Matlacha

244 Fishing Charters

Matlacha Fishing Charters

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Matlacha: 244 fishing charters available

Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Matlacha
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $375

Thrill Of It All – Cape Coral

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Cape Coral
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

All 4 Chuck Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Cape Coral
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $475

Dragonfly Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Cape Coral
trips from $350

Ahab Charters Inc.

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(5 reviews)
Matlacha
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(27 reviews)
Matlacha
 Instant Confirmation

Coast2Coast Charters LLC

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(16 reviews)
Matlacha
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Maxed Out Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(83 reviews)
Matlacha
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Changes in Latitude Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(335 reviews)
Cape Coral
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $375

Set On Everything Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
Bokeelia
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Matlacha

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Matlacha costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $399, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $965. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Matlacha is 23 ft and the most common vessel type is a Bay boat.

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

Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters and All 4 Chuck Fishing Charters received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Matlacha.

The best way to experience fishing in Matlacha is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Matlacha, Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are Snook, Snapper (Mangrove), and Redfish. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, spinning, and bottom fishing. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Matlacha.

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 24785 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

Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters
Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Had an awesome day out on the water with Mike. He’s really knowledgeable, friendly and he knows where the best places are to catch all different kinds of fish- especially the big 3. Learned some new techniques and it was a great experience! Highly recommend. Thanks Mike- it was definitely a tour I’ll never forget!
Laura  T.
Laura T. Cape Coral, Florida
Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters
Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Great day fishing! Captain Mike knew how to put us on the fish. He taught us how the fish the new area. He was great with my son and kept us entertained. I Highly recommend a trip with Captain Mike.
Sliwa  L.
Sliwa L. Cape Coral, Florida
Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters
Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Amazing person and captain! Captain Mike made sure we got on fish. We caught 6 different species! He was very accommodating for someone who knew very little about fishing and someone with more experience at the same time. My girlfriend will fish with me again because of Captain Mike! We appreciated his humor and knowledge! Thanks for a great day! Look forward to fishing with him again soon! Highly recommend!
Bill  S.
Bill S. Denver, CO
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishing
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishing
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Captain Skip is awesome and we had a great day fishing the Gulf. We caught plenty of fish and had an all around great time! Captain is very knowledgible and experienced which makes for a great trip!
Jay  H.
Jay H. Penndel, PA
Coast2Coast Charters LLC
Coast2Coast Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
It was a tough day but Capt. Dax worked hard to get us on the fish! We ended up getting an inshore slam.... redfish snook and sea trout. Thanks again Capt! Definitely will hit you up again!! Thanks for your hard work!!!
Trevor  E.
Trevor E. Mason City, IA
Ahab Charters Inc.
Ahab Charters Inc.
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Great trip. We caught lots of fish when the weather wasn’t the greatest. Captain Austin worked hard
Brad  S.
Brad S. Zeeland, MI
Ahab Charters Inc.
Ahab Charters Inc.
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
We had a great experience fishing with Captain Austin. He was knowledgeable and knew his spots to fish certain fish. We caught many snooks, jacks, trout, & red fish.
Randy  P.
Randy P. Wabash, IN
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishing
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishing
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
We have taken a fishing charter every year for the last five years and this, by far, was the best charter ever. The captain and first mate were super knowledgeable and knew exactly where to fish. The captain wanted to make sure we had a good experience and took us to different spots so we could catch a variety of fish. They even gave us an extra 1.5 hours of fishing time at no additional charge (we made sure to tip them well for that :-) Would absolutely do this charter again!
Jeff  D.
Jeff D. Syracuse, IN
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishing
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishing
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Captain Skip and mate were top notch. Very professional and helpful. I would highly recommend them to anyone. We had a great day and caught a lot of fish.
Mike  F.
Mike F. Wilmore, KY
Maxed Out Charters
Maxed Out Charters
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
Captin Billy and Justin were great! We caught our limit of sea trout, a Spanish mackerel, Jack's, a lizard fish, a lady fish, and even some small sharks! At first the morning started off slow and the team moved several times to try and get us on fish. They worked really hard to make sure we were having fun and got us on fish! They were on top of making sure we had everything we needed. They were very welcoming to all levels of fishing expertise! We would definitely go again with him!
Nicole  S.
Nicole S. Miami, Florida
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishing
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishing
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
if you want to catch fish on a boat comfortable for 6 people to both run and fish this is the captain for you. On March 17 we brought home red grouper, mangrove, lane and vermillion snapper, porgy's, and more. Caught many more of these and additional species which were close but didn't quite reach the legal size limit. Overall a fun time and would definitely recommend.
James  S.
James S. Marietta, GA
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishing
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishing
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
We had an AWESOME time. He put us on the fish and if they were to small we picked up and moved. Very professional and knew the waters..recommend him 100%
Willis  R.
Willis R. Mechanicsville, VA
Coast2Coast Charters LLC
Coast2Coast Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Highly recommend this adventure. Captain Dex was amazing, he made us feel more like family than customers. He was very knowledgeable about all aspects of our trip including his secret hiding places. Mon son who is 18 stated this was one of the best experiences ever. If you want to make great memories, book with Capr. Dex. I would recommend a full day as time flies by. I would recommend also bringing some drinks and lunch or snacks. Don't forget your sunscreen. Thanks Cap!
Michael  C.
Michael C. Somerset, MA
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishing
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishing
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Boat was clean and comfortable and skip did great helping us try to get as many fish as we could. He went above and beyond! Had a great time!
Lilli  W.
Lilli W. WEST ARLINGTN, VT
Maxed Out Charters
Maxed Out Charters
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Very good
4.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
Billy took us to multiple spots and we caught a huge variety of fish. We had a great time!
Lindsay  D.
Lindsay D. Nottingham, NH
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishing
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishing
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
My family and I had a great time with Captain Skip. We had a party of six ranging in age from 13-70 and everyone had so much fun! We caught more fish than we were able to count. The boat was clean and Captain Skip knew where to find all of the fish!
Dianna  M.
Dianna M. White Lake Charter Townsh, MI
Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters
Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
We had the best fishing trip with Captain Michael. He puts you on fish. Highly recommend. Top notch professional service. Thank you for a memorable experience on my wife’s 60th birthday. Simply if you want the best look no further. Five BIG stars.
Michael  W.
Michael W. Cape Coral, Florida
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishing
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishing
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
We fished the flats as well as outside the mouth of Port Charlotte. Captain Skip put us on fish. We were worn out from reeling all day. Caught a nice Cobia that measured 32 inches. 1 inch short of the legal limit. We let her go to grow. Beautiful fish and great fight on a spinning reel.
Rickey  B.
Rickey B. Cape Coral, FL
Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters
Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Wonderful morning on the water. Cold at 50 and windy but still had several on the hook and a few keepers. I will be back with my sons next time. Captain was very helpful and kept me with a line in the water at all times. He also managed the time well at each of his hot spots.
Trey  F.
Trey F. Bedford, TX
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishing
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishing
Fishing charter in Matlacha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Everybody had a great time and caught plenty of fish! Skip was awesome, he put us right on the fish. His boat and equipment are top notch. Highly recommend!
Denny  B.
Denny B. Linn Creek, MO

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