Fish Junkie Charters

After years of running a successful nearshore and offshore charter business, Capt. Craig Brown wants to share his true passion with you. Fly and light tackle fishing in the waters of Sanibel, Captiva, Pine Island Sound, and Matlacha. From the shallow waters of the gulf beaches, to the gin-clear flats of Pine Island Sound, to the more tannic water of Matlacha Pass, opportunity abounds!

You’ll be fishing from a 17’ Grand Slam built by Dragonfly Boatworks. It’s a custom built ‘magic carpet’ designed to provide a soft dry ride on the way to the grounds and then let you fish in 8" of water when you get there! With the ability to cross big water and fish super skinny flats, you’ll be reeling in fish in no time.

Get ready to silently pole over turtle grass flats as you sight fish for tailing Redfish. Hunt for Pompano and Snook along the sandbars and the passes. Or, look for giant Tarpon near the beaches. It is the most technical, challenging and, yes, most rewarding way to fish.

For Capt. Craig, fishing is more than just catching fish. It’s about what you see, feel and learn along the way. It’s about making and sharing memories. It’s about ending the day with just a little more than when you started it. With a reputation as an excellent teacher, Capt. Craig is committed to sharing what he has learned over the years and working hard to provide that kind of day for you. You’ll learn the techniques to catch fish, where to find them, and most of all, how to take what you’ve learned and apply it wherever you fish next.

With trips for up to 2 anglers, Fish Junkie Charters has an adventure for everyone. Whether you’re chasing a personal best, trying to learn how to fly fish, or just looking ignite a passion for fishing with your child, the captain is committed to helping you achieve your goal.

Book with Fish Junkie Charters today and get hooked now! They offer meet up points in Cape Coral, Sanibel, Pine Island, and Matlacha. All equipment and fishing licenses provided.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Flats Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    Fish the flats like they were meant to be fished...standing on the bow of a skiff as we silently stalk fish in shallow water. Whether you passion is fly fishing or light tackle spin fishing, we will be chasing snook, redfish, trout and tarpon far from the fleet in some of the most amazing places in SW Florida. Seriously, you didn't come all this way just to anchor up and chuck meat into chummed up fish. if you love the challenge and sport of true flats fishing, this is the trip for you.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Flats Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $650
    This adventure is just a longer version of the half day. The extra time allow us the ability to make longer runs to some incredible and remote fisheries, and experience the area in a more comprehensive way. This trip is roughly 6 hours of fishing and allows another hour or so to stop and enjoy lunch either on the boat or at one of the many waterfront restaurants. This trip does not run on weekends due to the crazy boat traffic.
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About the Captain

Craig Brown
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
37 Customer Reviews
Response time 13 hours
Member since May 2018
Truthfully, I have always just loved to fish. I remember renting little jon boats with 9hp tiller motors to catch Flounder in the back bays with my dad from when I was 4 and slogging through waist-high mud to get to a little creek and catch Catfish after Catfish after school. Since then its been a non-stop ride raising 2 boys and chasing fish. From fly fishing for 6" Brookies in a Poconos stream to chasing Stripers up and down the beach to spearfishing weed lines in the canyon, I just love to fish and catch fish!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Dragonfly Boatworks (Flats boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 44 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Cape Coral to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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James C.
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6 Hr Wreck Blast

VERIFIED   Reef/Wreck - Bottom Fishing Trip on July 25, 2019
Do yourself a favor and stop searching for that perfect trip and just book Craig and his Fish Junkie boat now!! He will guarantee...
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Captain Craig can make any trip worthwhile

VERIFIED   5 Hour Bay / Nearshore Trip (AM) on May 4, 2019
Unfortunately our conditions (unexpected fog and cold weather) we’re not the best. With that being said captain Craig still...
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Hald Day Trip With Captain Craig

VERIFIED   5 Hour Bay / Nearshore Trip (AM) on August 3, 2019
We booked a half day bay trip with Captain Craig as part of our buddy’s bachelor party weekend. We hadn’t dropped our lines...
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Kelly D.
Pittsburgh, PA
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Atlantic City Reef/wreck trip with Fish Junkie, Captain CrAig and Mate Jimmy

VERIFIED   Reef/Wreck - Bottom Fishing Trip on September 3, 2018
This trip was beyond AWESOME!! Captain CrAig made us feel quite at home on his beautiful boat! I am a paraplegic,in a wheelchair...
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Six hour inlet trip with captain Craig

VERIFIED   Reef/Wreck - Bottom Fishing Trip on September 1, 2018
We booked the reef tour, weather was bad, so we went fishing in the inlet. Bigger fish went to the open ocean, but we still...
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FAQs about Fish Junkie Charters

Fish Junkie Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Flats Fishing (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Flats Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish Junkie Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Garmin Echomap)
  • Fishfinder (Garmin Sidescan)
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fish Junkie Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Provided when used.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License (Included with Charter)

Fish Junkie Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Fish Junkie Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (All equipment is provided)
  • Spearfishing

Top targeted fish species with Fish Junkie Charters include:
  • Flounder
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail