First Lite Charters LLC

First Lite Charters invites you to join them for an unforgettable day of fishing! Captain Justin Diaz has been fishing all his life in the area and knows these waters like the palm of his hand. Since Fort Myers is blessed with a year round fishing season, you can take a trip with Capt. Justin anytime you want. His trips are family-friendly and you’ll enjoy them even if you’re a novice.

Hop aboard a 22’ Action Craft, that accommodates up to four guests. This brand new bay boat was built in 2020 and has the latest navigational electronics. There’s a 200 HP Suzuki engine, a wireless trolling motor that will let you sneak up on the fish quietly, a live bait tank, and a cooler.

Even half day trips offer lots of different fish species to catch. You can go after Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, Ladyfish, and Snapper. If you’re after slightly bigger fish, take a longer trip and you can also add Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Jack Crevalle to your target list.

Capt. Justin will provide you with Star rods and Daiwa reels, fresh water, and licenses. If you’re using live bait, it can be either prepared in advance or you’ll catch it during the trip. You only need to bring some snacks and sun protection. Kids of all ages are welcome but mention them in advance, so the captain can prepare life vests in the right size.

Join First Lite Charters and catch the tastiest fish you’re ever going to eat!



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
    $800
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Full 8-hour charters offer ample time on the water. This trip gives you plenty of time to head to local eateries or watering holes. Do some sightseeing as well, and travel a little further to prime fishing territory! A truly all-encompassing Florida experience!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    A unique trip offering a little more time on the water. This will afford you the opportunity to head a little further north into pine island sound, weather dependent! Go after Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Jack Crevalle, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Half day trips are extremely popular with families who have kids, since you won't spend the whole day on the boat. This is just enough time to learn the basics, catch your first fish, and enjoy the ride. Your fishing equipment and licenses are fully covered.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Skip the lazy afternoon and go fishing! Capt. Justin will provide your fishing equipment, licenses, and water. Bring some snacks and sunglasses. This trip is perfect if you're a novice or a family with kids.
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About the Captain

Justin Diaz
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
2 Customer Reviews
Member since December 2019
I’m a native Floridian who grew up on the water. I've been fishing for most of my life! I want to invite you to join me on a great day all around fishing and just, in general, enjoying a great time outdoors. Born and raised in southwest Florida my local knowledge of the area will put fish in the boat! The places where I fished the most are the 10,000 islands, Estero, and Pine Island Sound! Come enjoy a great day on the water!

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Action Craft (Bay boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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 Fort Myers to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Jenna D.
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Half Day Trip with Capt. J. Diaz

January 28, 2020
Our family fishing day was a super great experience! We were catching fish within minutes of arriving at our first spot. Justin...
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Jennifer D.
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Half Day Trip with Captain Justin

October 18, 2018
Justin was so personable and fun! We started off with the sunrise and then fished through Matlacha and caught a bunch of snapper....
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Fishing Reports

Quarantine

March 21, 2020

Had another great day on the water! Ran oht to murdock point to see the day begin and tarpon roll. Caught bait at the causeway bd made a long run up to the narrows! Had a great day catching… Read Full Report →


Monday afternoon madness!!

March 17, 2020

Had a great afternoon fishing a father and his three sons! Fishing started out slow despite at tidal flow and a very mild weather pattern. Bait was slim to none, but the gulps didnt let us down. Ended the… Read Full Report →