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
    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
    $1,100
    Find out why this is the most exciting fishing around. Get your rod bent and hold on.
  • Private trip
    Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing (8 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    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
    $900
    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 (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    Find out why this is the most exciting fishing around. Get your rod bent and hold on.
  • Private trip
    Goliath Grouper Fishing (6 Hours)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    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
    $750
    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
    Inshore Fishing (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    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 (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 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
    $600
    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 (4 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    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
    $500
    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.
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About the Captain

Lou Silva
Boca Grande, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
81 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) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Snook Snook

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Parrish, FL
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Father and son trip with Captain Lou

VERIFIED   Nearshore Fishing (6 Hour) on August 8, 2021
Nothing better than getting the chance to spend some quality time with my teenage son doing some fishing in Boca. Captain Lou...
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Felipe M.
Carmichael, CA
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4 Hour trip with Captain Lou Silva

VERIFIED   Goliath Grouper Fishing (4 Hour) on May 30, 2021
We had a great fishing trip with Captain Silva. His experience and professionalism was outstanding. Will recommend to anyone...
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Jim W.
Englewood, FL
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6hr trip

VERIFIED   Goliath Grouper Fishing (6 Hours) on December 23, 2020
What a incredible day. To spite colder water, a normally low season, and a little rougher water Lou brought us to the fish....
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Scott C.
Naples, Florida
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VERIFIED   Inshore Fishing (4 Hour) on April 5, 2021
Had a great time with captain Lou. Great weather,  top notch boat and 3 generations of family enjoying the day. Would book...
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Kathryn T.
Birmingham, MI
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Half day trip with Captain Lou

VERIFIED   Goliath Grouper Fishing (4 Hour) on February 22, 2021
Wonder experience! My husband and I each caught about 20 huge fish each and Captain Lou casted for us, bait, and got each fish...
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FAQs about Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande

Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Nearshore Fishing (4 Hour) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Inshore Fishing (4 Hour) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Goliath Grouper Fishing (4 Hour) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Inshore Fishing (6 Hour) (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - Nearshore Fishing (6 Hour) (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - Shark Fishing (6 Hour) (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing (6 Hour) (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - Goliath Grouper Fishing (6 Hours) (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - Shark Fishing (8 Hour) (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing (8 Hour) (8 hours)
  • $1,100 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

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
  • 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

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