Captain
Russ Walker

Member since April 2015 Bokeelia, United States
Background
Local in Cape Coral, from offshore to intercoastal, from Texas Coast, Louisiana, both coasts of Florida to the Keys, he has fished it. Captain Russ has spent more than 38 years fishing and is happy to share his knowledge with all who are interested. Apart from fishing, he is also an accomplished public speaker, as well as poet and painter besides.
Techniques
Live Bait is always best but we can throw whatever you like at them.

Hey, I'm Captain Russ Walker

Bokeelia, United States
Background
Local in Cape Coral, from offshore to intercoastal, from Texas Coast, Louisiana, both coasts of Florida to the Keys, he has fished it. Captain Russ has spent more than 38 years fishing and is happy to share his knowledge with all who are interested. Apart from fishing, he is also an accomplished public speaker, as well as poet and painter besides.
Techniques
Live Bait is always best but we can throw whatever you like at them.

My Charter Listing

Tide Walker Charters

10 reviews
Bokeelia
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trips from $450

Fishing Reports

Tons of Tarpon

June 12, 2019

Tarpon are all over Foster point just outside the flats and spoils. They have been rolling in 5 to 7 feet of water depending upon the tide. Best bait bite is a 6" freelined Threadfin hooked thru the nostrils,… Read Full Report →


Mac on the Captiva Sand Bars

June 01, 2019

Big Mackerel and Ladyfish action on the sandbars just outside Captiva Pass. Tons of fun. Casting 3/4 oz. silver spoons and Kasting slabs from the bar back into the green deeper water is productive. It's not unusual to have… Read Full Report →


Rollers Rollers Thar B Tarpon over Thar.

June 13, 2017

Seriously, the difference between a fairy tale an a fishing story. The fairy Tale Starts out "Once upon a time' and a fishing story starts out; "This is No Shit." It was a Buck fifty or nothing today. My… Read Full Report →


Big Day on the Reef

June 11, 2017

This is the way you like to see your Depth Sounder when you first pull up over the reef and you know tarpon are everywhere. Simply Incredible! Huge hits resulted in two big sharks but ZERO Tarpon today. It… Read Full Report →


Reef Snook and Tarpon

June 07, 2017

I had an awesome day today with my friend Jim from Kansas City. We caught numerous trout and an absolutely GIANT sting ray at Fosters Point. Jim fought it for quite a while before releasing it. Then Thanks to… Read Full Report →


Cayo Costa Tarpon

May 12, 2017

Answers to most asked questions: Tarpon Megalops Atlanticus. Over 100 pounds, world record 286 lbs. Over 5 feet long. (this one) Fight 30 minutes long. Fish probably 35 to 40 years old. Revived along side the boat. Released unharmed.… Read Full Report →


Tarpon Hitting Hard Pine Island Sound

April 29, 2017

Tide Walker Charters today posting for the Bill Brunelli Tarpon Charter of April 28, 2017. Bill Brunelli Landed a 70", 34" Girth, Florida Tarpon today after a 38 minute fight. The fish traversed nearly 3/4 mile from the place… Read Full Report →


Pie Plate Pompano off Usseppa Island

April 11, 2017

One of the perks of being a Florida Saltwater Fishing Guide is being on the ocean or in the gulf waters almost daily. It has afforded me many amazing sightings of its inhabitants and miracle aquatic opportunities I've been… Read Full Report →


Cobia on the Loose

September 29, 2016

Awesome Day on the water. Tons of live bait everywhere and the fish were biting. This 35" Cobia was the catch of the day. We invited it home for dinner. Also, we hooked a giant tarpon while fishing for… Read Full Report →


Hammerhead Cape Kevin and S Dakota Jim

May 24, 2016

April 24, Cape Coral Kevin and South Dakota Jim Hammerhead big time off Useppa Island Read Full Report →


Hammertime

March 26, 2016

Out with Cape Coral Kevin and South Dakota Jim. Landed a nice Hammerhead shark, catch and release. A little over 7 feet we measured. We caught over 60 nice Speckled Sea Trout and 25 mackerel. Tide Walker Charters, Every… Read Full Report →


Tarpon Season and the Mighty Tarpon

January 21, 2016

April / May and the Tarpon Season is just around the corner. Soon the Mighty Tarpon will be arriving. Make your Reservation now with Tide Walker Charters to fish for the Silver King. We fish from Pineland Marina, Bokeelia,… Read Full Report →


Black Tip Sharks were fast and Furious

October 22, 2015

It was a MONSTER BIG day on the water yesterday with Captain Jeff Hughes, A fabulous Fort Myers Shark Fisherman. The Tarpon Express became the Black Tip Express. Total we caught 8 BIG Black Tipped sharks out front of… Read Full Report →


Ya! From Sweden!

