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Castaway Fishing Charters invites you to come on down to Fort Myers for some awesome inshore fishing! Captain John Duch has been fishing in Florida for more than a decade and it’s safe to say he knows his way around these waters. He’s happy to show newcomers how fishing works, as well as exchange tips and tricks with experienced anglers.

His boat is an 18’ Action Craft skiff that runs on a single 115 HP Mercury XPS engine. With an engine like that, it’s able to reach a top speed of an impressive 40 knots. The boat can fit up to 4 guests, and you’re welcome to bring friends or family along for the ride.

Capt. John specializes in inshore fishing, and there’s plenty of it to be done around here! Some of the most common species found here include Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, and Seatrout. You can fish here with a variety of different techniques, all depending on your preferences.

Whether you’re a fan of conventional or fly fishing, Capt. John will have you covered. He’ll provide you with all the necessary rods, reels, and terminal tackle for the trip. Not only that but he’ll clean and bag the catch when you’re done. All you need to do is get down to the marina with a pair of polarized sunglasses and you’re all set for a day of adventure!



About the Captain

John Duch
Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
28 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2018
Captain John Duch has been fishing Southwest Florida's inshore waters for more than 10 years now, ever since he moved here from Illinois. Fishing is something he holds a deep passion for and has had his share of tournaments. For him, showing people new areas and teaching them how to fish is the best part of the job.

About this listing

Boat Specs

Action Craft (Flats boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days 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 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 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
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
82%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Roger K.
Sheridan, WY
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on October 13, 2020
I hooked a 4 hour afternoon charter with Captain John and he was nothing but kind, professional, knowledgeable, and patient....
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Kris W.
Riverview, Florida
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Half day with Castaways Fishing Charter

VERIFIED   Solo Fishing Trip on October 7, 2020
Capt. John was very dependable, on time, and communicated well prior to the trip! I would definitely recommend him to anyone...
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Denver, Colorado
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on January 3, 2021
Capt John was great, and worked very hard to put us in front of fish. He had a wealth of knowledge, I highly recommend him...
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Shawn W.
Pompano Beach, FL
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Full day trip with Captain John.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 7, 2020
My 9 year old son and myself had a full day charter with Captain John on Labor Day in Estero Bay.  He picked us up at the...
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Wayland, MA
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Half day with John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 16, 2020
It was one of those days, 1/2 moon, bad tide, etc., so fishing was one of those days where we caught them, but not like we...
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FAQs about Castaway Fishing Charters

Castaway Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $330 per group - Solo Fishing Trip (4 hours)
  • $340 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $520 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Castaway Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Castaway Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Penn, G. Loomis)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Protein bars, fruit)
  • Drinks (Water, soft drinks, beer)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Castaway Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Castaway Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing