A day on the water out of Fort Myers Beach Florida will begin with Captain Bill Curtis on my Mako 1901 Inshore Bayboat, powered by the extremely reliable Honda 135hp outboard. Most trips will depart from the Carl Johnson Boat ramp at Lovers Key, just south of and within minutes of most parts of Fort Myers Beach. The boat is fully equipped with 24 volt trolling motor, GPS, depth finder, marine VHF radio, dual livewells, and plenty of storage. As well as all safety equipment required and needed. All fishing licenses, equipment, and tackle are included. For most of our fishing we use lightweight Shimano spinning reels spooled with 12# monofilament line for the novice anglers, and 20# braided line for the more experienced anglers. We also have push button style spinfishing reels for the beginners and kids. The heavier tackle, mostly used for sharks, tarpon, and grouper, consists of Penn reels spooled with lines from 30#-50# test. When you contact me for a trip, be sure to discuss your expectations and desires for your Fort Myers Beach fishing charter, as well as fishing and boating experience so we can plan the best personalized trip for you. There are several waterfront restaurants that are accessable by boat that we can visit and include in our time on the water if we plan for it. One of the nicest amenities I have to offer is the boat itself, it's small enough to venture into the shallow backcountry waters, yet still offers a remarkable soft and dry ride as we explore the Southwest Florida waters.  The spacious area in front of the console offers cushioned seating while running from spot to spot. The quiet Honda outboard motor even allows for conversation while running on plane, which is rare for most boats this size.

 What is supplied by Captain Bill for your charter

Mako 1901 Bayboat with all required and needed safety equipment.

All fishing equipment and tackle (you are welcome to bring your own gear if you have it and would prefer).

All needed licensing (including fishing licenses).


Ice and cooler.




What you need to bring

Layered clothing.


Sunglasses (polarized if possible).

Food and drinks for your group (we will transfer all your stuff to the boat cooler when you arrive to keep the deck clear)