If you’re hoping to have the authentic Florida flats and backcountry experience, this is the one for you. Going Local Fishing Charters takes you to all the most productive waterways in Bokeelia for a variety of famous inshore fish. With Captain Ryan Wiest at the helm, seasoned and novice anglers alike are bound to have an awesome day on the water.

Hop aboard a 22’ Pathfinder performance fishing boat, perfect for navigating the Florida shallows. She’s roomy enough for 3 anglers to fish at the same time without bumping elbows. The wireless trolling motor is essential for keeping you stealthy and the latest in FishFinder gets you on top of schools of fish waiting for you to cast your line.

Every inshore legend you can imagine is up for grabs on Capt. Ryan’s trip. Stealthy Snook and delicious Redfish, Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, and Speckled Trout are all packed into these waters. Head down between late spring through to the end of summer to battle it out with the one and only Silver King – Tarpon! Hooking one of these prehistoric monsters makes for a trip you certainly won’t forget.

Capt. Ryan will provide all of the fishing gear, bait, lures, and fishing licenses necessary for a productive day on the water. There’s also bottled water on board but you’re free to bring any other drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy and store them in the cooler. He may also be able to pick you up, if you’re at a nearby resort, so get in touch beforehand.

Don’t miss out on inshore Florida fishing at its finest with Going Local Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    Spend a full 8 hours exploring the productive waterways in Bokeelia! You'll have ample time to hit up different spots and go after schools of fish on this super productive day. Your targets include Snook, Redfish, Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, and Trout. During Tarpon season the Silver King calls these waters home so this is definitely the trip you'll want to book to go after him. No need to worry about gear, that's all taken care of. Just pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    Spend a productive morning on the water on this 4-hour fishing trip! You'll go after famous Florida inshore species including Flounder, Redfish, Snook, and Trout! Whether you're looking to pack the cooler with tasty fish or battle it out with the hard-to-catch ones, there's something for everyone! All your gear, bait, and licenses are provided. Just pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    If afternoons are your active hours, head out on this 4-hour fishing adventure! Flounder, Snook, Trout, and Redfish are yours for the taking as you explore the productive waterways in the flats and backcountry. Gear, live bait, and licenses are all taken care of by Capt. Ryan. Just pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
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About the Captain

Ryan Wiest
Bokeelia, Florida, United States
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28 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since November 2019
Captain Ryan Wiest grew up in Southwest Florida. He was raised by his father, fishing every chance they could get. He’s super passionate about fishing as well as conservation and loves to put smiles on people's faces. Whether you’re a pro, a first-time angler, or an island hopper that wants to see the beauty of the Florida Gulf – Ryan is the captain for you. Let's get out there!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder 2200 Tournament (Performance fishing) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Popping

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on July 29, 2021
Can’t wait to go again. I’ve never fished Florida water. Wife and I caught Trout, Snook, a snapper and of course, a few...
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Cape Coral, Florida
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 17, 2021
We had a fantastic time with Ryan!  He is great to fish with and we caught 7 different species in only 4 hours - everything...
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Dave S.
Riverview, Florida
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Half day trip with Ryan was awesome

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 22, 2021
I’ve gone on my fair share of charters over the years, and I can honestly say, this was awesome. Not only was Ryan an outstanding...
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Marty T.
Sauk Centre, MN
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4 hour Trip with Captain Ryan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 22, 2021
My 10 year old son and I fished with Captain Ryan for a morning and had a great time.  He had us on fish on both the flats...
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NO FORT MYERS, FL
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 16, 2021
Ryan did a great job. Nice boat, friendly and knowledgeable captain, on a beautiful day. Highly recommend!
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FAQs about Going Local Fishing Charters

Going Local Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip (7 hours)

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

Trips booked with Going Local Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water)
  • Fishing License

Going Local Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Going Local Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Going Local Fishing Charters include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon