Make A Wake – Matlacha

Spending a day with Make A Wake is a perfect way to learn new fishing tricks and have fun on the water. Captain Cody Snead has been fishing in the area since he was a kid and knows all the secrets of these waters. Thanks to his experience and friendly approach, lots of people learned how to fish and caught their first fish on his boat. He encourages family-friendly trips and introduces the amazing world of fishing to the little ones.

You’ll be fishing on a 23’ Panga boat that accommodates up to 3 guests. This simple boat has everything you need for a successful day of fishing – navigational technology, safety equipment, a live bait tank, and a wireless trolling motor.

With a variety of inshore and nearshore species you can find here, it’s hard to list everything that can bite your bait. You’re most likely to target Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Snapper, but also Spotted Seatrout, different types of Grouper, Pompano, and Cobia. You get to keep the catch and Capt. Cody will clean it for you free of charge.

Your rods and reels are included in the price. If you want to target fish on the fly, make sure to request fly fishing equipment in advance. There’s fresh water on the boat but feel free to bring beverages of your choice and some snacks. Kids need to be at least years old and life vests for them are provided.

Let Capt. Cody and Make A Wake show you how amazing inshore fishing can be. You only need to choose the trip that sounds best for you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $695
    price breakdown
    $695
    fishing multiple tides, best chances at catching a monster fish.
  • Private trip
    Backwater Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $395
    price breakdown
    $395
    Join Capt. Cody for backwater fishing mangrove tree lines and grass flats. Bring your friends or family and enjoy this trip together. You get to keep the catch after the trip, so check out local restaurants and go there straight for lunch!
  • Private trip
    Backwater Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $395
    price breakdown
    $395
    Backwater fishing mangrove tree lines and grass flats. Check out how fast you can spot the fish in the grass and if it's harder to catch it there. The captain will help you with everything you need and clean your catch after the trip, free of charge.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $395
    price breakdown
    $395
    This short morning trip will take you fishing the passes and outer islands. Bring your family along and make this a family adventure you'll never forget. Your fishing licenses and equipment are covered. You only need to prepare snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $395
    price breakdown
    $395
    This trip will take you fishing the passes and outer islands. Target Snapper, Cobia, Grouper, and many more. You don't need to be an experienced angler to join, you'll learn everything you need to known right on the spot. Bring some sunscreen, snacks, and drinks, and you're ready to go.
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About the Captain

Cody Snead
Matlacha, Florida, United States
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15 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2020
Captain Cody has been fishing since he was a boy, but started to do this professionally in 2006. Born and raised in Florida, he's a second generation of fishermen. He realized that people love to go fishing, but they don't have the ability to do it on their own, so he decided to make it easy for them. He taught many people how to fish, especially children. It's always an exciting experience when they catch their first fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Permit Permit

Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Panga (Center console) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 115HP 115 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not 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
Bank Transfer
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
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Crew
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Biggest catch on a long time! 18 lb. 34 in. snook.
Half Day trip with Captain Cody
Half Day trip with Captain Cody
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Good experience
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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Sammi B.
Fort Myers, Florida
 5.00
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Half Day trip with Captain Cody

April 18, 2020
What a great experience! Would highly recommend Make A Wake Charters. We went on a half-day excursion with Captain Cody to...
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Cleve H.
Cape Coral, FL
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VERIFIED   June 28, 2020
Captain Cody’s vast knowledge of fishing only added to our enjoyment and helped reel in some huge fish. Great time!
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