Forgotten Coast On The Fly – Port St Joe

228 Eighth St.
Port St. Joe FL, United States

Capt. Cleve Evans of Forgotten Coast on the Fly is a fly fishing and light tackle guide who focuses on sight fishing the flats, bayous, bays and beaches of the Forgotten Coast area of the Florida Panhandle. 

Cleve fishes the whole 70 mile stretch from Panama City Beach through Mexico Beach, Port Saint Joe, Cape San Blas, Indian Pass, all the way to Alligator Point. This area provides countless opportunities to target a variety of species in different habitats, from beaches to passes into the main bays and smaller back bays. On top of this, it is one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world!

The location of the fishing trip depends on where the client is based and what they want to catch. Capt. Cleve will always bear the weather, conditions and season in mind when targeting a specific species and will make sure the charter trip starts from the best location to make the trip as productive as possible.

Capt. Cleve’s Beavertail skiff is dry and comfortable, and is capable of getting in super shallow water to chase tailing Redfish. But it’s also equally good at staking out on the beach for cruising Tarpon! It is a great technical poling skiff, one of the dryest boats available for crossing the bay when the wind is blowing. Extremely stable for its size, it is not disturbed by people moving around as they fish, and it can easily get to places many other boats can’t access.

Trips with Capt. Cleve can involve fishing for a wide variety of species, possibly including Redfish, Tarpon, Trout, Triple Tail, Sheepshead, Pompano, Cobia, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle and Sharks among many others.

Charter guests are provided with all the necessary equipment on their trip, including top quality rods and reels as well as all lures and flies. Whatever you want to target Capt. Cleve will do his best to put you in the right spot and make sure you enjoy the day, whether you’re fly fishing or using light tackle.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    We will be on the water a minimum of 8 hours. The full day trip provides the best opportunity to take advantage of the sun and the tides to maximize success and possibly target a variety of species. It is possible to fish for Tarpon on these trips.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 2 persons
    On the water for 6 hours, usually targeting a specific species in a specific location. Additional hours can purchased for $50 an hour. Start times may vary depending on the weather and tides.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    Short trip that can either be morning or afternoon. Usually targeting a single species in a specific location, to be agreed prior to the trip. Additional hours may be added at $50 and hour unless there are two short trips scheduled for the same day.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Jack Crevalle

Shark (Blacktip)
Speckled Trout


Boat Specs

Beavertail (Skiff) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

18 ft
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Life Jackets
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory


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:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Cleve Evans
Port St. Joe, Florida, United States
Member since November 2015
I've fished all my life. I grew up on a lake, my grandparents had a cabin in the Appalachian Mtns and a Beach House on the Gulf Coast. I have fished in a wide variety of places which I feel allows me to relate to anglers that come from various backgrounds but are new to Inshore saltwater fishing, especially fly fishing.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.83 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Fished July 31, 2018
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Awesome trip!!! Captain Cleve is the MAN! Book this trip if you are looking for the ultimate fly experience

Fished July 12, 2018
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