Salty Native Charters

COVID-19 Update: Fishing has been declared essential by the Governor of Florida. Captain is taking extra steps like using bleach to clean the boat and wiping down all gear after each party use.

Whether you’re looking to catch that trophy fish, enjoy the beautiful surroundings, or just relax on the water Salty Native Charters has got you covered!

You’ll be exploring the waters in Southwestern Florida with Captain Jay Rod. Sharing this wonderful place and all it has to offer with you, your family, and friends is the driving force behind what he does every day!

Your ride for the day is a 23’ Aquasport bay boat powered by a 200 HP Suzuki engine. She’s equipped with a live well to keep your bait fresh and ample ice storage for your catch and drinks. Up to 6 anglers can fish comfortably aboard this smooth sailing vessel.

Capt. Jay is happy to get on top of whatever fish you’re after. Whether it’s tailing Redfish in Matlacha or sneaking up on Snook in Pine Island, it’s up you to decide! The waters here are packed with Grouper, Snapper, and Tarpon, so you’ll have your pick of Florida’s finest.

All of the fishing you need for a productive day on the water will be provided. Just bring any snacks and drinks you’d like to enjoy and feel free to store them in the onboard icebox.

Whatever your fishing need, rest assured that Salty Native will do all they can to meet them and provide the greatest experience possible!



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
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    This 8-hour trip is “The Full Monty!” You'll have the opportunity to target multiple fish species in a variety of different spots. If you're up for it, stop at one of the many waterfront restaurants for a relaxing lunch! Fishing gear is provided, just pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy throughout the trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    The 6-hour fishing charter allows you to explore even more fishing areas, including numerous back bays, grass flats, and nearshore fishing spots. All of your fishing gear, including rods, reels, and tackles is included. Just be sure to bring any snacks and drinks you'd like to enjoy throughout the day. Anglers of all skill levels and families with children welcome!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This 4-hour trip is Capt. Jay's most popular, especially for families with younger children! Depending on the fish you're going after, you'll explore the areas around Matlacha, Pine Island, and Captiva. All your fishing gear is provided, just pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Not an early riser? No problem! This 4-hour afternoon adventure will see that you avoid the morning crowds. This is great trip for anglers of all skill levels and families with children. Depending on what fish you're after, Capt. Jay will take you to productive grounds in Matlacha, Captiva, and Pine Island. Don't worry about your fishing gear – that's all taken care of, just pack snacks and drinks to enjoy throughout the trip.
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About the Captain

Jay Rod
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
16 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since December 2019
Captain Jay Rod was born in South Florida and raised along the waters of Biscayne Bay and the Florida Keys. He's been a licensed charter captain since 1998. A true local pro, he's fished with and guided many anglers to their dream fish for over 20 years! His passion for the water and all the beauty she holds is something he loves to share with all his guests. Every trip is customized to your needs so you can have your version of the ultimate Florida fishing experience!

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Aquasport (Bay boat) originally built in 1978, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Cape Coral to departure site is available and 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.96
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
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Morning trip with Captain Jay
Nice Big Red caught with Captain Jay Rod.
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Rosa S.
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Full day fishing trip

November 30, 2019
My husband and I had the fortune of learning about Capt Jay prior to our SW Fl vacation . We had our two teenagers in...
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Terry M.
Cape Coral, Florida
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Captain Jay Rod is THE MAN!

November 29, 2019
I’ve fished several times with Captain Jay and I can tell you hands down this guy is one of the best anglers I’ve...
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Gary H.
Cape Coral, Florida
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Captain Jay is personable, knowledgeable and fun.  The fishing wasn’t great, but the conditions were not the best. ...
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Orlando, Florida
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Perfect Day Trip. BOOK IT!

August 24, 2019
My wife and I can’s say enough great things about Captain Jay.  We had an amazing day on the water and caught just...
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Jack C.
Hollywood, Florida
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July 20, 2019
I took a full trip with Capt Jay this past summer and was Impressed with his fishing knowledge. He was well prepared and a...
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