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
    Boca Grande Tarpon Trip (10 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jul 31
    $1,100
    Find out why this is the most exciting fishing around. Get your rod bent and hold on.
  • Private trip
    Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing (8 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jul 31
    $1,000
    Find out why this is the most exciting fishing around. Get your rod bent and hold on.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing (8 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $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.
  • Private trip
    Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 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.
  • Private trip
    Goliath Grouper Fishing (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    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.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    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.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Fishing (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $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.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    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.
  • Private trip
    Goliath Grouper Fishing (4 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    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.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Fishing (4 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    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.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing (4 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    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.
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About the Captain

Lou Silva
Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
78 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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

Cobia Cobia
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
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
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
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
Drinks
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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Customer Reviews

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95%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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3/14/21 Morning Trip with Captain Lou

VERIFIED   Inshore Fishing (4 Hour) on March 13, 2021
We have been out with many captains over the years. Capt Lou definitely has the nicest equipment.  We met at the public landing...
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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Most amazing trip!!! Hands down!!

VERIFIED   Inshore Fishing (4 Hour) on February 18, 2021
Captain Lou was amazing!!! He was extremely knowledgeable and knew how to handle the waters. He made the experience for my...
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Trip with Captain Lou

VERIFIED   Nearshore Fishing (4 Hour) on February 9, 2021
Bought a 4hr trip as a surprise for my husband while we were visiting my parents in Florida. Cpt Lou was nice and good at answering...
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Awesome trip

VERIFIED   Nearshore Fishing (4 Hour) on April 9, 2021
Just a fabulous trip out with Captain Lou The captain was absolutely determined to put us on fish, things were a little slow...
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Trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   Inshore Fishing (4 Hour) on March 2, 2021
We were passed on to Captain Chris, because the main Captain was busy this day. All good, had a great time!
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FAQs about Fast Cast Fishing - Punta Gorda

Fast Cast Fishing - Punta Gorda offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Inshore Fishing (4 Hour) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Goliath Grouper Fishing (4 Hour) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Nearshore Fishing (4 Hour) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Inshore Fishing (6 Hour) (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - Nearshore Fishing (6 Hour) (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - Goliath Grouper Fishing (6 Hour) (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - Shark Fishing (6 Hour) (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing (6 Hour) (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - Shark Fishing (8 Hour) (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing (8 Hour) (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 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

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
  • 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
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon