Captain
Fred Gowdy

Member since June 2018 Bonita Springs, United States
Background
Captain Fred Gowdy has been fishing for over 15 years. He recently decided to change this love of fishing into his occupation. He can't wait to show you the waters and hope you will have a great time out there with him. He knows where the fish are and have your lines in the water in no time!

Hey, I'm Captain Fred Gowdy

Bonita Springs, United States
Background
Captain Fred Gowdy has been fishing for over 15 years. He recently decided to change this love of fishing into his occupation. He can't wait to show you the waters and hope you will have a great time out there with him. He knows where the fish are and have your lines in the water in no time!
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Fred Gowdy Charters

29 reviews
Bonita Springs
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Fishing Reports

Big fish from Estero bay.

October 18, 2019

White bait as the trick today. Read Full Report →


Estero bay redfish looking healthy

October 07, 2019

White bait was the trick...snook bite was good also just no bruisers . Read Full Report →


Big fish from the last few days

September 11, 2019

Using white bait freelined. Read Full Report →


Big snook in the back

August 19, 2019

While giving a tutorial on how to cast a fluke hooked this big girl!!! Read Full Report →


Nice reds and snook

July 06, 2019

From this past holiday week Read Full Report →


Peacocks getting hot!!!

June 21, 2019

Topwater and jigs baby. Read Full Report →


Estero bay red and snook

June 07, 2019

Shrimp out did the white bait for today. Read Full Report →



Best fish from last few days

June 02, 2019

White baits has been working well Read Full Report →


Peacocks heating up

April 26, 2019

Topwater plugs make it even better !!! Read Full Report →


Nice snook.

February 18, 2019

Michael and crew caught sheepshead snapper as well and got broken off by a bigboy back in one of the creeks. Read Full Report →


Smiling faces...happy places

January 29, 2019

Lani his son and grandsons stayed busy on a cold and windy day. Read Full Report →


Jack attack

January 01, 2019

Nothing like a big jack on artificial. Nice job guys. Katy and Omar also had sheepshead for dinner using shrimp . Read Full Report →


Shrimp it's whats for dinner...

December 07, 2018

Reds heads and triple tail Read Full Report →


Triple tail and sheepshead

November 19, 2018

They always fall for shrimp Read Full Report →


November peacocks

November 01, 2018

Using topwater plugs still producing...the bigboys came unbuttoned on us. Read Full Report →


Freshwater bite is on!!!

October 15, 2018

Once again pluggin and jiggn got the job done. Read Full Report →


October peacocks

October 15, 2018

Casting plugs and jigs Read Full Report →


Estero bay is clean and fishing is excel

October 07, 2018

Using topwater and shrimpis producing great fish. Read Full Report →


October still hot...and so is the bite!!

October 01, 2018

All on jigs and topwater artificials. Read Full Report →


Poons cooperative at the creek mouths

September 20, 2018

Nothing like the strike on a jig. Read Full Report →


Backwater snook biting

September 20, 2018

Creek mouths and back bars producing fishsh. Read Full Report →


Everglades waterfalls

August 29, 2018

Big snook and bass!!! Read Full Report →


Peacocks

August 23, 2018

Once again no need to head out into redtide...peacocks biting. Read Full Report →


Freshwater fishing excellent

August 22, 2018

If your in Southwest Florida the beach may be a bust but bass snook and peacocks munching well. Read Full Report →


No redtide where the peacocks are!

August 17, 2018

Peacocks swimming in schools and are hungry. Bite is hot as fire. The three that got away were pigs!!! Read Full Report →


Nothing like a kids first tarpon and pea

July 25, 2018

Wayden Larko got his first tarpon and peacock bass casting plugs in Naples Fl. We also got a few nice largemouth fishing the grass mats. Read Full Report →


Weather is hot and so is the peacock bas

July 08, 2018

Peacock bass are bedding and cruising in schools right now. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.86
out of 5 stars from 29 reviews
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Half day with Capt Fred
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Kevin S.
Sylvania, OH
 5.00
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Great half day fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  October 22, 2019
Fred Gowdy charters is an excellent choice! Captain Fred knows his profession and will put you on to a lot of fish! Thanks...
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David A.
Wheelersburg, OH
 5.00
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Peacock bass fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 5, 2019
We had a great time with Mr. Gowdy.  We caught several peacock bass plus a few largemouth bass, 27” snook, firemouth,...
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Jack A.
Southington, CT
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Half day with Capt Fred

VERIFIED   June 6, 2019
Fred was catching bait for our trip when we arrived at the ramp.  Live bait wells were stocked in 15 minutes,  we...
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Mike C.
United States
 5.00
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Four hour backwater

VERIFIED   March 27, 2019
Had a great time with Captain Fred Gowdy.  He is a great Captain with a lot of local knowledge about the fishery. ...
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Jim E.
Naples, Florida
 5.00
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Great trip!

VERIFIED   July 21, 2019
Fred gave us a great day of fishing ? My daughters never fished before and Fred was extremely helpful! Thanks for a great...
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