Capt. Lou Baggett

Captain Lou Baggett offers you decades of fishing experience in Southwest Florida. Six generations of his family have fished some of the best backcountry waters of this area. A full-time U.S.C.G. licensed captain, he has been guiding anglers in his native SW Florida waters for over 40 years. Captain Lou provides more than a fishing charter, he provides a total fishing experience. Join him in Englewood and have a wonderful time fishing in Florida.

Whether you are looking for giant Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande and adjacent beaches or stalking Redfish,  Snook,  Trout, and other species in the backcountry, Captain Lou knows how to ensure your best catch. Being a native and having fished in the Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor,  Englewood (Lemon Bay),  Placida, Venice, and Sarasota fishing grounds for so many years, he has the experience that most guides do not have.

Your trip will start on a 17’ Carolina Skiff center console. It can fit 2 anglers, runs on a 2022 70 HP Yamaha 4 stroke engine, and uses modern fishfinder and VHF radio technology. Also, the boat has got an ice-box and a livewell.

In order to attract the numerous species that inshore and backcountry waters have to offer, you will be using light tackle spinning. You are free to keep your catch and take it home if you want to. You can also bring your kids on the trip and enjoy a lovely family stay on the water.

Captain Lou will take care of all the fishing equipment, bait, and licenses. If you decide to keep your catch, he can clean and bag it for you at no extra charge. Before you come aboard, just make sure you have some food and drinks.

Pay a visit to Capt. Lou Baggett and enjoy a true fishing adventure in Florida!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Backcountry (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 16 - May 14 (Thu, Fri)
    $425
    Enjoy a half day backcountry fishing trip targeting Redfish, Spotted Trout, Snook, and other species listed. You and the captain will spend 4 hours fishing around inshore islands and adjacent beaches. Bring nothing but some food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Backcountry (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 16 - May 14 (Thu, Fri)
    $425
    If a morning trip is not your thing or other things simply get in the way, you should pick an afternoon trip. You will enjoy 4 fun hours of backcountry fishing around inshore islands, bays, and beaches. The species you will target include Snook, Speckled Trout, Redfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Jul 15 (Thu, Fri)
    $500
    Tarpon trips run during May, June, and July only. You and Captain Lou will fish Englewood, Boca Grande, as well as Venice. Sight casting with spinning rods will be used to catch your targets. The trip starts at 6:00 a.m. and lasts until 11:00 a.m.

About the Captain

Lou Baggett
Englewood, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
11 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2018
Captain Lou was born in Osprey, Florida. For many generations, his mother's side of the family in SW FL were commercial fishermen and his father's side were outdoorsmen and recreational fishermen in the same area. Learning at an early age the value of giving back from both families is the core value of sharing Captain Lou's life with the beautiful natural resources. What a place to grow up for a kid who loves to fish! Early on, the captain was taught the impact and relationship that he played in sharing coastal islands, beaches, and bays with the marine and birdlife. It has been his life's undertaking to understand the relationship he shares with all creatures and to preserve that delicate balance so that many generations to come can enjoy what exists today. He has spent the majority of his life on SW Florida coastal waters, involving himself in keeping the waterways clean and educating people on the need to maintain a clean and unspoiled ecosystem.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Permit Permit

Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Half day backwater with Capt. Lou

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Backcountry (AM) on December 31, 2021
My son and I decided to try booking a trip at the last minute. Captain Lou took us on short notice and we had a great time....
John F. recommends Capt. Lou Baggett
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Half day trip inshore was perfect

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Backcountry (AM) on February 10, 2022
great time and caught trout, bass, jack C. and snook fish.  Lou is very knowledgeable about fishing and loves his work. ...
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   April 14, 2022
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FAQs about Capt. Lou Baggett

Capt. Lou Baggett offers the following trips to customers:
  • $425 per group - Half Day Trip – Backcountry (AM) (4 hours)
  • $425 per group - Half Day Trip – Backcountry (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip – Tarpon (AM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt. Lou Baggett, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Capt. Lou Baggett include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Capt. Lou Baggett offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Capt. Lou Baggett offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Capt. Lou Baggett include:
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon