Captain
David Menist

Member since March 2015

Cape Coral, United States

Background
My friends call me Captain D. I have been fishing these waters my whole life, 25+ years. It’s a never ending quest for knowledge, experience and memories for me. So join me, book a charter with me today. Let’s make some memories and maybe, just maybe you will be able to tell the story of the big one that didn’t get away.
Techniques
Inshore light tackle and fly fishing for Snook, Tarpon, Grouper, Snapper, Redfish and Sheepshead.

Hey, I'm Captain David Menist

Cape Coral, United States
Background
My friends call me Captain D. I have been fishing these waters my whole life, 25+ years. It’s a never ending quest for knowledge, experience and memories for me. So join me, book a charter with me today. Let’s make some memories and maybe, just maybe you will be able to tell the story of the big one that didn’t get away.
Techniques
Inshore light tackle and fly fishing for Snook, Tarpon, Grouper, Snapper, Redfish and Sheepshead.
Angler's Choice

My Charter Listings

Cape Coral
trips from
US$ 400

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Awesome day

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, April 28, 2017

Had a great time Captain Dave was awesome. I would definitely do it again! He guaranteed me a shark and I got one. Thanks for the great time

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, March 20, 2017

Great day on the water.  The captain worked hard to put us on fish.  I was particularly impressed that he had brought plenty of shrimp for us to constantly rebait after being stripped by some of the small pin fish.  My buddy and I caught almost 50 fish over a 4 hour period.  I would highly recommend this charter service.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 23, 2017

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dave keep us moving and catching fish, cleaned fish for trip home. Saw Chubby the dolphin, he put on a fun show.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Captain Dave took us out even though the weather was crappy.  We battled the wind but still caught a bunch of trout.

Fished March 2017

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David Menist (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

thanks guys. anybody can catch fish when everything goes right,its the guys who can get it done no matter what who truely salty. you guys were troopers. thanks again.

Went fishing on Friday, February 17, 2017

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 24, 2016

I often read online reviews and wonder about their legitimacy. Are these real people? are they just friends of the person selling the service? is it just the business owner themselves posing as a reviewer?

This is the real deal.  I had no idea who Florida’s Son was and it was simply the first charter that came up on my search… so I called. 

Captain Dave is the shit!  He called me back promptly, and his primary goal immediately seemed to be to ensure we had a a great day.  We are a family of 5, and my wife, three boys (7,9,11) and I are not experienced fishermen and had never used a guide before either. I had no idea what to expect, but we signed up.

I can not tell you how satisfied we were.  In addition to Captain Dave, he brought along another guide - Russ Walker - in order to ensure he could keep us rookies under control and ensure we didn’t gaff each other by accident! Russ is equally awesome - and he turned my 7 year old into a fishing machine. We caught a shit ton of fish - at least 10 or more different types including sharks, sting rays and some delicious Pompano.

These guys went well beyond what I would have expected to ensure the kids had a great time (and the grown ups as well) - and they seemed to really enjoy doing it. Most importantly, beyond catching fish and having a good time doing it, they were great dudes. Spending time on their boat with them was as enjoyable as the fishing They are nice guys, who love what they do and have passion and respect for fishing and being on the water that is contagious.

My kids have done a lot of cool stuff in their 11 years, but this day made a major impact on them.  The best endorsement of all was “Dad can we just do a fishing trip for our whole vacation next year?” also they wanted to trade their last day of vacation at Universal Studios to go fishing again with Captain Dave.

One CAUTION:  don’t let you kids fish with this guy if you ever want to have a good day fishing with them some where else ever again.  My kids are ruined.  Hooking sharks and fish all day long makes catching sunfish and bass up North seem pretty lame. Dave and Russ can we go for Tarpon next spring?

Lee Fraser

 

Fished March 2016

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David Menist (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, January 1, 1970