Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Fishing Info

About Salty Pirate Fishing Charters

Where does Salty Pirate Fishing Charters fish?

We fish the Cape Coral area, including Gulf of Mexico, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Hancock Creek, Marsh Point, Powell Creek, Fourmile Cove, Port La Belle Marina, Billy Creek, Deadmans Branch, Jewfish Creek, Peppertree Pointe Marina, Iona Cove, Thompson Cutoff, Whiskey Creek, Orange River, Owl Creek, Gulf Harbor Yacht Club, Redfish Cove, Kinzie Cove, Glover Bight, Daughtrey Creek, Royal Palm Yacht Club Marina, Centennial Harbor Marina, Bee Branch, Jacks Branch, Caloosahatchee River, San Carlos Bay, Tarpon Bay, Sanibel Bayou, Gator Slough Canal, Ladyfinger Lake, Hardworking Bayou, Fishin Fever Marina, Dawson Canal, Tom Black Lake, Cypress Lake, Thirsting Lake.

What are the target fish?

Target fish include Blacktip Shark  (Also Called Shark, Blacktip Shark  ), Bonnethead Shark (Also Called Bonnet Shark, Bonnetnose Shark, Shovelhead Shark), Crevalle Jack  (Also Called Horse Crevalle, Jack  ), Redfish (Also Called Red Drum, Channel Bass, Spottail Bass), Sea Trout  (Also Called Speckled Trout, Spotted Sea Trout), Snook  (Also Called Common Snook, Sergeant Fish, Thin Snook), Tarpon  (Also Called Silver King, Silverfish, Sábalo  ), Goliath Grouper  (Also Called Atlantic Goliath Grouper, Guasa, Mero, Grouper, Itajara), Grey Snapper  (Also Called Mangrove Snapper, Gray Snapper )

Where in Cape Coral to we meet our guests?

We meet at Lavenders Landing ( 7290 Barrancas Ave, Bokeelia, FL 33922, USA ), Matlacha Community Park ( 4577 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha, FL 33993, USA ), Bokeelia ( Bokeelia, FL 33922, USA )

Do I need a STATE Fishing license?

Yes, a Fishing license is required

Where do I get a STATE Fishing license?

Florida residents and visitors 16 years of age and older are required to possess a Florida freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing license when engaged in active or passive fishing activities.  However, you do not need a saltwater fishing license if saltwater fishing from a for-hire vessel (guide, charter, party boat) that has a valid charter license or from a vessel whose operator has a valid recreational saltwater vessel license issued in the name of the operator of the vessel. If you are looking for online access for a license, please check Go Outdoors Florida here:

How much should I Tip?

It is customary to tip 20% of the trip total. We work tirelessly to make sure you have a guest experience!

Do I need to bring my own gear?

No, we provide standard gear such as rods and reels so you don’t need to worry about anything. But please feel free to bring you own gear if you prefer.