Flats Fish’r Charters - Fort Myers

Flats Fish’r Charters is operated by Captain Blake Matherly, who has over 30 years of fishing experience in the waters of Fort Myers and the surrounding areas. Blake discovered his passion for fishing as a young boy, and knew pretty quickly there was no other choice for him but to make a career out of it. Today, he caters to fishermen of all skill levels, who might be looking for an adventure in the waters of Southwest Florida.

Captain Blake operates a 17’ flats boat, equipped with a GPS and Fishfinder, with a maximum capacity of 3 anglers. It also has a wireless trolling motor for that smooth and silent run. Other than fishing, his on-water services also include lunch cruises, manatee watching, shelling or just a pleasant day of sightseeing on the water.

There’s a lot of water to cover, so expect to fish the backcountry waters of Pine Island Sound, the islands of Sanibel, Captiva, as well as Fort Myers. Blake specializes in fly fishing as well as conventional spin fishing in shallow waters. Some of the game fish commonly targeted in the area include Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Sea Trout, and many more that are available virtually all year round.

Rods and reels for conventional spin fishing are available aboard. Fly fishing enthusiasts will also be provided with an appropriate tackle. Live bait, lures, as well as cleaning and filleting of anything you catch are included in the price. Bottled water is provided, and you’re free to bring your own drinks. Finally, a Florida fishing license is covered by Captain Blake for all passengers.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    up to 3 persons
    The best way to explore everything Fort Myers has to offer. Explore the islands of Sanibel, Captiva, the backwaters of Pine Island Sound at your own leisure. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 3 persons
    A sweet spot between a half day and full day trip, this trip gives you more time to explore the islands and backcountry. No matter if you prefer spinning or fly fishing, Captain Blake has you covered. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    A short morning trip is great both for the fish and the beautiful scenery. Go fishing for Snook, Tarpon, Trout, Redfish and more while taking in the beautiful sights. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    Take a short trip 'round the islands and do some spin fishing for Trout and other inshore fish. If creeks are your thing that can also be arranged. Departure times are flexible.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Jack Crevalle
Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook

Speckled Trout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Egret (Flats boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
17 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 Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. 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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
Checks
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

About the Captain

Blake Matherly
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Member since August 2014
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Captain Blake got hooked on fishing with his dad as a young boy, and never looked back. With more than 30 years of experience behind him, he's become a real expert in the craft and is always willing to pass on the knowledge he's learned. Light tackle fishing in shallow waters is his specialty and favorite pastime, be it regular spinning or fly fishing.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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5.00
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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Half day trip with Captain Blake
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Kelly T.
Commerce Charter Township, MI
 5.00
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4 hour trip with Capt Blake

VERIFIED   January 31, 2019
We unfortunately had a rare cold and somewhat windy day in Ft Myers Beach - but Capt Blake did everything in his power to find...
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Walpole, Massachusetts
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VERIFIED   March 23, 2019
Blake was a great captain and guide. Very knowledgeable, friendly and patient. Caught some nice fish and as a bonus saw some...
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Christopher B.
Brandon, Florida
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