Fast Cast Fish is a versatile charter service based in the beautiful surroundings of Placida, Florida. You don’t need to look any further for an enjoyable fishing trip that will let you target whichever inshore or nearshore fish you like.

You will be fishing aboard a brand new 2016 Pathfinder boat that is powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine. Featuring state of the art Simrad electronics, as well as a Minn Kota trolling motor and a Powerpole shallow water anchoring system, this boat is designed to put you on the fish. It will also offer you a comfortable ride, with plenty of storage and fold-out seating for the journey to and from the fishing spots.

Choose whether you’d rather stay inshore, travel out into the open waters nearshore, or target the ultimate Floridian inshore sportfish - the Silver King. Whichever trip you go for, you will be provided with the latest Shimano fishing equipment and all the bait and lures you will need for your trip. With potential target fish ranging from shallow water hunters such as Redfish and Snook to reef species like delicious Snappers, Groupers, and Amberjack, you will be in with a good chance of hooking some dinner!

Whether you are a novice or a pro, there is a package to suit your needs. Book with Fast Cast Fish and hook the catch of your dreams!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing (4 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Take a ride to what fishing and relaxing is all about. Enjoy the local culture and views in beautiful Charlotte harbor, targeting snook, redfish and spotted sea trout. Please of other species also come to feed once we are on the water.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Fishing (4 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    If you looking to get on some meat and keep the rods bent this is the trip. Great for all ages and fun for all.
  • Private trip
    Goliath Grouper Fishing (4 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    If you are looking for the BIG one, this is what you want. Not for the week, bring your strong arms and get ready to man handle a beast via hand line or Rod and Reel.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    Take a ride to what fishing and relaxing is all about. Enjoy the local culture and views in beautiful Charlotte harbor, targeting snook, redfish and spotted sea trout. Please of other species also come to feed once we are on the water.
  • Private trip
    Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    Find out why this is the most exciting fishing around. Get your rod bent and hold on.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Fishing (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    If you looking to get on some meat and keep the rods bent this is the trip. Great for all ages and fun for all.
  • Private trip
    Goliath Grouper Fishing (6 Hours)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    If you are looking for the BIG one, this is what you want. Not for the week, bring your strong arms and get ready to man handle a beast via hand line or Rod and Reel.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    We have plenty of sharks all year round in the area, from Bulls, Tigers, Lemon, HammerHeads and so forth. You never know what some bloody bait will attract
  • Private trip
    Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing (8 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,100
    Find out why this is the most exciting fishing around. Get your rod bent and hold on.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing (8 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,100
    We have plenty of sharks all year round in the area, from Bulls, Tigers, Lemon, HammerHeads and so forth. You never know what some bloody bait will attract.
  • Private trip
    Boca Grande Tarpon Trip (10 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jul 31
    $1,300
    Find out why this is the most exciting fishing around. Get your rod bent and hold on.
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About the Captain

Lou Silva
Boca Grande, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
102 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2017
With over 10 years experience fishing the Gulf from Sarasota Bay to Fort Myers beach, Capt Lou will keep your line tight and your face smiling! Catering to anglers of all ability levels, he will be able to tailor any trip to your needs.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Boat specs

Conch (Center console) originally built in 2021. Powered by 2 600HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 72 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (16)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Timothy D.
Chicago, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Lou

VERIFIED   Inshore Fishing (4 Hour) on November 24, 2022
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Tom M.
PT CHARLOTTE, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Shark fishing trip

VERIFIED   Shark Fishing (6 Hour) on May 29, 2022
My son and I had a great day on the water with Captain Lou. Great boat, great time! Can’t think of a better way to spend...
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Lori R.
Breezy Point, MN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Lou

VERIFIED   Inshore Fishing (4 Hour) on March 4, 2022
Captain Lou made sure we were going to catch fish. We had a great time! We caught some great fish and it was a lot of fun....
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Mark H.
Talleyville, DE
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing (6 Hour) on May 21, 2022
Mark H. recommends Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande
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Mary H.
Williston, FL
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Fishing with Lou

VERIFIED   Goliath Grouper Fishing (4 Hour) on June 18, 2022
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FAQs about Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande

Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Inshore Fishing (4 Hour) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Nearshore Fishing (4 Hour) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - Goliath Grouper Fishing (4 Hour) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Inshore Fishing (6 Hour) (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing (6 Hour) (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - Nearshore Fishing (6 Hour) (6 hours)
  • $950 per group - Goliath Grouper Fishing (6 Hours) (6 hours)
  • $950 per group - Shark Fishing (6 Hour) (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing (8 Hour) (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Shark Fishing (8 Hour) (8 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - Boca Grande Tarpon Trip (10 Hour) (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Snook