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
    10 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jul 31
    $1,100
    Tick the Silver King, one of the most exciting fish around, off your bucket list. Come on this trip and get your rods bent while battling Tarpon. The captain will have all the fishing gear ready for you, just bring some food and drinks for your refreshment. Don't forget some sun protection so you can fully enjoy your day, and you're all set to have an amazing time on these productive fishing grounds!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jul 31
    $1,000
    Find out why the Silver King is the most exciting fish around. Get your rod bent and tick off Tarpon off your bucket list. All the fishing gear will be provided by your captain, just make sure to pack some food and drinks to stay energized throughout the trip. Bring some sun protection as well, and come have an unforgettable adventure in these beautiful waters!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jul 31
    $800
    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!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Goliath Grouper
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    This is the trip for you if you want to catch a really big one. Get ready to make your muscles work in a great battle with the beast that is Goliath Grouper. All the equipment will be provided, just make sure to bring sunscreen, and come have an adventure of a lifetime!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Shark
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    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!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    This is a trip that will keep your rods bent! It's great for all ages and fun for both novice and professional anglers. Expect to target species like Redfish and Snook, as well as Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, and Amberjack. The captain will provide you with all the fishing gear, just make sure to bring sun protection, and you're all set for a great fishing adventure!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    Enjoy the local culture and views in beautiful Charlotte harbor on this 6-hour trip. You'll be fishing for Redfish, Snook, and Trout. There's a variety of other species that come to feed once you're on the water. The captain will provide all the equipment, just bring some sun protection, and you're ready for some serious fun!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Goliath Grouper
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    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!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    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!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    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!
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About the Captain

Lou Silva
Bokeelia, Florida, United States
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81 Customer Reviews
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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.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore on March 29, 2021
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore on March 24, 2021
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VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Tarpon on March 12, 2021
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Shark on December 30, 2020
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FAQs about Fast Cast Fishing – Bokeelia

Fast Cast Fishing – Bokeelia offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Goliath Grouper (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Goliath Grouper (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Shark (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Tarpon (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Tarpon (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Tarpon (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

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
  • Reef 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)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon