A professional and experienced fishing guide for the waters surrounding Sanibel and Captiva Island, Captain Corey is also a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Fly Cast Instructor. Captain Corey's Florida Fishing Charter Trips offer a unique experience to not only fish but to also learn about the delicate ecosystem formed by the mangrove trees and grass flats surrounding Sanibel and Captiva. Explore an offshore wreck, a backbay mangrove maze, search for shells or catch a beautiful sunset on a remote deserted island beach where some of the best fishing shows have been filmed in Florida
Florida is an angler’s paradise, boasting a diverse array of fish species and habitats. In the Sunshine State, some of the most popular fish to target include redfish, snook, tarpon, spotted seatrout and largemouth bass.
Redfish are one of Florida’s favorite inshore species. From March through June, they move from inland estuaries to nearshore reefs in search of food. The Gulf Coast offers some great opportunities for catching these hard-fighting gamefish on light tackle with live bait or artificial lures alike.
Snook are another highly sought-after gamefish throughout Florida due to their acrobatic fight when hooked. They can be found in both inshore and offshore waters, but are most commonly caught near mangrove shorelines, docks, and jetties. Live bait is the best way to catch these fish, but effective artificial lures can also be used in a pinch.
Tarpon fishing is an unforgettable experience for any angler lucky enough to hook into one of these behemoth gamefish. They migrate up and down Florida’s coast from spring through fall and can reach sizes upwards of 100 pounds! Tarpon prefer live bait such as crabs or pinfish fished near structure like piers, bridges, or deep channels.
Spotted seatrout are ubiquitous across Florida’s coastal waters. These fish travel in schools and are often found around shallow grass beds, oyster bars, or mangrove edges. Plastics, shrimp-imitating lures, and live bait like shrimp and mud minnows can be used to catch these tasty fish.
Largemouth bass are the most popular freshwater gamefish in Florida. They inhabit lakes, rivers, and creeks across the state where anglers can target them with a variety of artificial lures such as jigs, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and topwater poppers. Bass of all sizes can be caught during both summer and winter months depending on the particular waterbody you’re fishing.
Whether you’re a novice or an experienced angler, Florida waters offer some of the best fishing opportunities in the country. With a range of species and habitats to explore, visitors and locals alike can take advantage of an unforgettable outdoor experience. Put on your waders, pick up your rod, and get ready for an adventure!
No matter what type of fish you're targeting, Florida's waters are sure to provide an amazing experience. From redfish to tarpon, spotted seatrout to largemouth bass—there’s something for everyone here in the Sunshine State. So grab your gear and discover why so many people come from near and far to enjoy Florida's incredible fishing opportunities!
Appreciate the value of our National Wildlife Refuge System as you explore the J.N. Ding Darling NWR. Understand the world from the eyes of an osprey, dolphin, or a redfish. See the endangered manatees, playful otters or dolphins, some of the scores of native birds, or even a sea turtle. Captain Corey specializes in low-impact tours using whisper quiet electric motors.
Depending on season, stalk giant tarpon, powerful permit, great barracuda or maybe toss a lure into a teeming frenzy of spanish mackerel. Cast to snook, redfish, and sea trout in the pristine paradise of a mangrove sanctuary. Maybe take a lesson in salt water fly fishing from a nationally certified instructor and enjoy a graceful sport to last a lifetime.
Using his experience and knowledge, Captain Corey has produced a line of custom bass flies. Made with the finest materials, Captain Corey personally hand ties each fly. His flies include specialties for every situation experienced by a Florida fisherman.
Any of these can be part of your trip with Captain Corey!
Let Captain Corey share with you his vast knowledge in the areas of the fundamentals of casting and fishing, knots, tackle, retrieval, landing and an overview of tide and wind influence. Use the skills you learn with Captain Corey to experience the Gulf of Mexico and back bays surrounding Sanibel and Captiva Islands.
Beginners will learn:
Intermediate casters will learn:
- Basic concepts and philosophy of fly casting
- Solid fundamentals of standard, side and roll casting
- Retreival techniques, hook sets and fish fighting skills with the fly
- Tackle and fly selection, leader and knot construction
- Best methods to add distance such as the double haul
- How to tighten loops and increase line speed
- How to cope with winds and currents
- How to best practice for continued growth of skills
Individual Lessons (2 Hour Minimum)
Subject to availability
One person $40 per hour
Two-person $50 per hour
Half Day on the water
Half Day $235
Full Day $365
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