If you want to fish all year round for a variety of species in a variety of places, then Fred Gowdy Charters is for you. Captain Fred Gowdy has over 15 years of experience, and runs trips both nearshore and inshore.
You will spend your day on a 2015 20’ Carolina Skiff JVX. These beauties are known for their quality and style, and can comfortably fit 3 anglers. So grab your friends, partner, or even kids over 7 years old.
The 90 HP engine will have you on the fish in no time. Coupled with the fishfinder and Capt. Fred’s extensive knowledge of the area, you’ll have your lines in the water and hooking your target fish before you know it.
Each trip heads out to different fisheries, so your target species will vary. Capt. Fred knows where to go to fish for Cobia, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Bass, Great Barracuda, Blacktip Shark, and many more. Just choose your species and the trip to match.
Even Tarpon can be caught year round here. These “Silver Kings” break the line in over 60% of cases. This is a great opportunity to test your skills and see who will end up on top – you or the Tarpon!
Capt. Fred is happy to catch live bait before the trip, or to wait for customers to catch it together. Whether you want the extra time fishing, or the added experience of catching your own live bait, just let Capt. Fred know before the trip. For some species that only need shrimp as their bait, it will be unnecessary to catch any more during the day.
For those with more experience, you are welcome to bring your own fly fishing equipment. For everyone else, the standard light tackle is all included. You don’t need to worry about your rods, reels, lures, or live bait – Capt. Fred will have everything prepared for you for your fishing adventure.
He can’t wait to welcome you on board and looks forward to showing you a great time on the water.
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Catch cleaning & filleting
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About the Captain
|66 Fishing Reports|
|ID & License verified|
|224 Customer reviews|
|Response time within an hour|
|Member since June 2018|
About this listing
Carolina Skiff JVX (Skiff) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine.
Types of fishing
You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.
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FAQs about Fred Gowdy Charters
- $395 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Backwater (AM) (4 hours)
- $395 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Backwater (PM) (4 hours)
- $395 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Peacock Bass & Snook (4 hours)
- $495 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (4 hours)
- $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Backwater (6 hours)
- Live Bait Well
- Wireless Trolling Motor
- Ice Box
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Live Bait
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- Fishing License
- River Fishing
- Inshore Fishing
- Nearshore Fishing
- Reef Fishing
- Wreck Fishing
- Flats Fishing
- Backcountry Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Heavy Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Barracuda (Great)
- Bass (Peacock)
- Grouper (Gag)
- Jack Crevalle
- Shark (Blacktip)
- Snapper (Mangrove)