Captain
Daniel Medina

Member since June 2016

Cape Coral, United States

Background
My first stint at guiding came back when i lived in Miami/Homestead, FL. I was working in bank management, but found myself literally eating, breathing and living fishing. I would take friends out who had taken well known guides, and we would have equal or greater success. As many as 4-5 times a week, I would get out of work, take off my tie, and change in my car, heading to do some night fishing. I would fish a few hours, head home, clean the gear and fish, and do it all over the next day. I realized that if you truly loved what you do, you could do it forever. I got out of banking. I went and obtained my captain's license, and guided Biscayne Bay and Flamingo. I did this until we left Miami due to family medical issues where we moved to Ocala. We stayed for a year and a half in Ocala before I just couldn't take being away from the saltwater. We moved to Cape Coral so I could attend Marine Mechanics school. It was only a matter of time before the itch to guide again returned...

Hey, I'm Captain Daniel Medina

Cape Coral, United States
Background
My first stint at guiding came back when i lived in Miami/Homestead, FL. I was working in bank management, but found myself literally eating, breathing and living fishing. I would take friends out who had taken well known guides, and we would have equal or greater success. As many as 4-5 times a week, I would get out of work, take off my tie, and change in my car, heading to do some night fishing. I would fish a few hours, head home, clean the gear and fish, and do it all over the next day. I realized that if you truly loved what you do, you could do it forever. I got out of banking. I went and obtained my captain's license, and guided Biscayne Bay and Flamingo. I did this until we left Miami due to family medical issues where we moved to Ocala. We stayed for a year and a half in Ocala before I just couldn't take being away from the saltwater. We moved to Cape Coral so I could attend Marine Mechanics school. It was only a matter of time before the itch to guide again returned...

My Charter Listings

Cape Coral
trips from
US$ 250
Fort Myers
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US$ 400

Fishing Reports

wreck fishing

July 03, 2017

Today, headed out with Michelle, Ted, Jacob , Katie and Darryl. They were a bit pressed for time, having some afternoon plans, so we made the best of our day. making long runs on a 1/2 day is always… Read Full Report →


Earning a nice fishbox

June 29, 2017

Had a great weather window, and no charters on the books, I put together a long range trip to go explore some deeper water. Put a crew together and headed offshore. We sabiki'd up a ton of nice hand… Read Full Report →


Quick Limits and dodging storms

June 14, 2017

With our ever changing weather here in SWFL, the weather predictions and forecasts are not always right. Being on the water as often as I am, I see this repeatedly first hand. Usually, its not for the better, and… Read Full Report →


offshore charter

June 09, 2017

With another week of cruddy weather, this time lots and lots of much needed but not wanted rain for the whole week, we had a break in the weather friday and took advantage of it. Picked up my crew… Read Full Report →


Tug of WAR with some Marines

May 27, 2017

Today's charter was great, getting out on the boat today with Shipley, Richard and Patrick. Richard and Patrick are Marines who just finished their basic, and are off for the weekend. Thank you for your service gentleman. We headed… Read Full Report →


Red Grouper Delight

May 16, 2017

Headed out with a 4 man crew to look for some grouper meat. We pushed off the dock a little after 5AM making our way downriver from the cape coral yacht club and out thru redfish pass. We witnessed… Read Full Report →


May Meyham squared

May 09, 2017

Tuesday took out my intl crew Kevin Mayo Nally Bill, trevor, Andre and Jane for their second charter to look for some more rod bending action. We certainly found it today. Target was primarily AJs, with a secondary focus… Read Full Report →


May Mayhem on the wrecks

May 02, 2017

Had my international crew from 3 different continents join me for a deep sea adventure. Primary focus was amberjack. We headed out and picked up some bait with the sabiki rods, and continued our way out to 95 ft… Read Full Report →


out deep, pile of good eats!

April 26, 2017

After what seems like an eternity of somewhat crappy weather, the forecast was calling for lighter winds and reasonable seas (forecast 10 knots with 2 ft seas laying down in afternoon). Pushed out from dock around 430AM and made… Read Full Report →


pile of snapper, big hits and shark!

April 12, 2017

Started the day off by making the run thru pine island sound out towards redfish pass. Lots of osprey, a couple bottle nosed dolphins were seen on the way out. We made it out thru the pass and set… Read Full Report →


Fun bite!

March 27, 2017

The weather Gods blessed us with a gorgeous day to be on the water. We took advantage and ran out a little deeper looking for the solid bite. The Lane and Vermillion snapper were happy to cooperate with lots… Read Full Report →


3/4 day aj, cuda, grouper and more!

March 21, 2017

Had a nice weather day with smooth seas laying down as the day progressed. We started out chasing amberjacks. The fish were on the finicky side and were not agressively eating, but we did manage a few hook ups… Read Full Report →


more aj, snapper and grouper fun

March 09, 2017

Had a group of 5 join me to make the run offshore.They too had never had the thrill of an AJ. We marched out to 95 ft of water and were greeted by another swarm of ajs. They were… Read Full Report →


full day offshore

March 08, 2017

We headed out to 90 ft of water and were rewarded with lots of ajs circling the boat. We dropped down the first bait which was quickly inhaled but got the better of us. Dropped down the vertical jig… Read Full Report →


1/19/17 Amerback and other bottom fun!

January 19, 2017

Thursday we had a full day and target species was amberjack. Headed out with a group of my regulars. We ran out and the ajs didn't disappoint. We caught a quick limit and lots of throwbacks. Biggest we kept… Read Full Report →


1/3/17 AJ SEASON OPEN!

January 03, 2017

Target for the day was amberjack along with some other meat for the box. The fish did not disappoint. We left off from cape yacht club a little after 7 am. We headed out thru Sanibel A span and… Read Full Report →


12/28 half day, sore arms

December 27, 2016

Had a 1/2 day charter with a a group from Canada. We headed out roughly 25 mile in search of some steady action. The fish did not disappoint. The rods were bent from start to finish. We caught a… Read Full Report →


12/27 rod bending fun

December 27, 2016

Picked up my party of 4 from Punta Rassa boat ramp at 7am. Grouper bight has been pretty solid in 60-65 ft the past few weeks so we headed out to some tried and true grounds to see what… Read Full Report →


11/23/16 rod bending fun

November 23, 2016

Had a group of 5 join me to head offshore in search of some meat for a thanksgiving feast for 12. Left the dock at 645 AM from the cape coral yacht club and made the trek out thru… Read Full Report →


BIG Red Grouper and more

October 02, 2016

Headed offshore with repeat clients to bend some rods. We headed out to 100 ft of water where the first line down resulted in a keeper grouper. Second line down resulted in a nice lane snapper. The bite then… Read Full Report →


grouper snapper and porgies

September 15, 2016

We met up at Cape Yacht Club at 530am sharp. We pushed off shortly thereafter and made our run in the dark out thru redfish pass. We had friendly skies and seas with some small rollers and 2 footers… Read Full Report →


Cobia, Grouper, Snapper and Porgy

September 05, 2016

Headed out about 40 miles where we drifted an area. The kids used homemade chicken rigs while the adults got the carolina rig with big hook and big bait. The fishing was fast and consistent with lots of legal… Read Full Report →


Full moon snapper trip overnighter

August 18, 2016

With the full moon, snapper was our intended target. We met up at 930 am to load the boat. After loading the boat with gear, we headed to Matlacha to pick up 400 lbs of ice for the fish… Read Full Report →


8/9/16 introduction to saltwater fishing

August 09, 2016

With all the moisture in the air, the weather and seas have been quite unpredictable. I rescheduled my monday trip for tuesday as the radar was filled with nothing but greens, yellows and reds as far as the radar… Read Full Report →


