Mangroves 2 Cattails Guide Service

Mangroves 2 Cattails Guide Service takes you fishing around the flats and backcountry waters out of Englewood, FL. Here you can find a fine selection of inshore species, including Snook, Redfish, Trout, Permit,, and many more. No matter how experienced you are, fishing trips with Captain Robert are your gateway to an enjoyable day on the water.

Capt. Robert has been a fisherman for over a decade. He has previously fished Lake Okeechobee – and still does, with plenty of success too – before moving to Florida and mastering saltwater techniques. He loves taking customers on the water and helping them out.

Your vessel for the day is an 18’ Polar Kraft center console. She is powered by a 90 HP Evinrude engine and can take up to three anglers. The boat is equipped with GPS, a fishfinder, a live bait well, carries the safety gear, as well as conventional and fly fishing equipment.

You can catch a whole variety of fish here, it just depends how much time you have. Shark fishing is interesting to anglers of all ages, while hardcore anglers test their skills fishing on the fly for Snook and Reds. You can also get a tasty fish fishing with your family around the flats. These waters are scenic too, so make sure to have a camera by your side.

Trip times may vary depending on the tide and the weather, but the captain is flexible and will work to put you on fish. Please note that no infants are allowed onboard. There will be water onboard and the captain will also take care of the fishing gear. You should bring food, drinks, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera.

Get your friends and come have a day to remember!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip–Flats/Backcountry
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
     price breakdown
    This six hour trip will give you a lot of time to explore the Beautiful Flats and Backcountry waters to catch Snook, Trout, Redfish and more. This trip makes for a very rewarding experience. The trip is not recommended for small children. You will find the fishing gear onboard. Rods, reels, bait and tackle, fishing license and drinking water are included in the price. Capt. Robert will be happy to fillet your catch if you choose to keep it.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip–Flats/Backcountry (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
     price breakdown
    This trip runs 5 hours and you will fish for Snook, Redfish, Trout and more. You never know what you could catch with an extra hour of fishing. This is the captain's choice trip as sometimes four hours isn't enough, but six is too long. Trips are flexible and departure time may depend on tide and the weather. All the gear is supplied, as well as the license and drinking water, but you should bring food, sunscreen, and a camera. The captain will fillet your catch if you choose to keep it.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip–Flats/Backcountry (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
     price breakdown
    If you want a nice afternoon on the water, this five hour trip will give you more time to explore the flats and chase Redfish, Trout, and Snook. The captain recommends this trip as it gives you an hour more to explore the fishing opportunities. The captain is flexible and trip times can vary depending on the tide and weather. All the gear is provided, as well as the license and drinking water. You should bring food, sunscreen, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip–Flats/Backcountry (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
     price breakdown
    This four hour trip will take you fishing around backcountry waters and the flats, targeting Snook, Redfish or Trout with live bait or using artificial bait. The departure times are flexible and depend on tides and the weather. The fishing license, gear, bait, lures, and water are included in the price. Pack food, drinks, sunscreen, and a camera. This package is suitable for anglers with less experience too.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip–Flats/Backcountry (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
     price breakdown
    Spend the afternoon chasing Snook, Trout, Redfish and more around the flats and backcountry waters. The captain will supply all the gear, bait, tackle, lures, water, and the license. The departure time can vary and depends on tides and the weather. Suitable for novice anglers.
  • Private trip
    4 Hr ARTIFICIAL ONLY
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $350
     price breakdown
    This trip will be on the flats or backcountry for Snook,Redfish, And Trout with Artificial lures Top water, Jigs, And Soft plastics Max-2 person
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About the Captain

Robert Taylor
Englewood, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
9 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
22 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2018
Captain Robert Taylor has spent many years tournament fishing before deciding to slow down a little and plant some roots. However, he remains fishing every day because of his deep-seated love for the sport. With a long history of tournament fishing, Robert enjoys using topwater and soft plastic lures for Snook, Redfish, and Trout, but can be just as successful with live bait.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Polar Kraft (Center console) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 90HP 2017 Evinrude E-Tec engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Englewood to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
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
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.95
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Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Dennis C.
Venice, FL
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Captain Robert

VERIFIED   July 31, 2019
We had a great time with Captain Robert! All we wanted to do was catch some fish and have a good time. Captain Robert delivered...
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Michael D.
Englewood, FL
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   December 31, 2019
Captain Robert put us on the fish.  A secondary reason for the trip was to learn Lemon Bay.  We are looking to spend...
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Joe C.
Beaufort, SC
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VERIFIED   March 23, 2019
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Winter Park, Florida
 5.00
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Great half day of fishing!

February 17, 2018
Capt. Robert did an excellent job of locating the fish in some pretty windy conditions. The plan was originally to fly fish,...
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Lori S.
Lady Lake, Florida
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March 1, 2018
I have to say because of the weather and Captain Robert’s knowledge and experience of the water we had a great time fishing....
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