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Matlacha Fishing Charters

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Matlacha: 292 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Cape Coral
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trips from $350
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4.9 / 5
(40 reviews)
Cape Coral
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trips from $475
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4.9 / 5
(130 reviews)
Cape Coral
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trips from $550
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5.0 / 5
(117 reviews)
Cape Coral
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trips from $250
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(99 reviews)
Matlacha
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Matlacha
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(51 reviews)
Cape Coral
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trips from $1,400
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5.0 / 5
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Matlacha
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trips from $395
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Matlacha
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trips from $500
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4.9 / 5
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Cape Coral
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trips from $550

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Matlacha

According to customer reviews, Dragonfly Charters, All 4 Chuck Fishing Charters, and Thrill Of It All – Cape Coral are some of the most popular fishing charters in Matlacha, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Matlacha.

The average price for a private 4 hour Matlacha fishing trip is $541, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $796 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Dragonfly Charters, All 4 Chuck Fishing Charters, and Thrill Of It All – Cape Coral all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Matlacha.

The most popular fish species you can target are Snook, Redfish, and Mangrove Snapper. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Spinning, and Bottom Fishing. Inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Matlacha fishing charters will take you through the grass flats of the Matlacha Pass into the vast open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Its sub-tropical climate and excellent year-round fishing make this destination a prime location for a family getaway. The fishing in Matlacha is diverse, dynamic, and exciting, and has something for everyone regardless of your level of experience.

Matlacha’s inshore fishing is among some of the best you’ll experience in Southwest Florida. The area’s a great habitat for inshore species like Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Jack Crevalle, Sheepshead, Cobia, Snook, and Sharks. In the Gulf, the waters offer a new host of targets such as Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish, and Mahi Mahi.

Local inshore trips are kid-friendly and excellent for families. It won't take long to reach some of the top fishing spots, so even a half-day trip can yield many great catches. The alternative to these are the high-octane offshore adventures. These trips cater to avid anglers with strong sealegs who don’t mind staying out for 8–10 hours to increase their chances of a big catch.

Matlacha has got a wide range of opportunities available, from kayak fishing inshore to trolling the rich fishing grounds offshore. Most charters tend to congregate at the southern half of the island. Start your search here and decide on the type of experience you’re looking for. Finally, pick your charter and start planning your adventure right away!

Rules & Regulations

All Florida saltwater guides are licensed to cover everyone aboard, so no need to pick up a separate fishing license. If you’re planning on fishing in any freshwater or brackish water areas, however, be sure to purchase one online or at a local retailer.

Matlacha
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 27743 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Trout fishing is solid throughout January. Florida’s mild winters keep the water temperatures in the mid-to-high 60s, so you can expect to target other inshore species as well, including Redfish, Tripletail, and Sheepshead.

February

Don’t let the winter blues hold you back. February provides good action for Sheepshead and Tripletail, as well as Redfish and Trout. If your skills are on point, you may even be able to court the occasional Mangrove Snapper.

March

Water temperatures begin to warm up so bigger fish start to come out of hibernation and show up closer to shore. Trout increase in size and quantity, as well as Black Drum and Redfish. Other likely catches may include Cobia, Jack Crevalle, and Grouper.

April

It’s time for Tarpon fishing, so book a fly fishing trip for the ultimate back bay showdown! Snook, Permit, and Mangrove Snapper start to show up in numbers as well, creating a fishing frenzy in the mangroves and backcountry flats.

May

As water temperatures reach the mid-to-high 70s, the variety of fish increases. Redfish, Tarpon, Trout, and Snook fishing remain hot with the chance of catching various Grouper and Snapper species. Other targets include Ladyfish, Tripletail, Cobia, and even the occasional Barracuda.

June

Temperatures heat up, making the fish hide out in shady areas. Mangrove, Mutton, and Yellowtail Snapper, as well as Goliath Grouper, Ladyfish, Tripletail, and Cobia are willing to take the bait. Head a little further out from the Pass and target Hogfish and Black Grouper while drifting above underwater structures.