Full fish box

August 05, 2016

Had a 3/4 day trip with a group of four on Friday looking to dig up some meat for a feast. Picked up george and son, Mikos and Paul from Sanibel boat ramp and headed out. On the way… Read Full Report →


red grouper limit, snapper side

July 29, 2016

Headed out this morning with a party of 4. They were looking to score some meat for a couple meals this week including a big fish fry tonight. Pulled off the dock at 5 am from the cape yacht… Read Full Report →


snapper trip

July 10, 2016

Took Wes and Laurens family out for some fun fishing. We started off catching a couple large spanish macs that were terrorizing a small bait ball. after putting a couple in the boat on lures, we continued on out.… Read Full Report →


red snapper, vermillion and grouper

July 09, 2016

Ran out to 180 feet of water prospecting new grounds. Tide was screaming. needed 12 ounces plus to hold bottom. Picked up a quick limit of red snapper along with some very nice vermillion snappers. a few red grouper… Read Full Report →


Fourth of July Firetrucks!

July 04, 2016

7/4 we headed out a little over 50 miles to look for some grouper. Bite was solid until about 11ish when it just shut down. Yvette picked up a gorgeous lane snapper that hit 19 inches along with a… Read Full Report →


night time snapper bite

July 01, 2016

7/1, had some gentleman from Miami come over to do some night time snapper fishing. We headed out just before sunset. We sabiki'd up some live pinfish, spot tails and squirrel fish for the livevwell. It was a slow… Read Full Report →


snapper and grouper

June 28, 2016

Went offshore today with Bill, Joe and Paul. Day started off with a pre sunrise lightning show with a storm sitting just outside redfish pass. In typical pattern, once the sun came up, the storm dissipated. We spent some… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.94 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The captain was well prepared and his boat was in top Shape, Highly recommend !!!
I will re-booked for next year, Fishing was Excellent

Fished June 2017

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Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Mike, we had a blast. Look forward to seeing ya next year!

Went fishing on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Down from Indiana for spring break with family and friends. My buddy and I and our 2 -18 year old son’s had a awesome day of fishing with Captain Dan. We had an 8 hour trip set up but the bite was so good, we kept on fishing. Nice to have a guide that was talking care of his customers and not trying to get back to shore. We hooked up with a nice Amber jack and a Barracuda along with several grouper and snapper. I would highly recommend salty charters if you’re in the fort Myers area.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 18, 2017

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 11, 2017

Experienced, professional, educational,  helpful, patient and friendly are the words to describe Captain Dan.

As a lifelong city boy this was my first time out fishing in the ocean. Captain Dan couldn’t of made the trip any easier than he did. We had 6 people in our group. Ages 9 to 45.  The way Captain Dan manuvered though all 6 people preparing poles, prepping bait, hooking on the bait, taking the tough fish off the hooks was amazing.  He did it all that as he constantly gave great advice on how to fish better. You can tell Captain Dan was born on the seas. Great experience I’ll never forget.

Fished March 2017

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Daniel Medina (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, March 12, 2017

Bill, it was a pleasure having you and your family on board. Thank you so much for the kind words.

Went fishing on Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Our Captain was great! He was very knowledgeable about the fish, bait we used and the area we were fishing. Our experience was as we had hoped it would be. Captain Dan cleaned our fish at the end of the trip and was very pleasant the entire time we were on his boat.We caught a number of different fish such as Corgey’s, Grouper, snapper just to name a few. We brought back over 35 fish from just half a day not including what we threw back. Would recommend this fishing charter to everyone!!!

Fished December 2016

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Daniel Medina (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, December 31, 2016

Chris, Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure having you, your wife and parents aboard for a day of fishing. I look forward to taking you guys out again in the future.


Went fishing on Sunday, July 10, 2016

Right out of the gate catching fish!  When action got slow moved on to the next spot.  Crew was great with my two boys and wife.  To top it off we were introduced to smoked mackerel salid and crackers, man that was some good stuff!  Would defiantly recomend them for a quick offshore trip for rod bending action.  Thank you for a great experience.

Fished July 2016

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Daniel Medina (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Wes, thank you for the kind words! It was a pleasure having you and your family aboard for a great day of fishing.