Fish Magnet Fishing

Fish Magnet Fishing Charters strive to give you the very best experience possible! Captain Janot Vilardell always gives his best to put his guests on fish. He knew he wanted to be a fisherman before he turned five – talking about determination! He’s experienced and knowledgeable and just what you need for a successful day on the water.

To ensure everybody can fish in comfort and get the captain’s necessary attention, the trips are limited to 3 guests. The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 17’ Key West bay boat that’s powered by a 115 HP Mercury engine. The shallow draft of the boat makes it easy to drift through the shallow waters, which especially comes in handy for gigging trips.

You can spend the day fishing the famous Tsala Apopka chain of lakes for Bass, or wait for the sun to go down and visit the flats and reefs, targeting Redfish, Grouper, Snapper, Flounder, Sharks, and many more. Snorkeling and spearfishing are also available but make sure to request the equipment in advance.

Your captain will supply necessary fishing equipment, fresh water, and also clean your catch after the trip at no extra charge. Feel free to bring your snacks or anything else you might need.

Fish Magnet Fishing has the goal of making a perfect day on the water for you. They are here for you year round, so the only thing you need to do is decide when you want your next adventure to start.

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  • Private trip
    Night Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    price breakdown
    Ever been fishing in the dark? If not, get ready for an exciting fishing trip you won't ever forget! Beat the heat and go fishing when the weather cools off and the fish heat up! Catch Snapper, Snook, Seatrout, Redfish, Sheepshead, and even the occasional Shark mixed in! Guaranteed fish on every trip!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bass
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    Fishing the famous Tsala Apopka chain of lakes in Hernando, FL. Your main target for the day is Bass but you can always count on a bycatch. Bring your snacks and drinks, your captain will provide everything else. The fuel is included in the price.
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About the Captain

Janot Vilardell
Crystal River, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Reports
1 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2015
Captain Janot knew he wanted to fish before he turned five. He's very experienced, knowledgeable, and great with teaching beginners how to fish. His favorite type of fishing is light tackle. He'll try to accommodate the trip to your needs and help you have the best time possible.

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Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Cobia Cobia
Crappie Crappie
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Hogfish Hogfish
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Florida custom boats (Duck boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 35HP Go devil surface drive engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

16 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging


Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates 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


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:
American Express

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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out of 5 stars from 1 review
Half day of fun
Half day of fun
Angler Rating
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
Friendly captain
Recommend this charter
Appropriate for children
Satisfied with the boat
Catch intended fish
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Francisco D. J.
Orlando, FL

Half day of fun

VERIFIED   September 8, 2019
The captain is extremely knowledgeable and really knows the water/area.
Francisco D. J. recommends Fish Magnet Fishing
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