Sea Reed Charters

Captain Clarence Reed operates Sea Reed Charters in the Fort Myers and Sanibel Island area. With more than two decades of experience, he knows where the fish are and how to get you to them. From veteran anglers to first-timers and family trips, he will ensure the trip is tailored to your individual needs.

Backcountry fishing for big Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout and Tarpon on light tackle is Capt. Clarence’s specialty. There’s a variety of other species you can catch in Southwest Florida, but these game fish are the ones he and his guests are certainly most focused towards.

These waters are also home to some other incredible marine life. Sanibel and Captiva boast plenty of shells, as well as Dolphins and Manatees, not to mention the incredible weather near year-round, and tropical flora around. The sights alone will leave you breathless.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 24’ long Thread Fin Bay boat which can hold up to 5 anglers per trip and is outfitted with a GPS, Fishfinder, and radio. The vessel allows for easy access in the shallows, usually less than a foot deep. It also contains a wireless trolling motor to ensure those fish don’t get spooked.

All the necessary fishing gear is provided by the captain, along with the lures and live bait for the trip. Following the journey, Capt. Clarence will be happy to clean and fillet the fish caught, if you so choose. Fishing licenses for all fishermen are included in the price, so don’t waste any time – get ready for your Southwest Florida adventure.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 5 persons
    Experienced anglers will love this incredible opportunity to spend 8 hours on the water. Go after thrilling Tarpon and Snook, as well as the equally-tricky but incredibly delicious Trout and Redfish. With live bait or artificials, you'll fish the flats and backcountry's shallow waters to try to trick these monsters into coming onto the boat before leaving with a bag full of fish to take home.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 5 persons
    Spending 6 hours on the water will give you the perfect opportunity to test your skills against some of the most tenacious inshore fish around. You'll need to be on your best to reel in a Snook or Tarpon, but even delicious Trout and Redfish won't be an easy catch. Get ready for an exciting and productive day on the water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 5 persons
    Explore the incredible inshore waterways that the Caloosahatchee has to offer. Spend 4 hours practicing your skills against some of the most ferocious fish out there. Try jigging, popping, or spinning to catch the bite of a tough-fighting Tarpon or Snook, or a tasty Redfish or Trout to take home for lunch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 5 persons
    The incredible inshore waterways of Southwest Florida has an abundance of exciting and delicious fish. Try fishing the bottoms of the flats and backcountry to catch the bite of Tarpon, Trout, Snook, and Redfish. They'll all put up a fight to get on the boat, while you'll be able to take a few home with you for a tasty treat.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Redfish
Snook
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Thread Fin (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly 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
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not 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
Checks

About the Captain

Clarence Reed
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Member since November 2014
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Captain Clarence has more than 20 years of experience in the field and has been guiding on the local waters for over 10 years. An expert when it comes to light tackle fishing, he is able and willing to pass on what he learned over the years to anyone who would like to know more about fishing in Fort Myers and in general.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 97%

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George R.
Fort Myers, Florida
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1/2 Day Fishing

VERIFIED   April 12, 2019
Our trip with Sea Reed Charters was excellent. Clarence was knowledgeable and affable and taught is a lot about fish, fishing...
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Paul P.
Zionsville, IN
 5.00
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VERIFIED   March 31, 2019
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United States
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VERIFIED   September 1, 2017
This is the captain you want to fish with and I am no stranger to giving a bad review for good money spent on those Captain’s...
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Ralph L.
Cary, Illinois
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Capt. Reed delivers

VERIFIED   September 29, 2016
Booked on short notice, Captain got back to us quickly to confirm.  Showed up with a well full of lively bait and we were...
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Gary S.
Fort Myers, Florida
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VERIFIED   February 11, 2018
Great day, Very kind and knowledgeable Captain Clarence . We caught dinner then released a lot of sea trout and snook (not...
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