7wtCharters Fly Fishing Service

Whatever your interest and goals for fly fishing might be, 7wtCharters will help you find your match. Their Captain John Jacob specializes in any kind of fishing as long as it’s with a fly rod!

Capt. John believes that for him, there is no bigger satisfaction than putting his clients on fish and netting them aboard. He always works very hard to accomplish your goals and show you the most productive spots around. Capt. John comes from a long line of teachers, so he can show you the nuances of the fly cast and guide you through the basics.

Explore the Emerald Coast, concentrating on the flats and backcountry waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Come aboard John’s beautiful 16’ Creek Craft skiff, a very stable and dry platform for fly casting. She is equipped with a custom-built platform, a trolling motor, and a new Mercury outboard engine.

Depending on the season, weather, and wind, you will set out to fish for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Bluefish, and Jack Crevalle, as well as Tarpon, Pompano, Cobia, Ladyfish, Bonito, and other species.

All the necessary fly fishing equipment will be provided, as well as drinks, food, and fishing licenses. Bring your younger angler with you or have fun with your fishing buddy. Happy fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Tarpon
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 31
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    This trip is for Tarpon fishing lovers. There is no greater thrill than spotting a "Silver King", casting to them and having them eat your fly and take off!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    Depending on the season, you will target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Jack Crevalle, Bluefish, and Cobia. You will primarily be fishing in the Choctawhatchee Bay on the flats and backcountry.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    This trip will take you fishing the flats and backcountry of the Choctawhatchee Bay for Redfish, Trout, Jack Crevalle, Bluefish, and Cobia.

About the Captain

John Jacob
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States
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3 Customer Reviews
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Member since November 2017
I am a retired career chef that has been a fly-obsessed fisherman for 25 years now. I have been fishing since I was 5 years old and was bitten by the fly fishing bug in my early 20’s. I come from a long line of teachers so I feel I am proficient in teaching the nuances of the fly cast. Contact me and let’s talk about your preferences for species, location and skill level with the long rod.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish
Bonito
Cobia
Jack (Almaco)

Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish
Pompano
Redfish

Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Creek Craft (Flats boat) originally built in 1991, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 60HP Mercury 4-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Drinks
Fishing License
Lunch
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 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Patricia F.
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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VERIFIED   May 6, 2019
Captain and fishing trip were very good. The website for booking needs work. The website fouled up on what trip I requested...
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Jeff A.
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