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 that are in the BAY or GULF.
Make yourself comfortable aboard a 24’ Polar powered by a 200 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)
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $550
    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.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Gulf - 4 People Max
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $550
    departure times flexible
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
  • Private trip
    Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $800
    Gulf or Bay 4 People.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Jack (African Pompano)
    African Pompano Jack
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
    Grunt
    Grunt
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 143 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
84%
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David L.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  July 20, 2024
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Josh H.
Excellent
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Half day trip with Captain Terry!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Bay Fishing on July 4, 2024
What a great day of fishing!...Captain Terry kept us on the fish the entire trip.  It was non-stop action.  I lost count...
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Jeff B.
Excellent
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We had a Cold Snap

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Bay Fishing on December 2, 2023
I agreed and we have rescheduled for next year. Captain Terry could have just taken us out and collected his funds, but he...
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Bill H.
Excellent
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Fish, fish and more fish!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Bay Fishing on March 16, 2024
Captain Terry and First Mate Cody were awesome! They took us to the fish and we caught 10 or more different species! We had...
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Rob A.
Excellent
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Captain Terry

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Gulf - 4 People Max on March 11, 2024
Captain Terry was the best! Knowledgeable about the area and the species’s and his own love of fishing shows. The boat is...
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FAQs about Fish-On Sport Fishing

Fish-On Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $550 per group - Half Day Trip - Bay Fishing (5 hours)
  • US $550 per group - Half Day Trip - Gulf - 4 People Max (5 hours)
  • US $800 per group - Full Day (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish-On Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Garmin-74cv & 10 inch Garmin 7610xsv
  • 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)
  • First Mate (as needed.)
  • 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 (from 50 to 70 ft.)
  • Trolling (Included)
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

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

Meet the Charter Operator

Fish-on Sport Fishing=Bay or Gulf
Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
144 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
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.

About this listing

Targeted species

Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Grunt Grunt
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Boat specs

Polar (Walkaround) originally built in 2009, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 200HP 200 Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 44 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Bay Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Gulf Fishing
Reef Fishing
undisclosed locations no public reefs
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
30# braid 20 leader
Heavy Tackle
Tarpon, Shark, King Mackerel
Bottom Fishing
from 50 to 70 ft.
Trolling
Included
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Garmin-74cv & 10 inch Garmin 7610xsv
Fishfinder
Garmin-W/chirp 260khz
Live Bait Well
3 separate tanks
Wireless Trolling Motor
80 # 24 volt
Ice Box
32" yetti

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Shrimp and/or White bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Water and Gatorade
First Mate
as needed.
Fishing License
Accomadates up to 4

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Recommended for age 10 and older
You Keep Catch
We clean and bag
Catch and Release Allowed
Restricted fish

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

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