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Smallwood’s Guide Fishing

Join Smallwood’s Guide Fishing on a fishing adventure in Everglades City. Your host and guide for the day is Captain Kenny, who’s a 6th generation native fishing in the area. He grew up on the water and is raising his kids the same way his family has raised him. Captain Kenny will do anything in his power to make a great experience for you and your group.

The trip starts on a 21’ Sailfish boat that accommodates up to 6 guests. This flats boat has been recently restored in 2022 and she’s powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine. The vessel features all the fishing equipment you’ll need for the day, including a cooler, live bait tank, and even snorkeling equipment if you feel like jumping in.

Depending on how long you want to stay on the water, you can choose between a half day and a full day trip. These bountiful waters never lack diversity, so it’s hard to mention all fish species you can catch here - from inshore Redfish, Black Drum, Trout, Tarpon, and Snook, to offshore Goliath Grouper, Red Snapper, and Mahi Mahi.

It’s easy to get ready for this trip, as Captain Kenny covers almost everything - your fishing equipment, licenses, snacks, and drinks. He’ll also let you keep the catch and clean it for you free of charge. You just need to bring your sun protection and sunglasses.

Pick a trip and enjoy your day on the water. Smallwood’s Guide Fishing awaits you!



About the Captain

Kenny Smallwood
Ochopee, Florida, United States
1 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since April 2022
I’m a 6th generation of Everglades natives who grew up fishing the 10,000 islands. I’m a family man who enjoys taking families (and kids) to experience the joys of fishing. I have 3 kids of my own that live to fish, hunt, and play sports. I’m trying to go out on my own and stop working for others and do what I love. I would love it if you would give me a chance to take you out and give you a great experience on the water!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Lobster Lobster
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Sailfish (Flats boat) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 53 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Spearfishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

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

Customer Reviews

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2.3 / 5
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3.0 / 5
Crew
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2.0 / 5
Experience
Bad
2.0 / 5
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Bruce D.
Miami Beach, Florida
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2.3 / 5
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Overall

An unfortunate selection with poor results

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on April 15, 2022
From the onset this was a mistake. The captain said his equipment had been stolen the night before so he brought his son’s...
Bruce D. does not recommend Smallwood’s Guide Fishing
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FAQs about Smallwood’s Guide Fishing

Smallwood’s Guide Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Smallwood’s Guide Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Smallwood’s Guide Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Smallwood’s Guide Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Smallwood’s Guide Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Spearfishing

Top targeted fish species with Smallwood’s Guide Fishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Lobster
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon