Drop Your Fly Fishing

"Drop Your Fly Fishing" is based in Port Charlotte Florida, at the north end of Charlotte Harbor. From there, miles of mangrove shorelines border acres of skinny flats, bars, and coves that create a premier destination for the most passionate light tackle anglers. With Captain Roger Gendron, you may be able to enjoy sight-casting in less than a foot of water or entice ferocious strikes off the surface.

Select a day on our super skinny Hewes poling skiff, the best selection for furtive fish hunting. Go solo or bring a witness, but 2 is our limit for the skiff. Or you can join Capt. Roger on his 22’ Ranger bay boat, powered by a 250 HP Yamaha. She can comfortably accommodate up to 3 people and carries a full complement of navigational electronics, including a GPS/plotter, fishfinder, and VHF radio, as well as a remote-controlled 80-lbs thrust trolling motor for a stealthy fish hunting.

Top-brand rods, reels, and all required tackle will be provided, as well as fishing licenses for any resident or visitor. But you are welcome to bring your favorite fishing equipment if you want. You will be offered complimentary icy cold bottled water. If you want to have lunch provided for your trip, you will need to inform the captain in advance.

Join in the game of stealth and you will have a memorable day out on these productive waters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day 22' Bay Boat
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    This 4-hour trip is ideal for any angler or multiple guest trips. Limit, 3 anglers.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    During this trip, you will have more time to find out what is biting and for more travel and exploration. This is also the best option for combining some fly fishing with light tackle fishing. The limit is 3 anglers.
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About the Captain

Roger Gendron
Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
23 Customer Reviews
Response time 9 hours
Member since December 2016
Captain Roger Gendron is an experienced guide with over 30 years of practice 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

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Ranger (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Anglers should have some casting experience.
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Our Strong Suit

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
80lb thrust, remote controlled
Ice Box
complementary Ice onboard
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
80lb thrust, remote controlled
Ice Box
complementary Ice onboard

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
Complimentary bottled water and ice
Fishing License
Individual licenses not required
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Port Charlotte to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
No Smoking
Catch and Release Allowed
Release for the future
Catch and Release Mandatory
As regulated

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
6 hr trip with Captain Gendron
Amazing Time with Captain Roger
No, you can't keep that fish.
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Marvin C.
Pleasant Valley, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 20, 2021
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Madeline F.
United States
Excellent
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day 17' Flats skiff on June 5, 2021
Madeline F. recommends Drop Your Fly Fishing
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Thomas C.
Brewster, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hr trip with Captain Gendron

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 9, 2020
wonderful experience. Captain Gendron very competent and personable and willing to accommodate and share extensive knowledge...
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Tim G.
East Islip, New York
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Amazing Time with Captain Roger

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 6, 2020
Captain Roger provided my brothers and I a great experience on the Long Island Sound.  We caught a variety of fish and were...
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Gina F.
Providence, Rhode Island
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Capt. Roger Gendron

VERIFIED   Half Day 22' Bay Boat on June 1, 2019
Great day, knowledgeable captain, kept us moving when things slowed, kept us on the fish. Caught a lot of stripers, fluke,...
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FAQs about Drop Your Fly Fishing

Drop Your Fly Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - Half Day 22' Bay Boat (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Drop Your Fly Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (80lb thrust, remote controlled)
  • Ice Box (complementary Ice onboard)

Trips booked with Drop Your Fly Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Complimentary bottled water and ice)
  • Fishing License (Individual licenses not required)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Drop Your Fly Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Drop Your Fly Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Anglers should have some casting experience.)
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing (Our Strong Suit)

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