Flats Fish’r Charters - Sanibel

Causeway Rd
Sanibel FL, United States

Flats Fish’r Charters provides guided inshore fishing trips to all anglers, from old hands to those just starting out. With more than 30 years of experience under his belt, Captain Blake knows how to conduct a satisfying fishing trip for those who fish with him.

Blake’s boat is a 17 footer, outfitted with navigational electronics such as GPS and Fishfinder, with enough room to take 3 anglers fishing with him. Although he specializes in fly and conventional fishing, particularly sight casting for Snook, Captain Blake also offers a variety of other water-based activities, such as wildlife tours, lunch cruises, and shelling excursions.

As for fishing, Captain Blake tackles the backcountry waters of the Island of Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers and Pine Island Sound. A body of water this large is best explored on paced longer trips. His common targets include game fish that Southwest Florida is famous for, such as Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout, the Silver King (Tarpon), and many others that make fishing in these waters a year-round event.

Captain Blake provides tackle for both the conventional spin fishing, as well as fly fishing. Live bait and lures are included in the price, as is cleaning and bagging your catch following the fishing trip. Cold bottled water is also included, and guests are free to bring their own drinks. Fishing licenses are taken care of by the Captain for all his passengers. The only things you absolutely need to bring are sunglasses and a smile.

Flats Fish’r Charters provides guided inshore fishing trips to all anglers, from old hands to those just starting out. With more than 30 years of experience under his belt, Captain Blake knows how to conduct a satisfying fishing trip for those who


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  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550 private charter
  • US$ 500 private charter
  • Half Day Trip (AM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 400 private charter
  • Half Day Trip (PM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400 private charter
  • US$ 300 private charter
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About this listing

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
Targeted Species
 
Jack Crevalle
 
Redfish

 
Snapper (Mangrove)
 
Snook

 
Speckled Trout
 
Tarpon
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
First Aid and CPR certified Captain
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Patagonia and Sage gear
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
First Aid and CPR certified Captain
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Patagonia and Sage gear
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Cold Bottle Water Provided
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Patagonia and Sage gear
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

10% 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, Visa, Mastercard, Checks, American Express.

About the Captain

Blake Matherly
Sanibel, Florida, United States
Member since August 2014
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: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Sanibel Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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I’ve been on many charters over the years and since we found Captain Blake we have only used him. The total experience is great, especially considering it’s myself and my wife on the trips. He always makes sure we have a good time and we ALWAYS catch quality fish, no matter how tough the conditions.

Fished October 20, 2017
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Professional, friendly,knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Caught lots of fish. Had a great time. Would recommend him to anyone. Hal & Ken

Fished September 29, 2017
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Great time on the water with one of the most knowledgeable Backcountry Captains in the Sanibel/ pine island sound area.  If you want a top quality fly fishing trip in SW Florida, Flats Fish’r charters and Captain Blake should be your choice.

Fished September 25, 2017
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