Coastline Fishing Charters are waiting for you to join them for some inshore and nearshore fishing on Florida’s west coast. Captain Bill has fished on these waters for over 30 years so he knows where to take you to find a bite.

You’ll enjoy an inshore or nearshore fishing adventure on an immaculate 22’ Pathfinder bay boat. It’s suitable for various types of fishing and all that you need including a live bait well, fishfinder, and a fighting chair for when it comes to the tough ones.

On his trips, you’re given the chance to catch Snook, Trout, Redfish, Cobia, and a lot more. There are also select seasonal Tarpon trips to battle the mighty Silverking making for one of the best sportfishing bouts in the world. You’ll use Penn tackle on the trip an use a variety of techniques depending on the target species including jigging, drift fishing, and trolling. You’ll use live bait to catch the fish which is picked up for you before your trip commences.

Fishing licenses are provided for you as is catch cleaning. There is a first mate on board on some of the trips who works for tips. A cooler with ice and water is provided on every trip. Please remember to bring sunblock and any snacks or other drinks with you.

So whether you are wanting some laid back inshore fishing, an adventure on the sea, or the ultimate sportfishing battle against Tarpon, Coastline Fishing Charters has you covered!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    Go after the Snook Redfish, Tripletail, and much more on this near land adventure! Everything that you need including live bait, tackle, licenses, a cooler with ice, and water is provided for you. You just need to bring some sunblock, a hat, polarized sunglasses, snacks, and a 'can do' attitude with you.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    Stalk some Snook or Redfish in some shallow waters or cruise up on Tripletail hanging under some floating debris. Bring some sunblock, a hat, polarized sunglasses, and lunch. A cooler with ice and water is provided as is your license. Captain Bill has all the fishing gear and bait that you need to catch some fish!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Tarpon Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 30 (Sat, Sun)
    $500
    Head out to Boca Grande Pass to hook up on the mighty Silverking! Tarpon fishing is the chance to land the fish of a lifetime. Coastline Fishing Charters will provide everything that you need to undertake the task. Bring your hat, sunblock, polarized sunglasses, and any snacks that you want. With all this, you're set for one of the ultimate fishing trips that you can find!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Tarpon Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 30 (Sat, Sun)
    $500
    You'll set off to Boca Grande Pass, one of the prime spots in the region where the Tarpon lives. This trip gives you the chance that many anglers dream about - the possibility of reeling in the mighty Silverking! Coastline Fishing Charters have all the fishing gear and bait you need to tempt the Tarpon to your lure! Just take what you need for the day with you such as weather-appropriate clothing, sun protection, as well as drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    All of the tackle and live bait required for reeling in some Snook, Trout, Redfish, Tripletail, and some nearshore Snapper is provided for you. Additionally, there is also cooler with water and ice as well as space for any drinks and snacks you want to bring with you. Just take your polarized sunglasses, a hat, and some sun protection with you to fully enjoy this adventure!
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About the Captain

Bill Heydet
Placida, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
37 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since February 2020
A passion for fishing and a desire to be on the water has led me to become a captain and a fishing guide. I have been fishing the Venice, Englewood, and Placida waters since my family moved here in 1989. Fishing from shore, piers, and jetties is where i started out. I run a 22' Pathfinder bay boat for inshore and near shore trips. I find enjoyment and satisfaction in teaching others how to fish or putting an experienced angler on fish and seeing the look of excitement when they hook up.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Boat specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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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
85%
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Gina A.
Saint Augustine, Florida
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Afternoon in January

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on January 15, 2023
Captain Bill and his son provided a fantastic experience! Very knowledgeable and efficient finding the fish! Highly recommended!...
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Steve K.
Englewood, Florida
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Bill and AJ Heydet- wonderful fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 5, 2022
This was more like going out on a good friend’s boat than on a charter!  I mean that in a good way.  Bill and AJ could...
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Full day with Capt Bill and AJ

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 28, 2022
Phenomenal day of fishing with capt Bill and his first mate(son) AJ. Despite a recent cold snap causing the bite to be slow,...
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Charles C.
Naples, FL
Excellent
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Half Day Fishing Trip with Capt. Bill

VERIFIED   Half Day (AM) on August 28, 2022
My father, son, and I had a fantastic time with Captain Bill. Not only did we catch lots of fish, Bill’s positive spirit...
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Matthew H.
Tampa, FL
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Great day trip Feb 2022

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 19, 2022
Capt Bill and his son AJ provided a wonderful day trip for my father and I. My dad is a great fly fisherman and they put him...
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FAQs about Coastline Fishing Charters-Placida

Coastline Fishing Charters-Placida offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Tarpon Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Tarpon Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Coastline Fishing Charters-Placida, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Coastline Fishing Charters-Placida include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Coastline Fishing Charters-Placida offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Coastline Fishing Charters-Placida offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Coastline Fishing Charters-Placida include:
  • Cobia
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail