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Capt. J.W. Romish

"Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Specialist"


NO FISH NO PAY's that simple!



Capt J.W. Romish has fished the waters throughout Florida (freshwater and saltwater) for over 40 years (the last 15 years in the Big Bend area). Whether you want to fish the backcountry for Redfish or Trout; or scan the endless grass flats in search of Tarpon & Cobia; or tug on "Winter Time"  Inshore Grouper, Captain J.W. will set the pace for a memorable light tackle fishing adventure.

From the world famous Homosassa River, the pristine Crystal River, the unspoiled Waccasassa River to Historical Cedar Key, Captain J.W. can accommodate your fishing needs year round. Fish from a top-notch boat with G-Loomis rods, Shimano reels and Triple Fish line, or bring your own tackle to experience Big Bend fishing at its very finest.


Coverage Area:  The waters in and around Steinhatchee, Cedar Key, Crystal River, Homosassa, Weeki Watchee and Spring Hill.

Species Targeted:    Capt. J.W. can target all species of fish in NW Florida;  Redfish, Trout, Cobia and Giant Tarpon are his favorites, and with several top ten tournament finishes, to include a 2002 tournament win on The Professional Redfish Tour, Big Redfish is J.W.'s specialty. 


Please click HERE for a description and pictures of some of the game fish you may catch aboard a Florida Light Tackle Fishing Charter.

Methods:  Spin & Plug Tackle and Fly-fishing.  Artificial Lures & Bait.

Tournament Charters:  Available for anywhere in coverage area. Click HERE for more information.

Sight Seeing & Nature Tours:  Available for personalized sightseeing & nature tours. 

Maximum Anglers:  Three.  Maximum of two for fly-fishing, unless wading.  Maximum of three passengers for Personalized Nature & Sight Seeing Tours.


Boat:  18' Flats & Bay Flats Boat.


Charter includes:  Rod, reels, fly gear, live, dead & artificial bait, tackle, fishing licenses, sodas & water, ice, fish cleaning & bagging and no fish no pay guarantee.  Our professional and friendly attitude is free of charge.


Reserve  Captain J.W. Romish today for the Absolute Best in Northwest Florida Light Tackle Fishing!


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This Month's Featured Fishing Guides:


Light Tackle Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande & Charlotte Harbor with

Capt.  Derrick Jacobsen


Light Tackle fishing in Islamorada & The Florida Keys with

Capt. Eric Herstedt


Deep Sea Fishing with Capt. Ray McCauley in  Jacksonville &

St. Augustinne


"Light Tackle" fishing for Tarpon, Snook & Redfish around the Tampa Bay/Tarpon Springs area with

Capt. Mike Witfoth


Sight Cast to schools of Giant Redfish in Mosquito Lagoon with

Capt. Jim Ross


Deep Sea & Tarpon Fishing Key West with

Capt. Mike Weinhofer


Fly-fishing in Chokoloskee & 10,000 Islands with

Capt. Ray Culver


Nightime Trophy Snook Fishing with

Capt. Dave Pomerleau


Light Tackle fishing from Jacksonville to St. Augustine with

Capt. Ron Schurr


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