Fast Cast Fishing - Punta Gorda

Fast Cast Fishing invites you down to enjoy the bite in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, Florida. Have a light tackle workout, get your hands on the ‘Silver King’, chase the three superstar targets, and just have fun.

Your captain will advise you what’s biting best and where to find fish. Your target species will include Redfish, Snook, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and many other species. There are also various types of Snapper and Grouper that might interest even the most experienced angler. Plus, you can chase Sharks in those waters too!

Fast Cast Fishing will welcome you aboard a 26’ Pathfinder. The boat comes powered by a single 300 HP Yamaha engine and has plenty of space for up to 6 passengers. It is outfitted with navigational and fish finding electronics, Minn Kota and Power-Pole equipment, and other professional accessories.

Whether you want to stay close to shore, check the flats and shallows, explore the backcountry waters, or head a bit further out, you have found the right place. Your captain will provide you with quality gear and tackle by Shimano, all the bait, lures, and licenses. Bottled water will be available onboard, so you can feel free to bring your own snacks with you.

Once you’re done fishing, your catch could be cleaned by the captain. Take it home and have your weekly dinners sorted out. Fish on!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Boca Grande Tarpon Trip (10 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jul 31
    $1,050
    price breakdown
    $1,050
    Find out why this is the most exciting fishing around. Get your rod bent and hold on.
  • Private trip
    Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing (8 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jul 31
    $950
    price breakdown
    $950
    Find out why this is the most exciting fishing around. Get your rod bent and hold on.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing (8 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    We have plenty of sharks all year round in the area, from Bulls, Tigers, Lemon, HammerHeads and so forth. You never know what some bloody bait will attract.
  • Private trip
    Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jul 31
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Find out why this is the most exciting fishing around. Get your rod bent and hold on.
  • Private trip
    Goliath Grouper Fishing (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    If you are looking for the BIG one, this is what you want. Not for the week, bring your strong arms and get ready to man handle a beast via hand line or Rod and Reel.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    We have plenty of sharks all year round in the area, from Bulls, Tigers, Lemon, HammerHeads and so forth. You never know what some bloody bait will attract.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Fishing (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    If you looking to get on some meat and keep the rods bent this is the trip. Great for all ages and fun for all.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Take a ride to what fishing and relaxing is all about. Enjoy the local culture and views in beautiful Charlotte harbor, targeting snook, redfish and spotted sea trout. Please of other species also come to feed once we are on the water.
  • Private trip
    Goliath Grouper Fishing (4 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    If you are looking for the BIG one, this is what you want. Not for the week, bring your strong arms and get ready to man handle a beast via hand line or Rod and Reel.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Fishing (4 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    If you looking to get on some meat and keep the rods bent this is the trip. Great for all ages and fun for all.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing (4 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Take a ride to what fishing and relaxing is all about. Enjoy the local culture and views in beautiful Charlotte harbor, targeting snook, redfish and spotted sea trout. Please of other species also come to feed once we are on the water.
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About the Captain

Lou Silva
Punta Gorda, Florida, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
41 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since Enero 2017
With over 10 years experience fishing the Gulf from Sarasota Bay to Fort Myers beach, Capt Lou will keep your line tight and your face smiling! Catering to anglers of all ability levels, he will be able to tailor any trip to your needs.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
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
Visa
Mastercard

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.94
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
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4 hour morning trip with captain Lou
4 hour morning trip with captain Lou
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Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Terrence S.
Lehigh Acres, FL
 5.00
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Half Day with Captain Lou

VERIFIED   NEW  Julio 20, 2020
We had a great time on the Gulf of Mexico with two adults and two teenage girls.  Captain Lou warned us a few days earlier...
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William H.
Edgewater, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Julio 8, 2020
It would have been nice to have talked to the captain before the day of the trip we could have found out where the best fishing...
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San Juan
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Spinning shark & Goliath

VERIFIED   Marzo 10, 2020
Great trip.  Caught a bunch little fish, a nice 150 pound spinning shark and got a Goliath on the hook and had a good...
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Vernon S.
Punta Gorda, Florida
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6 hour trip with Captain Lou

VERIFIED   Febrero 19, 2020
Beautiful clean boat and Captain Lou kept our hooks baited and helped land our fish. Best charter we’ve been on.
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Amanda B.
Orlando, FL
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4 hour morning trip with captain Lou

VERIFIED   Julio 7, 2020
Kids had a fun time. Next time we will plan to do a longer trip. Thank You
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