Captain
Fred Gowdy

Member since June 2018 Bonita Springs, United States
Background
Captain Fred Gowdy has been fishing for over 15 years. He recently decided to change this love of fishing into his occupation. He can't wait to show you the waters and hope you will have a great time out there with him. He knows where the fish are and have your lines in the water in no time!

Hey, I'm Captain Fred Gowdy

Bonita Springs, Estados Unidos
Background
Captain Fred Gowdy has been fishing for over 15 years. He recently decided to change this love of fishing into his occupation. He can't wait to show you the waters and hope you will have a great time out there with him. He knows where the fish are and have your lines in the water in no time!
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Fred Gowdy Charters

55 reviews
Bonita Springs
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Fishing Reports

Whopper

May 30, 2020

If there's one fish caught this is the one...5 plus pounder on a live shiner. Read Full Report →


Peacocks was a first for Dean

May 06, 2020

Jigs were the trick Read Full Report →


Poons breakfast and blackdrum for Easter

April 12, 2020

Tarpon on artificial and drum on shrimp Read Full Report →


Seeing Red

March 26, 2020

Big redfish in the back bays. On topwater artificials. Read Full Report →


New Hampshire did alright in wind

January 04, 2020

Shrimp and artificials got them Read Full Report →


Randy and sons did well

January 01, 2020

Pinfish shrimp and some artificials fooled them this time Read Full Report →


Bugs got a big red

December 31, 2019

Pilchards and shrimp were what fooled them Read Full Report →


Big fish for bugs!!!

December 28, 2019

Using pinfish for snook and artificials for jacks. Read Full Report →


Snook in the pass jacks in the back

December 17, 2019

Nearshore was a bust due to rough seas so Allan and his niece spent a full day fishing in the bay with me. Read Full Report →


Snook in the pass

December 14, 2019

Live pinfish fooled them this time Read Full Report →


December peacocks

December 14, 2019

Topwater plugs did the trick Read Full Report →


Best fish from 12/9 through 12/12

December 12, 2019

Live pinfish for snook. Topwater plugs for largemouth bass peacocks. Read Full Report →


Reds in the back tripletail out front

December 08, 2019

Live shrimp did the trick Read Full Report →


Backwater fishing hot

November 08, 2019

Using live mullet and artificials is paying off Read Full Report →


Big fish from Estero bay.

October 18, 2019

White bait as the trick today. Read Full Report →


Estero bay redfish looking healthy

October 07, 2019

White bait was the trick...snook bite was good also just no bruisers . Read Full Report →


Big fish from the last few days

September 11, 2019

Using white bait freelined. Read Full Report →


Big snook in the back

August 19, 2019

While giving a tutorial on how to cast a fluke hooked this big girl!!! Read Full Report →


Nice reds and snook

July 06, 2019

From this past holiday week Read Full Report →


Peacocks getting hot!!!

June 21, 2019

Topwater and jigs baby. Read Full Report →


Estero bay red and snook

June 07, 2019

Shrimp out did the white bait for today. Read Full Report →



Best fish from last few days

June 02, 2019

White baits has been working well Read Full Report →


Peacocks heating up

April 26, 2019

Topwater plugs make it even better !!! Read Full Report →


Nice snook.

February 18, 2019

Michael and crew caught sheepshead snapper as well and got broken off by a bigboy back in one of the creeks. Read Full Report →


Smiling faces...happy places

January 29, 2019

Lani his son and grandsons stayed busy on a cold and windy day. Read Full Report →


Jack attack

January 01, 2019

Nothing like a big jack on artificial. Nice job guys. Katy and Omar also had sheepshead for dinner using shrimp . Read Full Report →


Shrimp it's whats for dinner...

December 07, 2018

Reds heads and triple tail Read Full Report →


Triple tail and sheepshead

November 19, 2018

They always fall for shrimp Read Full Report →


November peacocks

November 01, 2018

Using topwater plugs still producing...the bigboys came unbuttoned on us. Read Full Report →


Freshwater bite is on!!!

October 15, 2018

Once again pluggin and jiggn got the job done. Read Full Report →


October peacocks

October 15, 2018

Casting plugs and jigs Read Full Report →


Estero bay is clean and fishing is excel

October 07, 2018

Using topwater and shrimpis producing great fish. Read Full Report →


October still hot...and so is the bite!!

October 01, 2018

All on jigs and topwater artificials. Read Full Report →


Poons cooperative at the creek mouths

September 20, 2018

Nothing like the strike on a jig. Read Full Report →


Backwater snook biting

September 20, 2018

Creek mouths and back bars producing fishsh. Read Full Report →


Everglades waterfalls

August 29, 2018

Big snook and bass!!! Read Full Report →


Peacocks

August 23, 2018

Once again no need to head out into redtide...peacocks biting. Read Full Report →


Freshwater fishing excellent

August 22, 2018

If your in Southwest Florida the beach may be a bust but bass snook and peacocks munching well. Read Full Report →


No redtide where the peacocks are!

August 17, 2018

Peacocks swimming in schools and are hungry. Bite is hot as fire. The three that got away were pigs!!! Read Full Report →


Nothing like a kids first tarpon and pea

July 25, 2018

Wayden Larko got his first tarpon and peacock bass casting plugs in Naples Fl. We also got a few nice largemouth fishing the grass mats. Read Full Report →


Weather is hot and so is the peacock bas

July 08, 2018

Peacock bass are bedding and cruising in schools right now. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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4.81
out of 5 stars from 55 reviews
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Full day trip with Fred Gowdy
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Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
85%
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John T.
Glenview, IL
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Captaincies Fred

VERIFIED   Marzo 8, 2020
We had a perfectly enjoyable afternoon of boating and fishing with Captain Fred Gowdy.  He picked us up right on time...
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Greg S.
Dublin, OH
 5.00
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Half Day Back Water Trip

VERIFIED   Enero 11, 2020
We had an awesome time with Captain Fred. We had good luck and tons of bites. Fred was laid back, knowledgable. and had a lot...
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Peter M.
Marblehead, Massachusetts
 4.33
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Halfday on Imperial river with Fred Gowdy

VERIFIED   Febrero 22, 2020
Under less then ideal conditions Fred managed to provide us with a fun fishing experience . Tons of mangrove snapper, schoolie...
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Owen F.
Estero, FL
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Full day trip with Fred Gowdy

VERIFIED   Abril 24, 2020
Captain Fred Gowdy took my 14 and 15 year olds out for a full day.  They had a great time and are still talking about...
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Bryan C.
Muskegon, MI
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4 hour am trip

VERIFIED   Enero 27, 2020
Fred is a great charter captain. He worked around the weather and tides for us to make it a great experience. Caught some fish...
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