Captain
Matthew Hoover

Member since March 2017 Goodland, United States
Background
Captain Matt Hoover grew up fishing the waters surrounding the Bass Islands in Lake Erie. In 1977 he moved to Napes, he got his first taste of Florida fishing in the waters surrounding Marco Island, Ten Thousand Islands, and the Everglades National Park. Capt. Matt holds the world record for Snook on a fly in the 2 lb test tippet category. As well as being a fly casting instructor, he writes for magazines, including Florida Sportsman, and has a weekly fishing column for the Marco Daily News. He enjoys taking his friends and guests out on the water and looks forward to meeting you!
Techniques
spin,fly,live bait and plug

Hey, I'm Captain Matthew Hoover

Goodland, United States
Background
Captain Matt Hoover grew up fishing the waters surrounding the Bass Islands in Lake Erie. In 1977 he moved to Napes, he got his first taste of Florida fishing in the waters surrounding Marco Island, Ten Thousand Islands, and the Everglades National Park. Capt. Matt holds the world record for Snook on a fly in the 2 lb test tippet category. As well as being a fly casting instructor, he writes for magazines, including Florida Sportsman, and has a weekly fishing column for the Marco Daily News. He enjoys taking his friends and guests out on the water and looks forward to meeting you!
Techniques
spin,fly,live bait and plug

My Charter Listing

Night Flight Charters

6 reviews
Goodland
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trips from $450

Fishing Reports

Last blast

March 14, 2017

As hopefuly the last cold blast passed through Florida, my clients and I went fishing in the backcountry with wind gusting to 30 mph. The clients were also classmates from a forgone era! One thing about the 10,000 islands… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.94
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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3\/4 day trip with Captain Matt
24 lb; 40 in Snook; Captain Matt chased him down!
Full day with Captain Matt
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Stew B.
Orlando, FL
 5.00
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Full day with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   June 12, 2018
Matt had us on the fish all day; we took home a mess of Specs, and a rogue flounder, to eat. The highlight of the day was a...
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Mark R.
West Bend, WI
 4.67
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Half day with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   April 2, 2018
The trip was enjoyable and Captain Matt took us to some location where the fishing was excellent.  We caught lots of sea...
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Thomas R.
Geneva, IL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 6, 2019
Great trip, we caught 30 plus fish, including a 30” 12 lb snook. In addition several red fish and snapper. Very knowledgeable...
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Doug B.
Stonington, CT
 5.00
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 11, 2019
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Keith A.
United States
 5.00
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3/4 day trip with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   July 8, 2018
We had lots of action with several different species including trout, snook and a 26” redfish.
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