LR Hastings

Carrabelle is part of Florida’s “Forgotten Coast,” but Captain Lawrence (“LR”) Hastings is here to show you why you should be putting it on your map of first-class fishing spots. It’s home to bustling inshore and nearshore fishing grounds, and Capt. LR knows exactly where to go to hook huge Redfish, feisty Tarpon, tasty Flounder, and plenty more. Come aboard LR Hastings charters and get ready for a fantastic time out on these waters!

Capt. LR discovered his passion for angling through watching his father fish. At the age of 14, he decided to try it out for himself, and it was love at first bite! Since then, he’s fine-tuned his skills, and uses his years of experienced to explore the inshore and nearshore waters of Carrabelle, St Marks, and Panacea. He warmly welcomes anglers of all ages and skill levels to come and discover them with him!

You’ll be heading out on your adventure on board Capt. LR’s 18’ flats boat, custom-built to provide a first-class fishing trip out on these waters. She can easily navigate Carrabelle’s seriously shallow flats, as well as traveling out to nearshore fishing grounds. On board, you’ll find room for up to 3 guests, GPS, an ice box to store your catch, and life jackets in a variety of sizes.

Capt. LR offers a variety of trips, suitable for brand-new anglers, families with little ones, and more hardened fishermen. He prefers fishing around the tide, where the hottest bite can often be found. You’ll have the chance to target some world-famous Floridian favorites, including hard-fighting Tarpon, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Flounder, and plenty more.

Your captain will provide rods, reels, lures, and tackle for you, and will help you master the best technique to hook your catch. Want to try out some less conventional techniques? Bring along your fly fishing or bowfishing gear. Your fishing license is included, so all that’s left is to come aboard LR Hastings charters and discover Carrabelle’s unforgettable fishing opportunities!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    If you want to experience the best that the waters of Carrabelle have to offer, this 8-hour trip is the perfect option for you! Whether you're an experienced angler or a newbie who wants to target a wide variety of species, your captain will have you exploring a variety of fishing grounds to hook King Mackerel, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, feisty Tarpon, and plenty more. You'll be provided with rods, reels, bait, lures, tackle, and a fishing license for all guests. Just bring snacks and drinks!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    This trip is the perfect option for anglers who want to spend more time exploring Carrabelle's waters! Capt. LR loves to fish around the tide, where the bite is hottest, and will take you to a variety of inshore and nearshore fishing grounds. You'll have the chance to target King Mackerel, Sheepshead, Flounder, Tarpon, and plenty more. Your trip includes rods, reels, lures, tackle, and a fishing license for all guests. Your captain welcomes anglers of all ages and skill levels to come aboard.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    If you can think of nothing better than starting your day out on Carrabelle's beautiful waters, then this morning trip is the one for you! Perfect for newbies, families with little ones, or more experienced anglers with busy schedules, you'll target the morning bite as your cruise inshore and nearshore tidal waters, as well as the flats. Expect to target Spotted Seatrout, Tarpon, Redfish, Mackerel species, Sheepshead, and plenty more. Your trip includes rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    Join Capt. LR on this afternoon adventure, where you'll fish around Carrabelle's inshore and nearshore tidal waters, as well as the flats. Your captain will have you targeting a variety of species, including Florida favorites such as Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and hard-fighting Tarpon. This trip is suitable for anglers of all ages and abilities, especially families with little ones who want to spend their mornings relaxing, before hooking some fish! Rods, reels, bait, lures, and your license are included.

About the Captain

Lawrence Hastings
Carrabelle, Florida, United States
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since November 2018
It's fair to say that a love for angling runs through Captain Lawrence Hastings' (you can call him "LR!") veins. He picked up his passion for the sport after watching his father fish, and at the age of 14 he decided to try it out for himself, and fell in love. Since then, it's all he's ever done, and catching fish and showing people a good time is his favorite part of the job. Most of his angling experience has been on offshore waters, but he also loves the inshore and nearshore opportunities that the waters of Ruskin and Carrabelle have to offer – as well as the famous flats, of course. He can't wait to explore these fishing grounds with you!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Custom-built (Flats boat) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2004. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha 4-Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

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Melissa T.
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Half Day Trip with Captain LR Hastings

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 1, 2019
My husband and I came down to Carrabelle Fl for a kid free/early Anniversary trip.  I planned the fishing tour for him,...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 25, 2019
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