Awesome Fishing Charter-Boca Grande

Gilchrist Avenue
Boca Grande FL, United States

Awesome Fishing in Boca Grande is run by Captain Keiland Smith who is an avid fisherman and a famous radio show host. He possesses unparalleled knowledge of the fisheries in Florida which has made his radio show popular worldwide.

Awesome Fishing will take you on inshore excursions by day or night, depending on your preference and teach you how to successfully catch the action-packed Florida Snook on fly rods. This is a child and elderly friendly charter, so bring the kids and grandparents along for a great family adventure.

You will fish aboard a 20 foot Hughes flats boat, with a capacity for 3 guests. It is powered by an 115 HP Yamaha V Max engine with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots. This fast vessel is equipped with a GPS, a fishfinder, and a VHF radio, as well as all the necessary safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, life jackets, and a CPR-trained crew.

The boat also has a wireless trolling motor to make it super quiet on the shallow waters in order not to spook the fish, and an icebox where you can store you catch.

Awesome Fishing can take you fishing by day for Snook, Redfish and Spotted Seatrout, or you can take a nighttime trip and fish exclusively for Snook, which has excellent game qualities and great food value, too.

Captain Keiland will teach you how to fish using fly fishing equipment, and provide rods, reels, tackle, lures and drinks on your trip. He will also clean and fillet your catch so you can take it home for a nice meal.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Backcountry
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    This is a full day of fishing for Snook, Redfish, and Trout in the shallow waters where these fish like to spend their days. You are welcome to bring you child so they can also learn about fishing. Conventional tackle or Fly Fishing methods can be used.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Tarpon Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    Tarpon Trips trips provide you with a one in a lifetime opportunity to catch this majestic prehistoric fish. You will fish in the Boca Grande and Homosassa waters. Conventional Tackle and Fly Fishing methods are both available.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Night Time - Snook
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 10:00 PM
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    This is an excellent night time flats fishing trip that will see your fish for Snook for 4hours, fro 1 pm to 2 am. You can do fly fishing or conventional tackle methods. Captain Keiland will assist you and provide expert advice.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Backcountry
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    This trip will take you fishing the West Coast of Florida for Snook, Trout, and Redfish. Areas you can fish are Boca Grande, Sarasota, Ruskin Florida, Tampa Bay, Saint Petersburg, and Homosassa.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Tarpon Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    Tarpon Trips are a specialty of Florida that bring in huge numbers of tourist each year who wish to target this majestic prehistoric fish. You will fish in the Boca Grande and Homosassa waters. Conventional Tackle and Fly Fishing methods are both available.

About this listing

Targeted Species

  Redfish
  Shark (Bull)
  Shark (Hammerhead)
  Snapper (Red)

  Snook
  Spotted Seatrout
  Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hughes (Flats boat) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha V Max engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 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
No Alcohol
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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Keiland Smith
Boca Grande, Florida, United States
Member since February 2016
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I have been a lifelong fisherman of Florida and a Fly fisherman since the age of eight, cutting my tooth of Largemouth Bass on the fly. I started guiding Freshwater for the Village Grader Orvis Fly Shop in Lakeland, Florida. Started teaching Fly tying in the 80’s with the Lakeland Fly tiers and started guiding saltwater for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, and Trout. Favorite species are the Florida Snook. Night time fishing lit structures with a Snook are a specialty, too. I am keen on teaching the Do’s and Don’t’s of Snook fishing to children of the ages of 8 and plus. I have guided to two IGFA International Game World Records in my career and have also been the host of Awesome Fishing Radio over 16 years starting on the AM Radio Dial and moving to the Podcast and iPhones Podcast.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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