Captain
Kermit Haines

Member since May 2015

Naples, United States

Background
I was born into fishing. I am a 4th generation Kermit and have lived and fished in Naples FL since I was 8 years old. After working in the resort and hospitality industry for 6 years I decided to live my dream and fish. I could only assist other captains with charters for so long until I became one myself. I quit my hotel career and began to live what I call the Dream Life.
Techniques
I specialize in both backwater and offshore fishing. Offshore we use 40lbs fluorocarbon leader weighted down with 2oz or 3 oz led depending on the depth typically with a 3 to 4 ft leader depending on the fisherman and targeted species. Offshore live pinfish is a Must!! We target bait for the first 30min or less and then head deep to the kill zone. I love getting monster grouper(firetrucks), cobia, kingfish, permit. The snapper bite is always on so not ever an issue filling coolers with a variety. Backwater fishing I somtime a use artificial or white bait. We target snook, trout , redfish just as every backwater trip should include. Winter time is alway fun for redfish trout and sheepshead. These are great eating and fun to load coolers with.

Hey, I'm Captain Kermit Haines

Naples, United States
Background
I was born into fishing. I am a 4th generation Kermit and have lived and fished in Naples FL since I was 8 years old. After working in the resort and hospitality industry for 6 years I decided to live my dream and fish. I could only assist other captains with charters for so long until I became one myself. I quit my hotel career and began to live what I call the Dream Life.
Techniques
I specialize in both backwater and offshore fishing. Offshore we use 40lbs fluorocarbon leader weighted down with 2oz or 3 oz led depending on the depth typically with a 3 to 4 ft leader depending on the fisherman and targeted species. Offshore live pinfish is a Must!! We target bait for the first 30min or less and then head deep to the kill zone. I love getting monster grouper(firetrucks), cobia, kingfish, permit. The snapper bite is always on so not ever an issue filling coolers with a variety. Backwater fishing I somtime a use artificial or white bait. We target snook, trout , redfish just as every backwater trip should include. Winter time is alway fun for redfish trout and sheepshead. These are great eating and fun to load coolers with.

My Charter Listing

FantaSea Charters

Naples
trips from $600

Fishing Reports

Happy 4th

July 04, 2015

Happy 4th. Little shark fishing before the show began ended up with a 15 to 20 ft. Sawfish 1 mile off naples pier. Very epic battle into the night with the fireworks booming in the background. I'm waiting on… Read Full Report →


The bottom is lit up!

June 28, 2015

This day coudnt have started any better. Loading up on live pinfish at the bait spot in less than 10min following a calm ride about 9miles out. We started catching fish instantly. Grouper, snapper,Porgy they were lit up. Big… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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5.00
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Gery B.
Sarasota, FL
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Full day with Captain Kermit Haines

VERIFIED   April 4, 2018
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Oscar R.
Greenville, South Carolina
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Super Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   July 15, 2016
My three sons and I went to our first fishing trip to start a family tradition and we have a great time. Kermit, our captain,...
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