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Fish We Target & Boat Info


Fish We Target

We target 4 main species, tarpon-snook-redfish-trout, although we never shy away from other fish willing to bite including snappers, black drum, sheepshead, jacks, and SHARKS!


Tarpon- The infamous "Silver King", known for their acrobatic jumps and hard runs, the tarpon are the ultimate sport fish. The best tarpon fishing is typically March - November, depending on weather patterns, and they can be caught on both live bait and artificial lures.

Snook- one of the most sought after game fish that calls southwest Florida home, can be caught year round in both the deep backcountry all the way out to nearshore wrecks. Best time to fish them are generally in the spring and summer months but also provide great action in the late fall especially at night! Typically fish for them with live bait but will also produce well fishing artificials.

Redfish- very popular game fish caught all throughout southwest Florida. These fish are usually targeted in the shallow backcountry waters around the maze of mangroves and oyster bars. We target redfish with live bait, cut bait, and artificials. Redfish are targeted year round but best time of year tends to be in late summer and fall.

Trout- typically found in larger schools in the winter months when the water is at it's coolest. Trout are very willing to eat an artificial but we also target them with live bait in the summer.

We target 3 main species, permit-cobia-Goliath grouper, but other common species include, snappers, groupers, mackerels, jacks, and sharks!

Permit- in my opinion the permit is the hardest fighting fish you can battle on light tackle. Their big tall body and never give up attitude make permit the ultimate sport fish. We target permit in the spring and early summer using live crabs and shrimp.

Cobia- a migratory species that is almost always willing to eat a bait placed in front of them. Cobia offer a great battle and are great on the dinner table as well. We target cobia using live bait as well as artificial.

Goliath grouper- literally the biggest fish you will ever catch! It is not uncommon to catch one over 150 lbs and for those with enough determination there is great possibility to break over the 350 lb mark. Many people describe them being the size of a Volkswagen beetle and not for off. We target them with heavy tackle and a big live or dead bait on wrecks

Boat Info

Welcome aboard my Moccasin 210 by Egret Boats. This 21' custom built boat is a combination of the best features of a bay boat and flats boat. Designed to float shallow yet offer a comfortable dry ride to and from the fish. Powered by Suzuki Outboards for the best performance and reliability. The open deck layout makes it comfortable to fish multiple anglers of all skill levels and ability.