Captain Arthur Schmidt runs charters around Pine Island, Matlacha, Sanibel, and Captiva, specializing in targeting trophy inshore gamefish on fly tackle.
Capt. Arthur has worked with some of the best in the industry and is the man to go to if you want to catch big fish. Target Tarpon, Snook, Permit, Jacks, and other fly fishing favorites in the maze of mangroves and grass flats the area is famous for.
You will be fishing aboard Capt. Arthur’s Silver King Signature Series 16 flats boat. The vessel was fully restored in 2017 and makes for the perfect fishing platform for one or two experienced anglers out in search of record-breaking fish.
Stalk silently through the shallows, with your captain poling you along and sighting out the best fish from up high. This vessel was born for epic flats fishing and that’s exactly what you’ll get.
The boat is outfitted with the very best tackle, with Taylor, Tibor, Abel and Seamaster Reels and Sage, Orvis and Loomis Rods. If you want to bring your own fly gear you are welcome to, but you can rest assured that you will be given the best on the market if not.
All licenses are covered by the boat so all you need to bring is some sunscreen and a decent pair of polarized glasses to seek out those signature silver flashes!
Fishing License Included
You Keep Catch
Rods, reels & tackle
About this listing
Silver King (Flats boat) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.
Types of Fishing
About the Captain
Member since April 2015
Matlacha Fishing Calendar
Went fishing on August 23, 2017
I’ve been fly fishing fo a long time but never got a Tarpon, Capt Art put me on a nice school of 40-60lb fish and caught my first one on fly. Highly recommend Capt Art, he’s a nice guy and an excellent guide
Fished August 2017Fished August 23, 2017recommends Captain Arthur Schmidt Charters