CFL Charters - Captain Leon

CFL Charters are lucky to be located close to some of the best fishing grounds in the world – Daytona Beach! Boasting the largest offshore reef and wreck system on the East Coast and easy access to Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna Beach, a fishing trip here takes your vacation to the next level.

Head out with Captain Leon Somers, who has been fishing these waters all his life. He’ll take you to all the best spots for a variety of fish aboard a 24’ Everglades center console. She can comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests and comes equipped with GPS, Fishfinder, a wireless trolling motor, and a live well. There’s also a portable toilet to make longer trips more comfortable.

In waters as diverse as these are, a great catch is all but guaranteed. Stay closer to shore and you’ll hook into Tarpon, Black Drum, Redfish, and Snook. On longer trips, you’ll take advantage of the incredible reef system to go after the likes of Snapper, Sea Bass, Grouper, Cobia, and Sharks.

Not only will Capt. Leon help you track down a trophy catch, but he’ll also bring along top-notch equipment. You’ll find Open Face spinning reels and Penn and Tiger rods on board. At the end of the trip, the first mate is happy to clean and fillet your catch. He works hard to make sure you have a good time and tips are appreciated.

Bring along enough drinks and snacks to keep you going and you’re ready to head out on your adventure. See just how fast and furious Daytona Beach is aboard CFL Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $400
    Make the most of the morning bite and head out for 4 hours of offshore fishing in the waters surrounding Daytona Beach! You'll head about 10 miles out and search the reefs and wrecks for a variety of bottom-feeding fishing. You'll use gear and live bait provided by Capt. Leon and his first mate.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $300
    Head out for 4 hours of incredible inshore fishing in the waters surrounding Daytona Beach! Capt. Leon Somers takes you into the world-famous Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River, and Spruce Creek to land trophy fish. Hook Tarpon, Redfish, Black Drum, and Snook with top-notch gear. All you'll need to bring are drinks and snacks!

About the Captain

Leon Somers
Ponce Inlet, Florida, United States
15 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since September 2015
Captain Leon Somers was raised fishing and sailing on these waters. If you like the thrill of deep sea fishing, you should know that big fights are his specialty! He'll put his lifetime of local fishing and boating experience to good use as you explore world-famous inshore waters and the greatest reef and wreck system on Florida's eastern coast. Hop aboard!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Tarpon Tarpon
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Everglades 243 (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki 4-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Elroy R.
Granite Falls, MN
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Half day near shore sharkin' fun!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on May 12, 2021
Just as advertised, Capt. Leon did not disappoint. He put us on sharks and even a bonus 60” Tarpon.  It is well worth his...
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4 hour AM trip with Captain Leon

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore on February 26, 2021
Captain Leon was awesome! Highly recommend. Great communication prior to trip as well as morning of. Is knowledgeable, engaging,...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on February 18, 2021
Captain Leon went above and beyond!!!! We had an outstanding trip. Caught 3 sharks plus many more fish. Greatest fishing charter...
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Robin S.
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Great time

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on April 6, 2021
We had a great time with Leon. He is fun and full of info as well as story’s. We even hook a shark and pulled it close enoughto...
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Mike A.
Munising, MI
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore on March 31, 2021
Had a good time.  Never fished in the ocean before.. Capt.  Leon was great and very patient.  Caught my first shark.
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FAQs about CFL Charters - Captain Leon

CFL Charters - Captain Leon offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $99 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $99 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore (4 hours)

When you book a trip with CFL Charters - Captain Leon, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet ( portable camping toilet)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (i-pilot)

Trips booked with CFL Charters - Captain Leon include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (15-20% tip is customary)
  • Fishing License

CFL Charters - Captain Leon offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

CFL Charters - Captain Leon offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with CFL Charters - Captain Leon include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tarpon
  • Wahoo