Captain
Blake Matherly

Member since August 2014

Sanibel, United States

Background
Captain Blake got hooked on fishing with his dad as a young boy, and never looked back. With more than 30 years of experience behind him, he's become a real expert in the craft and is always willing to pass on the knowledge he's learned. Light tackle fishing in shallow waters is his specialty and favorite pastime, be it regular spinning or fly fishing.
Techniques
Shallow water sight casting for Snook, Redfish, Trout and Tarpon. Conventional Spinning or Fly Fishing.

Hey, I'm Captain Blake Matherly

Sanibel, United States
Background
Captain Blake got hooked on fishing with his dad as a young boy, and never looked back. With more than 30 years of experience behind him, he's become a real expert in the craft and is always willing to pass on the knowledge he's learned. Light tackle fishing in shallow waters is his specialty and favorite pastime, be it regular spinning or fly fishing.
Techniques
Shallow water sight casting for Snook, Redfish, Trout and Tarpon. Conventional Spinning or Fly Fishing.
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My Charter Listings

 
Sanibel
trips from
US$ 300
Fort Myers
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US$ 300

Fishing Reports

April Fishing Report

April 19, 2016

April is one of the best months of the year. Waters are warming and fish are hungry. Did a lot of sight casting with fly fishing guys and gals along with lots of spinning gear. Snook are coming out… Read Full Report →


April Fishing Report

April 15, 2016

April is a great month to fish on the Southwest Florida Coast. Waters are warming, snook are hungry and getting ready for spawning in May and the weather is just perfect. Numerous trips this month produced lots of Trout,… Read Full Report →


Sanibel Florida Fishing Report

February 14, 2015

Sanibel and Fort Myers Florida Fishing report for last week in February is mixed with Snook, Redfish, Trout and Pompano. Even though we had a couple of cold fronts attack us from the north, we still managed to get… Read Full Report →


Fort Myers February Fishing Report

February 14, 2015

Sanibel and Fort Myers Florida Fishing report for last week in February is mixed with Snook, Redfish, Trout and Pompano. Even though we had a couple of cold fronts attack us from the north, we still managed to get… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

5.00 out of 5 stars from 11 reviews

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Orlando, fl
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

My husband and I had the best fishing time with Capt. Blake.  He’s a top notch professional fishing guide.  He shares his knowledge with those who are not familiar with salt water fishing.  He has a great sense of humor and is extremely thoughtful. We came accross a mother manatee and her baby swimming.  Capt Blake turned the boat around so we could get behind them to video and take pictures of them.  Although it was a real tough day of fishing for everyone, Capt. Blake saved the day and put us on some fish.  What an AWESOME trip

Fished April 2018

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, January 12, 2018

Fished January 2018

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Dallas, Texas
Went fishing on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

I have fished with Captain Blake by myself and with my kids. He is exceptional with kids because he knows how to put them on fish so they can catch the fever of feeling them on the end of the line.

Fished March 2016

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Mexico
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

I have been fishing with Blake for years & it has always been an awesome experience.  We have always targeted snook and we have ALWAYS caught fish.  In addition to the wonderful fishing, it is a delight to spend the day with Blake.  He is a first class, guide, person, & friend.  Not to mention that all of his gear is top notch.  He truly has a passion for what he does and it comes across.  If you are considering going fishing in the Ft Myers / Sanibel area, there is only one guy to call…..BLAKE!!

Fished April 2017

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Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

I have fished about 10 times with Captain Blake and I can safely say that he is my favorite fishing guide I’ve ever fished with in the country (and out of the country for that matter).  Blake is one of the nicest humans I’ve ever met and is an excellent fisherman.  He always puts us on the fish, whether it’s a hardcore intense fishing expedition, or a quick runout with the kids to play around with a mixed bag.  I would highly recommend Blake to anyone (but don’t overbook him please!  I Need him to be free on my vacation days!!)

Fished March 2017

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Saline, Michigan
Went fishing on Monday, September 25, 2017

Great time on the water with one of the most knowledgeable Backcountry Captains in the Sanibel/ pine island sound area.  If you want a top quality fly fishing trip in SW Florida, Flats Fish’r charters and Captain Blake should be your choice.

Fished September 2017

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Naples, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, October 20, 2017

I’ve been on many charters over the years and since we found Captain Blake we have only used him. The total experience is great, especially considering it’s myself and my wife on the trips. He always makes sure we have a good time and we ALWAYS catch quality fish, no matter how tough the conditions.

Fished October 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Friday, September 29, 2017

Professional, friendly,knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Caught lots of fish. Had a great time. Would recommend him to anyone. Hal & Ken

Fished September 2017

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West Chester, Ohio
Went fishing on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Fished August 2017

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Blake Matherly (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Perfect day, out with father and son. Just doesn’t get any better!


Fort Myers, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Half-day trip with Captain Blake.  My kids had a great time with Captain Blake fishing for a half-day. They caught lots of fish. He was patient and kind. They had a wonderful trip

Fished May 2017

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Naples, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, June 10, 2016

Great day out fishing!  Captain Blake was awesome and took the time to teach my son how to fish with the current.  Caught lots of fish and a variety. Definitely a great time!

Fished June 2016

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Blake Matherly (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, June 11, 2016

Nothing makes my day more than seeing a father and son making a lifetime memory out fishing together!