September 09, 2015

Yesterday was a fabulous day. My friends from Sweden caught and released over a hundred fish. Jessica got her first fish ever, Jonathan got a huge trout. We saw some dolphins, we ate lunch at Cabbage Key, had a… Read Full Report →


Offshore on the SECRET REEF

August 26, 2015

Way Out Yesterday on the Secret Reef in 60 feet of water. WHAT A DAY IT WAS! Alex, Andy and me left the dock early and headed out. Andy had a fish on within 5 seconds of his baited… Read Full Report →


JACKS RIP SO HANG ON TIGHT

August 15, 2015

These are great fighters and way too much FUN to catch...and release. Jack Crevelle is their name, breaking lines is their game. HEY, YOU CAN DO THIS! Let's Go Fishing Today. WARNING: Reported Daily sightings of Dolphins and Sea… Read Full Report →


Fabulous Day with the Folks From Tenness

August 10, 2015

Fabulous Day with Luke and TFMQ aka " The Future Mrs Quigley" Breanna from Tennessee. This couple can fish too as neither was a stranger to a fishing rod and reel. We really had a great day catching probably… Read Full Report →


Kings are Good!

July 29, 2015

Free lining over the 16 mile reef in 60' of water, we caught some nice King Macs. The largest was 64". Most were right around 39". What a great bunch of fighters. Don't you just love to hear that… Read Full Report →


Reds are Tricky! Here's one using Camo!

July 16, 2015

In Pine Island Sound, Reds are lots of fun. This is a Camo Red, as we call them, with lots of spots. We returned it to the water unharmed. Read Full Report →


Big Snook in the Passes

June 30, 2015

Fishing with Andrew and his life long friend Jeff. Jeff ended his 34 year quest to land his first Snook. Congratulations Jeff. The Passes and beaches have been loaded with big Snook lately. Tide Walker Charters, Where every Trip… Read Full Report →


Red on the Flat

June 11, 2015

Big Day for this little lady. Caught and released near Useppa Island, near Pineland Florida Read Full Report →


Happy Birthday Brandon

May 30, 2015

Happy Birthday Brandon! Thanks Kim, Amber and Brandon for an awesome day of fishing. It couldn't have been a more beautiful day. My new friends from Punta Gorda and I had a great time and enjoyed the day together.… Read Full Report →


Sharks are Fun

May 20, 2015

It was a big day with a 5'6" Tarpon to the boat and two nice sharks. Nice One Richard! The Tarpon video will be up soon. Call Captain Russ with Tide Walker Charters for your day in the sun. Read Full Report →


Tarpon off the Deep End of Cayo Costa

May 01, 2015

Tide Walker Charters had the pleasure of hosting the former State Representative along with his family yesterday in his quest to land a MONSTER SILVER KING TARPON. Early out, we anchored on the deep end of the island gulf… Read Full Report →


Fishing is Great, so is the wildlife

April 02, 2015

One of the perks of being a Florida Saltwater Fishing Guide is being on the ocean or in the gulf waters almost daily. It has afforded me many amazing sightings of it's inhabitants and aquatic miracle opportunities I've been… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.57
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Fishing Charlotte Harbor
Fishing Charlotte Harbor
Fishing Charter
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5
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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James M.
Fort Myers, FL
 4.00
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VERIFIED   March 8, 2019
Will go fishing with capt Russ again
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Steve B.
Orlando, Florida
 4.67
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Half day trip with Captain Russ Walker

VERIFIED   March 2, 2018
Two of us went out with Captain Walker of Tide Walker Charter on March 2. We caught 71 fish, 5 species.  Had probably...
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Dale G.
United States
 5.00
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VERIFIED   March 23, 2017
Very knowledgeable about the area and fish. He did a great job to make our experience enjoyable and fun as well. Captain truly...
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Kimberly G.
Serbia
 5.00
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Can't say enough goods!

May 30, 2015
I cant say enough goods about our trip.  We didn’t catch anything large enough to keep, however we caught a lot...
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Scott C.
Ellenton, Florida
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VERIFIED   December 31, 2017
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