Captain
Travis Rupe

Member since January 2015

Placida, United States

Background
Captain Travis, Owner of Skinny Water Charters has over 25,000 hours of fishing experience and has fished for & caught nearly every fish species in the state of Florida.
Techniques
Skinny water charters covers all fishing techniques from live bait to fly fishing and beginners to Pros

Hey, I'm Captain Travis Rupe

Placida, United States
Background
Captain Travis, Owner of Skinny Water Charters has over 25,000 hours of fishing experience and has fished for & caught nearly every fish species in the state of Florida.
Techniques
Skinny water charters covers all fishing techniques from live bait to fly fishing and beginners to Pros
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Placida
trips from
US$ 200

Fishing Reports

Reds of plenty

December 15, 2016

Reds Reds and more Reds. redfish bite is still hot, snook, trout and flounder are also on the menu. Read Full Report →


Lots and lots of reds

December 13, 2016

The red fish are on fire and there's no shortage of fish during the day. 5 minutes into the morning our first fish was a 27 and a half inch red fish and several more Reds to follow many… Read Full Report →


There's nothing better than a kid fishin

December 11, 2016

There is nothing better than getting a kid out there fishing and making great memories. This charter was filled with fish and plenty of smiles Read Full Report →


Reds for dinner

June 20, 2016

It was Non-Stop fish after fish. Red Fish, snook, trout and baby tarpon. We started out the morning with some good snook action then moved to the back water for the redfish and tarpon. Read Full Report →


A bit of mothers day red fishing

May 08, 2016

These 2 great ladies were a blast to have on the boat and they caught several Reds and Snook. Read Full Report →


Great Clients and many of firsts

May 03, 2015

clients have never been fishing and had many firsts on this trip, they call it snook, redfish, trout, tarpon and mangrove snapper also a few jack crevalle Read Full Report →


A little night snook fishing

April 25, 2015

Lots of keeper snook and some mosters 42" in the picture. All caught on live bait and released Read Full Report →


Huge Snook are hungry!!!

April 17, 2015

Clients caught over 30 snook today and a monster 40" that will never be forgotten. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.96 out of 5 stars from 24 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, October 7, 2017

Captain Travis was friendly and REALLY worked to find the fish.. Made it an enjoyable experience! Thx Again!!

Fished October 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, October 9, 2017

Thank you for the kind words.

Went fishing on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Capt Rupe had bait and was in the boat at the ramp when we arrived. Professional, friendly and informative. I will book with him again.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, June 30, 2017

Thought about doing this for a long time, wish I would’ve done it sooner. We would definitely recommend Captain Travis.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Thank you John.
Hope to see you in the Fall

Went fishing on Friday, May 26, 2017

Awesome time, love it will be back. Caught fish saw tons of wildlife.  Excellent time

Fished May 2017

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Replied to this review on Saturday, May 27, 2017

Thank you very much for the kind words and hope to see you all again.

Went fishing on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Captain Travis was very professional and helpful. After a 30 minutes boat ride to secluded lagoon. Missed a couple of strikes. We moved to a better spot. My wife then got a nice shark. The our last spot was awesome ! Both my wife and I caught nice redfish. It was a great day! Thanks Travis.

Fished April 2017

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Replied to this review on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Happy Birthday once again.
Thank you for the kind words.
Hope to see you all again soon.

Went fishing on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

All my life I’d wanted to go fishing in FL and it just never worked out.  At age 65, I took the plunge and booked a few hours with Capt Travis in April 2017.  Reading online comments about his fishing trips helped me decide on which trip to book.  Very professional and he wanted to target the type of fish that we wanted to catch.  It was very educational, very relaxing, and soon we caught some fish.  Nothing huge, but we were catching fish !  He pointed out sting ray, jelly fish and various species of wildlife and fish.  He chose shallow water for our excursion.  Well organized and had the trip very well planned in advance.  I would definitely try to book him again.  He even picked us up behind our motel at a dock.  I hope we can go again sometime !    Ann from Kentucky

Fished April 2017

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Replied to this review on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Thank you for the kind words.

Went fishing on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

My wife and I had a great time with Capt. Travis. He is professional, knowledgeable and helpful. We give him our highest recommendation!!

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Went fishing on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

We had a good day fishing with a good boat and very nice Captain. We went after a full moon, low tide and unfortunately didn’t land as many as we dreamed of.

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Went fishing on Thursday, April 13, 2017

My husband and I spent the morning with Captain Travis and it was the best! The back country fishing is a must do when visiting the area. Such a peaceful fun and super knowledgeable guy. This man knows his waters! We caught a 36” Snook which was the trophy picture of the day and gave us a thrill! We were so happy to bring home Redfish for dinner! This man has a boat that can take you into the shallowest of waters and showed us the backwater time of our lives!

Fished April 2017

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Travis Rupe (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thank you so very much for the kind words.
Until next time keep tight lines and screaming drags!!!!

