Welcome to Silver Fish Inshore Charters. Captain Stephen Washington has one goal in mind each day and that is to create memories for his guest by getting them fish and smiles. He runs a safe and comfortable boat out of Fort Myers and specializes in inshore light tackle fishing with either live bait or lures. If you are new to fishing, don’t worry, live bait fishing is easy to learn and effective. Those who are more experienced may want to use lures, which is also encouraged. This day is for you and your enjoyment so pick your methods and enjoy fishing in Florida.

The Canyon Bay boat is 24’ long and can fit up to 4 guests. It has high gunnels which makes it safer for the younger kids and helps the parents relax. The boat is equipped with a T-top for needed shade and comfortable seating.

The boat is powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine, which helps you quickly reach your fishing spots. It is also equipped with navigation electronics, a wireless trolling motor, and a live well.

On your trip, you will catch fish on light tackle spinning and popping. The wide choice of species you can target includes Jack Crevalle, Snook, Tarpon, Sheepshead, Blacktip Shark, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, as well as Speckled Trout. Kids can come aboard as well, just make sure to ask the captain about life jackets. You are allowed to keep your catch, but the captain recommends releasing it in order to keep the fishery healthy.

Captain Stephen takes care of all the equipment, catch cleaning, licenses, water, and ice. Bring any food or drinks you want.

Pay a visit to Silver Fish Inshore Charters and enjoy a lovely day of fishing Florida’s bountiful waters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Lone Angler (MAX 1)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $425
    Want to go fishing but no one to go with you? Join me for a day of personalized chartering. Let's go fish the way you want it with only you in mind. This will truly be your day. Note: this trip is for one person, additional people reserved will be at a $100 per person rate.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (MAX 2)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $525
    A full day of fishing for up to two people. You will start your trip at 8:00 a.m. and return after 4 hours on the water. Smaller groups are preferred for personalized service. You will focus on the wonderful inshore fish species including Snook, Redfish, and Speckled Trout.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (MAX 2)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    A full day of fishing for up to two people. If you want, you and the captain can take a break for lunch at one of the waterside restaurants without losing fishing time. You will start your trip at 8:00 a.m. and return after 8 hours on the water. Smaller groups are preferred for personalized service.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (MAX 4)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    Enjoy an 8-hour fishing trip for up to four anglers. If you want to make a lunch break, your group and the captain can stop by at one of the local waterside restaurants without losing any time for fishing. The departure time is 8:00 a.m.
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About the Captain

Stephen Washington
Bokeelia, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
21 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2021
Captain Stephen grew up fishing for panfish, Carp, and Northern Pike in Michigan and fell in love with fishing. After high school, he served 23 years in the Navy which took him around the world. He has spent years fishing for Salmon and Steelhead in the rivers of Alaska and Washington State and Rainbow Trout in the lakes. After retiring from the military, the captain moved to Florida to be near his parents and discovered inshore fishing for Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Snook – the best fishing he has ever experienced. He loves fishing for Speckled Trout, as the action is usually good and the fish are beautiful. Its distinctive head shake and aggressive bite make it fun to catch on light tackle. After years of fishing and working in Florida, Captain Stephen realized the only days he looked forward to were those he spent on the water. He made it his goal to someday find a way to make a living doing what he loves and he has finally succeeded. He is looking forward to sharing it with you.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Canyon Bay (Bay boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 48 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water provided and ice for cooler
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
Please contact captain before trip for life jacket
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Preferred to help sustain a healthy fishery

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Mastercard
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (14)
First redfish
Lots of good size trout
Beautiful coloration
+11
Angler Rating
18
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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David L.
Pisgah Forest, NC
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (MAX 2) on March 14, 2022
Fished two full days with Captain Stephen during the week of March 13. Stephen did a great job for us, starting by being at...
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Michael D.
Fort Myers, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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3/4 day trip on pine island sound

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Lone Angler (MAX 1) on March 4, 2022
Captain Steve was easy going and very knowledgeable. We were on fish right away. We used soft baits for the trout and...
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Tom L.
Grafton, WI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (MAX 2) on December 13, 2021
Very personable, knowledgeable, good interactions with the guys on the boat, and explained the fishing in the area.  Replied...
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Kent W.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Six hour charter with Silver Fish Inshore Charters

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Lone Angler (MAX 1) on February 11, 2022
Had a great trip! Water was cold (61 degrees at start) so fish were a bit elusive, but not from lack of trying. Captain Washington...
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Michael And Aaron Bostelman
Florida, OH
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4.3 / 5
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Silver Fish Inshore Charter

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (MAX 2) on December 14, 2021
I booked this on relatively short notice with my adult son.  The weather was overcast and there was a bit of wind.  The captain...
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FAQs about Silver Fish Inshore Charters

Silver Fish Inshore Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $425 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Lone Angler (MAX 1) (6 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (MAX 2) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (MAX 2) (8 hours)
  • $850 per group - Full Day Trip (MAX 4) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Silver Fish Inshore Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Silver Fish Inshore Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water provided and ice for cooler)
  • Fishing License

Silver Fish Inshore Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Silver Fish Inshore Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Silver Fish Inshore Charters include:
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon