Wright On Charters is your fishing guide of choice in Fort Myers, Cape Coral Sanibel Island, Captiva, Fort Myers Beach and all of Southwest Florida. Captain Mike Wright is dedicated to landing the catch. A lifelong fisherman, Captain Wright is a snook-fishing specialist who also enjoys fishing for Trout, Tarpon and Redfish when in season. When not fishing in local tournaments, he can usually be found on the water fishing for fun with clients and friends.
Capt. Patrick Eckelbarger
MarineMax St. Pete
6810 Gulfport Blvd South
South Pasadena, FL 33707
Capt. Patrick Eckelbarger specialize in offshore bottom fishing and trolling in the abundant St. Petersburg and Madeira Beach fishing grounds. He Fufilled his childhood dream of becoming a charter boat captain. He loves to target Red Grouper, Amberjack, Hogfish, Gag Grouper, Snappers, Kingfish, Tunas, as well as various pelagics inhabiting the offshore grounds. Fishing is his passion and he will do everything to show you what La Costa Charters is all about and why you are in good hands.
Captain Matt Santiago is full time guide, tournament angler, National Saltwater Seminar speaker and outdoor writer. Captain Matt is a Tampa native and grew up avidly saltwater fishing. Catching fish in the waters of Tampa Bay and the entire sunshine state has been his lifelong passion and pursuit. With over 25 years of experience fishing local waters, both inshore and offshore, his angling knowledge and skills have been proven time and time again in the most competitive tournaments. Captain Santiago has a propensity for catching big fish and is always eager to help hunt for your catch of a lifetime. Whether your goal is a monster snook, giant tarpon, cobia or a shark 3 times your size.
Rich is a South Florida native born and raised fishing guide. Over the years Rich has gathered a wealth of knowledge of the vast marine life and old Florida history. His love for fishing started at an early age fishing with his Dad from just about any location imaginable. Bridges, canals, boats, and beaches, no matter the location or what they caught it was always about the time and experience together that made each trip an unforgettable Angling Adventure.
Capt. Greg Macfarlane
St. Petersburg, FL
Capt. Greg Macfarlane grew up next to his older brother Capt. Joe and father Capt. Joe Sr. Since the conception of On A Claim Charters, Greg has worked side by side as Capt. Joe's most knowledgeable mate. Greg has a vast knowledge of the Gulf of Mexico and the inshore waters of the inter coastal. He has practiced the know-how of a charter fishing mate for the last three years working with Capt. Joe. Capt. Greg took on the Pura Vida as the primary captain for fishing and commercial operations in the spring of 2008. Since his promotion, Capt. Greg has proven his ability to find fish amazingly well.
Capt. Schuyler Stephens
St. Petersburg, FL
Capt. Schuyler Stephens grew up in St. Petersburg, FL fishing, diving, and free diving with his father who was a commercial fisherman. Capt. Schuyler has traveled throughout Central America fishing and spear fishing on some of the best fish-filled waters on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Capt. Schuyler fishes with light and heavy tackle and enjoys fishing both inshore and offshore. He also enjoys fly fishing the flats. He fishes local tournaments year-round and has placed second in the annual SKA tournament out of John`s Pass, FL. Capt. Schuyler has also fished the SKA Nationals in Biloxi, MS.
Professionals & Guides
Capt. Jeffrey Connor provides flats and bay charters for Snook, Trout, Redfish and other seasonal species!. Contact Capt. Connor for your next fishing adventure in Sarasota, FL.
Capt. Colin Guy
Crystal River, FlL
Colin Guy is a U.S.C.G licensed and insured fishing guide in Crystal River Florida. Inshore fishing charters for redfish, trout, snook, and many bycatches. Captain Colin has been fishing in this area since he was five years old. He uses his Sabalo 21 to reach shallow areas in Crystal River and Ozello. He is a full time guide with a passion for being on the water and putting his clients the hot bite. Fishing on his days off is important to Colin so that his clients catch fish!
Capt. Michael Dawson
Tarpon Springs, FL
In addition to catching fish, Capt. Michael Dawson's goal is to teach clients how to fish and educate his them about conservation in an entertaining way. Capt. Michael offers light tackle with live and artificial bait in inshore areas throughout Pinellas and Pasco Counties, Florida.
Captain Brandon is a Charleston native and a full-service guide with a lifetime of experience on South Carolina’s coastal waters. He has an extensive knowledge of the lowcountry’s fisheries, history, and wildlife, from the Broad River in Beaufort onward to Bull’s Bay and Mclellanville. Captain Brandon provides a variety of fishing and boat charters around the coastal waters of Charleston.
Capt. Ben Geroy
A graduate of the University of North Florida, Capt. Ben Geroy has been drawn back to his roots and the endless inshore waterways of Southwest Florida. Driven by a passion for the outdoors, Ben loves to share his knowledge of fishing both in fresh and saltwater and is a great asset to the Naplesfishing.com team.
