Capt Dave Spargurs Charters is a fishing guide service, located in Englewood, Florida. Join the Captain on a day out on the pristine waters of the Englewood and Gasparilla area. Enjoy a day in the sun as you go after the catch of your dreams!

You will be fishing aboard an Aquasport Flatback 222 boat, powered by a 175 HP Mercury engine. The vessels is equipped with navigational electronics, including a fish finder and a GPS, as well as with a Yeti 125 cooler and an anchoring system. Moreover, there is also a live bait tank on board. The boat can cater to up to four anglers.

Captain Dave offers a variety of fishing trips to choose from. For those anglers who are passionate about Tarpon, there is a special four-hour package. The Tarpon season starts in May and ends in August. Depending on your needs and personal preferences, you can choose the duration of your trip. Four, six, and eight-hour packages are available.

On these trips, you will be heading inshore or to the Stump Passback bay waters. Among your targeted species will be Snook, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Goliath Grouper, Bluefish, Redfish, Flounder, and Trout. Captain Dave will see to your every need and will ensure your fishing adventure is an enjoyable and eventful one.

Your trip will include all the necessary fishing equipment, including rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. Moreover, the Captain will provide his guests with Snook permit and fishing licenses. Your catch will be cleaned and filleted for you to take home at the end of your trip. Dave will offer bottled water, so you may need to bring your own food and snacks.

With Capt Dave Spargurs Charters each fishing trip is not only unique but is also a very enjoyable one. If you are ready to catch some fish, welcome aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (MAX 4)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $600
    Fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, and other species inshore in Lemon Bay/Stump Pass area. Fishing will be on grass flats, mangrove shorelines, and Stump Pass.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $650
    A great option for families looking for a day of action on these pristine waters. You will be fishing the nearshore waters within 9 miles of the coastline. The trip will see you fishing hard bottom, ledges and artificial reefs for a variety of fish including Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Tripletail, Grunts and other species.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore (3 Max)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $900
    Full day inshore fishing charter. Catching Snook, Redfish, Trout, and other species inhabiting the waters close to shore. You will be fishing the grass flats, mangrove shorelines, and Stump Pass. This is a trip for up to 3 anglers.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Tarpon (3 PAX)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 31
    $1,000
    The Tarpon season begins in May and continues throughout July. If you're planning on visiting Englewood during this time, this is an opportunity you can't miss. A day out with Captain Dave will see you sight casting and drift fishing for Tarpon nearshore and chasing the catch of your dreams!
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FAQs about Capt Dave Spargurs Charters

Capt Dave Spargurs Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (MAX 4) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (3 Max) (7 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Tarpon (3 PAX) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt Dave Spargurs Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Hummingbird helix 7 gps/di/si
  • Fishfinder Down imaging and side scan sonar
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Minn Kota.
  • Ice Box Yeti cooler and built in ice box.

Trips booked with Capt Dave Spargurs Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottles water)
  • Fishing License (Snook permit included)

Capt Dave Spargurs Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Capt Dave Spargurs Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle (For Tarpon Penn reels/Star rods)
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Capt Dave Spargurs Charters include:
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Dave Spargur
Englewood, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
35 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2017
I was born in Englewood in 1968 and have lived here my entire life. I grew up fishing are local bay, bridges, and creeks. I am a retired Englewood firefighter/EMT serving 21 years. I am a full time, licensed and insured U.S.C.G charter Captain. I have a vast knowledge of our local waters, fish, marine life and the history of our quaint little town. I take great pride in making sure every one of my charters is a memorable experience and meets my clients' needs and expectations. I can customize your charter to fit your skill level, from beginner to seasoned angler. I am looking forward to great memories and new friendships!

About this listing

Targeted species

Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Aquasport Flatback 222 (Center console) originally built in 1968, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 175HP 2019 Suzuki 4 stroke engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
For Tarpon Penn reels/Star rods
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Hummingbird helix 7 gps/di/si
Fishfinder
Down imaging and side scan sonar
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota.
Ice Box
Yeti cooler and built in ice box.

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Bottles water
Fishing License
Snook permit included

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 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

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 35 reviews
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Experience
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4.9 / 5
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July fishing trip
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Angler rating
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Tom U.
Howell, MI
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Fantastic Experience.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inshore (3 Max) on July 26, 2023
I had a wonderful time fishing with Captain Dave, he was very knowledgeable about where to fish and the local area. His boat...
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Paul J.
Buffalo, MN
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Fishing with Dave

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (MAX 4) on January 18, 2023
Capt Dave was a great host to us fishing today. We left 20 minutes early and fished an extra 15 minutes. Caught many different...
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Milissa J.
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Great fishing!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore on February 25, 2023
my husband has been on many charters on lake Erie and lake Ontario. first time on the gulf was the best one ever. caught a...
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Ryan C.
Port Charlotte, FL
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (MAX 4) on July 22, 2023
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Pillager, MN
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4 hour inshore trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (MAX 4) on January 26, 2023
We had a good time with Captain Dave. The weather was cold and windy, but he worked hard and kept us out longer to put us on...
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