Light Tackle Charters

Light Tackle Charters –

On a light tackle charter you’ll explore the back waters of Charlotte Harbor. Up to two anglers may fish. Depending on conditions your main focus will be tarpon, snook and/or redfish. Captain Leighton will provide you custom made jigs, lures and plugs. You’ll get a rush sight casting to these fish as they swim the shallow, inshore waters of southwest Florida. Light spinning rods, left-handed and right-handed ready, will be provided. The rods will be matched to the angler’s casting abilities to ensure the best opportunity of catching desired species. Therefore anglers can expect an exciting, up close interaction with fighting these game fish. You’ll have sight casting as well as blind casting chances as conditions allow.  

  • You should expect a typical full-day trip last six hours.
  • I can accommodate two guests on my boat. Water will be provided by True Florida Expeditions.
  • Spinning rods and lures
  • Please be on time for departure to ensure we can make the most of your time on the water.
  • Items may be harvested as allowed by Florida law (e.g. – shells, feathers, driftwood) 
  • Payment in full is due at the completion of your charter.
  • Sunglasses (polarized highly recommended)
  • Wading boots
  • Hat or visor (dark under brim is better for cutting glare off the water)
  • Rain jacket (highly recommended in the summer months)
  • Bring rub in sunscreen only. Spray sunscreen can make the deck of the boat unsafe.
  • You are welcome to bring canned beverages and food. Alcoholic beverages are fine but are restricted to beer and wine. If at any point the Captain Leighton deems behavior unsafe during the trip he will return to the nearest safe area and no refund will be given. Just use good judgement anytime alcohol is involved.
  • Bring a camera to capture all your memories.
  • Mechanical issues unfortunately occur. It is rare but does occur; if this happens we will make every effort to reschedule your trip or may refer you to another skilled captain.
  • Weather is another of those pesky variables that change often, it is the Captain Leighton’s first priority to keep everyone safe, so please respect his decisions.