Semper Fi Charters

Placida
Placida FL, United States

Semper Fi Charters is owned and operated by Captain James Hensler and is based out of Placida, Florida. Captain James is a former marine, who goes up and beyond to provide you with an exciting fishing experience on the inshore and nearshore waters in this area.

Join him aboard his 23’ Ranger center console boat, which is powered by a 225HP Yamaha outboard motor and a wireless trolling motor, enabling you to get into shallow fishing hot spots with ease. It’s wide and spacious bow offers a perfect fishing platform for up to four anglers, and the vessel also comes fitted with a fighting chair to help you reel in any hard-fighting species. Other features include GPS, fishfinder, VHF radio, live bait tank, and an ice box for storing your snacks and drinks. 

Semper Fi Charters specialize in a range of techniques, and Captain James can show you how best to hook your target species using methods such as light and heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, drift fishing and others. His half and full day trips will get you chasing Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Amberjack, Black Drum and more, depending on the season and fishing grounds. Trips include the use of rods, reels and tackle, live bait, fishing license, cleaning and filleting of your catch, as well as bottled water.

Semper Fi Charters is owned and operated by Captain James Hensler and is based out of Placida, Florida. Captain James is a former marine, who goes up and beyond to provide you with an exciting fishing experience on the inshore and nearshore waters in


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About this listing

Boat Specs

Ranger (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha F225 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Black Drum

 
Redfish
 
Snook

 
Tarpon
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash.

About the Captain

James Hensler
Placida, Florida, United States
Member since April 2016
I was an avid bass fisherman in Ohio and tournament fished for several years! After moving to Port Charlotte 10 years ago I started fishing Redfish and Tarpon tournaments. I owned Blacktip bait and tackle for 6 years and several customers asked about charters. I got my Capts Lic and the rest is history! I give thanks to many loyal clients who fish with me several times each year and look forward to meeting new clients!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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Great experience, During booking Captain James recommended against fishing the day we had to book and we still caught about 30 fish including enough sea trout to feed 8 people. 1 of my guest was an experienced fisherman who has used many charters and hie Captain James was 1 of best captains he has fished with.

Fished April 5, 2017
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