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Up to 4 people Fish comfortably on Capt. Ricks custom built shallow draft 24' Morgan! 

This shallow draft boat can get you onto the "shallow flats" and is designed to handle the Harbor when it gets choppy!

Fishing Charters Include: Fishing license for all customers. Newbie instruction, Rods, reels, tackle. bait, live bait when available. Cooler with ice. Fish filet and bag your catch.

Licensed for up to 6 people on (non-fishing) sightseeing Trips.

Boat features include:

Passenger comforts include:

Captain Rick Kelley is a light tackle, shallow water/back bay charter captain fishing the spectacular Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve, the Peace River, Myakka River and upper Pine Island Sound.

Capt. Rick has a US Coast Guard Licensed 100 Ton Masters License; is Licensed with the State of Florida "Fish & Wildlife Commission" as a Fishing Guide; carries Professional Guide insurance and is enrolled with The Maritime Consortium.

Fishing this South West Florida estuary is a year round event. Each season offers new opportunities and species including Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Cobia, Trout, Flounder Snapper and Shark.

Catching and using live bait in a saltwater tidal environment requires extensive local knowledge, skill and the right equipment. Captain Rick uses his own brand of chum, Ultra Spreader Castnets, and custom made graphite rods with matching open face reels.


Special Offer

Cast Nets








Fish Chum

Capt. Ricks own special blend of Chum that he uses to attract both Bait and Predator fish is now available to the public.

Ultra Spreading Cast Nets

FITEC Ultra Spreader Cast Nets are top of the line quality cast nets for (professional) anglers who need the very best, and the finest cast nets sold in America. Suitable for a wide range of cast netting applications and recommended for both the novice and the more experienced cast net users and guides.  For a cast net to suite your needs call Capt. Rick at 941-268-3120.


Custom Rods

Hand crafted from high graphite rod blanks with titanium guides, nanolite ring which are perfect for new power pro lines. Each custom rod comes with a hook holder, is personalized in your choice of colors, your name and a choice of decorative fish (redfish, snook, trout). Call Capt. Rick at 941-268-3120 for more information.


Community Link Information

Punta Gorda Weather and Tides


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Online photo album. Contact Captain Rick at
  • castnets@hotmail.com
  • or call 941-268-3120
  • On Facebook at "Rick Kelley" or,
  • On Facebook "Capt Ricks Friends and Family Charters"

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