Strippin Lips Fishing Charters

Enjoy fishing the flats and backcountry for a wide variety of Inshore species with Captain Dave of Strippin Lips Charters. From the Backwaters of Ormond Beach to Ponce Inlet, down to World Famous Mosquito Lagoon, you’ll go where the fish are.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 17’ Pathfinder skiff which comfortably fits two people plus the Captain. You will have access to areas other boats can’t get to, giving you the upper hand when looking to catch a trophy fish in the local waters.

The boat is fully equipped for fishing, with Trim Tabs for a more comfortable and fuel-efficient ride and a Stiffy Push Pole to allow the Captain to guide you silently through the area’s shallow waterways. There is also a 70 lbs thrust Autopilot Trolling Motor fitted to the boat, as well as a six-foot Powerpole Anchoring System, essential for effective inshore fishing. With a draft of just five inches, this boat is ideal for getting to the shallowest of waters.

The captain will happily design your trip to fit in with your desires, whether you want to fish the hidden shallow waterways for Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Flounder, hit the Halifax river to fish the docks, sandbars, drop-offs, and small bays, try your luck on the fly, or fish slightly further out for Tarpon. His excellent knowledge of the area and enthusiastic attitude will ensure this is a fishing trip to remember.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    A full day trip allows you to explore all the best spots around and see why people love fishing in Ormond Beach. This trip involves fishing the inshore waters all over for Reds, Trout, Flounder, Snook, and even some residential Tarpon if you're lucky. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $425
    price breakdown
    This trip involves fishing in more remote waterways that hold larger fish. Some of the targeted species are Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Snook, and even some residential Tarpon. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with the necessary fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    On this trip, you will fish some absolutely beautiful areas for Reds, Trout, Flounder, Snook, and even some residential Tarpon. Captain David will be there to help out with any step of the way. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with the necessary fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    $350
    price breakdown
    An afternoon trip is a great option for anyone who likes to sleep in a bit. You will visit some absolutely beautiful areas where you can fish for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Snook, and perhaps even some residential Tarpon. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
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About the Captain

David Caruthers
Ormond Beach, Florida, United States
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150 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2016
Captain David is a native Floridian who comes from a family of people who are passionate about spending time on the water. Over the years he has explored his love of the water, spending many years fishing offshore from a 57' sportfisher, as well as learning everything he can about the inshore waterways from Tomoka State Park to the Mosquito Lagoon first from a kayak, and then from a poling skiff. Nowadays he enjoys sharing his love both for inshore fishing and fishing offshore with his clients aboard his three boats, a 17' Pathfinder, a 22' Andros and a 30' Hydra Sport.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Flats boat) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 50HP Yamaha engine.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.98
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
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Day trip with Captain  Dave weather was not good but still had great trip.
Day trip with Captain  Dave weather was not good but still had great trip.
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Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Laura B.
Mustang, OK
 5.00
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Exceptional fishing trip

VERIFIED   September 11, 2019
We enjoyed our trip with Captain David.  He is very knowledgeable about the area fishing.  We will be booking again...
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Ross H.
Palm Bay, Florida
 5.00
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Half day with Capt Dave

VERIFIED   April 15, 2017
We have done several charters over the years, but, this charter stood out as the best.  Here’s why.  We booked...
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Robert K.
Orlando, Florida
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Captain Dave worked hard was honest days in advance as conditions were very tough due to cold fronts. He did all he could...
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Teri G.
Cheboygan, MI
 5.00
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Full day trip with Capt. Dave

VERIFIED   April 18, 2018
We had a great day on the water with Capt. Dave. He put us on fish right away and seemed very knowledgeable about his craft....
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John M.
Lake Mary, Florida
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5 hr. trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   March 18, 2017
Captain Dave treated my father-in-law, uncle, and I to the best fishing day either of us had ever had. We each caught numerous...
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