Punta Gorda Fly Charters

Punta Gorda Fly Charters invites you on a fly fishing adventure in the most beautiful bays surrounding Charlotte Harbor and Punta Gorda, Florida. The charter is run by a passionate fly fisherman, guide, and captain - Michael Manis. Captain Michael has been fishing forever and teaching the sport of fly and light tackle angling since 2002.

Your trip will take you out of Punta Gorda on Florida’s southwest coast and into the pristine waters of Charlotte Harbor and its adjacent bays and sounds. This area is populated mostly by Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Tarpon, which is what you will be targeting.

Captain Michael specializes in throwing flies, plugs, and jigs, and since he is a great teacher he will teach you how to do it, too. You will use the onboard fishing gear that includes fly fishing equipment, conventional rods, reels, tackle, lures, and a fishing license to target the fish. You will also have drinks supplied so all you have to bring is some food for the day.

Punta Gorda Fly Charters operates on a 17-foot Maverick flats boat built in 2014. And powered by a 70 HP Yamaha engine. This boat has a capacity for 2 guests which means you can share this adventure with a friend or a family member. The boat features a GPS, safety equipment in the form of life jackets, fire extinguishers, and first-aid equipment.

For the ultimate Southwest Florida fly fishing experience, book Captain Michael and Punta Gorda Fly Charters today. You will learn how to fly fish and leave with memories that will last a lifetime!



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
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    This trip is a full day on the water spent with an experienced professional guide and captain. You will target Snook, Trout, Redfish, and Tarpon. All species are catch and release.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    This trip lasts for 6 hours and allows you to spend more time on the water and change a few productive spots. You can fish for Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, and Trout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    The half day trip allows you to fish for 4 hours on the shallow waters of Punta Gorda targeting Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, and Snook. You have the rest of the day free to do more things.
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About the Captain

Michael Manis
Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
12 Fishing Reports
2 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2017
Captain Michael has fished all his life and loves fly fishing. He started teaching fly fishing as a sport back in 2003 and has never looked back. He loves being on the water with fellow anglers and targeting the fish species that populate the southwest Florida's waters.

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Targeted Species

Redfish
Snook
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Maverick (Flats boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Punta Gorda to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Catch and Release Mandatory

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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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4.83
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
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100%
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100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Cushing, Oklahoma
 4.67
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Full Day fishing the flats.

February 6, 2018
We ( a party of 2) wanted to fly fish the flats. Mike had great equipment and worked hard to get is back in the flats for fish....
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Frankfort, New York
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Fishing with Capt. Mike

March 14, 2017
Captain Mike’s knowledge of Charlotte Harbor is incomparable! My family and I have been fishing with him for over a decade....
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