Night Flight Charters

Head out and explore the Everglades with Captain Mattew Hoover aboard “Night Flight Charters”! He’s one of the most respected guides in the area and holds the world record for hooking Snook on a fly. He’s even invented certain fly patterns that he’s happy to share. Intrigued? Look no further!

Hop aboard a 22’ Pathfinder boat, powered by a 150 HP Yamaha 4-stroke engine and ideal for up to 3 anglers. She’s equipped navigational electronics including GPS and Fishfinder. Her wireless trolling motor keeps you stealthy in shallow waters and her power pole anchor keeps you rooted to your fishing grounds. What’s more, there’s an icebox to keep your catch fresh and live well to entice the bite.

It’s all about taking advantage of the backcountry, flats, and surrounding nearshore waters of Capt. Matt’s trips. You’ll use a variety of methods to target the likes of Snook, Redfish and Trout in the shallows and Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, and Spanish Mackerel in deeper waters.

All trips come inclusive will all the gear you need for a productive day including ten-pound test line and Loomis rods, Daiwa spinning reels, and Orvis fly fishing equipment. At the end of the trip, any catch you choose to keep is cleaned and fillet for easy transport home.

Head out for the true Florida fishing experience with Night Flight Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Nothing quite like a full day out on the water with family and friends! You'll have plenty of time over the course of 8 hours to target the likes of Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, Trout, Permit, Jack Crevalle, Black Drum, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, and Tripletail. Bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're good to go!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Give yourself a couple of extra hours on the water to explore a few different spots and head into deeper waters! You'll spend 6 hours targeting the likes of Snook, Redfish, Trout, Permit, and Spanish Mackerel. All the necessary gear and tackle, as well as licenses and bottled water, are already on board.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Take advantage of the productive morning bite and head out bright and early for 4 hours of fishing! Your main targets include Snook, Redfish, and Trout, and you'll spend a little time at the beginning of the day hooking some bait. Capt. Matt brings along all the gear you need, as well as bottled water. Bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're good to go!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Spend 4 hours exploring the productive inshore waterways! After you catch your bait, you'll start hooking into the likes of Snook, Redfish, and Trout. Capt. Matt provides all of the gear you need for a successful day and also offers bottled water. Feel free to bring along any other drinks and snacks you'd like and you're good to go!
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About the Captain

Matthew Hoover
Goodland, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
6 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2017
Captain Matt Hoover grew up fishing the waters surrounding the Bass Islands in Lake Erie. In 1977 he moved to Napes, he got his first taste of Florida fishing in the waters surrounding Marco Island, Ten Thousand Islands, and the Everglades National Park. Capt. Matt holds the world record for Snook on a fly in the 2 lb test tippet category. As well as being a fly casting instructor, he writes for magazines, including Florida Sportsman, and has a weekly fishing column for the Marco Daily News. He enjoys taking his friends and guests out on the water and looks forward to meeting you!

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha 4-stroke SHO engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
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
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (3)
4.94
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
3\/4 day trip with Captain Matt
24 lb; 40 in Snook; Captain Matt chased him down!
Full day with Captain Matt
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Stew B.
Orlando, FL
 5.00
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Full day with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   June 12, 2018
Matt had us on the fish all day; we took home a mess of Specs, and a rogue flounder, to eat. The highlight of the day was a...
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Mark R.
West Bend, WI
 4.67
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Half day with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   April 2, 2018
The trip was enjoyable and Captain Matt took us to some location where the fishing was excellent.  We caught lots of sea...
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Thomas R.
Geneva, IL
 5.00
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Fishing with Matthew

VERIFIED   July 6, 2019
Great trip, we caught 30 plus fish, including a 30” 12 lb snook. In addition several red fish and snapper. Very knowledgeable...
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Doug B.
Stonington, CT
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 11, 2019
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Keith A.
United States
 5.00
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3/4 day trip with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   July 8, 2018
We had lots of action with several different species including trout, snook and a 26” redfish.
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