Big Pine Key / Key West

 

I Want to Go Flats & Backcountry Fishing Instead

 

 

Northeast Florida

● Fernandina / Amelia Island  ● Jacksonville   ● Ponte Verde / St. Augustine

 

  

 

 

 

Capt. Ray McCauley

 

Offshore Blue Water Reef, Wreck & Near-shore

Light Tackle Fishing

 

Boat:  35' Albemarle Express

Equipment:  AC, Radar, Fish Finder, GPS, Computer Chart, VHF

Max Anglers:  Six

Species Targeted:  Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Shark, Kingfish, Dolphin, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish

Port Ponte Verde / Jacksonville

 

Offshore Rates:  

4hrs 6hrs 8hrs 10hrs 12hrs
$599 $749 $999 $1199 $1399

Misc:  Rates are based on SIX anglers.  Overtime Rate is $75 per hr.  Ps. add $50 for evening charters.

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East Central Florida / Orlando

● Daytona  ● Titusville /  Merritt Island  ● Melbourne  ● Orlando / Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offshore Blue Water Reef, Wreck & Near-shore
Light Tackle Fishing
 

Boat:  29' SEA VEE  Tournament Rigged w/300 Yanmar Diesel

Equipment:  Fish Finder, GPS, Computer Chart, VHF

Max Anglers:  Four

Species Targeted:  Tarpon, Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Kingfish, Shark, Barracuda, Permit, Cobia, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo

Port:   Port Canaveral

 

Offshore Rates:  

4hrs

5hrs

8-9hrs

Specialty Trips

N/A

$699

$949

Call for rates

Misc:  Rates are based on FOUR anglers.  Overtime Rate is $100 per hr.   Ps. add $50 for evening charters. 

 

 

 

Capt. Lee Myers

 

Offshore Blue Water Reef, Wreck & Near-shore

Light Tackle Fishing

 

Boat:  32 Stuart Angler Tournament Edition

Equipment:  Fish Finder, GPS, Computer Chart, VHF

Max Anglers:  SIX

Species Targeted:  Blackfin Tuna, Dolphin, Cobia, Wahoo, Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Tarpon, Sailfish, Shark and Barracuda.

Port: Port Canaveral

 

Offshore Rates:  

4hrs 5hrs 8hrs 9hrs 2-Day Specialty Trips
N/A $699 N/A $949 Call for Rates

Misc:  Rates are based on SIX anglers. Ps. add  Overtime Rate is $100 per hr.   Ps. add $50 for evening charters. 

 

 

 

Capt. Jim Ross

 

 Near-shore Light Tackle Fishing

 

Boat:  22' Skeeter Bay Boat (Light Tackle)

Equipment:  Fish Finder, GPS, Computer Chart, VHF

Max Anglers:  Max 4 Anglers On Near-Shore Trips

Species Targeted:  Kingfish, Bull Redfish, Shark, Tarpon, Cobia, etc.

Port:   Cape Canaveral / Cocoa Beach

 

Near-Shore Rates:

5hrs.

$475

8hrs.

$575

Tarpon, Cobia, and Near Shore Trips (based on 1 to 3 anglers)* (Add $75 for the fourth Angler)

 

Misc:  Rates are based on 1-3 anglers Near-Shore charters.  Ps. add $75 for fourth angler.  Overtime Rate is $50.00 per hr. 

 

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South Florida & The Keys

● Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood   ● Miami / Biscayne   ● Key Largo / Flamingo  ● Islamorada / Marathon ● Big Pine Key / Key West

 

   

 

Capt. Mike Weinhofer

 

Offshore / Near-shore Reef, Wreck & Blue Water

Light Tackle Fishing

Boat #1:  37' Sea Hunter / Twin Yamaha's

Boat #2: 24' Sea Hunter / Yamaha

Equipment:  Radar, Fish Finder, GPS, Computer Chart, VHF

Max Anglers:  Six max on 37' and 4 max on 24'

Species Targeted:  Tarpon, Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Kingfish, Shark, Barracuda, Permit, Cobia, Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo

Port:   Key West

 

Offshore & Tarpon Rates:

            4hrs 6hrs 8hrs 10hrs 12hrs

Tarpon           $599

$749 $999 N/A N/A

Deep-Sea       $649

$799 $999 $1199 $1399

Misc:  Rates are based on SIX anglers.  Overtime Rate is $75 per hr.  Ps. call for information on trips to Ft. Jefferson / Dry Tortugas. 1-866-482-7766

 

 

 

 

Near-shore Light Tackle Fishing

 

 

Boat:  22' Mako / Mercury

Equipment:  Radar, Fish Finder, GPS, Computer Chart, VHF

Max Anglers:  Four

Species Targeted:  Tarpon, Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Kingfish, Shark, Barracuda, Permit, Cobia, Sailfish, Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo

Port:  Haulover / Ft Lauderdale

 

Offshore Rates:

4hrs

6hrs

8hrs

10hrs

12hrs

$499

$599

$749

N/A

N/A

Misc:  Rates are based on 4 anglers.  Add $25 for child. Overtime Rate is $75 per hr.  Ps. add $50 for evening charters.  Ps. call for information. 1-866-482-7766

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West Northwest Florida / Panhandle

Pensacola /  Fort Walton   ● Panama City / Destin

 

 

   

 

 

 

Capt. Joe Lowery

 

 

 Near-shore Light Tackle Fishing

 

Boat:  22' Cape Horn Open fisherman (Light Tackle)

Equipment:  Fish Finder, GPS, Computer Chart, VHF

Max Anglers:  Four

Species Targeted:  Tarpon, Bull Redfish, Snapper, Cobia, Kingfish, Grouper

Port:  East Pass Marina - Destin

 

Backcountry Rates:

4hrs.

6hrs.

8hrs.

March 1st thru Sept 30th
$399 $599 $799 Add + $25.00

 

Misc:  Rates are based on FOUR anglers.  Overtime Rate is $75.00 per hr.  Ps. add $50 for evening charters.  

 

 

 

Capt. Scott Whitehurst

 

 Near-shore & Offshore Reef, Wreck, Light Tackle Fishing

 

Boat:   22' Hydra Sports Open fisherman (Light Tackle)

Equipment:  Fish Finder, GPS, Computer Chart, VHF

Max Anglers:  Four

Species Targeted:  Bull Redfish, Snapper, Cobia, Kingfish, Grouper

Port:  East Pass Marina - Destin

 

Offshore Rates:  

4hrs 6hrs 8hrs March 1st thru Sept 30th
$399 $599 $799 Add + $25.00

Misc:  Rates are based on FOUR anglers.  Overtime Rate is $75 per hr.  Ps. add $50 for evening charters.  

 

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Northwest Florida / Big Bend

● Steinhatchee / Cedar Key   ● Crystal River / Homosassa   ● Weeki Watchee / Spring Hill

 

 

FLTC Does Not Operate Any Light Tackle Nearshore or Deep Sea Fishing Boats in this area at this time.

 

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West Central Florida

● Tarpon Springs / Clearwater   ● St. Petersburg / Tampa Bay   ● Sarasota / Bradenton

 

 

 

 

Capt. Mike Witfoth

 

 Near-shore Light Tackle Fishing

 

Boat:  23' Ranger Open fisherman (Light Tackle)

Equipment:  Fish Finder, GPS, Computer Chart, VHF

Max Anglers:  Four

Species Targeted:  Cobia, Tarpon, Shark, Kingfish, Little Tunny, Barracuda, Snapper

Port:  New Port Richey south to St. Petersburg & Tampa Bay

 

Offshore Rates:  

4hrs 6hrs 8hrs 10hrs 12hrs
$399 $449 $649 N/A N/A

Misc:  Rates are based on TWO anglers.  Overtime Rate is $75 per hr.  Ps. add $50 for each additional angler ($25 if additional angler is a child under 12 years of age).  Ps. add $50 for evening charters.  Ps. add $100 for Tarpon Charters

 

 

 

Capt. Greg DeVault

 

 Near-shore Light Tackle Fishing

 

Boat:  23' Ranger Open fisherman (Light Tackle)

Equipment:  Fish Finder, GPS, Computer Chart, VHF

Max Anglers:  Four

Species Targeted:  Cobia, Tarpon, Shark, Kingfish, Little Tunny, Barracuda, Snapper

Port:  New Port Richey south to St. Petersburg & Tampa Bay

 

Offshore Rates:  

4hrs 6hrs 8hrs 10hrs 12hrs
$399 $449 $649 N/A N/A

Misc:  Rates are based on TWO anglers.  Overtime Rate is $75 per hr.  Ps. add $50 for each additional angler ($25 if additional angler is a child under 12 years of age).  Ps. add $50 for evening charters.  Ps. add $100 for Tarpon Charters

 

 

 

Capt. John Turner

 

 Near-shore Light Tackle Fishing

 

Boat:  23' Ranger Open fisherman (Light Tackle)

Equipment:  Fish Finder, GPS, Computer Chart, VHF

Max Anglers:  Four

Species Targeted:  Cobia, Tarpon, Shark, Kingfish, Little Tunny, Barracuda, Snapper

Port:  Tampa Bay, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Sarasota

 

Offshore Rates:  

4hrs 6hrs 8hrs 10hrs 12hrs
$399 $449 $649 N/A N/A

Misc:  Rates are based on TWO anglers.  Overtime Rate is $75 per hr.  Ps. add $50 for each additional angler ($25 if additional angler is a child under 12 years of age).  Ps. add $50 for evening charters.  Ps. add $100 for Tarpon Charters

 

 

Capt. Keith Benson

 

 

 Near-shore Light Tackle Fishing  

Boat:  23' Ranger / Mercury

Equipment:  Fish Finder, GPS, Computer Chart, VHF

Max Anglers:  FOUR

Species Targeted:  Cobia, Tarpon, Shark, Kingfish, Little Tunny,

Port:  New Port Richey south to St. Petersburg & Tampa Bay 

Offshore Rates:

4hrs.