Went fishing on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Capt. Travis is a professional in every sense of the word.  He is very polite, funny, helpful, patient and a great fisherman!  My wife and I had an awesome four hour trip in the backwaters.  We caught six different species of fish, learned a lot about the fishery and even brought home dinner!

Fished April 2017

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Travis Rupe (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Thank you for the kind words.
Hope to see you again soon.

Went fishing on Friday, March 24, 2017

This trip was my first inshore experiance in Boca Grande and it was one of my favorite charters. Even though conditions were windy and the tides were not in our favor, Captain Travis had me catching fish most of the day. We were catching Reds, Trout, Snook, and a few other types. He was a complete professional and I would recommend this trip to anyone. He was very knowledgeable when it came to the area and the species of fish I was hoping to catch. Over all a wonderful experience. Looking forward to going again next time I am in the area.

Fished March 2017

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Replied to this review on Sunday, April 2, 2017

Thank you Raelyn, you are one of my favorite clients and a fishing machine.
It’s on in May.

Went fishing on Thursday, March 23, 2017

We booked Captain Travis on super short notice after our other charter fell thru. He was quick to respond and very thorough with upfront expectations. He was very well educated and experienced in his field, yet didn’t talk the entire time like most captains, which was refreshing. Very sociable and friendly tho. Loved his boat which can go just about anywhere in up to 3 inches of water.  Great day overall.

Fished March 2017

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Travis Rupe (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thank you Josh for the kind words.
It was a pleasure to have you and your dad on the day.

Went fishing on Thursday, March 9, 2017

We had a great experience with skinny water charters! The captain was friendly, experienced and helpful. We were on fish within the first 15 minutes of the trip and landed sea trout, snook, and redfish. Overall awesome time.

Fished March 2017

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Travis Rupe (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thank you. You both were great!!!


Went fishing on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

I went fishing with my special needs uncle and we had a very good trip.

Fished January 2017

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Travis Rupe (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thank you very much!!!

Went fishing on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

This was a fun fishing morning with my grandson! Captain Travis made sure he was going catch his fish!!

Fished January 2017

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Replied to this review on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

It was an absolute pleasure having you and your grandson on the boat.

Went fishing on Friday, January 13, 2017

Amazing 2 hour trip + 1 extra hour.  Caught sea trout, Sharks, sheepshead, and red fish. Captain Travis new what he was doing and got us on the fish immediately.  A+++++++ charter.

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, December 15, 2016

Son and I had a great day on the water. Captain Travis was a good teacher and did all he could to put as on fish. The day was very productive.

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, December 13, 2016

We had a great time.  Would recommend this trip.

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Travis Rupe (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, December 16, 2016

Thank you John,
Hope to see you back soon.


Went fishing on Thursday, May 12, 2016

Captain Travis is a great guy who went out of his way to ensure that my wife and I had a thoroughly enjoyable day fishing the waters off Boca Grande Florida. Once the fish stopped bitting in one location he would move to another thus enabling us to catch two good sized Redfish and several other fine fish that were put back due to their size or being out of season. Travis is obviously very knowledgeable and passionate about his craft and passed on many useful tips. Many thanks Travis we will definitely be back.

Fished May 2016

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Travis Rupe (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, May 14, 2016

Thank you,  it was a pleasure having you.

Went fishing on Saturday, May 7, 2016

Travis was perfect and went above and beyond on a tough day of fishing due to previous weather. He tried several baits, fishing techniques and locations to give us a full experience and many species of fish caught.

Fished May 2016

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Replied to this review on Sunday, May 8, 2016

Thank you Jeff, it was an absolute pleasure having you and your wife on the boat for the day. I hope you and your wife enjoy your time in beautiful Boca Grande and anytime you’re in town feel free to look me up

Went fishing on Saturday, April 16, 2016

Great time, caught lots of fish. Definitely do again!!

Fished April 2016

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Travis Rupe (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, April 22, 2016

Thank you Peter,
Had a great time as your guide for the day.
Your grandsons were great fishermen.
See you next time, tight lines
                    Capt. Travis

Went fishing on Thursday, April 7, 2016

A friend and I recently booked captain Travis.  We throughly enjoyed our experience.  We caught a lot of fish, awesome boat and poles and a hardworking captain made for a perfect day on the water.  Thanks again Captain Travis.

Fished April 2016

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Travis Rupe (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 18, 2016

Thank you Ted,
It was a pleasure having you.
Hopefully see you in the near future.
      Tight lines, Capt.Travis

Went fishing on Friday, May 1, 2015

It was a beautiful day and we met the captain on his boat right at 9am. He was ready with bait he had caught early. We headed straight to the tarpon area but after seeing none for two hours we moved on to where he had been catching Grouper. After an hour and nothing we moved to a snook / redfish area where we caught one small snook. One more area produced three small catfish and we called it a day at 3pm, Captain Travis was friendly and answered my constant questions so in spite of no fish I had an enjoyable excursion.

Fished May 2015

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Travis Rupe (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 25, 2015

Thank you for being such great clients