In The Loop Fishing Charters can’t wait to show you around the dazzling waters of Bokeelia, Florida. This family-friendly team offers adventures for guests of all ages and skill levels – all you need is a positive attitude!

In The Loop is operated by Captain Brian "Bo" Bartholomew, a local fisherman with plenty of experience and energy. Eager to give you the best time on the water, Capt. Brian will take you to the best fishing spots in the region, and show you how to hook in the world-famous fish that live here.

Your vessel for the day, the “Yellowfin,” is a comfortable and speedy 17’ flats boat. She’s powered by a 70 HP Yamaha engine, with the maximum cruising speed of 50 knots. She can accommodate up to 2 guests, meaning you’ll get plenty of help and advice from your captain. The vessel is rigged with an anchoring system, so you can stay put when you discover where the fish are biting.

On your trip, you’ll have the chance to sail to the Pine Island Sound, check what’s biting in Matlacha Pass, Boca Grande, and the Charlotte Harbor, or visit Barrier Beaches. Depending on the season, you’ll be casting your line for a whole host of Floridian favorites, including Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Trout, Pompano, and Permit.

Your captain loves helping out new anglers and showing them the ropes, and will make sure that you get your hands on some fish. Always attentive to his guests, Capt. Brian will teach you the best techniques to use to hook your dream catch. As well as light tackle and spinning, fly fishing is your captain’s preferred fishing technique.

All fishing rods, reels, and lures are included in the price of your trip, as well as a valid fishing license. You’ll also be treated to snacks and drinks. All that’s left is to hop aboard In The Loop Fishing Charters and come discover these beautiful waters for yourself!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    What could be better than spending a full day exploring these incredible waters? You'll get to cast your line in the flats and bars of Pine Island Sound, Charlotte Harbor, and Matlacha Pass, as well as the Barrier Beaches. Your target species include Tarpon, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, Redfish, and whatever else is biting! You'll be provided with all the necessary fishing gear, as well as a license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    This 5-hour adventure is the perfect introduction to these plentiful waters! You'll get to see what's biting around Pine Island Sound, Matlacha Pass, Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor, and the Barrier Beaches. Depending on the season, your target species could be Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Trout, Pompano, and Permit. Your captain will provide all your fishing gear, as well as a license.
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About the Captain

Bo Bartholomew
Bokeelia, Florida, United States
12 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since November 2016
I am a native Floridian, I became a guide/fisherman because I enjoy teaching people about fishing, as well as the ecosystem and estuary that makes up the area in which I fish. Also, I enjoy putting people onto fish and seeing the joy it brings them. Book now for a world-class fishing experience!

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Targeted Species

Permit Permit
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Yellowfin (Flats boat) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
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 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 Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Dillon M.
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Half day trip with Captain Bo

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on May 15, 2021
Captain Bo was an excellent charter guide. He went out of his way to make sure we could be picked up on his boat somewhere...
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Bo is courteous and professional

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on April 16, 2021
Fly, bait cast, mangroves, flats, whatever you want. Patient and considerate, Bo is hard working and aims to please. Have no...
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Nick M.
Longwood, Florida
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Full day of Tarpon fishing with Captain Bo

VERIFIED   Seasonal Tarpon Fishing on May 13, 2017
My first time tarpon fishing on the fly in the Pine Island area.  Captain Bartholomew is a patient, friendly, hard working...
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Cape Coral, Florida
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on January 25, 2017
Brian was awesome throughout the whole trip.  Captain was very knowledgeable regarding the best areas to fish in, and what...
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FAQs about In The Loop Fishing Charters

In The Loop Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $450 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with In The Loop Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with In The Loop Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (With requests)
  • Drinks (Soda, beer, liquor, water – let captain know ahead)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

In The Loop Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

In The Loop Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with In The Loop Fishing Charters include:
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon