Captain
Derek Ward

Member since July 2017 Fort Myers, United States
Background
I'm a young captain, so I have the drive and passion that a lot of captains seem to have lost over the years. If you book a trip with me you won't just be heading out on a fishing trip. I will also share all of my knowledge of the wildlife we will undoubtedly see throughout our time on the water. Thank you, and tight lines!
Techniques
I generally fish with spinning gear, but will guide a fly fisherman as well.

Hey, I'm Captain Derek Ward

Fort Myers, United States
Background
I'm a young captain, so I have the drive and passion that a lot of captains seem to have lost over the years. If you book a trip with me you won't just be heading out on a fishing trip. I will also share all of my knowledge of the wildlife we will undoubtedly see throughout our time on the water. Thank you, and tight lines!
Techniques
I generally fish with spinning gear, but will guide a fly fisherman as well.
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Hooked Up Charters And Trapping

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (6)
Fort Myers
trips from $600

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Half day redfish and snook trip
Half day redfish and snook trip
Half day redfish and snook trip
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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Jeff G.
Fort Mill, SC
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6 hour trip with derek

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 27, 2021
Great time. 3 50 year old fishers. Derek put us on snook right out of the gate. Had plenty of large bait and took us to a number...
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Steve P.
Tampa, Florida
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Half day redfish and snook trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 17, 2021
Captain Derek did a good job of putting us on fish.  He was very knowledgeable about the fish and the surrounding area. ...
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Jill T.
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Fishing with Derek

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 20, 2021
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Alex M.
Cape Coral, Florida
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 12, 2021
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Nick M.
Tampa, Florida
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Incredible Day!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 19, 2018
Caught lots of fish and had a blast!  Captain Derek is great with kids and fun to fish with.  Second time with him and will...
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