Captain Frank Davis

Captain Frank Davis

Capt. Frank Davis is a Florida Native born in Arcadia Florida and raised between the waters of Boca Grande and Lake Okeechobee FL. Captain Frank has been fishing the local waters most of his life and professionally since the early 1980`s. He is also a founding member and Vice Chairman of Save the Tarpon, Inc.

With the Native, his custom 24` Morgan, he specializes in late afternoon and evening Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande Pass. With the Native II, a 20′ Lake & Bay flats boat, he can take you to the back country waters of Charlotte harbor and Pine Island Sound in search of Snook, Trout and Redfish on fly and light tackle. Always fun to be with and never yells!

 

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Charter Details

Business Name
Native Charters

Pick-up Location(s) and/or Boat Dock Location
Pink Elephant Guide Docks, Boca Grande, Florida

Maximum Passengers/Anglers
6 on Native
3 on Native II

Trip Lengths
4 Hours
6 Hours
Trip Time Offerings
Day
Night
Hill Tide

Other Fishing Charters
Inshore Fishing
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Phone Number
(941) 270-1364

Email
captfdavis@yahoo.com

About the Boat

Boat Name
Native
Native II

Boat Type & Size
24′ Morgan Inboard (Native)
20′ Lake & Bay Flats (Native II)

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Captain Tyler Gulau

Capt Tyler GulauCaptain Tyler Gulau specializes in pass, beach and harbor fishing for Boca Grande tarpon.

Born and raised in Punta Gorda, Captain Tyler Gulau has been fishing the waters of Charlotte Harbor his entire life. He specializes in tarpon between the months of April to September along with redfish, snook, trout, flounder, and more. He is a full time guide.

 

 

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Charter Details

Business Name
Fish Charlotte Harbor

Pick-up Location(s) and/or Boat Dock Location
Burnt Store Marina
Pineland Marina
Tarpon Lodge
Pink Elephant Guide Docks

Maximum Passengers/Anglers
4 Passengers

Trip Lengths
4 Hours
6 Hours
8 Hours
10 Hours
12 Hours

Trip Time Offerings
Day
Night
Hill Tide

Other Fishing Charters
Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Near to Shore Fishing
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Phone Number
(941) 456-0261

Email
captaintyler@fishcharlotteharbor.com

About the Boat

Boat Type & Size
22′ Pathfinder Tournament Edition[/ba-column]

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Captain Van Hubbard

Capt Van HubbardCaptain Van Hubbard specializes in beach and harbor fishing for Boca Grande tarpon.

Captain Van Hubbard started guiding full time in 1977 and relocated to Boca Grande in 1981, and began guiding the area year round. He fishes tarpon off the beaches or into Charlotte Harbor; anywhere but the Boca Pass in season. He enjoyed Boca Grande Pass but it’s a last resort until we regain respect there for tarpon and other fisherman. Captain Van has guided for beach and Charlotte Harbor tarpon full time every year since 1981; no one still fishing has more experience beach tarpon or snook fishing! He introduced live bait to Charlotte Harbor; none of the other guides were whitebait fishing when he came down from Tampa Bay! He also excels at Spanish and king mackerel, pompano, permit, redfish, trout, etc… everything inside and near shore.

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Charter Details

Pick-up Location(s) and/or Boat Dock Location
Stump Pass Marina is primary pick up site
Don Pedro/ Little Gasparilla/ Palm Islands
Boca Grande
other custom picks can be arranged.

Maximum Passengers/Anglers
4 Anglers

Trip Lengths
4 Hours
6 Hours
8 Hours

Trip Time Offerings
Day
Hill Tide

Other Fishing Charters
Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Near to Shore Fishing
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Phone Number
941-740-4665

Email
charternow@captvan.com

About the Boat

Boat Type & Size
Dorado 23 with T-Top

Tarpon Fishing Capt Van

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Captain Scott Hughes

Captain Scott Hughes

Captain Scott Hughes is a full time fishing guide that specializes in tarpon fishing from April though early October. During the winter months he prefers to target Redfish, Speckled Trout and flounder on the flats of Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor.  Born in Fort Myers, Captain Scott is a true native Floridian who has been fishing the warm waters of Southwest Florida his entire life.

