Reel Local Fishing Charters is dedicated to making sure you have a great time on the water. Regardless of your fishing experience, Captain Brandon will do his best to help you catch your fish of a lifetime. He’s been guiding other people around Naples and the 10,000 Islands area for over 20 years. With that amount of knowledge and experience by your side, any beginner is bound to become an angler by the end of the day.

You’ll be fishing on a 26’ Sea Chaser that accommodates up to 4 guests. This bay boat is powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine and features all necessary fishing equipment you’ll need for the day. There’s enough room to walk around and relax on the cushion seats, so you’re looking for a comfortable day on the water, even if you’re not used to being around boats.

The inshore waters and backcountry spots of the area offer lots of species to target, with the most common ones being Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tripletail, Tarpon, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, and more. You can keep the catch after the trip and the captain will clean and fillet it for you free of charge.

All fishing equipment, licenses, and cold drinks are included in the price. You only need to pack some snacks and sun protection.

Reel Local Fishing Charters guarantees a good time on the water. Come join Capt. Brandon and see what’s biting. Fish on!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    Come for a full day of fishing with Capt. Brandon. You can go after Tarpon, Snook, Tripletail, Redfish, Black Drum, and many more. The best part is that the fish is yours to keep and the captain will clean and fillet it free of charge.
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $480
    Catch some Sharks! The captain covers all fishing equipment, including live bait. This means you can go straight to the prize as soon as the trip starts. You only need some snacks and sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Just a few hours on the water should be enough to catch a few interesting and tasty species that roam the inshore waters of the area. Your captain covers all fishing equipment and licenses, so you only need to pack some snacks and sun protection.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    Don't feel like getting up too early? That's fine! Embark on an afternoon trip and fight some fish later in the day.
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About the Captain

Brandon Stearns
Naples, Florida, United States
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25 Customer Reviews
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Member since February 2021
I was born in Naples FL, and instantly introduced to the fishing community. While I didn't always have a boat, I was consistently catching fish. And at one point I thought it would be great to take families out and share my passion and teach them all about fishing. So I bought a boat and began. Doing charters out of Naples / 10k islands

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Sea Chaser (Bay boat) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha 4-stroke engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
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
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
76%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Half Day trip with Captain Brandon

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 18, 2021
Captain Brandon aka “Bubba” was an amazing guide! All three guys caught a ton of fish & enjoyed his company! The fishing...
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Fantastic half day trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on June 26, 2021
Captain Brandon knows his waters and how to target the fish!  He was patient and great with a 14yo that might have cast in...
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Full-day trip with Captain Brandon

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 5, 2021
Had a great day fishing with my 9 year old son ,the captain did a great job of putting us on fish!We caught several different...
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Manchester, MO
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Great half day fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 24, 2021
Highly recommend for the beginner or novice fisherman! Brandon knew where to find the fish -use the proper bait and show...
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 16, 2021
Brandon is very knowledgeable and laid back. We had a blast as a family and He made us feel very welcome and had everything...
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FAQs about Reel Local Fishing Charters

Reel Local Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $480 per group - Shark Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Local Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Local Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Reel Local Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Reel Local Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Local Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail