Florida Friendly Fishing Guide

Northeast Region

Capt. Jim Britton, Salty Tales Fishing Charter, Palm Coast, FL,  386-931-1547, www.saltytalesfishingcharters.com, Instagram @captjimbritton. Certified Feb 2020.

Capt. Drew A. Hawkins, Bald Eagle Fishing Charters, LLC., Palm Coast, FL, 407-256-1433, email: baldeaglefishingcharters@gmail.com, www.baldeaglefishingcharters.com, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/baldeaglefishingcharters/Certified March 2020.

Capt. Jacob Hardy, Fishardy Charters, St. Augustine, FL. 904-315-4758, www.fishardy.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/Fishardy/Certified Feb 2020.

Capt. Frank Timmons, Jr., Off the Grid Fishing Charters, St. Augustine, FL. 904-669-1475, Facebook: www.facebook.com/Off-The-Grid-FishingCertified March 2020.

Indian River Lagoon Region

Capt Jeff Kraynik, The Coastal Sportsmen, Sebastian Inlet, 321-863-9182, www.coastalsportsmen.com, Facebook: Capt Jeff KraynikCertified March 2020.

Capt. Corey Simmons, On The Hook Charters, Daytona Beach, FL, 386-631-8030, www.OnTheHookCharters.com, Instagram @onthehookcharters, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Onthehookcharters/Certified Jan 2020.

Capt. Mark Wood, MWoutdoors Charters, Melbourne Beach, FL, 321-394-1001. Certified May 2020.

Panhandle Region

Capt. Tim Wilder, Bali Hai Charters, Port St. Joe, FL, 850-227-5802, balihaicharters.com, Instagram @balihaicharters, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BaliHaiCharters/Certified Feb 2020.

Big Bend Region

Capt. Bryan Frechette, Fish Hunter Tours, Crystal River, FL, 352-697-2874, www.fishhuntertours.com, Instagram @fish_hunter_tours, Facebook: www.facebook.com/Fishhuntertours/. Certified Oct 2019.

Capt. Dave Huston, Huston Outdoor Adventures, Crystal River, FL, 352-427-4814, www.hustonsoutdooradventure.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/Captain-Dave-Huston/, Instagram @captaindavehuston. Certified May 2020.

Capt. David Maki, Finntastick Charters, Homosassa, FL, 352-601-1525, www.finntastick.com, Finntastickcharters@gmail.com, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Finntastick-Charters/. Certified Feb 2020.

Capt. Kate Spratt, Captain Kate Spratt Charters, Homosassa, FL, 352-400-9747, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/captainkatespratt/Certified April 2020.

Brian Stauffer, Fishhead Kayak Charters, Brooksville, FL, 352-442-4311, www.fishheadkayakcharters.com, Instagram @fishheads4. Certified Sept 2019. 

Capt. Houston Thomas, SaltLick Outfitters LLC., Steinhatchee, FL. 813-375-1033, www.teamsaltlick.com, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaltLick-Outfitters-LLC/. Certified Feb 2020.

Capt. Nick Warrington, High Octane Fishing, Crystal River, FL, 352-212-5070, https://highoctanefishing.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/highoctanefishing. Certified Nov 2019.

West Central Region

Capt. Josh Bibler, Captain Bibbs Fishing Charters, Palmetto, FL, 941-840-1008, www.captainbibbs.com, Instagram @fishin_bibbs, Facebook www.facebook.com/captbibbs. Certified Feb 2020.

Capt. Michael B. Yonker, Florida Sailing and Powerboat School and Charters, Sarasota, FL, 941-500-2485, www.floridasailingandpowerboating.com, Facebook www.facebook.com/floridasailingandpowerboating. Certified Mar 2020.

Southwest Region

Capt. Christian Hunter Brown, Hunter Brown Charters, Boca Grande, FL, 941-735-1820, https://www.hunterbrowncharters.com, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/hunterbrownfishing/Certified Sept 2019.

Capt. Rich Damianos, Reel Rich Fishing, Punta Gorda, FL, 607-327-0221, www.ReelRichFishing.com, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReelRichFishingllc/Certified Oct 2019.

Capt. John Dant, Get Some Charters, 239-331-0209, Everglades City/Naples, FL. www.getsomefishingcharters.com, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Get-Some-Charters/. Certified April 2020. 

Capt. Chris Newberry, Outcast Charter Company, Ponce de Leon/Punta Gorda Isles, FL, 941-628-0359, www.outcastchartercompany.com, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Outcast-Charter-Company. Certified Nov 2019.

Capt. William Schwartzmiller, Port of the Islands Charters, Naples, FL, 239-642-8818. Certified March 2020.

South Region

Capt. Diego Cordova, Flat Out Sportfishing, Marathon, FL, 305-395-1228, https:/www.floridakeysflats.com, Instagram @flatoutsportfishing or @captdiegocordova, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/floridakeysflatsCertified Feb 2020.

Capt. Charlie Filpes, Key Largo Adventures, Islamorada, FL, 305-975-4885, KeyLargoAdventures.com, Instagram @KeyLargoAdventures, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keylargoadventures/Certified April 2020.

Capt. Willie Howard, Capt. Willie’s Charters, Riviera Beach, FL, 561-307-3047, www.captwillie.com, Instagram: @capt.williehoward, Facebook: www.facebook.com/CaptWilliesCharters/. Certified March 2020.

Capt. Ron Lawson, River Keys Fishing, Cudjoe Key, FL, 717-71-0179. Certified March 2020.

Capt. Bill Taylor, Black Dog Fishing Charters, Jupiter, FL, 561-744-5700, https://www.blackdogfishing.com/, Instagram @blackdogfishing, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlackDogFishingCertified Jan 2020. 


Guides listed here have completed the course, were checked for appropriate licensing, and have pledged that they were clear of resource-related fish and wildlife violations for 3 or more years prior to their certification date.