6hrs.

8hrs.

Night

$399

$449

$649

+$50

Backcountry

 

Misc:  Rates are based on TWO anglers.  Ps. add $50 for each additional angler ($25 if additional angler is a child under 12 years of age).  Overtime Rate is $75.00 per hr.  Ps. add $100 for split charters (4hrs. in the morning & 4hrs. in the late afternoon)

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Southwest Florida

Venice / Englewood   ● Boca Grande   ● Port Charlotte / Punta Gorda  

● Pine Island / Fort Myers / Estero   ● Sanibel / Captiva

 

 

   

 

 

 

Capt. Dan Cambern

 

Offshore Reef, Wreck & Near-shore Light Tackle Fishing

 

Boat:  27' Privateer

Equipment:  Fish Finder, GPS, Computer Chart, VHF

Max Anglers:  Six

Species Targeted:  Tarpon, Shark, Kingfish, Little Tunny, Permit, Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Barracuda

Port: Placida Fishery Docks

 

Offshore Rates:  

4hrs 6hrs 8hrs 10hrs 12hrs
$499 $599 $799 N/A N/A

Misc:  Rates are for 1 to 6 anglers.  Overtime Rate is $100 per hr.    Ps. add $50 for evening charters.

 

 

 

Capt. Dan Cambern

 

Offshore Reef, Wreck & Blue Water and Near-shore Light Tackle Fishing

Boat:  34' Priority

Equipment:  AC, Radar, Fish Finder, GPS, Computer Chart, VHF, (enclosed) Head

Max Anglers:  Six

Species Targeted:  Tarpon, Shark, Kingfish, Little Tunny, Permit, Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Barracuda

Port:  Placida 

 

Offshore Rates:  

5hrs 6hrs 8hrs 10hrs 12hrs
$659 N/A $999 $1249 $1499

Misc:  Rates are for 1 to 6 anglers.  Overtime Rate is $100 per hr.    Ps. add $50 for evening charters.

 

 

 

Capt. Jim Obrian

 

Offshore Reef, Wreck & Blue Water and Near-shore Light Tackle Fishing

 

Boat:  30' John Allmond Fly bridge w/300 Ranger twin engines

Equipment:  Color Fish Finder, GPS, Computer Chart, VHF, EPIRB

Max Anglers:  Six

Species Targeted:  Tarpon, Shark, Kingfish, Little Tunny, Permit, Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Barracuda

Port:  Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda, Placida Park

 

Offshore Rates:  

5hrs 6hrs 8hrs 10hrs 12hrs
$659 $799 $999 $1249 N/A

Misc:  Rates are for 1 to 6 anglers.  Overtime Rate is $100 per hr.    Ps. add $50 for evening charters.

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Naples / Marco / 10,000 Islands

● Naples / Marco   ● Goodland   ● Chokoloskee / Everglades City

 

 

 

 

 

Capt. Dan Haley

 

 Offshore Reef, Wreck, and Near-Shore Light Tackle Fishing

 

Boat:  25' Parker

Equipment:  Fish Finder, GPS, Computer Chart, VHF

Max Anglers:  Six

Species Targeted:  Tarpon, Shark, Kingfish, Little Tunny, Permit, Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, Barracuda

Port:  Naples & Marco Island

 

Offshore Rates:  

4hrs 6hrs 8hrs 10hrs 12hrs
$399 $599 $799 N/A N/A

Misc:  Rates are based on 1-4 anglers.  Ps. add $50 for each additional angler ($25 if additional angler is a child under 12 years of age). Overtime Rate is $50.00 per hr.  Ps. add $100 for split charters (4hrs. in the morning & 4hrs. in the late afternoon)

 

 

 

 

Capt. Phil Haley

 

 Offshore Reef, Wreck, and Near-Shore Light Tackle Fishing

 

Boat:  25' Parker

Equipment:  Fish Finder, GPS, Computer Chart, VHF

Max Anglers:  Six

Species Targeted:  Tarpon, Shark, Kingfish, Little Tunny, Permit, Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, Barracuda

Port:  Naples & Marco Island

 

Offshore Rates:  

4hrs 6hrs 8hrs 10hrs 12hrs
$399 $599 $799 N/A N/A

Misc:  Rates are based on 1-4 anglers.  Ps. add $50 for each additional angler ($25 if additional angler is a child under 12 years of age). Overtime Rate is $50.00 per hr.  Ps. add $100 for split charters (4hrs. in the morning & 4hrs. in the late afternoon)

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Capt. Jim Ross

 

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