Brooks Fishing Club

 

Charter Captains

Back Water Charter Captain

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Gulf Coast Limited Fishing Charters

Owner: Captain Bill Russell and Associate Captains

Berth: Pine Island Sound, Matlacha Pass, and Charlotte Harbor. All trips depart from the Russell home dock (9:00 am or 1:00 pm), 2637 Clyde St., Matlacha, FL 33993.  About a 50 minute drive from the Brooks.

Contact Information: Phone 239-283-7960; fishpineisland.com, gclfish@live.com

Rates:  Half day (4 hours) $400 – BFC books only 3 anglers per trip.

Boat: 2017 Canyon Bay 24 ft. Bay Boat with Tower

Comments: As a native of Pine Island and professional fishing guide for the past 20 years, Bill specializes in light tackle fishing for Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout, Snappers and a variety of other species including Tarpon.  Bill’s wife Laurie handles the scheduling of trips with Bill and several associate captains.

Tackle and Bait: All fishing tackle, bait, and bottled water are provided.  Fish are cleaned for your journey home.  Captain’s license covers all anglers. 


Back Bay Charter Captain

Owner:  Captain Tony Fontana

Berth: Naples Bay, Rookery Bay, Marco Island

Trips depart from Bay View Park Boat Ramp (7:30 am or 12:30 pm), 1500 Danford St., Naples, FL 34112. About 45-50 minute drive from the Brooks

Contact: Captain Tony at (239) 280-6246 (call or text) or through website at: naplessaltwaterfishing.com
Rates: Half day (4 hours) $400 – BFC books only 3 anglers per trip.

Boat: 23 ft. Dorado Bay Boat with Tower

Comments: Professional fishing guide with over 10 years of experience fishing the waters in and around Rookery Bay – specializing in light tackle fishing for Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout, Snappers and a variety of other species including Tarpon in season.

Tackle and Bait: All fishing tackle, bait, and bottled water are provided.  Fish are cleaned for your journey home.  Captain’s license covers all anglers.


 

Off Shore Charter Captains

Captain Marvel

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Owner:  Captain Clarence Fleck

Berth: Temporarily relocating to Pelican Bend Marina, 219 Capri Blvd, Isles of Capri, FL 34113 due to repair of City Dock

Contact Information: Phone (239) 261-7159; www.captmarvel.com; flecknique@live.com.

Boat information: 43-foot “Custom Sport Fisherman” with 16-foot beam, powered by 680hp diesel engine.  Cruising speed is 15 knots.

Accommodations: Fully enclosed cabin with comfortable seating and toilet.  Has padding at knee level on fishing rails.  Boat accommodates six anglers with ease. Comfortable accommodations make this charter ideal for a family-friendly experience.

Crew: Capt. Clarence Fleck, assisted by a mate.

Fees: Call.

Range/Time: Typically 25 to 30 miles out for full-day trips (8-9 hours), 15 to 20 miles for three-quarter day trips (about 6 hours), and 8 to 15 miles for half-day trips (4-5 hours). Most members prefer three-quarter or full day trips.

Tackle & Bait: Use of all fishing tackle and bait are included with the cost of the trip.

Comments: Reliable and cooperative charter operation.  This charter has a long history of excellent fishing experiences.  This boat is the slowest of our recommended charter alternatives; therefore, for trips of equal duration to other charters, the actual dwell time during fishing stops and the range of the trips are less than the other two charters.