Reel Rich Fishing

Whether you’re looking for some relaxing inshore fishing, itching for a fight of a lifetime with Sharks, or trying to tick off the Silver King from your bucket list, Reel Rich Fishing has you covered. Located in one of the hottest fishing spots in the United States, they’ll put you on the best bite around, no matter your skill level!

You will fish from their 24’ bay boat, manufactured by Nautic Star. She can fit 6 anglers on board, so get your fishing crew ready for some action. Powered by a 250 HP Suzuki outboard engine, she can develop a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots. Sneak up on the spookiest inshore fish with ease – she’s got a wireless trolling motor on board. 

Captain Rich Damianos will be your guide and assistant on this journey. He’s an avid fisherman, competing in multiple tournaments organized by Fishing League Worldwide and Bassmaster. Capt. Rich is also a local expert, having fished the local waters for the past 5 years. He’s happy to share his skill and know-how with you, as you go after the gorgeous fish of Punta Gorda.

You can target a wide range of fish to go after, as well as try out a variety of techniques. Trolling for Spanish and King Mackerel, fly fishing for Tarpon, bottom fishing for Mangrove Snappers, or spinning and drift fishing with light and heavy tackle; both live and artificial bait for Redfish and Snook. Reel Rich Fishing has a varied offer able to cater to anglers of all tastes. The fishing gets hot at the famous Boca Grande Pass and the Pine Island Sound – spots where Capt. Rich will take you.

You will be provided with all the equipment you may need, as well as iced water for refreshment. The captain will also clean and fillet your catch as part of the service provided, so don’t forget to bring a cooler for your catch.

If you’re looking for a charter that can get you up close and personal with the most prestigious fighters of the coast of Florida, book Reel Rich Fishing and get ready to wrestle the big boys!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 18
    $1,100
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you're a fan of the Silver Kings, this trip is perfect for you. Tarpon will enter the harbor in large numbers for their spawning, making them perfect targets. This trip is meant for up to 4 anglers. All required equipment is provided to you by the charter service. This trips runs from April to June.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Jun 10
    $750
    up to 3 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    This trip can take you anywhere in the area, inshore waters, nearshore waters, or the flats. You can target a wide range of fish such as the: Pompano, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, various Sharks, Snappers, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and anything else you run into. The charter will supply you with all necessary equipment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Tarpon (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 18
    $600
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    The best fishing of the year. As Tarpon enter the harbor in mass numbers for their annual spawning ritual and feed on the Crab flushes. You will spend the morning going after the Silver King. All required equipment is provided by the charter. Only 4 guests can be accommodated on this trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Tarpon (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 18
    $600
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    April to June is the best time of the year to go after the illustrious Tarpon. They'll be feeding in the marina and getting ready for mating, which makes for excellent fishing. This trip is meant for up to 4 anglers. All equipment you may need will be provided.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Jun 10
    $563
    up to 3 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    You can choose where to go on this trip. The flats, inshore, and nearshore waters of the area are all bountiful. The gorgeous fish that you can catch on this trip are Snooks, Redfish, Black Drums, Pompanos, Spotted Seatrouts, Snappers, Groupers, Flounders, Cobia, Sharks, and others you may run into. The captain will supply you with all the necessary gear.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Jun 10
    $375
    up to 3 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    This trip can take you fishing inshore, nearshore, or on the flats. You will target a variety of species like Snook, Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, Cobia, Pompano, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, and more. This trip includes all equipment required and fishing licenses for customers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Jun 10
    $375
    up to 3 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    On this trip you can choose to hit the flats, inshore, or nearshore waters. You will target a variety of species such as Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Snook, Trouts, Black Drum, Cobia, Pompano, and others you may run into. The captain will provide you with all required equipment, as well as clean and fillet your fish free of charge.
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About the Captain

Rich Damianos
Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
13 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
18 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2018
I'm Captain Rich Damianos and I have been fishing the keys and cuts of Charlotte Harbor for more than 5 years. Born in Newport, Rhode Island and raised in the Finger Lakes of Central New York, I cut my teeth fishing both salt and fresh water. As a tournament angler with FLW and Bassmasters, I have learned to refine my fish finding skills. These skills are what I teach on every guided trip. When you fish Charlotte Harbor with me, you will catch fish, learn some techniques, and have a great time. I am a USCG Licensed Master, Florida Licensed Charter Captain, NYS Licensed Public Vessel Operator and Guide, and certified in First Aid and CPR. I am a father of 2 and considered by others to be an excellent guide, educator, and a pleasure to fish with. I work well with kids, beginners, and seasoned anglers alike. Most of all, I work for you.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Flounder
Pompano
Redfish

Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Nautic Star (Bay boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Chris K.
Miami, Florida
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8 Hour Tarpon trip.

VERIFIED   April 26, 2019
We met rich at 7 a.m. The boat was immaculate, fine riding and all tackle was top-shelf. He was professional, courteous and...
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Ronald A.
Punta Gorda, Florida
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Half day fishing trip

VERIFIED   February 15, 2019
Captain Rich was great, He explained what we be fishing for. The boat was clean and comfortable. When we started...
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Rich C.
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Great day!

VERIFIED   January 29, 2019
What a treat!  Captain Rich very personable and always there to help.  I did learn a good deal about Charlotte Harbor...
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Miami, FL
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VERIFIED   February 1, 2019
Thought balance of my trip was on credit card. Had to come up with cash at the end. Luckily there was an atm. Apparently this...
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VERIFIED   April 27, 2019
What a terrific fishing experience.  We will be booking with Rich for 2020!  Knowedgeable and on the ball, I highly...
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Fishing Reports

Punta Gorda FL-Fishing Report

November 19, 2019

Captain Rich fishing out of Burnt Store Marina in Punta Gorda,FL reported very good fishing on Charlotte Harbor this week. There has been an exceptional Redfish bite this year that has really carried on into the fall season The… Read Full Report →


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