Fred Gowdy Fishing Charters | Bonita Springs, FL | FishAnywhere

Fred Gowdy Fishing Charters

  • Capt. Fred Gowdy
  • Bonita Springs, FL
  • 20 ft Flats boat or skiff

With 15 years of experience fishing Estero Bay, Fred Gowdy Fishing Charters is the best in the area! Whether you want to fish in the back bay or nearshore, your group will enjoy catching fish and making memories here in Bonita Springs, FL. Nature/shelling and sunset cruises available as well. You...

With 15 years of experience fishing Estero Bay, Fred Gowdy Fishing Charters is the best in the area! Whether you want to fish in the back bay or nearshore, your group will enjoy catching fish and making memories here in Bonita Springs, FL. Nature/shelling and sunset cruises available as well. Your group of four are invited to fish with Fred Gowdy Fishing Charters. Captain Fred has been guiding customers for over 15 years and loves sharing his passion with new and old customers alike. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or new to the sport, come fishing with Captain Fred! Getting to the fishing spots in Captain Fred’s 20’ Carolina Skiff, your group will have ample of room and time for a great day of fishing. Trips include half day nearshore or backwater (both four hours long), and full day nearshore or backwater (both eight hours long). If you’re looking to fish for Peacock Bass, Captain Fred has a special trip just for this species. We’ll meet at a local lake and fish for this freshwater species. Bonita Springs is a beautiful city on the West coast of Florida, right off I-75. Estero Bay has great inshore and nearshore opportunities for your group to catch your next trophy. The wildlife near the barrier islands is something spectacular to experience. Captain Fred also provides a Nature/Shelling/Sunset trip for four passengers to experience the beauty of SW Florida. Come see dolphins, manatees, turtles, and a variety of wild birds in the natural habitat! For those looking for a great day of fishing: the nearshore/backwater trips will have us targeting Snook, Redfish, Tripletail, Cobia, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, or the Silver King: Tarpon! Don’t hesitate to ask any questions about what we’ll be catching (depends on the season) or how (depends on what you, the customer, are comfortable with). Fred Gowdy Fishing Charters specializes in light tackle fishing, we can go spinning, jigging, trolling, or bottom fishing. Captain Fred is happy to teach or instruct any of these techniques. Fred Gowdy Fishing Charters is available for your private fishing charter 12 months of the year. Book today to schedule your next Bonita Springs fishing adventure!

Trips Start at $350.00

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  • Fish Cleaning Included
  • Children Welcome
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Half Day Nearshore

Trip Total: $500.00

Includes 2 guests

+$50.00 per additional guest, max 3 guests

Reserve now with a $70.00 deposit

8:00am - 12:00pm EST (4 hours)

Deposit refundable up to 24 Hours before the trip
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For this trip conditions must be appropriate meaning seas around 2 feet or less. We will start at lovers key state park boat ramp and fish the close in reefs and wrecks out to about 5 miles, as well as run the crab pots during tripletail season. Rods, reels, tackle, lures, fresh or live bait, and fishing license are included. You keep your catch and we will clean and fillet it for you when we return to shore.

Full Day Backwater

Trip Total: $500.00

Includes 2 guests

+$50.00 per additional guest, max 3 guests

Reserve now with a $70.00 deposit

8:00am - 4:00pm EST (8 hours)

Deposit refundable up to 24 Hours before the trip
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For this trip we will start in the Imperial river and fish our way out into the bay. During tripletail season, if conditions allow, we will try for a triple tail running the traps nearshore before fishing our way back upriver. Rods, reels, tackle, lures, fresh or live bait, and fishing license are included. You keep your catch and we will clean and fillet it for you when we return to shore.

Half Day Backwater

Trip Total: $350.00

Includes 2 guests

+$50.00 per additional guest, max 3 guests

Reserve now with a $49.00 deposit

8:00am - 12:00pm EST (4 hours)

Deposit refundable up to 24 Hours before the trip
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Starting in the Imperial river we will fish our way into the back bays in Estero and back upriver using livebait and artificials. Rods, reels, tackle and fishing license are included. You keep your catch. We will clean and fillet it for you when we return to shore.

Full Day Nearshore

Trip Total: $650.00

Includes 2 guests

+$50.00 per additional guest, max 3 guests

Reserve now with a $91.00 deposit

8:00am - 4:00pm EST (8 hours)

Deposit refundable up to 24 Hours before the trip
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For this 8 hour trip, conditions must be appropriate meaning seas around 2 feet or less. We will start at lovers key state park boat ramp and fish the close in reefs and wrecks out to about 5 miles, as well as run the crab pots during tripletail season. Rods, reels, tackle, lures, bait (fresh or live) and fishing license are included. You keep your catch and we will clean and fillet it for you when we return to shore.

Peacock Bass

Trip Total: $350.00

Includes 2 guests

+$50.00 per additional guest, max 3 guests

Reserve now with a $49.00 deposit

10:00am - 2:00pm EST (4 hours)

Deposit refundable up to 24 Hours before the trip
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Fishing canals for peacock bass.

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  • Life Jackets
  • First-aid Equipment
  • Cpr-trained Crew
  • Flares
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  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fresh Or Live Bait
  • Lures