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Join Captain Jeff Ruppart on a fly-fishing and light tackle charter on the grass flats and bays of the forgotten coast. Explore Apalachicola, Carrabelle, and Lanark village any time of the year. Your guide is a lifelong angler, who loves sharing his experience with other people. Whether this is your first time on the boat or you already have an admirable list of trophies, you’ll have a great time here.

You’ll be fishing on an 18’ Sea chaser that accommodates up to 2 guests. This flats boat is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine and reaches the speed of 30 knots. Besides safety gear, the boat has GPS, a fishfinder, a live bait tank, and a cooler. Offering a safe and reliable ride, the vessel will take you to your fishing spot in no time.

Fly fishing is a unique way of fishing that requires patience and precision. No wonder this is one of favorite approaches for passionate anglers. There’s lots of species you can catch this way, from Redfish, Tarpon, and Tripletail, to Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Spotted Trout. After the trip, the captain will clean and fillet your catch free of charge, so you can bring a cooler if you’re saving the meat for later, or go straight to a nearby restaurant.

All fishing equipment is included in the price, as well as licenses. Captain Jeff has been selling flies for over 2 decades, so he knows what’s the best equipment out there. All of this will be ready on the boat. You only need to pack some snacks, drinks, and sunblock.

Choose Captain Jeff Ruppart for your next fly fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore Flats
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    This 8-hour adventure is a neverending action and you can take this trip any time of the year. Target Redfish, Trout, Pompano, Cobia, Tripletail, and many more. You'll use fly fishing and light tackle.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $600
    Full day targeting Tarpon on fly. This is a seasonal trip that also offers great opportunities to catch Cobia on the fly and light tackle. Your fishing license, equipment, and catch cleaning are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    Best fishing is usually in the morning, which is why you should use this opportunity for an early bite. You'll be back at the marina right on time for lunch, with a bag full of fresh fish fillets.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    Take an early lunch and join Captain Jeff at the marina afterward. Enjoy a lovely afternoon on the water, where you'll target Redfish, Trout, Tripletail, Pompano, and many more.

About the Captain

Jeff Ruppart
Carrabelle, Florida, United States
5 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2021
Captain Jeff is a lifelong avid angler, U.S. Coast Guard Veteran. Originally from Alaska, he started guiding fly-fishers and anglers on Kodiak island in 1999. Jeff has lived in Florida since 2005. He fished in Southwest Florida out of Matlacha for several years before settling down on the forgotten coast. He's been tying and selling flies for over 25 years and will provide all the flies and lures you will need for your trip.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Sea chaser (Flats boat) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha vmax engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly 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
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
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Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Sandra W.
Newnan, GA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 13, 2021
Captain Jeff is very knowledgeable and personable. Knew exactly where to take us, caught fish as soon as line hit water. Husband...
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Frenchtown, Montana
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Half Day Trip (AM) on March 6, 2021
Had a great experience with Capt Jeff. He is very knowledgeable of the area, has nice equipment, and a great personality. I...
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Full Day Trip – Inshore Flats on July 8, 2020
I have fished with Captain Jeff on numerous occasions, he has always put me on the fish wether it be Trout, Redfish Snook or...
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Toby S.
Tallahassee, FL
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 28, 2021
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 29, 2021
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FAQs about Captain Jeff Ruppart

Captain Jeff Ruppart offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore Flats (8 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip – Tarpon (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Jeff Ruppart, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain Jeff Ruppart include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Captain Jeff Ruppart offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Captain Jeff Ruppart offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Jeff Ruppart include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail