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Captain Eric Hart specializes in shallow water Fly Fishing and Light Tackle Spin Fishing for Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Trout and many other of South West Florida's backcountry game fish. Whether you are a beginner fishing the saltwater for the first time, or a seasoned veteran, you can be sure to have a fun and exciting day on the water. Learn the techniques needed to cast artificial lures and flies that will enable you to catch fish anywhere in the world. Captain Eric can accommodate up to 2 anglers on his 17ft Mitzi Skiff powered by a Yamaha 60. Children are always welcome on board in which case you can up the guests to 3. So grab the family and friends or invite a client for a great day on the water.
Southwest Florida Fly Fishing
Fly Fishing is Capt. Eric's biggest passion with over 15 years of experience guiding and instructing the art of the Fly Cast. For the beginner fly rodder a day of casting to pot holes and river mouths can produce a variety of catches such as Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout, Jack Crevalle and Ladyfish. Another great way to get hooked up is chasing schools of bait on the near shore beaches. This can be an exciting method of fishing for all levels of fly anglers. Migratory predators like Bonito, Spanish and King Mackerel can be a lot of fun to catch with their aggressive eats and lightning fast runs. Some other targets we find while fishing the Gulf include and Cobia, Monster Jack's and the occasional schools of Permit. Those anglers more skilled with the Fly rod will enjoy hunting big Redfish, Snook and Tarpon in the shallow clear water of Estero Bay. The two main ways of getting into these fish are sight fishing the flats at low tide and working the mangrove shorelines at high tide. Both have their own challenges and rewards. When sight fishing in shallow water a sharp eye and an accurate cast is needed. Watching a fish inhale your fly in less then a foot of water is what shallow water fly fishing is all about. Then there are those tricky mangoves that are the life blood of our backcounrty estuaries. The thick roots of mangroves house a variety of bait fish and crustaceans that game fish feed on at higher tides while at the same time getting shade from the sun and cover from predators. This is where you can truly test your casting skills, sometimes needing to place a fly 3 or 4 feet under the branches in a hole half the size of a hula hoop to get hooked up!