What A Hawg Charters

13650 Fiddlesticks Blvd
Fort Myers FL, United States

What A Hawg Charters run a variety of trips suited for casual anglers, novice fishermen, and veterans alike. Captain Eric has been guiding clients over 35 years now and can be counted on to get the job done.

You will be fishing on a 19’ Bluewater vessel, equipped with the necessary safety and navigation gear and powered by a 150 HP Mercury engine. The vessel can accommodate up to 4 anglers per trip and has an onboard cooler for any drinks you might decide to bring.

In addition to prolific fishing for Tarpon from April through October, What A Hawg also offer night fishing charters. If you have never been night fishing, Eric claims you have to try it at least once. Fishing itself is often better than during the day, especially for bigger fish (and especially Snook). Being able to see the fish, and watch them chase and bite your lure provides a unique experience, often difficult to obtain during day trips.

Captain Eric’s Saltwater Fly Fishing School welcomes anyone that wants to learn fly fishing as well as experienced freshwater fly fishermen. The skills needed to cast a 10-12wt fly rod are very different from those needed for a light fly rod. Eric also offers a special course for advanced fly fishermen to show them the tricks of managing a heavy rod.

What a Hawg Charters specialize in light tackle and fly fishing for Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout, Tarpon and a variety of other species present in the Fort Myers area. All rods, reels, and lures necessary for hooking these and other inshore game fish are available on board. Full fly fishing gear is also provided, complete with the appropriate flies. Bring a pair of polarised sunglasses and the adventure can begin.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    For the serious anglers out there, enjoy a full day of fishing the inshore waters. Expect to encounter Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Snook, Ladyfish, Trout, and more besides. The exact start time may depend on the weather, tides, and time of year. Captain Eric only uses 100% artificial lures, and those are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - AM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    You can look forward to fishing for a wide variety of fish on this charter; depending on the day, you may be able to catch Redfish, Snook, Sea Trout, Snappers, Ladyfish, and quite a few others. The exact departure time depends on the weather, tides, and time of year.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Night Fishing MAX 3
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    The majority of the fish caught at night are Snook, and this is usually when most of the big trophy Snook are caught. In addition to the Snook, you may also catch a large number of above-average size Speckled Trout with many of the fish 20 inches and over. To round out the list of the most common fish at night would be Jacks, Ladyfish, and an occasional Redfish. The exact start time depends on the time of year, but the departure is always about 1/2 hour before sunset.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - PM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    For those who hate getting up early, this trip provides the most comfortable option. Expect to fish for a variety of fish, including Redfish, Snook, Sea Trout, Snappers, Ladyfish, and more besides. The exact start time depends on the weather, tides, and time of year.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Tarpon
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    There isn't much that can compare with the experience of fishing for Tarpon. The Silver King is well known for its strength and ferocity, so defeating one is no mean feat. The exact departure time depends on the weather, tides, and time of year.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish
Redfish
Snook

Speckled Trout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Bluewater (Bay boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 46 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Fort Myers to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Eric Anderson
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Member since November 2014
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Capt. Eric has enjoyed helping others catch fish since he was 10, and it's become a lifelong profession. It's one of the reasons he enjoys writing how-to articles for outdoor publications, organizing fly fishing schools and just taking people fishing.
Response time: 13 hours
Response rate: 100%

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