Carlton Charters

15001 Gasparilla Road
Placida FL, United States

Carlton Charters offers exciting fishing adventures for Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, and many other species on the waters out of Placida, Florida. The company is run and operated by a seventh-generation Floridian, who is one of the best guides in the area. Each day out with Carlton Charters is a combination of great angling and outstanding catches. Intrigued? Look no further!

Enjoy your fishing trip with Carlton Charters aboard a 24-ft Pathfinder boat, which comes powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine. It is equipped with modern navigational electronic, such as a GPS, a VHF radio, a radar, and a fish finder. A Yeti Cooler is fitted to keep the catch fresh during the day, and the vessel’s anchoring system makes sure you stay perfectly rooted to the fishing grounds. There is a wireless trolling motor for a quiet ride and a live bait tank. The boat provides comfortable fishing space for up to three anglers.

Carlton Charters will take you fishing inshore, nearshore, or the flats and the backcountry waters. You will get an opportunity to test yourself in light tackle action and fly fishing method, catching Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, and Speckled Trout.

If you are a Tarpon-lover, Carlton Charters has something to offer. In the months of May, June, and July, you can join the Captain on his sight fishing adventure for migratory Silver King on the waters of south-west Florida.

A trip with Carlton Charters comes inclusive with all you need to make an outstanding catch possible. You will be provided with fly fishing equipment and the licenses for you and your group, as well as with rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. If you decide to keep the catch, it could be cleaned and filleted for you after the trip for a ride home, where you could have it for dinner or just store in the freezer. With drinking water provided, you may want to bring your own snacks with you on board.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Tarpon AM
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Jul
    US$ 720
    up to 3 persons
    In the months of May, June, and July, we will sight fish migratory Tarpon of the beaches of south-west Florida using light tackle.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Tarpon PM
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Jul
    US$ 720
    up to 3 persons
    In the months of May, June, and July, we will sight fish migratory Tarpon of the beaches of south-west Florida using light tackle.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Flats AM
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:45 AM
    US$ 480
    up to 3 persons
    We will target Snook and Redfish in the flats and backcountry using live bait and artificials. Other species include small Sharks, Trout, and Mangrove Snapper. I typically catch bait before I pick you up, so all of time you purchased is devoted to fishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

  Redfish
  Snapper (Mangrove)
  Snook
  Speckled Trout

  Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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

About the Captain

Brad Carlton
Placida, Florida, United States
Member since March 2017
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My name is Captain Brad Carlton. I am a 7th generation Floridian and have spent most of my life fishing the waters of Boca Grande and Charlotte Harbor. You can expect professionalism and courtesy from me as I safely guide you to a fun day on the water. Targeted species include seasonal Tarpon fishing and year-round Redfish and Snook fishing. Other species such as Trout and Mangrove Snapper are frequently caught on fishing trips as well. I became a guide because I get more enjoyment from watching people catch fish than I do catching them myself. I prefer to use light tackle with live bait and artificials depending on the circumstances.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Placida Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Fished July 9, 2016
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I have done 6 trips with Captian Brad. Getting my personal best fish just about every time. Brad always puts you on fish and is incredibly professional. I have caught a 38” snook and a 120 pound tarpon with Brad. There is not a more knowledgeable guide in that area. I am eager to book my 7th trip. He has a customer for life with me. Completely satisfied and would highly recommend him.

Fished June 12, 2016
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