Fast Cast Fishing invites you down to enjoy the bite in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, Florida. Have a light tackle workout, get your hands on the ‘Silver King’, chase the three superstar targets, and just have fun.

Your captain will advise you what’s biting best and where to find fish. Your target species will include Redfish, Snook, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and many other species. There are also various types of Snapper and Grouper that might interest even the most experienced angler. Plus, you can chase Sharks in those waters too!

Fast Cast Fishing will welcome you aboard a 26’ Pathfinder. The boat comes powered by a single 300 HP Yamaha engine and has plenty of space for up to 6 passengers. It is outfitted with navigational and fish finding electronics, Minn Kota and Power-Pole equipment, and other professional accessories.

Whether you want to stay close to shore, check the flats and shallows, explore the backcountry waters, or head a bit further out, you have found the right place. Your captain will provide you with quality gear and tackle by Shimano, all the bait, lures, and licenses. Bottled water will be available onboard, so you can feel free to bring your own snacks with you.

Once you’re done fishing, your catch could be cleaned by the captain. Take it home and have your weekly dinners sorted out. Fish on!



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
    Take a ride to what fishing and relaxing is all about. Enjoy the local culture and views in beautiful Charlotte harbor, targeting snook, redfish and spotted sea trout. Please of other species also come to feed once we are on the water.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
  • Private trip
    Goliath Grouper Fishing (4 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $700
    If you are looking for the BIG one, this is what you want. Not for the week, bring your strong arms and get ready to man handle a beast via hand line or Rod and Reel.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    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 get on some meat and keep the rods bent this is the trip. Great for all ages and fun for all.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Handline
    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
    We have plenty of sharks all year round in the area, from Bulls, Tigers, Lemon, HammerHeads and so forth. You never know what some bloody bait will attract.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $800
    Take a ride to what fishing and relaxing is all about. Enjoy the local culture and views in beautiful Charlotte harbor, targeting snook, redfish and spotted sea trout. Please of other species also come to feed once we are on the water.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing (5 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jul 31
    US $900
    Find out why this is the most exciting fishing around. Get your rod bent and hold on.
    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
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    Goliath Grouper Fishing (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $900
    If you are looking for the BIG one, this is what you want. Not for the week, bring your strong arms and get ready to man handle a beast via hand line or Rod and Reel.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    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 get on some meat and keep the rods bent this is the trip. Great for all ages and fun for all.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $900
    We have plenty of sharks all year round in the area, from Bulls, Tigers, Lemon, HammerHeads and so forth. You never know what some bloody bait will attract.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing (8 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $950
    Take a ride to what fishing and relaxing is all about. Enjoy the local culture and views in beautiful Charlotte harbor, targeting snook, redfish and spotted sea trout. Please of other species also come to feed once we are on the water.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    Goliath Grouper Fishing (8 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,100
    If you are looking for the BIG one, this is what you want. Not for the week, bring your strong arms and get ready to man handle a beast via hand line or Rod and Reel.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Handline
    Heavy Tackle
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing (8 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,100
    Take a ride to what fishing and relaxing is all about. Enjoy the local culture and views in beautiful Charlotte harbor, targeting snook, redfish and spotted sea trout. Please of other species also come to feed once we are on the water.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing (8 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,100
    We have plenty of sharks all year round in the area, from Bulls, Tigers, Lemon, HammerHeads and so forth. You never know what some bloody bait will attract.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    Boca Grande Tarpon Trip (10 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 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.
    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
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 73 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler rating
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
82%
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Gary S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Highly recommended!!

VERIFIED   Nearshore Fishing (4 Hour) on February 29, 2024
This is our second year in a row extremely satisfied with our trip. Capt Lou is an amazing captain and always asks us what...
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Andrew M.
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Great experience!!

VERIFIED   Shark Fishing (4 Hour) on March 20, 2024
Captain Lou was a great guy and experienced fisherman. He was friendly and gave my Father and I a great day on the water. I...
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Tim B.
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Great Captain.

VERIFIED   Goliath Grouper Fishing (6 Hour) on February 3, 2024
Fishing is Fishing and can be tough. Captain Lou had everything ready to go and all we needed for a great day on the water....
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Jon B.
Excellent
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Experience:
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Overall

Captain Steve is fantastic!

VERIFIED   Nearshore Fishing (6 Hour) on January 26, 2024
Captain Steve delivered! Very personable and knowledgeable. We were on fish right out of the gate. Fished several spots thru...
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Shawn B.
Excellent
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Missed my chance but good day overall

VERIFIED   Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing (5 Hour) on April 8, 2024
Captain was great. Got us in the Tarpon, but lost two nice ones. That’s fishing though right!  I’ll be back and booking...
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FAQs about Fast Cast Fishing - Punta Gorda

Fast Cast Fishing - Punta Gorda offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group - Inshore Fishing (4 Hour) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - Goliath Grouper Fishing (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 Fishing (5 Hour) (5 hours)
  • US $900 per group - Goliath Grouper Fishing (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 $950 per group - Inshore Fishing (8 Hour) (8 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group - Goliath Grouper Fishing (8 Hour) (8 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group - Inshore Fishing (8 Hour) (8 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group - Shark Fishing (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 - Punta Gorda, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Fast Cast Fishing - Punta Gorda include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Fast Cast Fishing - Punta Gorda 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 - Punta Gorda offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fast Cast Fishing - Punta Gorda include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grunt
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Lou Silva
Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
141 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
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

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

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
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water
First Mate
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Punta Gorda to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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