If you’re looking for an enjoyable fishing trip with enough flexibility to let you target whichever fish you’d like, Fast Cast Fishing is the best choice! Based in Bokeelia, Captain Lou Silva has been fishing the area for the past 10 years, and he’ll take you to his favorite fishing spots.

You’ll head out on these beautiful waters on his brand new 25’ Pathfinder center console boat. It can accommodate up to 4 people, so it’s great for an adventure with friends. The boat can get pretty fast, so it’ll take you to the fishing grounds in no time. It also features a wireless trolling motor, so you can sneak up on those fearful specimens.

Capt. Lou will provide you with the latest Shimano fishing gear, and all the bait you’ll need on your trip. If you’re up for making dinner upon your return, the captain will be happy to clean and fillet your catch for you. Depending on what you’d like to do, there’s a variety of trips to choose from.

In shallower waters, reel in some Redfish and Snook, or head further out and target creatures like Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Barracuda, and Amberjack. You can choose one of the specialized trips, and target specifically Shark, or Goliath Grouper. You can also try to reel in the ultimate inshore sport fish – the Silver King!

Make sure to bring some food and drinks for your refreshment, and some sun protection so you can fully enjoy your day.

Choose a package that speaks to you most, and join Fast Cast Fishing for your chance to explore the productive waters of the Gulf of Mexico!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing (4 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $600
    This is a great trip to go on to enjoy the local culture and views in beautiful Charlotte harbor, targeting Snook, Redfish, and Trout. There's plenty of other species that come to feed once you're on the water. The equipment will be provided, just bring some sunscreen, and you're all set!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    Goliath Grouper (4 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $700
    If you are looking for a big specimen, this is the trip for you. Bring your strong arms and get ready to have a great battle with the beast that is Goliath Grouper. All the fishing gear will be provided, just bring some sunscreen, and come have a great time on the water!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Handline
    Heavy Tackle
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Fishing (4 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $700
    If you looking to keep the rods bent this is the trip. It's a great trip for all ages and fun for anglers of all skill levels. You'll target species like Redfish and Snook, or head further out and target creatures like Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Barracuda, and Amberjack. All the fishing gear will be provided, just make sure to bring some sunscreen, and you're ready for an adventure!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing (4 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $700
    You can find plenty of sharks all year round in the area, including Bull, Tiger, Lemon, Hammerhead and other species of Shark. You never know what some bloody bait will attract, so get ready for a real adrenaline rush. The equipment will be provided on board, just bring some sun protection, and get ready to have an unforgettable adventure!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $800
    This is a great trip to go on to enjoy the local culture and views in beautiful Charlotte harbor, targeting Snook, Redfish, and Trout. There's plenty of other species that come to feed once you're on the water. The equipment will be provided, just bring some sunscreen, and you're all set!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    Boca Grande Tarpon Trip (5 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Sep 30
    US $900
    Find out why this is the most exciting fishing around. Get your rod bent and hold on to it for your chance to reel in the Silver King. All the fishing gear will be provided by your captain, just make sure to bring some sunscreen and some snacks, and get ready to have some fun!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    Goliath Grouper (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $900
    If you are looking for a big specimen, this is the trip for you. Bring your strong arms and get ready to have a great battle with the beast that is Goliath Grouper. All the fishing gear will be provided, just bring some sunscreen, and come have a great time on the water!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Handline
    Heavy Tackle
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Fishing (6 hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $900
    If you looking to keep the rods bent this is the trip. It's a great trip for all ages and fun for anglers of all skill levels. You'll target species like Redfish and Snook, or head further out and target creatures like Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Barracuda, and Amberjack. All the fishing gear will be provided, just make sure to bring some sunscreen, and you're ready for an adventure!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $900
    You can find plenty of sharks all year round in the area, including Bull, Tiger, Lemon, Hammerhead and other species of Shark. You never know what some bloody bait will attract, so get ready for a real adrenaline rush. The equipment will be provided on board, just bring some sun protection, and get ready to have an unforgettable adventure!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing (8 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,000
    This is a great trip to go on to enjoy the local culture and views in beautiful Charlotte harbor, targeting Snook, Redfish, and Trout. There's plenty of other species that come to feed once you're on the water. The equipment will be provided, just bring some sunscreen, and you're all set!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    Goliath Grouper (8 Hours)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,100
    If you are looking for a big specimen, this is the trip for you. Bring your strong arms and get ready to have a great battle with the beast that is Goliath Grouper. All the fishing gear will be provided, just bring some sunscreen, and come have a great time on the water!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Handline
    Heavy Tackle
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Fishing (8 hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,100
    If you looking to keep the rods bent this is the trip. It's a great trip for all ages and fun for anglers of all skill levels. You'll target species like Redfish and Snook, or head further out and target creatures like Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Barracuda, and Amberjack. All the fishing gear will be provided, just make sure to bring some sunscreen, and you're ready for an adventure!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing (8 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,100
    You can find plenty of sharks all year round in the area, including Bull, Tiger, Lemon, Hammerhead and other species of Shark. You never know what some bloody bait will attract, so get ready for a real adrenaline rush. The equipment will be provided on board, just bring some sun protection, and get ready to have an unforgettable adventure!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    Boca Grande Tarpon Trip (8 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Sep 30
    US $1,500
    Find out why this is the most exciting fishing around. Get your rod bent and hold on to it for your chance to reel in the Silver King. All the fishing gear will be provided by your captain, just make sure to bring some sunscreen and some snacks, and get ready to have some fun!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    Boca Grande Tarpon Trip (10 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Sep 30
    US $1,700
    Find out why this is the most exciting fishing around. Get your rod bent and hold on to it for your chance to reel in the Silver King. All the fishing gear will be provided by your captain, just make sure to bring some sunscreen and some snacks, and get ready to have some fun!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Gwendelyn G.
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Great time!!!

