Owned and operated by Captain Bruce Pollock, Edge Charters has been in business for over 20 years. The goal of each of their trips is to put you on the fish as fast as possible and help you get as many of them in the boat as possible. Whether you’ve never fished before or are the most experienced fisherman around, the captain promises to do all he can to provide you with an awesome fishing experience!

Depending on your preference, you can either catch and release or keep your catch. Any catch you keep, the captain will happily clean after the trip. You can even visit one of the many local restaurants that will prepare your catch for you, while you share fishing stories with your friends. 

Your fishing trip takes place on a 19’ ActionCraft, powered by a 115 Suzuki engine and capable of speeds up to 40 knots. She can accommodate up to 3 guests and is equipped with everything you need for a great day of fishing. Featuring a shallow draft and a stable fishing platform, the boat’s design makes it ideal for the local fishery, allowing you to follow the fish everywhere they go.

Kids all ages are welcome to join in on the trips and life jackets will be provided for guests of all ages. Additionally, you’ll be equipped with top-notch St. Lacroix and Star rods, and Shimano and Daiwa reels. Most of the time, you’ll be using live bait, which will always be prepared by the captain ahead of the trip at no extra cost.

Fly fishing has to be arranged in advance and all equipment will be provided, but some prior experience with the technique is required.

Although fishing licenses are included in the price, there is an additional fee for the Everglades National Park of $30 per boat. Things you should pack for the trip are sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, snacks, and drinks.

Now find an opening in the captain’s calendar, book your next fishing adventure, and remember: “If you’re not on the Edge, you’re taking up too much space!”



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    The full day trip is an option designed for the most avid of anglers. Spend the day visiting all of the best spots in the area and target anything swimming in these waters. Typically you'll leave the dock at 7:00 a.m. but times can be adjusted to meet your needs.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    This extended half day trip will give you a couple of extra hours to get more shots at your target. It's great for anglers looking to get a proper taste of local fishing and will allow you to target a variety of species. Some of the main ones are Snook, Redfish, and Speckled Seatrout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    This 4-hour inshore trip is a great choice for parties with kids or anglers new to the sport looking to learn more about this fishery. You will get the opportunity to visit some productive local spots and target popular inshore species like Snook, Redfish, and Trout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon and Shark
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jul 31
    $500
    This specialized trip is designed to give you the best shot at a Lemon Shark, Blacktip Shark, or the Silver King himself! From March–April the trip runs from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., while from May–July it runs from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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About the Captain

Bruce Pollock
Islamorada, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since June 2019
I grew up on an Indian Reservation and have been fishing since I was 5 years old. Had I known when I was younger that I could fish for a living, that would have been my trade of choice from the beginning! As we all know, life happens, and life led me to become a plumber by trade and raise and provide for my family. After raising my family, I decided I wanted to fish and play in the water rather than work on the water running through pipes. This led me to become a boat captain and start charter fishing over 20 years ago. I can't imagine a job I would enjoy more, and I look forward to doing my job (that I don't consider a job) every day!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonefish Bonefish
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Lemon) Shark (Lemon)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

ActionCraft (Skiff) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 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 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Jason F.
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Half Day with Capt Bruce

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on January 2, 2021
My son and I had a wonderful day with Bruce. Looking forward to getting back out. Highly recommend
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Benjamin T.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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Full Day Trip on September 8, 2020
Came home with dinner
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on February 13, 2021
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FAQs about Edge Charters

Edge Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Tarpon and Shark (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Edge Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Edge Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Edge Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing (Everglades National Park)

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

Top targeted fish species with Edge Charters include:
  • Bonefish
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon