Maverick Fishing Charters

Captain Erich Jaeger and Maverick Fishing Charters specialize in providing private offshore fishing adventures in the prolific Gulf of Mexico. Maverick Charters caters to a variety of trip options, created to accommodate anglers of all ages and all levels of fishing expertise, from the first-time rod holders to advanced professionals. Whether you’re on a vacation, thinking of organizing a creative team building or even a birthday celebration, Maverick Charters is happy to customize the trip to your personal wishes.

Capt. Erich is committed to helping you catch fish and to make sure all members of your party enjoy a memorable experience on the water. Apart from providing all the necessary fishing equipment needed for a successful trip and other amenities, the crew of Maverick Charters and their flagship boat - ‘The Big Red One’ also take their time teaching you how you should fish, making sure you’ve got the knowledge you’ll need to keep bringing the fish on board.

The Big Red One is a 40’ Dorado center console with a maximum capacity of 6 anglers per trip. The boat features a 13’ beam and stocks a 100-gallon livewell, and is outfitted with a stand-up head and shower. It sports a queen-size V berth and a shaded cockpit and comes with all the modern marine electronics, such as GPS, radio, and fishfinder. The boat is handicapped-accessible.

All tackle, including live and artificial bait, are provided by the Maverick crew. You’re welcome to bring along food and drinks of your choice for the trip - a cooler with ice can be found on board. Fishing licenses for all occupants of the vessel will be covered by Captain Erich, so all you need to do is bring your energy and climb aboard the Maverick Fishing Charters, where the fish is guaranteed – or you don’t pay!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,550
    price breakdown
    $1,550
    This trip consists of 12 hours of fishing. This is a trip for serious fishermen only. You will be doing deep water fishing, targeting big fish, long range.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    This trip consists of 8-9 hours of fishing. You will go after many species, and the route can range between 15 and 40 miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - NO FISH NO PAY!
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $975
    price breakdown
    $975
    This trip will take you fishing between 15 to 30 miles offshore depending on the fishing conditions and the weather.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - NO FISH NO PAY (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This trip consists of 4-5 hours and will vary between 8 and 20 miles offshore depending on the conditions of both the fishing results and the weather.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - NO FISH NO PAY (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This afternoon trip includes 4-5 hours of fishing and will take you out 8 and 20 miles offshore depending on the conditions of both the fishing results and the weather. You will be targeting Kingfish, Snapper, Grouper, and more.
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About the Captain

Erich Jaeger
Tierra Verde, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
47 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2014
Captain Erich Jaeger is not only a skilled angler and a commercial fisherman but is also an enthusiastic guide. Originally from Rhode Island, Erich grew up on the waters of the North Atlantic battling Swordfish, Tuna, Fluke, Bluefish, Sharks, and Striped Bass. He moved to the West Coast of Florida almost two decades ago to share his passion and knowledge with others. Erich runs Maverick Fishing Charters with Captain Chris Clark.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Dorado (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 440HP YANMAR Diesel engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.75
out of 5 stars from 47 reviews
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Perfect day on the water!!!
Perfect day on the water!!!
Perfect day on the water!!!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Chad C.
Kissimmee, Florida
 5.00
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Absolutely AWESOME trip!! Couldn’t be happier

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - NO FISH NO PAY (AM) on June 25, 2020
My son and I did a 4 hour trip captain DJ was amazing very knowledgeable excellent communication. My son caught a 300++ pound...
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Michelle P.
Tampa, Florida
 5.00
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Great memories!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - NO FISH NO PAY (AM) on July 20, 2020
This was a first for the family and I could not ask for a better trip. DJ is a great captain and host. He made this experience...
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Ryan K.
Seminole, FL
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Perfect day on the water!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - NO FISH NO PAY (AM) on July 30, 2020
I have fished all over the Caribbean on many deep sea fishing trips. And Captain Chris was great!  Everything we tried...
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   August 9, 2020
The charter operator canceled 3 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting
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Michael B.
Perrysburg, OH
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Fishing with Erich

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - NO FISH NO PAY (AM) on October 12, 2020
Captain did a fantastic job. If you are in the st petes beach area, I would highly recommend him and his crew.
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