Capt Dave Spargurs Charters

7 reviews
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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.

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 this trips, you will be heading inshore or to the Stump Pass back 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 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 31
    $800
     price breakdown
    Enjoy this 6-hour charter sight casting and drift fishing for Tarpon nearshore. For 3 passengers maximum.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore/Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $700
     price breakdown
    You will enjoy a full day fishing on the waters of the pristine Bay, Stump Pass, grass flats, and Mangrove Islands. Target Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, and many more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon (3 PAX)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 31
    $700
     price breakdown
    This package is for 3 anglers maximum. The Tarpon season begins in May and continues throughout July. A day out with Captain Dave will see you sight casting and drift fishing for Tarpon nearshore.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
     price breakdown
    You will be fishing nearshore (within 9 miles of shore/coastline) we will be fishing for grouper, snapper,cobia, tripletail,grunts and other species.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
     price breakdown
    You will be fishing nearshore ( within 9 miles of land/coastline) we will be 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/Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $400
     price breakdown
    This trip will see you fishing the flats and back bays of Englewood. The Captain will make sure you have a memorable experience chasing Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, and other species. Enjoy the beautiful scenery, marine life, and pristine waters of Stump pass, Englewood and the Gasparilla area. Your fishing adventure awaits you.
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About the Captain

Dave Spargur
Englewood, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
7 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

Redfish Redfish
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
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
Checks
Visa

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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4.90
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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Dan the man!
Kathy caught the most fish ??
Had many dolphin sightings \u2764\ufe0f
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Jon S.
San Clemente, CA
 5.00
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Inshore fishing with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   December 27, 2019
Captain Dave took me, my girlfriend and 2 friends out today, fishing from Englewood. He was on time and had everything prepared...
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Peter D.
Middletown, CT
 5.00
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Fishing with Capt Dave

VERIFIED   January 24, 2020
Our goal was to learn how to fish on the intercostal, catch some fish, learn about waters near Manasota key and sight see. ...
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Don M.
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Great trip with Captain Dave !

VERIFIED   April 22, 2019
My son and I went flats fishing with Captain Dave and had a really great time. The boat was comfortable and all the equipment...
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Kevin C.
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Brian S.
Englewood, FL
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Half Day Trip with Capt. Dave

VERIFIED   March 29, 2019
My boys and I had a great morning fishing with Capt. Dave.  Even though the weather didn’t cooperate with us my...
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