Captain Charles Epranian of Tripletail Charters grew up in Southwest Florida and has been fishing local waters for almost 40 years the last 10 of which he has been a full time fishing guide. He has always had a love of the water and the "unknown" of what you might see or catch on any given day is what he loves about guiding and fishing in the area. Captain Charles is U.S. Coast Guard licensed and insured and specializes in light tackle and backwater private charters in the waters surrounding Pine Island , Sanibel and Captiva. Fishing from an Action Craft Flats boat powered by a dependable Mercury 4 stroke outboard motor. The boat is stable and comfortable for up to 3 anglers. Kids and seasoned anglers of all fishing styles are welcome. So when you're ready to fish Pine Island Sound and enjoy a day on the water in Southwest Florida fishing, sightseeing, birding, nature watching or just cruising to one of the barrier islands for lunch he can make it happen. An iced cooler with water and sodas is provided with room for your packed lunch or beverages of your choice. All bait ,tackle, license and the Captains skill and knowledge are included . Fishing from the south end of Pine Island in St James City . Call Captain Charles to book your charter or just "talk fishing" at 239-410-2515 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and check out his website at fishpineislandsound.com
Redfish, snook , trout, tarpon and tripletail are among the many species we might come across. As well as dolphins, manatee, sea otters and a host of other marine species. We have a very active and dynamic estuary that is the cornerstone of the food chain in the local ecosystem. The mangroves are a very unique environment that many never get to experience up close and personal like you will on a back country charter. It is because of the areas mangrove ecosystems that we have so much shoreline that is essentially undisturbed. We are very fortunate to have many great local organizations that effort constantly to preserve these areas as wild so they may continue to provide the habitat and shelter and forage for so many of our local wildlife inhabitants. It only makes sense to preserve what is still wild whenever possible so that it may be enjoyed for generations to come. Come and experience for yourself what Southwest Florida has to offer and get a look at it from the water for a different perspective to find out why it is so much fun to fish Pine Island Sound.
We use a variety of equipment and tackle from some of the most recognized and trusted names in the fishing industry. Names like G Loomis, Shimano, Fin Nor, Okuma , Penn , Mustad , Stren , Boga Grip, Grundens , Minn Kota, Garmin, Power Pole, Bob's Machine Shop, Interstate Batteries , Mercury Marine and Action Craft.
We are proud to support the Calusa Land Trust of Pine Island . calusalandtrust.org a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving sensitive lands in and around Pine Island Sound. We encourage all of our visitors and fellow residents to contribute to the Land Trust here or find a similar organization in your area and donate to them.