Q: Who is our fishing Guide?
A: Capt Andy Boyette. I personally do all of my fishing charters I am
not a booking service so when you hire Go Fish Charters you fish with
me. I do have other well qualified guides that help me with multiple
boat trips. I use these same guides to help me every year and have the
up most confidence in their abilities. Being that I am one person, one
boat and make my living 100% as your fishing guide, in an event outside
my control, that prevent me from personally being available, I will
contact you as soon as possible, If I can not contact you, I will
personally meet you at the pickup location and time of your trip. If I
will be unavailable to be you guide, I will have arranged for another
qualified guide to take my place. This is done out of courtesy with
understanding that you have came here to fish, and it is your right to
accept or decline this replacement. If you chose not to accept this
replacement and or do not wish to reschedule, all deposits and or monies
are returned promptly. I take such events personal and they are rare and
limited to Acts of God such as weather, equipment failure, illness, etc.
Q: Do we need to book in advance?
A: Yes, the best chance for you to get a day that fits your schedule is
to call in advance. The months of March, April, May,
June, and July
are prime months with May-July devoted to tarpon fishing only and should
be booked with as much advanced notice as possible.
Q: Where do you fish?
A: All of Southwest Florida. Which Includes Charlotte Harbor, Fort
Myers, Pine Island Sound, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Boca Grande Pass,
Q: What can we expect to catch?
A: Tarpon, snook, redfish, jack crevelle or sharks from Englewood to
Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor area south through Pine Island and Fort
Myers. Southwest Florida has a multitude of fish species available to
target with light tackle. Trout, mackerel, ladyfish, snapper, grouper,
pompano, bluefish and flounder. Cobia, triple tail and permit are also
available during certain parts of the year.
Q: What do we need to bring?
A: All tackle, rods, and reels are provided unless you want to use your
personal equipment. Each person is advised to wear a hat and sunscreen.
Good polarized sunglasses are recommended for spotting fish. Bring any
food and drinks you want. I keep plenty of ice onboard so you don't need
to pack a cooler. Canned alcohol is allowed, but if it gets out of hand
the trip is over!
Q: Do we need a fishing license?
A: No. My license covers up to four people fishing on my boat
including snook stamps, and all applicable fishing license .
Q: What is the best time to catch tarpon?
A: May-July. However late fall in Charlotte Harbor can be extremely
good, these tarpon are somewhat less predictable, but there is much less
fishing pressure then and most of my best days of the year come during
Q: Do you offer any package deals for multiple bookings?
A: No, I work just as hard on multiple day trips as I do on single day
trips and my overhead doesn't get any less just because you'll book more
than one day.
Q: Are you a Head Boat or Party Boat and do you split trips?
A: No. I do private guided charters in the backcountry and near shore
waters of Southwest Florida with maximum of 4 anglers on a boat
Q: Do You require a deposit to book a date.
A: A $150 per day per boat deposit is required to book and hold a
reservation. This is fully refundable if there is bad weather on the day
of your charter (captain's discretion), or you must cancel prior to
March 1st. If you cancel after March 1st, your deposit will only be
refunded if I rebook your date. I accept most major credit cards, (Visa,
Master Card, Discover and American Express). As Captain, I have the
final say as to whether the trip will be canceled or postponed if the
weather turns bad. There are many creeks and islands to hide from the
wind should unexpected weather conditions arise, but high winds and
lightning are always a sign to get off the water. If the weather is
unfishable, your deposit will be refunded. If a trip is already
underway, but is cut short due to inclement weather, the trip costs will
Once you give
me a credit card that date is held for your private charter and any
other inquiries for that date are denied. You will receive a
confirmation if you give me a email address.
A 10 day notice of
cancellation required for flats charters for tarpon charters you must
cancel prior to March 1st.
Because that date
is held for you and other possible trips for that date are turned away,
if you cancel your trip after the after the above deadline, for any reason, the entire amount will be
processed on your credit card unless I can rebook that date with
someone else. I am not looking to make money on cancellations.