Endless Pursuits

Endless Pursuits is an inshore and backwater charter service based in Punta Gorda and ready to take you out for a productive day on the water. Captain Anthony Minio offers everything from a relaxed day on the flats looking for Trout and Redfish to technical backwater trips.

He runs an 18’ Mako with a 115 HP Mercury engine that makes her swift and agile. The vessel sports a tunnel hull that can get just about anywhere with its extremely shallow draft, and it has enough room to take out up to 3 anglers to the best bite of the day. Your guide will provide top range rods, Daiwa reels, as well as lures and live bait, which will be prepared in advance for your convenience.

There’s a wide selection of catch you can look forward to and Capt. Anthony does a lot of specialized trips, where you can target your favorite species. Depending on your choice of the expedition, you could chase anything from Snook, Redfish, and Spotted Seatrout to a variety of Sharks, Grouper, and the mighty Tarpon. After your trip, you’ll get your catch cleaned and filleted, which means you get to enjoy it as soon as you’re in your kitchen.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned angler or a novice still finding your way around the rod, you will have a good time fishing with Endless Pursuits. Your captain has over a decade of fishing experience, and he’ll gladly share it with you. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks and head out to explore the excellent fishery of the area!



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  • Private trip
    6 hour Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Aug 1
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    You'll spend 6 hours targeting the Silver King in Charlotte Bay. The Tarpon is a tough-fighter and doesn't come up without a battle, so be sure to come prepared for some action!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Charlotte Harbor
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This trip focuses on learning the harbor and learning the basics of where, when, and how to look for and catch fish. I have split the harbor into 4 areas that you can choose from. 1. Upper Harbor – peace and Myakka river mouths, the big bridges, Tippecanoe Bay, Myakka cutoff 2. East Wall – Ponce Inlet to the bottom of Burnt store 3. Placida – Bull and Turtle bay, west wall, Placida trestle 4. South end of Harbor – Matlacha, Bokeelia area
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Flats
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Spend 8 hours fishing for Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, and more. These expeditions bring lots of bycatch, including large Amberjack, Cobia, small Sharks of all kinds, and Black Drum.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Aug 1
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Target the acrobatic Tarpon in Charlotte Harbor. This 4-hour trip is lots of fun for the whole family and a great experience for anglers of all levels.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Shark/Tarpon/Cobia
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    This is an evening trip where you'll be targeting Sharks, Tarpon, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Snook (Night Fishing)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    On this trip, you will fish in the channels of Punta Gorda for Snook of all sizes. You will be casting your line around all kinds of structures and lights and get the chance to test both your skills and your senses.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Flats (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Spend half the day fishing open grass flats and mangrove shorelines for Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Snook. These are live or dead bait trips, all the equipment is provided, just bring your snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Flats (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    If you prefer to test your lines with the afternoon bite, this trip will suit you well. Snook, Speckled Trout, and Redfish are all on your to-catch list and Capt. Anthony will show you where they hide.
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About the Captain

Anthony Minio
Punta Gorda, Florida, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
28 Fishing Reports
19 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Octubre 2018
I have lived and worked on the water my entire life, but fishing was always a passion. I decided to make my passion my career and make a living out of it. I know how to organize a fishing trip that will be fun and productive for everyone on the boat. I also run specialized and technical expeditions, so there's something for every level.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Shark (Lemon) Shark (Lemon)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Mako (Flats boat) originally built in 2007, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (7)
4.75
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
7am\/12 bay fishing trip with captain Anthony
Very good trip
Half Day with Anthony
+4
Angler Rating
15
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0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
73%
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Charles N.
Punta Gorda, FL
 5.00
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8 hrs w/Captain Minio

VERIFIED   Diciembre 27, 2019
Had a great day on the water with my son. Weather wasn’t great but Captain Minio still turned it into a great experience....
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Manvel, TX
 4.67
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Very good trip

VERIFIED   Octubre 10, 2019
Capt. Anthony is very knowledgeable of the water. He knows where the fish are and puts his customers on them. Add to that the...
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Melissa A.
Hialeah, FL
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All day trip with captain Anthony

VERIFIED   Diciembre 30, 2019
Captain Anthony was wonderful. He was informative and a great conversationalist. He kept us moving and chasing the fish. It...
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Yogish P.
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Fishing with Anthony

VERIFIED   Febrero 16, 2020
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Kelly G.
Cape Coral, Florida
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VERIFIED   Agosto 9, 2019
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Fishing Reports

SHALLOW WATER TARPON, TROUT AND SNOOK

July 10, 2020

THE FLATS OF CHARLOTTE HARBOR ARE ALIVE TONS OF BAIT, LADYFISH, JACKS, SEA TROUT, SNOOK AND A TON OF SHOTS SIGHT FISHING SHALLOW WATER TARPON IN THE 40-80LB RANGE ON OUR 5 HOUR FLATS TRIPS. WE HAVE ALSO HAD… Read Full Report →