Lostmen Expeditions

Lostmen Expeditions offers unforgettable guided sight fishing trips in and around Southwest Florida. Explore the flats, bays, sounds, and backcountry of the Ten Thousand Islands and the Everglades as you go after some of the most sought-after inshore fish in the world.

Your enthusiastic Captain Nick Ruiz invites you aboard to lose yourself in the stunning nature and incredible fishing in this corner of paradise. Having moved to the area when he was just 10 months old, Capt. Nick knows these waters like the back of his hand. He’s been running charters for over 4 years and looks forward to sharing his native waters with you.

Step aboard the 16’ Hell’s Bay flats boat and let the magic begin. Light and agile, she can navigate even the shallowest of waters, getting you to the spots where nobody else ventures. Up to 2 guests are welcome aboard, where you’ll find all the latest light tackle and fly fishing gear to get you reeling in these prized fish.

You’ll spend your time aboard sight casting these rich waters with a range of bait and lures. Capt. Nick knows exactly what attracts the bite, so get ready for a productive and educational day. From Sheepshead to Snook, Snapper to Tarpon, Redfish to Shark, and many more, these waters are overflowing with some prized fish. Get ready for an intense battle throughout the day as you test your skills and strength to land these beasts.

Everything you need for a productive day on the water will be waiting on board, including plenty of water to stay refreshed. Bring your own drinks and snacks in a cooler and settle in for a thrilling day out. Other than that, there’s nothing left for you to do but contact your captain to confirm departure times. Come aboard Lostmen Expeditions and get lost in a world of exhilarating fishing!

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  • Private trip
    Fly Fishing Half Day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    price breakdown
    10,000 Islands or Everglades National Park fly fishing trip for Redfish, Snook, and Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    Low-tide Fly Fishing Charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    price breakdown
    Fly fishing low tide intervals for Snook, Redfish, or Tarpon.
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About the Captain

Nick Ruiz
Marco Island, Florida, United States
1 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2016
I was born in Scranton, PA. When I was about 10 months old my family decided Scranton was not the place for them and moved as far south as they could. Since late 1996, we have lived here on Marco Island, FL. I consider this as my birth place. Marco is such a beautiful area with plenty of opportunities for fishermen. With the Ten Thousand Islands and Everglades to explore I found a love and a passion for sight fishing. Come and book a charter and let me show you what I call home.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hell's Bay (Skiff) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 40HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

16 ft
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
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 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Mandatory


Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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:
Bank Transfer

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Rick L.
Haymarket, VA

August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 7, 2019
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