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Tarpon on September 8, 2023
Captain Lou is a true professional! He put us on fish despite the rainy weather that wasn’t supposed to happen. He is knowledgeable...
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VERIFIED   Inshore Fishing (4 Hour) on March 24, 2023
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Michael W.
Fort Myers, FL
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6 Hour Near Shore with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Nearshore on February 19, 2022
Great trip.  Everything went as planned. Would definitely recommend.
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Molly S.
Fort Myers, Florida
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Nearshore Fishing (4 Hour) on August 10, 2022
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John H.
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Fishing with Lou

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Nearshore on December 27, 2021
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FAQs about Fast Cast Fishing – Bokeelia

Fast Cast Fishing – Bokeelia offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group - Inshore Fishing (4 Hour) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - Goliath Grouper (4 Hour) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - Nearshore Fishing (4 Hour) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - Shark Fishing (4 Hour) (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group - Inshore Fishing (6 Hour) (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $100 per person after 3 guests - Boca Grande Tarpon Trip (5 Hour) (5 hours)
  • US $900 per group - Goliath Grouper (6 Hour) (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group - Nearshore Fishing (6 hour) (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group - Shark Fishing (6 Hour) (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - Inshore Fishing (8 Hour) (6 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group - Goliath Grouper (8 Hours) (8 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group - Nearshore Fishing (8 hour) (8 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group - Shark Fishing (8 Hour) (8 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group, additional US $100 per person after 3 guests - Boca Grande Tarpon Trip (8 Hour) (8 hours)
  • US $1,700 per group, additional US $100 per person after 3 guests - Boca Grande Tarpon Trip (10 Hour) (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Fast Cast Fishing – Bokeelia, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair For big game trips
  • GPS Simrad Evo3
  • Fishfinder Simrad Evo3
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Fast Cast Fishing – Bokeelia include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (For Tarpon Trips)
  • Fishing License

Fast Cast Fishing – Bokeelia offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Fast Cast Fishing – Bokeelia offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fast Cast Fishing – Bokeelia include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Lou Silva
Bokeelia, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
141 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2017
With over 10 years experience fishing the Gulf from Sarasota Bay to Fort Myers beach, Capt Lou will keep your line tight and your face smiling! Catering to anglers of all ability levels, he will be able to tailor any trip to your needs.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Conch (Center console) originally built in 2024. Powered by a 350HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
For big game trips
GPS
Simrad Evo3
Fishfinder
Simrad Evo3
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
For Tarpon Trips
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit 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
Bank Transfer

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