Capt. Rick Davidson has been fishing the Big Bend area of the Gulf Coast for over 20 years. He grew up fishing in Southeast Florida, working on his uncle’s charter boat out of Boynton Beach as a teenager. He specializes in light tackle shallow-water catch and release sportfishing for redfish and trout, and keeps his custom-built Young Gulfshore 20 flats boat at his home port, the Sea Hag Marina in Steinhatchee.
The usual charter is a 6 hour trip. You will need no fishing license or tackle, although bringing your favorite light tackle outfit is certainly encouraged. We will primarily be fishing with artificial lures in shallow water, and you will not need line of greater than 15 pound test.
We will be subject to NOAA weather reports. In case of weather cancellation, we will find another day to fish. Sportfishing is primarily catch-and-release, and not about bringing home large quantities of fish, but if you want to take home some fish to eat, please remember to bring a cooler with you for the trip home.
What to bring? Make sure you bring a hat, sunscreen and good sunglasses. A long-sleeve shirt will help protect you from the sun. If threatening weather, a rainsuit would be recommended, although there are several onboard the boat. If you bring a digital camera, make sure you also bring something to keep it dry. Drinks will be provided and cooler space is available for your lunch if you choose to bring one. If you need accomodations in the Steinhatchee area, please let me know as there are a variety of possibilities.
Only limited dates are available. The cost of a 6 hour charter is $400. If you want more information, please contact Capt. Davidson at (352) 505-1253 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Captain Rick Davidson