Fish with Orvis-endorsed fishing guide, Captain Roger Gendron.

"Drop Your Fly Fishing" charters explores Charlotte Harbor from the Myakka and peace rivers to the north, to Matlacha, Pine Island Sound and Boca Grande to the south and west. Miles of mangrove shorelines border acres of skinny flats, bars, and coves that create a premier destination for the most passionate light tackle anglers. Guiding since 1989, Captain Roger may treat you to sight-casting in less than a foot of water or drawing ferocious strikes off the surface.

Reserve your day on our super shallow Hewes poling skiff, the best selection for furtive fish hunting. Go solo or bring a witness. The 2-passenger limit offers enhanced opportunities for each angler.

Top-brand rods, reels, custom tied flies, and all required tackle are provided, as well as fishing licenses for any resident or visitor. But you are welcome to bring your favorite fishing outfit. You will be offered complimentary icy-cold bottled water.

Join in the game of stealth for a memorable day out on these productive waters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Flats Skiff (MAX 2)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $450
    Our Hewes flats skiff is the best selection for stealthy, shallow water fly fishing. Go solo or bring an accomplice on this four-hour light tackle adventure. We provide exceptional equipment from Orvis and other premium brands, but there is always room for one of your favorite outfits.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Flats Skiff (MAX 2)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $550
    An extended six-hour shallow water excursion providing more exploration and greater opportunity for a multi-species outing. We provide exceptional equipment from Orvis and other premium brands, but there is always room for one of your favorite outfits.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
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FAQs about Drop Your Fly Fishing – 17'

Drop Your Fly Fishing – 17' offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group - Half Day Trip – Flats Skiff (MAX 2) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Flats Skiff (MAX 2) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Drop Your Fly Fishing – 17', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box complementary Ice & bottled water onboard

Trips booked with Drop Your Fly Fishing – 17' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Bring your favorite rig, or use ours.)
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Complimentary cooler, ice & bottled water on board)
  • Fishing License (Individual licenses not required while on board.)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Orvis H3 rods & other premium brands on board.)

Drop Your Fly Fishing – 17' offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Drop Your Fly Fishing – 17' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Spinning (Casting experience helpful but not required.)
  • Fly Fishing (Our Strong Suit and passion.)

Top targeted fish species with Drop Your Fly Fishing – 17' include:
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Roger Gendron
Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
27 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2016
Captain Roger Gendron is an Orvis endorsed guide with over 30 years of experience guiding fly anglers. Dedicated to a quality over quantity viewpoint, Roger has developed a reputation of providing an enjoyable day on the water for his guests.

About this listing

Targeted species

Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Boat specs

Hewes (Flats boat) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 60HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Spinning
Casting experience helpful but not required.
Fly Fishing
Our Strong Suit and passion.

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
complementary Ice & bottled water onboard

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Bring your favorite rig, or use ours.
Lures
Drinks
Complimentary cooler, ice & bottled water on board
Fishing License
Individual licenses not required while on board.
Fly Fishing Equipment
Orvis H3 rods & other premium brands on board.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Punta Gorda to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
No Smoking
Please, no fire on board.
Catch and Release Allowed
Please release for the future
Catch and Release Mandatory
OK, 1-2 for dinner but cleaning unavailable.

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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