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.

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

Select date to see available trips and rates:

Trip Date:
  • 6 Hour Trip - Tarpon AM
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 720 private charter
  • 6 Hour Trip - Tarpon PM
    6 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 720 private charter
  • 6 Hour Trip - Flats AM
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:45 AM
    US$ 480 private charter

About this listing

Boat Specs

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

24 ft
3 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
Snapper (Mangrove)

Speckled Trout

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Yeti Cooler
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fishing license for every on board
Fly Fishing Equipment
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
No snook will be harvested

20% 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, Checks.

About the Captain

Brad Carlton
Placida, Florida, United States
Member since March 2017
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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