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Unlike many of the companies you will find across the world-wide-web, Florida Light Tackle Charters IS NOT an advertising agency, which randomly list captains and charter boats for a fee.   Instead, we are the complete opposite.  "WE ARE A FULL-TIME LIGHT TACKLE FISHING FLEET"; the largest and one of the most respected in the state.  This is an ORIGINAL WEBSITE, don't be fooled by look-a-like imitators'!


As owners, it is our responsibility to provide you with the "Best of the Best."  We have scanned the state, selected the very best Light Tackle, Tarpon, Deep Sea & Fly Fishing Guides in each region, put them through rigorous hiring standards and brought them aboard as Florida Light Tackle, Fishing Charter Captains!


Please select a charter type below to view a list of our boats and charter rates.   You will also find links to maps, weather information, accommodations and a fishing report for each of the areas you are considering.


We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business....            

Capt. Derrick Jacobsen


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 Christy Jacobsen


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Please make a selection:



"Shallow"       FLTC Backcountry & Flats Fishing Guides       "Shallow"




 "Deep"       FLTC Light Tackle Nearshore & Deep Sea Fishing Guides     "Deep"




"Lake/Stream Depth"       FLTC Bass/Fresh Water Fishing Guides       "Lake/Stream Depth"



Not sure what type of Charter you are looking for?  Click Here for a description of each.


FLTC Staff Updated as of 01/01/10

Listed in alphabetical order:

Capt. Ariel Cabrera Tarpon/ Backcountry/ NearShore Naples/10,000Islands/Flamingo
Capt. Bryan Pahmeier Tarpon / Flats &  Backcountry East Central FL / Orlando
Capt. Carl Smith

Tarpon / Backcountry/ NearShore


Capt. Chris Holleman Flats &  Backcountry / Tarpon North East FL / Jacksonville
Capt. Chuck Huey Offshore  / Deep Sea Panhandle / Destin
Capt. Dan Cambern  Offshore / Deep Sea  / Tarpon SW Florida
Capt. Dan Haley  Offshore / Deep Sea  / Tarpon Naples / 10,000 Islands
Capt. Dave Pomerleau Night Snook Fishing Only West Central & SW FL
Capt. Derrick Jacobsen Tarpon / Backcountry/ NearShore SW Florida
Capt. Eric Herstedt  Tarpon / Flats &  Backcountry Ft. Laud/Miami/Keys
Capt. Greg DeVault Tarpon / Backcountry/ NearShore West Central FL
Capt. Jarrett Lombard Tarpon / Flats &  Backcountry SW Florida
Capt. Jim Anson

Tarpon / Flats &  Backcountry     Largemouth Bass / Peacock Bass

Port of the Isles / Everglades /Chokoloskee / Miami Canals
Capt. Jimmy Hobales Tarpon / Flats &  Backcountry Ft. Laud/Miami/Keys
Capt. Jim O'Brian Offshore / Deep Sea SW Florida
Capt. Jim Ross Flats & Backcountry / NearShore East Central FL / Orlando
Capt. Jimmy Willis Tarpon / Flats &  Backcountry  SW Florida
Capt. John Turner Tarpon / Backcountry/ NearShore West Central FL
Capt. Joe Lowery    Flats & Backcountry/  NearShore Panhandle / Destin
Capt. Justin Cauffman Tarpon / Flats & Backcountry SW Florida
Capt. J.W. Romish Flats &  Backcountry Big Bend / Homosassa
Capt. Keith Benson Tarpon/ Backcountry / NearShore West Central FL
Capt. Lee Myers   NearShore/Offshore / Deep Sea East Central FL / Orlando
Capt. LJ Huey   NearShore/Offshore / Deep Sea Panhandle / Destin
Capt. Mike McCarty Tarpon / Backcountry/ NearShore SW Florida. Pine Island, Captiva, Sanibel
Capt. Mike Weinhofer Offshore / Deep Sea / Tarpon Key West
Capt. Mike Witfoth Tarpon / Backcountry/ NearShore West Central FL
Capt. Ned Small   Tarpon / Flats &  Backcountry Naples / 10,000 Islands
Capt. Phil Haley Offshore / Deep Sea / Tarpon Naples / 10,000 Islands
Capt. Robert Moore  Tarpon / Flats &  Backcountry SW Florida
Capt. Ray Culver   Tarpon / Flats &  Backcountry Naples / 10,000 Islands
Capt. Raymond McCauley Flats & Backcountry/  NearShore Offshore / Deep Sea North East FL / Jacksonville
Capt. Ron Schurr Flats & Backcountry North East FL / Jacksonville
Capt. Ryan Rowan Tarpon /Backcountry/  NearShore SW Florida
Capt. Sam Arcure  Tarpon / Flats & Backcountry SW Florida
Capt. Scott Whitehurst Flats / Backcountry /   NearShore Panhandle / Destin/ Ft. Walton
Capt. Tony Bozzella Flats &  Backcountry North East FL / Jacksonville
Capt. Tony Tradd Tarpon / Flats &  Backcountry Ft. Laud/ Flamingo/ Miami/Keys


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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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