Fort Myers and Islands Fishing

Free cancellation
Want to fish for world-famous species (Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout, Tripletail, Cobia and more)? Interested in just half a day or do you want to fish from sunrise to sunset? Is night fishing for monster shark on your bucket list? Or perhaps you want to break for lunch at a water-access-only restaurant? Whatever you like, we will make it your trip! (All gear, bait and fishing license included). The prices are for 4 people, the 5th and 6th are a one-time additional $100 each

Availability

Check dates with the Operator
We recommend checking dates with the Captain before booking your trip.

Terms

Trip Includes
Fishing license
Guiding
All gear, bait & tackle

Trip does NOT Include
Beverages
Pick-up service
Tips
There will be an additional one-time $100 added to the above prices for trips targeting Shark and Tarpon due to the additional expenditure of those trips.

Policies
You keep catch
Catch & release
We encourage catch and release practice. But will clean your Catch for dinner

Fishing

Species
Tarpon
Snook
Redfish
Cobia
Spotted Seatrout

Types of Fishing
Reef fishing
Wreck fishing
Nearshore fishing
Inshore fishing
Backcountry fishing
Offshore fishing
River fishing
Flats fishing

Fishing Techniques
Bottom fishing
Heavy tackle
Light tackle
Popping
Spinning
Trolling
Jigging
Deep sea fishing

Gear
Rods & Reels
Trolling motor
Tackle box
Lure
Fishing Pole
Fish finder
Bow
Boat
Fishing chair
Bait
Rod holders

Boat Specs

Bay boat

Bay boat (Cayman SkyDeck by Robalo) originally built in 2020. Powered by 1 engine (300HP, Yamaha), with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.
Length:
25 ft
Services And Facilities
Life Jacket
Icebox
Minnkota trolling motor with spot lock
Tarpon tower
Top of the line Garmin electronics
All penn slammer reels and star rods

Operator

Captain

John Gauntt

Operator since 2020
Captain John Gauntt has been fishing the backcountry and nearshore waters of Southwest Florida for over 20 years. With his expert knowledge spanning anywhere from the 10,000 Islands to Boca Grande, you’re sure to catch some impressive fish – and the memories of a lifetime, too! He prides himself on offering any trip you could dream of, from full-on fishing trips packed with angling action to a family–friendly shelling excursions, to nighttime jaunts that target some seriously impressive fish. Your trip can be completely customized to suit your wants and needs, so let him know what you want to do! Capt. John is also a certified regional forecast guide for Saltstrong (saltstrong.com), where he gives weekly fishing reports and forecasts – So he knows where to take you to get your drag screaming! What's the best part of his job? Simple: doing his favorite thing in the world! He's a lifelong fisherman who loves nothing more than being on the water, spending time with guests of all ages and angling abilities, and reeling in SW Florida’s world-famous species.

John Gauntt

Captain
Operator since 2020

How to get there

Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
Our boats run out of the beautiful Fish Tale marina on Fort Myers Beach

Book with 25% deposit

Once the charter confirms your trip, your credit card will be charged with a 25% deposit to guarantee the reservation.

Pay remaining balance to the captain

The remaining balance will be paid directly to the charter on the trip date. The following payment methods are available: