ABOUT THE AREA
The Everglades National Park is one of my favorite places. It has a special beauty that would rival many places on earth. From the outside where it meets the Gulf of Mexico to the backcountry where Mangrove shorelines encapsulate the tannic water that flows out of The River of Grass. The total area of the park is around 1.5 million acres, the areas that I fish are about 265,000 acres of that. To say we have a few places to find Snook, Redfish and Tarpon is an understatement…
TYPES OF FISHING
Snook are an awesome creature. They chase flies or plugs down with reckless abandon and once hooked they run and jump and do their best to get back to the trees where their safety net is, your job is to keep them away… They range in size from small to really large, you may catch some smaller fish, that are plenty fun, to a fish over 15 lbs that will make your heart race and your knees shake.
Redfish are just a great all around awesome fish. They roam around in shallow waters and are eager to take a fly or a jig. They are bulldogs, they fight and pull hard and sometimes you wonder if they’ll ever give up. They range from small to upwards of 30+ inches. They are a great, cooperative fish.
Known as the Silver King, Tarpon are the holy grail for anglers. Just the sight of one makes you nervous, and once hooked, most have never know exhilaration on this level. They jump and fight and pull drag like no other inshore species. out Tarpon range from small juvenile, about 5-20 lbs, to medium sized ones about 20-50 lbs, and the giants that move through here in the Spring that range from 60-100+ lbs. Make sure you’re heart is in good shape if you come down for one of these beast!
Contact Capt. Wright
Trips start based on the tides. Some days may be split to take advantage of tidal movement where we fish in the morning and then again in the afternoon. The goal is to spend as much time on the water fishing.
Skiff fishing for single angler:
4 hours – $400
6 hours – $500
8 hours – $600
Second angler is an additional $100
Bay Boat for two anglers:
4 hours – $500
6 hours – $600
8 hours – $700
Additional anglers (up to four) $100
Fishing does not end at any certain time. If the fish are there, we are going to try to catch them.
Fishing charters are on a first come, first serve basis. I recommend booking early for tarpon season, which is March through July. A $100 deposit is required to hold a date.
I do understand that emergencies arise and we are not in control of the weather. I ask that if you are unable to fish due to an emergency, please let me know as soon as possible. Weather related cancellations are at the guide’s discretion. Some conditions may warrant us starting our day earlier or later to accommodate for weather. I will do my best to reschedule the trip if weather is a factor. For cancellations made more than a month in advance of the trip date, the deposit will be refunded or moved to a newly re-scheduled date.
Your Trip Includes:
- Fishing License
- Rods, Reels, Flys and/or Lures
- A cooler with Ice and Water
What to Bring:
- Polarized Sunglasses, preferably amber or copper lenses
- A hat to keep the sun out of your eyes
- Clothes to keep the sun off of you
- A light rain jacket in case of rain or if its chilly in the morning
- Any food or snacks that you might want during the day
- Anything to drink besides water
You’re welcome to bring your own tackle. I provide high end fishing gear and tackle, so if you would rather not risk breaking your own while traveling, you can count on fishing with “Top Shelf” gear while you’re here.
Capt. Wright will contact you before your trip to select a time which is based upon the tide and weather. Please plan to meet at the following location:
150 Smallwood Dr., Chokoloskee, FL 34138