July

July marks the peak of the wet season, but no need to worry, rains come and go quickly. The best time to go fishing is in the morning while fish congregate around the Matlacha Bridge. Permit and Jack Crevalle are coming in hot, as well as Tarpon and Mangrove Snapper.

August

The wet season continues so be sure to check the forecast before planning your trip. If you avoid the storms, offshore bottom fishing produce some great opportunities for Grouper and Snapper. Night fishing for Snook around the bridge or in the flats is also a great option.

September

The rainy season starts to wind down but be on the alert for hurricanes. Cold fronts start to roll in but water temperatures still remain nice and warm for Redfish and Black Drum to make their comeback right in time for fall. 

October

Tides are low, making October perfect for flats fishing. Redfish, Black Drum, and Snook flood the waters of Matlacha Pass, granting anglers with premium action on light tackle. Head further out and troll Kingfish and Cobia or bottom fish for Amberjack and Grouper.

November

Strong cold fronts continue to roll in which bring Tarpon fishing to a halt. Cobia start to migrate southward along the coast but you can still target them in nearshore waters. The Goliath Grouper catch is still good, as well as Amberjack, Kingfish, and Barracuda.

December

Inshore fishing is prime time and Snook, Redfish, and Black Drum take the spotlight. Calmer seas will allow you to fish further out as well, targeting the likes of Gag, Red, and Black Grouper.

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Use maxed out fishing charters and make sure you tell the 1st mate Justin to double bait your hook. Lol He's Captain Bill song and a great little kid
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use maxed out fishing charters and make sure you tell the 1st mate Justin to double bait your hook. Lol He's Captain Bill song and a great little kid
Roy  B.
Roy B. Hialeah, Florida

