Book your next trip with Fish-On Sport Fishing and come aboard for an experience your whole family will enjoy! Captain Terry Heller has been fishing and scuba diving in South Florida since 1999. He loves seeing how excited customers get when they reel in a catch, which is why he works hard to make it happen time and again. He’ll see to it that you catch some of Florida’s most popular species when they’re biting the most!

Make yourself comfortable aboard a 24’ Polar powered by a 225 HP Yamaha engine. With a maximum cruising speed of 44 knots, this vessel allows you to spend more time fishing and less time getting there. She’s fitted with the latest fishing technology, including GPS/fishfinder, a wireless trolling motor, and three live bait wells. Up to 4 passengers can come aboard.

While fishing with Capt. Terry you can catch a wide variety of species swimming inshore and nearshore. Depending on the time of year, you might reel in Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Pompano, and much more while fishing the shallow waters inshore. On the other hand, fishing nearshore allows you to target King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and a variety of tasty bottom fish.

You can also join Capt. Terry for Tarpon fishing when the season allows. No fish puts on a show like this hard-fighting Silver King, revered by anglers the world over. Tarpon usually stick around South Florida from spring through early autumn, but their season changes year to year. Capt. Terry will have you on the water when they’re biting the most.

Fish-On Sport Fishing provides licenses and all the gear you need. You are welcome to keep your catch if regulations allow and Capt. Terry will clean and fillet it for you. He may be able to trailer his boat to nearby locations depending on your request.

Come aboard today for an experience that you and your family will remember for years to come!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $445
    On this trip you can spend your time fishing inshore or nearshore for a variety of species. Inshore you can hook into Speckled Trout, Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Pompano, Permit, Shark, and Black Drum. Traveling a little farther from shore gives you a chance to target Kingfish, Tarpon, Shark, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Lane Snapper, Key West Grunts, Triggerfish, Sheepshead, and Mahi Mahi. A fishing license and gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Gulf - 4 People Max
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $445
    departure times flexible
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About the Captain

Terry Heller
Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Report
85 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2016
Captain Terry Heller started fishing with his dad and has been fishing ever since, from Alaska down to Florida. Originally from the Chicagoland area, he started guiding charters in and around Port Charlotte, FL in 2005. He says "I found warm weather and great fishing here with lots of wildlife, so I stayed." What he loves most about guiding charters is seeing the look on a customer's face when they land an amazing catch.

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Targeted Species

Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Polar (Walkaround) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 44 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
80%
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Bay Fishing on April 7, 2021
We had a great day of fishing with Captain Terry.  He is great with any type of angler, both experienced and novice.  On...
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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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Half day trip with Captain Heller

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Bay Fishing on February 3, 2021
Happy to give Capt. Terry high marks. We were scheduled to go out on Wednesday though after talking to Capt. Terry we recheduled...
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United States
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Family Birthday Fishing w Captain Terry

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Bay Fishing on July 24, 2021
Captain Terry was very professional and straight forward during reservation and boat orientation but he’s quite a happy/funny...
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Barbara C.
PT CHARLOTTE, FL
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Half day trip with Captain Terry

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Bay Fishing on July 22, 2021
My wife booked this trip for my visiting brother-in-law and myself. Had an absolutely fantastic time and caught a lot of fish!...
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Half day trip with captain terry

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Bay Fishing on April 9, 2021
The wind kept us in the bay. But captain terry had the answer!!! We trolled the canals covering ground looking for fish. Within...
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FAQs about Fish-On Sport Fishing

Fish-On Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $445 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Bay Fishing (5 hours)
  • $445 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Gulf - 4 People Max (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish-On Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Garmin-74cv)
  • Fishfinder (Garmin-W/chirp 260khz)
  • Live Bait Well (3 separate tanks)
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (80 # 24 volt)
  • Ice Box (32" yetti)

Trips booked with Fish-On Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Shrimp and/or White bait)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Water and Gatorade)
  • Fishing License (Accomadates up to 4 )

Fish-On Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Bay Fishing)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Gulf Fishing)
  • Reef Fishing (undisclosed locations no public reefs)
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Fish-On Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (30# braid 20 leader)
  • Heavy Tackle (Tarpon, Shark, King Mackerel)
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling (Included)
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fish-On Sport Fishing include:
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tripletail