If you’re looking for a fun day of inshore fishing in Florida, look no further than Make A Wake. Captain Cody has a lifelong experience in catching fish and guiding charters, and he can accommodate guests of any skill levels. Whether it’s your first time with a rod or you already have a few trophies in your record, you can have an amazing time!

Join Capt. Cody on his 23’ Panga boat, which offers a comfortable and smooth ride. There’s enough room for 3 guests, so bring your friends and family. Kids need to be at least 4 years old, and life vests for them are provided. Capt. Cody is great at teaching the little ones how to catch their first fish and he can keep them entertained during the whole trip.

If you want to start slow in the calm water, target Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, or Tripletail inshore. You can visit the flats and backcountry, or head out further, to the nearshore spots. There you can go after different types of Grouper and Snapper. The catch is yours to keep, so you’ll leave the dock with tasty, fresh, fish fillets.

When it comes to fishing equipment, you’re fully covered. There’s bottled water and sodas on the boat but feel free to bring your own beverages and snacks.

It doesn’t matter if you’re coming to catch your first fish, try out different fishing techniques, or simply enjoy the surroundings - with Make A Wake, you can have it all. Just choose the date!



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
    $800
    Spending more time on the water means you'll be there during the tides and ready for the fish rush hour. Use this to catch different species or test out which technique works best. Target Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Permit, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    Try your luck fishing the passes and see what bites! Target Snapper, Cobia, Grouper, Trout, and many more. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment in advance, so you only need to prepare snacks and drinks. The catch will be cleaned for you after the trip, with no extra charge.
  • Private trip
    Backwater Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Start your day targeting Redfish, Snook, Snapper, and Tripletail. This trip is great for beginners or families with kids. It's a chance for everyone to learn something new, regardless of their skill level. Your fishing equipment is fully covered by the captain.
  • Private trip
    Backwater Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    Check out what fish hides in the grass flats and see if it's easier to catch them here! The captain will cover your license and equipment.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Start your day exploring the nearshore waters of Punta Rassa and get back to the marina right on time for lunch. The captain will clean your catch free of charge, so you can take it straight to a restaurant and enjoy your well-earned meal!
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    Try your luck fishing the passes and see what bites! Target Snapper, Cobia, Grouper, Trout, and many more. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment in advance, so you only need to prepare snacks and drinks. The catch will be cleaned for you after the trip, with no extra charge.
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About the Captain

Cody Snead
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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52 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.

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Targeted Species

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
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
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

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

Cancellation Policy

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 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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Joe D.
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Half day fishing backcountry with Captain Cody

VERIFIED   Nearshore Trip (AM) on March 25, 2021
We signed up for a half day of nearshore fishing with Captain Cody but the seas were too rough. He recommended that to get...
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Royalton, MN
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Half day with captain Cody

VERIFIED   NEW  Nearshore Trip (AM) on May 30, 2021
Will definitely book with captain Cody the next time we are in fl. Extremely knowledgeable and put us on fish right away. Had...
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Peachtree City, GA
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VERIFIED   NEW  Backwater Trip (AM) on June 19, 2021
Capt Cody was great and took his time to explain the basics of salt water fishing. This was my first charter trip for my son...
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Lynn J.
Cape Coral, Florida
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HOOKED!

Backwater Trip (PM) on December 5, 2020
Fantastic first time experience! Captain Cody is amazing! Very knowledgeable, professional, courteous, and most of all fun!...
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Nearshore Trip (AM) on March 16, 2021
Awesome day out on the water with Captain Cody.  We were fish on in three casts.  We felt welcome as soon as we step on the...
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FAQs about Make A Wake – Sanibel Island

Make A Wake – Sanibel Island offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Backwater Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Backwater Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Nearshore Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Nearshore Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Inshore (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Make A Wake – Sanibel Island, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Make A Wake – Sanibel Island include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water, Sodas)
  • Fishing License

Make A Wake – Sanibel Island offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Make A Wake – Sanibel Island offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Make A Wake – Sanibel Island include:
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail