If you’re ready to love fishing in Placida, look no further than Reelshark Charters.

Depending on the season, you might hook into Tarpon, Bull Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Blacktip Shark, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Tripletail, Permit, Ladyfish, Cobia, Great Barracuda, and anything else that bites. On these trips, you can expect to troll using light or heavy tackle. Any fish within the legal limit are yours to keep. Capt. Mike can even clean your catch for you. Bring a cooler ready in the car!

Planning a family adventure? Kids are absolutely welcome! If you don’t have a child-sized life vest of your own, be sure to ask if there’s one on board. Also, remember to bring snacks so that nobody gets grumpy on an empty stomach!

Capt. Mike operates a 23’ Dorado center console that holds up to 5 passengers. It comes with a fighting chair and all the essentials. You’ll find rods, reels, and tackle waiting for you, along with lures. Live bait is on offer, but be sure to ask about it ahead of time so you know if you’ll be catching it yourself.

There will be a First Mate on board to help your trip run smoothly. It’s customary to tip the Mate 10%–20% at the end of the day to show your appreciation.

Your fishing license for the day is covered by the charter boat, so all you have to do is look forward to your trip! Be mindful that some species may have special rules or limited seasons. Simply ask and your captain can tell you more.

Don’t leave home without bottled water, sunscreen (non-spray), and sunglasses. There will be some drinks on offer, but be sure to let the captain know if you wish to bring your own. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but try to avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Now’s the time to experience fishing in Placida for yourself, with Reelshark Charters!

As Capt. Mike always says "If it swims - we can catch it".



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Backcountry
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $500
    Enjoy the beautiful, calm, clean backcountry waters of S.W. Florida for some of the best light tackle Snook, Trout, and Redfish fishing the state offers. Live bait, soft plastics, top water plugs, and an assortment of other artificial bait can be used to target these fish, the choice is yours. This is a great trip to get your kids hooked on fishing. Join me for a great day on the water.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $500
    Catch Blacktips, Hammerheads, Bulls, Lemons, Spinners, Tigers, and Sandbar Sharks on spinning or conventional reels. Shark fishing is fun for the entire family and for those thrill seekers looking to tangle with a monster Shark of over 10 feet in length. Sharks are major drag-pullers and like to jump as far as 6 feet out of the water. Our Sharks run anywhere from 20 pounds up to over 1000 pounds. Great fun for kids and adults alike. This trip will be one you will not forget.
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Tiger)
    Tiger Shark
    Shark (Nurse)
    Nurse Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Shark (Lemon)
    Lemon Shark
  • Private trip
    Afternoon backcountry or shark trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $500
    Afternoon trip
    Types of fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Permit
    Permit
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Backcountry
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $750
    Enjoy the beautiful, calm, clean backcountry waters of S.W. Florida for some of the best light tackle Snook, Trout, and Redfish fishing the state offers. Live bait, soft plastics, top water plugs, and an assortment of other artificial bait can be used to target these fish, the choice is yours. This is a great trip to get your kids hooked on fishing. Join me for a great day on the water.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Shark
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $750
    Catch Blacktips, Hammerheads, Bulls, Lemons, Spinners, Tigers, and Sandbar Sharks on spinning or conventional reels. Shark fishing is fun for the entire family and for those thrill seekers looking to tangle with a monster Shark of over 10 feet in length. Sharks are major drag-pullers and like to jump as far as 6 feet out of the water. Our Sharks run anywhere from 20 pounds up to over 1000 pounds. Great fun for kids and adults alike. This trip will be one you will not forget.
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Tiger)
    Tiger Shark
    Shark (Nurse)
    Nurse Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Shark (Lemon)
    Lemon Shark
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 30
    US $750
    Boca Grande is the Tarpon Capital of the World. We target our Tarpon on both spinning and conventional tackle. We primarily use live crabs or bait fish to target Tarpon but they can just as easily be caught casting artificial baits at them. They are high-flying, drag-peeling monsters that you will fall in love with the first time you see one clear the water shaking its head. Book your trip today to catch the fish of a lifetime.
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    6hr - Afternoon Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $750
    Afternoon Tarpon trips
    Types of fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Permit
    Permit
    Snook
    Snook
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
  • Private trip
    Afternoon trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $750
    Afternoon fishing trip
    Types of fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Permit
    Permit
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Backcountry
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,000
    Come enjoy the beautiful, calm, clean backcountry waters of S.W. Florida for some of the best light tackle Snook, Trout, and Redfish fishing the state has to offer. Live bait, soft plastics, top water plugs, and an assortment of other artificial bait can be used to target these fish, the choice is yours. This is a great trip to get your kids hooked on fishing. Come join me for a great day on the water.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Shark
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,000
    Catch Blacktips, Hammerheads, Bulls, Lemons, Spinners, Tigers, and Sand Bar sharks on spinning or conventional reels. Shark fishing is fun for the entire family and for those thrill seekers looking to tangle with a monster Shark of over 10 feet in length. Sharks are major drag-pullers and like to jump as far as 6 feet out of the water. Our Sharks run anywhere from 20 pounds up to over 1000 pounds. Great fun for kids and adults alike. This trip will be one you will not forget.
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Tiger)
    Tiger Shark
    Shark (Nurse)
    Nurse Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Shark (Lemon)
    Lemon Shark
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 30
    US $1,000
    Boca Grande is the Tarpon Capital of the World. We target our Tarpon on both spinning and conventional tackle. We primarily use live crabs or bait fish to target Tarpon but they can just as easily be caught casting artificial baits at them. They are high-flying, drag-peeling monsters that you will fall in love with the first time you see one clear the water shaking its head. Book your trip today to catch the fish of a lifetime.
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 30
    US $1,250
    Boca Grande is the Tarpon Capital of the World. We target our Tarpon on both spinning and conventional tackle. We primarily use live crabs or bait fish to target Tarpon but they can just as easily be caught casting artificial baits at them. They are high-flying, drag-peeling monsters that you will fall in love with the first time you see one clear the water shaking its head. Book your trip today to catch the fish of a lifetime.
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 30
    US $1,500
    Boca Grande is the Tarpon Capital of the World. We target our Tarpon on both spinning and conventional tackle. We primarily use live crabs or bait fish to target Tarpon but they can just as easily be caught casting artificial baits at them. They are high-flying, drag-peeling monsters that you will fall in love with the first time you see one clear the water shaking its head. Book your trip today to catch the fish of a lifetime.
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon

FAQs about Reelshark Charters

Reelshark Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Backcountry (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Shark (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - Afternoon backcountry or shark trip (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Backcountry (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Shark (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Tarpon (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 6hr - Afternoon Tarpon (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group - Afternoon trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Backcountry (8 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Shark (8 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Tarpon (8 hours)
  • US $1,250 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Tarpon (10 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Tarpon (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Reelshark Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Reelshark Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (I supply water only - you bring all other drinks )
  • First Mate (Tarpon Trips Only)
  • Fishing License (My license covers everyone on board)

Reelshark Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Tarpon & Sharks)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Barracuda, Kingfish, & Cobia)
  • Flats Fishing (Snook, Trout, & Redfish)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Snook, Trout, & Redfish)

Reelshark Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Daiwa Reel sponsored guide)
  • Heavy Tackle (Daiwa sponsored guide)
  • Trolling
  • Spinning (Daiwa sponsored guide)
  • Drift Fishing (For Sharks )

Top targeted fish species with Reelshark Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Ladyfish
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail

Meet the Captain

Mike Myers
Placida, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
2 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2015
Fishing has been the in my blood since I was old enough to hold a rod. Teaching people to fish has been my passion for now over 25 years. Few things in life give me more pleasure than seeing a client catch their "Fish of a Lifetime".

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Permit Permit

Boat specs

Dorado (Center console) originally built in 2023. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Tarpon & Sharks
Nearshore Fishing
Barracuda, Kingfish, & Cobia
Flats Fishing
Snook, Trout, & Redfish
Backcountry Fishing
Snook, Trout, & Redfish

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Daiwa Reel sponsored guide
Heavy Tackle
Daiwa sponsored guide
Trolling
Spinning
Daiwa sponsored guide
Drift Fishing
For Sharks

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
I supply water only - you bring all other drinks
First Mate
Tarpon Trips Only
Fishing License
My license covers everyone on board

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Placida to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
We specialize in teaching kids to fish!
You Keep Catch
We clean and bag them for you.
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (2)
Not bad for our first time!
Not bad for our first time!
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Dawn C.
Rotonda West, Florida
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Not bad for our first time!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Shark on July 11, 2023
We went shark fishing for the first time.  We were glad it was a little earlier than normal fishing trips since it gets so...
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   April 20, 2023
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