Mangroveman Charters – Sunset Fish

Join Mangroveman Charters and let Captain Paul Craft show you exactly what this part of the Gulf has to offer! Is there anything more interesting than experiencing the bountiful, beautiful waters of Naples, FL with a true local who loves to introduce new and experienced anglers to this fabulous fishery?

As a Pensacola native and lifelong fisherman, Capt. Paul knows exactly where to find the hottest bite. His knowledge about the ecosystem and wildlife of this area is truly immense. You’ll leave your trip not only with a remarkable catch, but with new angling knowledge, too!

Your adventure will start on a 22’ Proline center console boat. She features quality fishing and navigation electronics. Combined with your captain’s knowledge of this region, you’ll reach the fishing hot spots in no time. She can easily accommodate up to 6 guests, and 4 of them can fish at the same time. Bring your kids along, too! She’s equipped with all the necessary safety equipment, including lifejackets in child sizes.

Depending on the species you desire to catch, Capt. Paul will take you to various secret fishing spots. You can cruise the wild backcountry of the 10,000 Islands for Mangrove Snapper and Tarpon. Or how about heading to Naples Bay for Floridian favorites, such as Snook and Spotted Seatrout? You can also go up to 9 miles out into the Gulf, famous for being home to Sheepshead, Redfish, Jack Crevalle, and many more.

Check out Capt. Paul’s second listing for longer trips!

Whether you’re an experienced angler seeking a challenge in these famous waters, or want to take your loved ones on an unforgettable Floridian adventure, Capt. Paul has something for everyone. Your family dog is also welcome.

Capt. Paul will provide you with Penn reels and Shakespeare Ugly Stik rods, and live bait. The only thing you need to do is come aboard and let Mangroveman Charters show you how the locals do it!



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  • Private trip
    3 Hour Sunset Trip (Max 5 guests)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $330
    price breakdown
    $330
    Trip length is 3 hours. Perfect for a family with smaller children or anglers who have a busy schedule. Fishing includes fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Snook, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Redfish, and Pompano. Fishing licenses, bait, and all gear are included. Complimentary bottled water, various sodas and snacks are also available. Trip ends after sunset and the Captain will clean your catch.
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About the Captain

Paul Craft
Naples, Florida, United States
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54 Customer Reviews
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Member since August 2018
I was born in the panhandle of Florida where fishing and playing in the ocean was a big part of my life. I moved to the Florida Keys when I was 15 and learned all aspects of commercial fishing for about 15 years from long-lining for Shark and Swordfish to Shrimp boats, net boats, Lobster and Crab boats and hook and line fishing for Snapper and Grouper. I have spent most of my life on the water. I have been in the Naples area about 15 years now. I spent 10 years in the Everglades National park as a captain and a naturalist guide, so I have extensive knowledge of the SW Florida Ecosystem. I have been captaining fishing for 6 years in and around Naples Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, but in total, I have been fishing the waters of SW Florida for the last 30 years. Through the many years of travel on the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, I had many adventures. One of them was rescuing Cuban refugees in the Florida Straits. I want to share my love and experience of fishing and boating with you.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Grunt Grunt
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Proline (Center console) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

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4.67
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Roeline D. P.
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VERIFIED   June 6, 2020
Great outing. Even though it was rainy.
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VERIFIED   July 9, 2019
We booked a trip with Captain Paul for a Tuesday and the process was quite simple. Due to some scheduling issues, we rescheduled...
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VERIFIED   February 5, 2020
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