Maxed Out Charters
Maxed Out Charters
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
We booked a 4 hour trip with Maxed Out Charters and couldn't be happier with the day! Captain Billy took us to a spot where we caught dozens of sea trout with many keepers! We also caught a handful of small gag groupers, no keepers - but fun to catch! We then went on the hunt for red fish and we did find a few, but no keepers. What a great day!
Ted  S.
Ted S.
Maxed Out Charters
Maxed Out Charters
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
Covered many different spots. Some had fish some didn't. Great day on the water! Caught many keepers and had dinner for 5 and leftovers. 7-26-23 Thank you!
Scott  A.
Scott A. Seminole, FL
Maxed Out Charters
Maxed Out Charters
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
Had a great time with Capt Billy Williams and his son Justin. I had my daughter and her husband and two sons (15 & 12). My daughter's family had never been fishing before. Capt Billy was very helpful and we all had a great time. Although we caught quite a few fish, we could only keep 6, which was quite enough for dinner that night. Totally recommend Capt Billy Williams.
Norm  T.
Norm T. Lutz, FL
Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters
Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Capt. Michael was amazing. Even though we didn’t have the best conditions he made sure to pull all his tricks out of his hat to make sure both my son and I had had a great time. My son caught his first snook, we caught some snapper, catfish and trout. He was patient with my son also known as the terminator hooking trees. The highlights of this trip was making memories with my son and seeing the dolphins on the way back to the dock. Thank you Captain Michael, we will be back.
Jaime  A.
Jaime A. Miami, Florida
Floridaze Fishing Charters – Matlacha
Floridaze Fishing Charters – Matlacha
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Capt. Brandon was great. Very patient with my son. Worked very hard to make sure we were catching fish. Me and my son know nothing about fishing and Capt Brandon had us feeling like pros. My son was catching fish almost right away. Our last hour or so we were catching them non stop. Capt Brandon Offered to clean our fresh catch for us. Absolutely highly recommend!!
Peter  N.
Peter N. Bluffton, SC
Salt Bay Charters – Matlacha
Salt Bay Charters – Matlacha
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Very nice trip Dave has excellent knowledge and experience along with proper equipment I felt safe with him as my guide.
Patrick  B.
Patrick B. United States
Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters
Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
We had 2 great trips with Mike. Very knowledgeable, extremely attentive. Found the fish and kept us on the fish. Would recommend him to anyone!!
Glenn  S.
Glenn S. Cumming, GA
Salt Bay Charters – Matlacha
Salt Bay Charters – Matlacha
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Great Trip! I don't have salt water experience, and Dave made it easy. Learned a lot, had a great time. Definitely planning to go again. And Dave likes to catch big fish. He really likes to catch big fish.
Tim  H.
Tim H. Johnson City, New York
Salt Bay Charters – Matlacha
Salt Bay Charters – Matlacha
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Spent a full day with CPT David, was absolutely amazing. From the first stop he had us on fish. Very knowledgeable and patient. CPT David took us to a variety of spots and we caught redfish, snook, and trout. Couldn't have asked for a better day on the water. Whether you are a brand new angler or a seasoned fisherman couldn't recommend anyone more than CPT David.
George  K.
George K. Cape Coral, Florida
Fishology Fishing Charters
Fishology Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
My kids haven’t stopped talking about their boat trip. They said it was the most funnest thing they have ever done. And that it was completely awesome! We saw dolphins and a manatee along with countless fish. We made priceless memories! We will definitely book a trip again. I recommend Fishology Fishing Charters 1000%!! Such an amazing experience! Thank you so much! Everyone had such a great time!!
Kayla  M.
Kayla M. Albertville, Alabama
Maxed Out Charters
Maxed Out Charters
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
Fun fishing experience for the family with a captain that had knowledge of fishing in the cape coral area.
Becky  W.
Becky W. Loogootee, IN
Floridaze Fishing Charters – Matlacha
Floridaze Fishing Charters – Matlacha
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Brandon was an attentive captain with a comfortable boat. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time with Brandon and highly recommend him. We’ll definitely go back out with him every time we’re in the area.
Hillary  V.
Hillary V. Lakeland, Florida
Maxed Out Charters
Maxed Out Charters
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
We had a challenging but good day on the water. We weren't on the fish all day but the captain made the best of the scenario we were dealt with.
Chester  S.
Chester S. Cape Coral, FL
Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters
Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Mike is the best guide I’ve used in 35 years of tracking to the Cape Coral / Sanibel area. Mike is as much of a teacher as he is guide. I would definitely recommend Mike for a fishing trip
Leigh  T.
Leigh T. Farmington, CT
Floridaze Fishing Charters – Matlacha
Floridaze Fishing Charters – Matlacha
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Friendly captain, always on the fish. It’s always a great time going with Brandon.
Ben  C.
Ben C. Sarasota, FL
Maxed Out Charters
Maxed Out Charters
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
Billy is the man. Patient, friendly, and out us on a lot of fish. Enjoyed the day!! Kids couldn’t stop talking about the experience all the way home. Paul. Rosemount MN
Paul  S.
Paul S. Rosemount, MN
Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters
Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
We had a nice trip w captain kayrouz. A cold front had slowed the bite but the captain worked hard to find us a few fish. Picked up six different species and took home a few keepers.
David  B.
David B. ABRAHAM BALDWIN COLLEGE, GA
Hookin' Snook Charters
Hookin' Snook Charters
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Captain Dylan was awesome since the time of booking .His communication and customer service went above expectations..He made sure we had everything that was needed for our day out on the water ..He was very knowledgeable of the waters and knew all the great spots for a good catch ..
Iman  J.
Iman J. Wilton Manors, FL
Maxed Out Charters
Maxed Out Charters
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
As Captain Billy said we went catching not fishing, haha! Had a great time and caught several kinds of fish. He knew just where to go for Sheepshead, red fish and white fish. Even caught a snook but of course had to throw it back. Billy was very patient with us as we managed to get ourselves caught on rocks and mangrove trees. We had a perfect day and would recommend him to others wanting a fishing experience down here.
Sandra  H.
Sandra H.
Salt Bay Charters – Matlacha
Salt Bay Charters – Matlacha
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Dave has an EXCELLENT personality, making it very easy to interact and learn from him, and is a superb fisherman and every time I have fished with him I have learned something new.
Gary  D.
Gary D. Binghamton, New York

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