Total Performance Charters

Gasparilla Road
Placida FL, United States

Total Performance Charters invites you to spend a day on the abundant backcountry of Placida, Florida. You will fish with Captain Alex Rice, a native of Placida and a passionate shallow water captain. He has fished these waters for over 20 years, gaining invaluable knowledge of the fish that populate them, the tides, the feeding patterns, and everything else that makes him so good.

Captain Alex specializes in inshore fishing and can take you fishing on half day and full day trips to the backcountry waters where Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, and Tarpon can be found. On your trip, you can occasionally catch a Tripletail or a Cobia that comes into this area. Depending on the targeted species, you can use light or heavy tackle, or spinning techniques.

Fishing is done aboard a 19-foot Lake & Bay flats boat with a capacity for 3 persons. The boat is powered by a 150 HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots. It features all the safety features like life jackets and a CPR-trained crew. The vessel has a wireless trolling motor used in the super shallow water in order not to spook the fish.

Total Performance Charters provides everything you need to have a successful trip. That includes rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial baits, a fishing license, and even a fish cleaning and filleting service. Captain Alex runs a very child-friendly charter and enjoys teaching kids all about fishing in Placida, Florida. He will go above and beyond for his guests and give you an experience of a lifetime!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Sat, Sun)
    US$ 750
    up to 3 persons
    This trip is all about fishing the most productive spots the harbor and the backwaters have to offer. Redfish, Snook, Trout, Tarpon, and even some Tripletail and Cobia. Flexible departure with tides and seasons.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Sat, Sun)
    US$ 450
    up to 3 persons
    This is a 4-hour trip to the backwaters of Placida where the Tarpon bite is amazing in the Spring and early Summer. You can also target Redfish, Snook, Trout, and more. Flexible departure times due to tides and seasons.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Sat, Sun)
    US$ 450
    up to 3 persons
    This is a 4-hour trip to the backwaters of Placida where the Tarpon bite is amazing in the Spring and early Summer. You can also target Redfish, Snook, Trout, and more. Flexible departure times due to tides and seasons.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Redfish
Snook
Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Lake&Bay (Flats boat) originally built in 1994. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
Checks
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Alex Rice
Placida, Florida, United States
Member since December 2014
1
Captain Alex is a native of Placida, Florida who grew up fishing this area and harbor. He says his favorite fish to catch is Taron and enjoys taking kids out fishing, teaching them all about the incredible fishery Placida offers.

Placida Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...