Fish the Everglades National Park, otherwise known as the 10,000 Islands, with Captain Brock Wagner. With 23 years of experience on these waters, he has a detailed understanding of the best local places to fish. Join him to experience one of the most amazing fisheries the USA has to offer and enjoy some world-class fishing, targeting prized species on the pristine waters of the Everglades.

The captain’s boat of choice is a 22’ Pathfinder bay boat, restored as recently as 2018. It’s powered by a 175 HP Suzuki engine and features Ray Marine GPS, fish finder, and a T-Top for protection from the Florida sun. There is plenty of storage room on board and enough space for 3 guests to fish comfortably at the same time.

Captain Brock will provide you with everything you need to fish. You’ll be equipped with top-notch Tsunami gear, your fishing license for the day is covered by the charter, and any bait you need will be either caught or bought by the captain depending on the season you’re fishing in.

Another thing that’s season-dependent is which species you’ll be able to target, catch, keep, and release. If you have a particular target in mind for your trip and would like to know what the best time window to target it is you should consult with the captain before booking your trip.

Parking at meetup location costs $10 per car and it’s located near various stores and breakfast places. Things you should remember to pack for your trip are food, drinks, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Now the last remaining thing is to check the captain’s calendar, find a date that works for you both and start planning your Everglades fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $650
    A full day of fishing in the Everglades National Park out of Chokoloskee Florida. Fish the pristine waters of the 10,000 islands and become one with nature. Visit some of the area's best backcountry and wreck fishing spots and target species like Tripletail, Permit, Cobia, and more!

About the Captain

Brock Wagner
Chokoloskee, Florida, United States
34 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
10 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since April 2019
Originally from Charleston SC, Captain Brock graduated from The College of Charleston and moved to Florida in 1996 to learn these waters and play beach volleyball. Now he has 23 years of experience fishing the nearshore islands and offshore rock piles in the Everglades He invites all anglers to join him for some fun fishing in the beautiful local nature.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Permit Permit

Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 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
Catch and Release Mandatory

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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Nathan B.
Brooksville, FL
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 16, 2021
Captain Brock was very personable and knowledgeable. When we weren’t on the fish he continually looked for them. No down...
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Miami, FL
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 14, 2021
Started the day choppy and ugly. Captain Brock took us far and away but ended having a great day after the ugly front weather....
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 16, 2021
My son and I fought a 100 pound tarpon for about 15 minutes.  It is a day we will always remember.
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Great day on the water.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 3, 2021
Great day on the water. Capt. Brock took us to his favorite spots. We had an awesome time.
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FAQs about Captain Brock Wagner

Captain Brock Wagner offers the following trip to customers:
  • $650 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Brock Wagner, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Ray Marine Brand New)
  • Fishfinder (Ray Marine Brand New)
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Captain Brock Wagner include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Captain Brock Wagner offers the following types of fishing:
  • Wreck Fishing (Nearshore 5 to 8 miles out)
  • Flats Fishing (Outside spots in front of the 10,000 Islands )
  • Backcountry Fishing (Inside salt rivers and bays)

Captain Brock Wagner offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Captain Brock Wagner include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tripletail