Shallow OPS Charters
One of our top picks in Port Charlotte. Shallow OPS Charters invites you on a shallow water adventure in the beautiful waters of Port Charlotte, Florida. The charter is owned and operated by USCG licensed 100 ton master Captain Jack Sanzalone, who is a retired Navy Submariner. Captain Jack served the United States for 30 years and has extensive experience on the water. He is a fun person to be around and is very knowledgeable.
Captain Jack will be able to provide you with an unforgettable fishing experience in Port Charlotte and will work very hard to put you on the fish. Depending on the season you go out, he will advise you what’s biting and where. You can fish the inshore waters, the backcountry or the flats for a variety of shallow water species in the Charlotte Harbor and Gasparilla Sound areas.
Your target species will include Snook, Redfish, Trout, Mangrove Snapper and more.gamefish. At the end of your trip, Captain Jack can clean and fillet your catch.
You will fish aboard a 21-foot Shoalwater Cat, powered by a 200 HP Evinrude engine, and considered a great fishing platform. It rides excellent in extremely shallow waters and runs well in the heavy chop due to the tunnel hull design. The boat is equipped with a wireless trolling motor that can get you into the skinny waters with ease.
The boat has a nearly 9 feet wide beam and a spacious bow and stern that provide an excellent fishing platform for up to two anglers. It features all the safety equipment and electronics such as a GPS and a fishfinder that will help you locate the most productive spots. There is a livewell, a cooler, and all the fishing gear on board, too.
Shallow OPS Charters can provide lunch for an extra fee, or include a trip to one of the many waterfront establishments where you can savor the taste of Florida. They cater to beginners and experienced anglers and are always available to answer all your fishing questions.
Shallow OPS Charters invites you on a shallow water adventure in the beautiful waters of Port Charlotte, Florida. The charter is owned and operated by USCG licensed 100 ton master Captain Jack Sanzalone, who is a retired Navy Submariner. Captain Jack
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About this listing
Shoalwater Cat (Flats boat) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 250HP Evinrude G2 engine.
25% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks, American Express.
About the Captain
Member since March 2017
Went fishing on September 1, 2017
This was my first charter for snook and redfish since moving to Florida from NJ and I don’t think I could have asked for a better boat or captain. Captain Jack is very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. He stayed longer than the half day to take advantage of the tide and you can tell his first priority is the customers experience. The rates and are very reasonable and I highly recommend him to anyone looking to have some fun in the back country. Thanks Captain Jack! Marissa and I had a great time!
Fished September 2017Fished September 1, 2017Replied to this review on September 2, 2017
Thanks Mike. Had a spectacular day in the back country with you and Marissa. Glad we found some fish. See you next trip.Michael Cook recommends Shallow OPS Charters
Replied to this review on September 2, 2017
Thanks Mike. Had a spectacular day in the back country with you and Marissa. Glad we found some fish. See you next trip.
Went fishing on April 14, 2017
Captain Jack’s boat is a shallow water rig that few can compare to, stable wide and can get in very shallow water. The boat is dry when it chops up and smooth riding. Comfortable and safe. This was my first trip with Shallow Water Ops but will definitely NOT be my last. Caught my first Snook and now I am “hooked”. Did not set any records but did get six. When it comes to fishing, Captain Jack’s knowledge is endless. Fantastic instructor, he takes the time to make you comfortable whether you are a novice or have been at for years. He provides the perfect level of assistance from catching bait to casting in the right spot. He will ensure you will not only enjoy fishing but learn fishing techniques and practices.He showed a passion for putting me in the right spot to catch a Snook.
He is a personable, friendly, makes you feel welcome and seems to enjoy having you on the boat fishing with him. A great Captain, great guy to fish with and he will do his best to get you fish.
If you want to experience the best inshore fishing trip you could ever hope to have, go out with Captain Jack Sanzalone of Shallow Water Ops and see for yourself. I know my wife and I will be booking trips as often as we can. GREAT time!!! THANKS Jack for a fantastic time and my first Snook!
Fished April 2017Fished April 14, 2017Replied to this review on April 17, 2017
Thank you Steve. If was great to get get to know you and most of all to put you on some fish. Looking forward to the next opportunity. V/r Jack Sanzalone.Steve recommends Shallow OPS Charters
Replied to this review on April 17, 2017
Thank you Steve. If was great to get get to know you and most of all to put you on some fish. Looking forward to the next opportunity. V/r Jack Sanzalone.
Went fishing on March 10, 2017
The fishing was a little slow. But when they did start biting Captain Jack kept us out there for some additional time.Jack is a good man who does his best for his customers and is very personable and seems to enjoy what he does.Thanks Jack
Fished March 2017Fished March 10, 2017Replied to this review on March 22, 2017
Thanks Russ. Definitely a difficult post full moon trip but happy we caught some snook and trout as well as a few other fish. Hope to see you again.Russell Pien Jr recommends Shallow OPS Charters
Replied to this review on March 22, 2017
Thanks Russ. Definitely a difficult post full moon trip but happy we caught some snook and trout as well as a few other fish. Hope to see you again.
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