Captain Tom was born with salt water coursing through his veins. After moving to South Florida in 1986, he spent every spare moment chasing snook, tarpon, sharks, sailfish and a myriad of other species. With over 20 years of saltwater fishing experience, he has what it takes to get you on the fish of a lifetime. The use of cutting-edge technology, top-of-the-line equipment, diverse fishing techniques, a willingness to try new things, and a strong commitment to lifelong learning combine to make Capt. Tom McLaughlin the next generation of Southwest Florida fishing guide.
Capt. Ron Pasto
A multi-generation “Floridian”, Capt. Ron learned to fish more than 30 years ago in the coastal village of Ozona. As a conservationist, he educates patrons about the Sunshine State’s unusual ecosystems and natural resources. For more than a dozen years, Capt. Ron has guided countless visitors, boaters and fishermen through Tampa Bay. A master captain, he now spends his days helping others find excitement on the water, whether it be targeting fish for dinner or guiding an eco-tour.
Capt. Ryan Wagner
Indian Shores, FL
Forty-year old Captain Ryan is a Florida native with over 25 years of full-time fishing experience, both commercial and charter fishing. His vast knowledge of the ins and outs of the Gulf of Mexico waters will get you to the fish and he will give you the expert advice necessary to help catch the "Big One"! Captain Ryan personally owns the Fish Taxi and takes great care in maintaining his vessel insuring you a safe and successful trip.
Capt. Joe Macfarlane
St. Petersburg, FL
Capt. Joe Macfarlane has been fishing the Gulf of Mexico since he was old enough to hold a rod. His father was a well known local captain who taught Joe how to fish. As he grew up the bug caught on and he began to enjoy the offshore fishing. At 18 he received his Deck Officer's license and began "On A Claim Charters". After fishing on a 29 foot boat for three years, he purchased a new Sabalo 32' in November of 2005 and christened "Pura Vida". Since the iinception of Pura Vida, charters have been able to run past the competition and fish farther and with more comfort.
Capt. Todd Geroy
Since receiving his Captain's license in 1981 at the age of 18, Capt. Todd has enjoyed a long, prosperous career guiding full time on the shallow waters of SW Florida. He has shared his passion with many thousands of clients over the years and has built a reputation as one of the most sought and respected inshore guides in the area. His name is synonymous with light tackle fishing in Naples. He has developed lasting relationships with a long list of regular clients and in many cases is now fishing with the third generation of some of his original anglers.
Capt. David Rieumont
David started his career as one of New York's finest, and ultimately retired from the Clearwater Police Department. Captain David joined the United States Coast Guard Merchant Marine in 2003 and started Sea Scrap Charter Guide Service the same year. In addition to being a master angler, Captain David is an asset to our community, routinely participating in the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Wounded Warriors, Cops for a Cause, The Blooming Place for Kids and others.
Capt. Steve Baglio
St. Petersburg. FL
Capt. Steve Baglio currently provides full-service guided fishing charters from Homossassa to Boca Grande, Florida and call the waters of the greater Tampa Bay area our home waters. Targeted species include Redfish, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Tarpon, Cobia, Kingfish, Shark, Permit, Tripletail and others. Capt. Steve Baglio offers fishing charters that are custom-tailored to the client down to the very last detail. His range includes hardcore fishing trips to fun and relaxing family outings with the emphasis on "fun and relaxing." First time clients are given a proper pre-trip orientation to ensure that the entire day is exactly what they want or need. Capt. Steve loves to teach almost as much as he loves to catch fish so he welcome beginners and kids.
Panama City, FL
Captain Hunter Ray was born and raised on the banks of Choctawhatchee Bay in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. As an avid outdoorsman, Hunter has fished and hunted in Walton County and the surrounding areas for over 20 years. Spending years working as a deckhand for his family’s commercial shrimping business helped instill a strong knowledge of local waters and its inhabitants. “I grew up watching my dad and grandpa wade around in the bay throwing cast nets for mullet and shrimp, thinking all I ever want to do was hunt and fish.” Using skills and techniques that he’s learned over the years, Capt. Hunter is able to translate his knowledge and experience into helping clients enjoy the best possible trip.offer.
Capt. Tom Markham
Indian Rocks Beach, FL
Captain Tom is a fourth generation Florida native, born and raised in Saint Petersburg FL. He's been fishing the Gulf Coast waters since he was able to hold a rod and reel, and worked for with some of the best-known captains in the area before becoming a captain and buying his Sabalo 32 over ten years ago. When he's not out on a charter, he's busy with his stone crab and commercial fishing business supplying local seafood houses with fresh salt water fish like red grouper, black grouper, hogfish and snapper.
Capt. Alan Routh
As a third generation Sarasotan, Capt. Alan developed a passion for fishing at a young age. His teen years were spent in the shadow of the Kennedy Space Center, fishing for monster redfish and gator trout in the world famous Indian River lagoon. For the past 30 plus he has been a professional fishing guide back in Sarasota. For Capt. Alan there’s no greater pleasure than watching clients enjoy their day on the water. Whether it’s showing client's how to tie a knot, teaching the importance of conservation, or helping a young angler learn to cast, Capt. Alan has found his passion and enjoys sharing it with others.