Our Captains

Meet Our Captains
Gulf Coast Charter Brokers only works with the area's most experienced and professional fishing guides. Our Captains are often 3rd and 4th generation area fishermen having a long history on the waters of Boca Grande and Charlotte Harbor.Our Captains will provide:

  • All Fishing Licenses for Anglers
  • All Rods/Reels/Equipment
  • All Bait & Tackle
  • Instruction & Assistance

Boca Grande Guides
Captain Lamar Joiner, Sr. Captain Lamar Joiner, Sr. A local legend of tarpon fishing, Capt. Lamar Sr. is one of the best! Aboard "Miss Sarah, a 31' Morgan, your party of six can comfortably fish Boca Grande Pass.
Capt. Willie Mills

Captain Willie Mills 2012 World's Richest Tarpon Tournament 1st Place Winner! Capt. Mills, specializes in both back bay and tarpon fishing. With a 24' Morgan for Boca Grande Pass, and a ProLine flats boat for the shallows, Capt. Mills can get you to the fishing hot spots you're after!

Captain Matt Coleman - Boca Grande, FL Captain Matthew Coleman  2012 World's Richest Tarpon Tournament 3rd Place Winner!  Capt. Matt has a long family history in and around Boca Grande. Fishing both back bay and the pass, Matthew is an excellent charter guide for the area.
Captain Eddie Potter - Boca Grande, FL Captain Eddie Potter Coming from an area fishing family, Capt. Potter fishes from a 21' Shallow Sport and a 22' Pathfinder both in the gulf and inland waters. From families with young kids to the most experienced fly fishermen, Capt. Eddie will work hard to make your trip enjoyable and productive.
Captain Rob Hayes - Boca Grande, FL Captain Robbie Hayes Captain Rob Hayes is a 4th generation Boca Grande fishing guide. Being raised on Boca Grande he has taken in the love of fishing and turned that passion into his career. In a 20' Lake-N-Bay flats boat, Robbie can take you where the fish are!
Captain Tater Spinks Boca Grande, Florida Tater Spinks Captain John "Tater" Spinks is another of our long-term guides who has been in the area for decades. Aboard "Anejo," a 36' Bruno Stillman equipped with a bathroom, he can accommodate up to 6 anglers and is perfect for a family charter.
Captain Butch Barnhill Boca Grande Florida Captain Butch Barnhill is a superb inshore guide! If you're fishing for something to eat, this is your Captain! Redfish, Trout, and Snook (when in season) are always on the menu with Capt. Barnhill! His 22' Aquasport can fish 4 comfortably.
Captain Frank Davis Boca Grande Florida Tarpon Fishing Captain Frank Davis fishes inshore and offshore in the waters of Boca Grande, FL on his 24' Morgan, "Native." Frank is a strong proponent for live bait fishing in the Pass. Frank's light-hearted nature and quick wit will provide you with a fun trip of excellent fishing!
Englewood Guides
Captain Mike Wise, Englewood, Florida Captain Mike Wise Our "WiseGuy" Mike is a favorite for the waters in and around Englewood, Florida! Mike has lived in and fished Englewood for well over 40 years. Aboard his 24′ Parker, he fishes nearshore and offshore trips. With his pelagic license, Mike is able to go out further than the typical 9 miles that most area captains are restricted to.
Venice Guides
Captain Gabe Kovacs of K2 Charters, Venice, FL Captain Gabe Kovacs of K2 Fishing Charters is our Venice, Florida captain who has over 43 years of fishing experience. Located right by the Venice Inlet, Capt. Gabe is ready to take you fishing offshore in the bountiful Gulf of Mexico.He offers both day and night inshore charters as well. SEASONAL SPECIAL: Capt. Kovacs is offering 4 hour night trips for Snook aboard his Carolina Skiff. Please contact us for further details.
Captain Chuck Williams Venice Florida Captain Chuck Williams fishes the waters of Venice, FL and Sarasota Bay. A fun and energetic guide, Capt. Chuck welcomes novice and experienced anglers aboard his 24' Robalo.
Tampa Guides
Captain Hank Evering Charlotte Harbor and Tampa Bay Captain Hank Evering is a expert in back country fishing in Charlotte Harbor and Tampa Bay. An award winning tournament fisherman, Capt. Hank can put you right on Redfish and Snook. The Evering's 22' Pathfinder is the perfect shallow water vessel. Full day charters only.


Charter Information
Half Day & Full Day charter fishing trips are available. Back Bay Charters are limited to 3-4 passengers per boat. Tarpon Fishing Charters are limited to 4-6 passengers per boat. Sorry, no pets.
Just Come Aboard! Everything is Provided

Our charters come complete! All equipment, bait, and licenses are provided by the Captain.

You are welcome to bring your own beverages and snacks if you'd like, and we certainly recommend sunscreen and protective clothing/hats.

We only ask that you please refrain from wearing dark soled shoes as they tend to mar the deck of the boat.

Confirm Your Trip Now!
Our Captains are now accepting credit card payments via PayPal for your convenience. You do not need a PayPal account to make your deposit; you only need a valid credit card. We are happy to send you an e-invoice through PayPal so that you can simply click one link to confirm your trip! Call us at 941-405-FISH for further details!
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