Make A Wake – Lovers Key

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Spend a relaxing day with Make A Wake! Captain Cody has been fishing the area since he was a kid and now he’s here to share his knowledge with you! The trips are available year round, so you can join any time you want. You can start your adventure from Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, or Matlacha.

The captain welcomes you on his 23’ Panga boat that accommodates up to 4 anglers. Equipped with the latest navigational electronics, safety equipment, and a live bait tank, you’ll have everything you need for a great day of fishing.

This area is famous for its variety of inshore and nearshore species. You can catch anything, from huge Redfish, Snook, and Tarpon, to Spotted Seatrout, Permit, and different types of Grouper and Snapper. Your daily targets can be adjusted to your skill level, so you can start with something that’s easier to catch and progress to fish that’s more demanding. This is a great opportunity for the kids to catch their first fish and start loving the outdoors.

You get to keep the catch and the captain will clean it for you free of charge. He’ll also cover your fishing license and equipment. You only need to bring sunscreen, snacks, and drinks of your choice.

Make A Wake makes every fishing trip unique, as everything is adjusted to your needs. This unforgettable adventure is only a few clicks away!



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
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    This full day adventure will give you the best opportunities for a great catch. Since you'll spend more time on the boat, you'll be fishing during multiple tides. Target Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Redfish, Trout, Tripletail, Snook, Tarpon, and more.
  • Private trip
    Backwater Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Explore the local grass flats and see if you can spot the fish before the captain. It's fun for the kids and a great way for them to learn the basics. Your fishing equipment is fully covered, you just need to bring some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Backwater Trip (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 7 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $395
    price breakdown
    $395
    Let Capt. Cody take you backwater fishing mangrove tree lines and grass flats. Target Tarpon, Redfish, Tripletail, Snook, and more. The best thing is, you don't need to be an experienced angler! The captain loves teaching novices how to catch fish, so you'll learn everything you need to know during the trip.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $395
    price breakdown
    $395
    Target various species of Snapper and Grouper, Cobia, Speckled Trout, and more. Try out if bottom fishing feels good, or switch to other techniques. If you want to catch fish on a fly, make sure to ask the captain to bring fly fishing equipment in advance.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $395
    price breakdown
    $395
    Fishing the outer islands will get you bigger fish if you're ready to take the challenge. Target various types of Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and more. This trip is still suitable for beginners, so don't hesitate to join! The captain will cover your fishing equipment, license, and drinking water.
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About the Captain

Cody Snead
Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
12 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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
4 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
Deep Sea 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

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
Photos by reviewers (4)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Inshore Slam!
Inshore Slam!
Inshore Slam!
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Angler Rating
2
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Anglers Claimed
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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Olga L.
Seminole, Florida
 5.00
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Inshore Slam!

June 22, 2020
What a great experience!  Both my fiance and I got an Inshore Slam (snook, red fish, and trout), we caught some other...
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Greg H.
Tampa, FL
 5.00
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Fishing with Cody

VERIFIED   June 1, 2020
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