Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande

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
    $1,050
    up to 4 persons
    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
    $950
    up to 4 persons
    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
    $850
    up to 4 persons
    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
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    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
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    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
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    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
    Nearshore Fishing (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    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
    Inshore Fishing (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    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
    Goliath Grouper Fishing (4 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    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
    Nearshore Fishing (4 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    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
    Inshore Fishing (4 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    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.
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About the Captain

Lou Silva
Boca Grande, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
22 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.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Yellowtail)
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Patrick B.
North Miami Beach, FL
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Cancelled due to weather....but EXCELLENT customer service

VERIFIED   March 20, 2019
We were cancelled 2 different days because of very high winds/waves.  Lou’s communication and customer service was...
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Rick W.
Englewood, Florida
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Full day trip with Captain Lou

VERIFIED   March 6, 2018
Our trip went just as I had hoped. Captain Lou was great to spend a day on the water with. Caught many fish and kept a few...
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Tom D.
Stratford, ON
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Half day trip with Captain Lou

VERIFIED   April 4, 2018
Excellent morning out on the Gulf with Captain Lou. Caught a slew of Red Snapper and a multitude of other fish. Was able to...
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Levi L.
Tampa, FL
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 5, 2018
Captain Luis was very knowledgeable   He has a great personality and catered to our needs.  We Reccomend him highly...
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Martha B.
Grand Junction, Colorado
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Half day harbor fishing with Captain Luis

VERIFIED   October 26, 2017
Very memorable trip, he was prompt and prepared, lots of bait, all equipment prepped and working well, boat was so clean it...
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