 

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Charter Details

Business Name
Blackwater Charters

Pick-up Location(s) and/or Boat Dock Location
Burnt Store Marina
Pineland Marina
Pink Elephant Guide Docks in Boca Grande

Maximum Passengers/Anglers
4 Passengers

Trip Lengths
6 Hours
12 Hours

Trip Time Offerings
Day
Hill Tide

Other Fishing Charters
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Phone Number
(941) 628-4247

Email
blackwatercharters21@gmail.com

About the Boat

Boat Type & Size
Thread Fin Tower 24ft[/ba-column]

Captain Scott Hughes 24' Boat

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Captain Erick Joseph

Capt Erick JosephCaptain Erick Joseph specializes in pass, beach and harbor fishing for Boca Grande tarpon.

Captain Erick Joseph is a full time Charlotte Harbor fishing guide offering fishing charters on the back waters of Charlotte Harbor Estuary, Boca Grande, Gasparilla Sound, Placida and Lemon Bay.  He fishes for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish & Trout on live and artificial bait using light tackle.

 

 

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Charter Details

Business Name
Tails and Scales Charters

Pick-up Location(s) and/or Boat Dock Location
Eldred’s Marina, Placida FL & El Jobean Park Boat Ramp in Port Charlotte, FL

Maximum Passengers/Anglers
4

Trip Lengths
4 Hours
6 Hours
8 Hours
10 Hours
12 Hours

Trip Time Offerings
Day
Night
Hill Tide

Other Fishing Charters
Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
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Phone Number
941-223-4826

Email
captainerickjoseph@yahoo.com

About the Boat

Boat Type & Size
Hewes Redfisher 21′

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Captain Tom McLaughlin

Capt Tom MclaughlinCaptain Tom McLaughlin specializes in Pass, Beach & Harbor Fishing for Boca Grande Tarpon.

Captain Tom McLaughlin is the founder and Chairman of Save the Tarpon.  He has extensive experience finding and landing big game sport fish and thrives on the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

“I believe a good Captain must wear many hats” he says. “That of the patient teacher, weekend warrior, amicable tour guide, the friend on the water, and sometimes even a shoulder to lean on. It’s important to know when, and how much, to interject yourself into your clients’ experience, and when to just be a quiet observer. That’s something many in my line of work forget…this is not just a job about catching fish. It’s about providing a service that allows people to create memories they will take with them no matter where they go in life.”

During the Fall through Spring season he also operates Kind Ocean Seafood, the only fisherman direct, environmentally friendly, and sustainable seafood company in the eastern Gulf.

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Charter Details

Business Name
Another Keeper Charters

Pick-up Location(s) and/or Boat Dock Location
Boca Grande Guide Docks (Pink Elephant)
Cape Haze Marina, Cape Haze FL

Maximum Passengers/Anglers
6

Trip Lengths
6 Hours
8 Hours
10 Hours
12 Hours

Trip Time Offerings
Day
Night
Hill Tide

Other Fishing Charters
Near to Shore Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing
Shark Fishing
Goliath Grouper Fishing
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Phone Number
(941) 830-8500

Email
contact@anotherkeeper.com

About the Boat

Boat Name
Redemption Song

Boat Type & Size
32′ Custom Sabalo Sportfish

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Captain Willie Mills

Captain Willie MillsCaptain Willie Mills specializes in pass and beach fishing for Boca Grande tarpon.

Fourth generation commercial fisherman in the Florida waters. Captain Willie Mills fishes the backwater for snook, redfish, and trout; the Boca Grande Pass for tarpon; and on the beaches for mackerel and cobia. This past year Capt. Willie won the Worlds Richest Tarpon Tournament. Capt. Willie is also an appointed Director of the Boca Grande Guides Association.

