Local Knowledge of SWFL

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In Southwest Florida, fishing is not just a sport – it’s a way of life! This is the home of Backcountry fishing. It’s also home to Captain Mike Hatcher and Local Knowledge of SWFL Charters. They specialize in backcountry and inshore fishing charters in parts of Naples Bay and throughout the...

In Southwest Florida, fishing is not just a sport – it’s a way of life! This is the home of Backcountry fishing. It’s also home to Captain Mike Hatcher and Local Knowledge of SWFL Charters. They specialize in backcountry and inshore fishing charters in parts of Naples Bay and throughout the 10,000 Islands. Join Captain Mike as you cruise along the mangrove estuaries of Southwest Florida and the backwaters of the Everglades on your next fishing trip.

Captain Mike is a Certified 100 ton Master Captain with over 15 years of experience in both freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing. As a lifelong resident of Naples, Southwest Florida fishing has always been a part of his life. He loves to share his knowledge and experience with anglers of all skill levels, and take great pride in providing the best fishing experience for all his guests.

Up to four anglers can comfortably fish aboard the 20ft Release Flats Boat. This vessel comes with all the navigation and safety gear required for you to have a safe and successful Southwest Florida fishing charter. In addition to the four-stroke outboard motor, there is also a trolling motor and power pole to assist in a productive fishing adventure.

At Local Knowledge of SWFL Charters, everything you need for an enjoyable fishing trip in provided. All fishing gear, tackle, lures and fresh or live bait are included, along with your fishing license. Captain Mike also provides a cooler with ice so feel free to bring your favorite drinks and snacks to enjoy during your trip.

You can choose from a variety of fishing charters including half day, ¾ day and full day trips. During your Southwest Florida fishing charter, you will be targeting inshore and backcountry species such as Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper and even Tarpon, among others. While out on your fishing adventure, Captain Mike will use an array of techniques to put you on the fish including, light tackle, bottom fishing and trolling.

Southwest Florida is home to some of the best fishing in the world. Let us show you how to fish the Florida way!

Popular Features:

  • Fishing License Included
  • Fish Cleaning Included
  • Toilet On Board
  • Children Welcome
  • Fishing Tackle Included
  • First Mate
  • Fishing Trips with Local Knowledge of SWFL start at: $450.00

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  • Your Captain will provide:

    • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
    • Fishing License
    • Fresh or Live Bait
    • Lures
    • Rods Reels Terminal Tackle

    You’ll need to bring drinks (no glass bottles), snacks, weather appropriate clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.

  • Weather cancellations are at your Captain’s discretion, your safety is their number one priority! You will receive a refund for any weather cancellation, or you can choose to reschedule your trip for a different date.

  • 1139 Rordon Ave Naples, FL

    • Amberjack
    • Barracuda
    • Cobia
    • King Mackerel
    • Mangrove Snapper
    • Spanish Mackerel
    • Lesser Amberjack
    • Gag Grouper
    • Red Grouper
    • Lane Snapper
    • Vermilion Snapper
    Your Captain will have you targeting the species biting most frequently on the days leading up to your trip!

Trips:

You will have the opportunity to select backup dates in checkout (if applicable)

3/4 Day Trip

$1,206.00

Price includes up to 6 guests

7:00am - 1:00pm EST (6 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 3 Days before the trip
Trip Details

Spending 6 hours on the water will allow you to travel and explore some top fishing spots in parts of Naples Bay and throughout the 10,000 Islands. On this trip, you'll be travel up to 28 miles offshore to target a variety of Snapper species, Grouper, and more!

Full Day Trip

$1,485.00

Price includes up to 6 guests

7:00am - 3:00pm EST (8 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 3 Days before the trip
Trip Details
Get the most out of your day and spend a full 8 hours on the water. This is a trip that will take you up to 40 miles offshore to the really deep waters. There's a variety of species you can target depending on the season, but your main ones will be Grouper and Snapper.

Half Day Trip (PM)

$450.00

Offered 05/01/24 - 11/03/24

Price includes up to 4 guests

1:00pm - 5:00pm EST (4 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 7 Days before the trip
Trip Details

Work your way around the Naples Bay area and travel along the mangrove estuaries that are home to a handful of different fish species.

Did you know that Florida Mangroves are home to ver 220 fish species? What will you catch? The possibilities are endless. Let us show you how to fish the Florida way!!

Half Day Trip (AM)

$450.00

Offered 05/01/24 - 11/03/24

Price includes up to 4 guests

8:00am - 12:00pm EST (4 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 7 Days before the trip
Trip Details

Get out first thing in the morning and discover some of Southwest Florida's best inshore fishing. Explore part of Naples Bay and cruise throughout the 10,000 Islands as you target a full range of amazing fish.

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Incredible Guide
Our fishing trip with Mike was our best ever. His local knowledge and amiable demeanor made for a very enjoyable, memorable day. We can not recommend him highly enough.
Our fishing trip with Mike was our best ever. His local knowledge and amiable demeanor made for a very enjoyable, memorable day. We can not recommend him highly enough.
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Incredible Guide
Our fishing trip with Mike was our best ever. His local knowledge and amiable demeanor made for a very enjoyable, memorable day. We can not recommend him highly enough.
Our fishing trip with Mike was our best ever. His local knowledge and amiable demeanor made for a very enjoyable, memorable day. We can not recommend him highly enough.
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Half Day Trip (AM)
We did a 4 person half day trip with Captain Mike. He was super friendly and knowledgeable. His boating skills and local knowledge allowed us to get to really good spots to fish. We all caught several fish each and had a blast doing it. I’ll be sure to book him again my next trip!
We did a 4 person half day trip with Captain Mike. He was super friendly and knowledgeable. His boating skills and local knowledge allowed us to get to really good spots to fish. We all caught several fish each and had a blast doing it. I’ll be sure to book him again my next trip!
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Additional Features:

  • Saftey Equipment

  • Life Jackets
  • First-aid Equipment
  • Cpr-trained Crew
  • Vhf Radio
  • Navigation

  • Gps
  • Fish Finder
  • Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fresh Or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods Reels Terminal Tackle
  • First Mate

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