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
    3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon (3 PAX)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 31
    $900
    Up to 3 anglers can join this on this excellent fishing experience. If you've been dreaming about challenging the Silver King this trip will allow you to do just that! Enjoy this 6-hour charter sight casting and drift fishing for Tarpon nearshore.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Tarpon (3 PAX)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 31
    $900
    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!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore (3 Max)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $825
    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
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $550
    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
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $450
    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.
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About the Captain

Dave Spargur
Englewood, Florida, United States
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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) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

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
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore on April 16, 2021
Capt was a great guide and a good person you want your kids around. We caught giant reds and snook. Was not looking at his...
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Venice, FL
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore on June 7, 2021
Cap’n Dave is fantastic!
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore/Nearshore on February 2, 2021
Capt. Dave went out if his way to make the great. Due to weather, he adjusted the time of our trip and went out of his way...
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4 hour inshore trip with captain Dave

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore on March 10, 2021
I recommend this charter because we had an excellent time! The captain was very knowledgeable and we caught plenty of awesome...
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on May 9, 2021
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FAQs about Capt Dave Spargurs Charters

Capt Dave Spargurs Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $825 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore (3 Max) (7 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon (3 PAX) (6 hours)
  • $900 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