 

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Charter Details

Pick-up Location(s) and/or Boat Dock Location
Whiddens Marina

Maximum Passengers/Anglers
6 Passengers

Trip Lengths
4 Hours
6 Hours
8 Hours

Trip Time Offerings
Day
Night
Hill Tide

Other Fishing Charters
Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
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Phone Number
(941) 270-0353

Email
willie@millscharterfishing.com

About the Boat

Boat Name
Tracy Lynn

Boat Type & Size
24 ft Morgan
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Capt Willie Mills Boat Tracy Lynn

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Captain Lew Morgan

Lew MorganCaptain Lew Morgan specializes in fly, beach and harbor fishing for Boca Grande tarpon.

Captain Lew Morgan is a native Floridian who has fished and lived in the Boca Grande area for 20 years.  He fishes live bait and artificials for Snook, Trout, Redfish and other species when not in Tarpon season. When the Tarpon arrive he can be found on the beach or backcountry.

 

 

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Charter Details

Business Name
Captain Morgan Fishing

Pick-up Location(s) and/or Boat Dock Location
Boca Grande Guide Docks (Pink Elephant)

Maximum Passengers/Anglers
3 Bait
2 Fly

Trip Lengths
4 Hours
8 Hours

Trip Time Offerings
Day

Other Fishing Charters
Inshore Fishing
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Phone Number
(941) 809-7806

Email
captainmorganfishing@comcast.net

About the Boat

Boat Type & Size
20′ Lake & Bay Boca Grande[/ba-column]

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Captain Rhett Morris

Capt Rhett Morris

Capt. Rhett Morris was raised on the waters of Charlotte Harbor and the surrounding areas. He has over 20 years of experience stalking fish around this pristine estuary. Rhett got his charter license at a very young age and has made a full time living as a fishing guide for the past 15 years.

He is known far and wide for his undying enthusiasm on the water. Rhett will do whatever it takes to make sure all who fish with him have a great time!  When asked what he likes best about his job Capt. Rhett simply replies, “I love getting the chance to help people create memories of a lifetime out on the water”.

He also prides himself on the fact that if he can not fish with you he will get you booked with one of his top shelf guides. This guarantees that you will have a high quality outdoor experience when dealing with Beyond Borders Outfitters!

 

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Charter Details

Pick-up Location(s) and/or Boat Dock Location
Burnt Store Marina
Tarpon Lodge on Pine Island
Docks by the Pink Elephant on Boca Grande

Maximum Passengers/Anglers
4 Anglers

Trip Lengths
4 Hours
6 Hours
8 Hours
10 Hours
12 Hours

Trip Time Offerings
Day
Night
Hill Tide

Other Fishing Charters
Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Near to Shore Fishing
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Phone Number
941-505-8481

Email
beyondbordersoutfitters@yahoo.com

About the Boat

Boat Name
Arkadillion II & The Skinny Ark

Boat Type & Size
23 ft Mako & 23ft Shoalwater
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Captain Mike Reark

Capt Mike RearkCaptain Mike Reark specializes in Pass Fishing for Boca Grande Tarpon.

Salty Cracker Charters is a partnership of licensed Captains Mike Reark and Gary Peeples. Both are Native Floridians with an outstanding history and experience of guiding successful hunting and fishing trips across Florida. Captain Mike Reark takes a limited number of alligator and turkey hunts each year. The majority of their fishing trips are for Tarpon in Boca Grande Pass, or for various species in the 10,000 Islands of Chokoloskee in Everglades National Park. Take a trip aboard the Salty Cracker with Captain Mike Reark, to drift live bait for the mighty Silver King in Boca Grande Pass this tarpon season.

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Charter Details

Pick-up Location(s) and/or Boat Dock Location
Boat lives at 7th Street Boathouse in Boca Grande. Pickup at 7th Street Boathouse or Pink Docks.

Maximum Passengers/Anglers
6 Pass / 2 Anglers

Trip Lengths
4 Hours
6 Hours
8 Hours

Trip Time Offerings
Day
Night
Hill Tide

Other Fishing Charters
Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Near to Shore Fishing
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Phone Number
863-443-1000

Email
mfreark@embarqmail.com

About the Boat

Boat Name
Salty Cracker

Boat Type & Size
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