Frequently Asked Questions
Q1.Where do we meet our Captain?
Answer: Everglades Bait and Tackle, 101 Buckner Ave South, Everglades City, FL, 34139
Q2.How many passengers can the boats accommodate?
Answer: I have 2 bay boats available capable of fishing 4 anglers. I also have a flats boat capable of fishing 2 anglers deep into the backcountry of the Everglades..
Q3.Do you have any recommendations for a place to stay in Everglades City?
Answer: Yes, call the Everglades Rod and Gun Club at (239) 695-2101. They are located right near the dock and they will take excellent care of you. Mention you are fishing with Captain Brandon when you call.
Q4.What does Hook N Line Charters provide?
Answer:I provide a fishing license, rods, reels, bait, ice, and plenty of fish stories for you to tell your friends and family!
Q5.What do I need to bring for a Charter trip?
Answer: You should bring your own Drinks (any hydrating beverage, such as Gatorade, etc.) You also need to bring Polarized Sunglasses, a Hat, Sunscreen (Higher SPF is better), and any Food that you want.
Q6.What is the best way to check availability and book a fishing charter?
Q7.What do you provide for Facilities, if needed?
Answer: We are usually no more than 10 minutes from a camp site within the National Park, which have Porta bathrooms on them.
Q8.What is the weather like now?
Answer: Please contact the Captain thru live chat or email to discuss weather. Most weather conditions can be fished around with so many islands to protect us.
Q9.Is there anything else I should know?
Answer: Actually yes, there are a couple of things that will make your trip more enjoyable. Choosing the appropriate clothing is important for your comfort throughout the charter.
If your visit is during warmer temperatures, choose lighter clothing that “breathes.” Cotton tee shirts for example, trap moisture and heat and may make you feel much hotter than you have to be. Choose lighter colored clothing. I advise against blacks, dark browns, or dark blues because these colors will absorb the sun’s rays and heat up much more than light colors.
If your visit is during our relatively cooler part of the year bring a light weight jacket, etc. You will be riding in an open boat and the air can be a little nippy.
Q10.Will you fillet what we catch?
Answer: Of Course! Any fish that you catch (keepers only) will be filleted and bagged for you.
Q11.How long have you been fishing?
Answer: I have been fishing since I was just old enough to hold a rod. I have lived in South Florida most of my life and have fished the entire area to find the best places in Everglades National Park, Naples, Marco Island, and the 10,000 Islands to take out people like you on my charters.
Q12.Can we bring our own tackle?
Answer: Yes, of course! You are welcome to bring any tackle that you wish.
Q13.How long is a Half Day and Full Day?
Answer: Charter days are broken down as follows:
– 1/2 Day = Approximately 4 hours
– 3/4 Day = Approximately 6 hours
– Full Day = Approximately 8 hours
Q14.How old do you have to be?
Answer: As long as you are old enough to hold the fishing rod you are the right age!
Q15.Do you offer any other services?
Answer: Upon request we offer sightseeing, shelling, or sunset trips! I love the area and I am more than happy to show you around some of the most beautiful spots.
**Please inquire about availability and pricing ahead of time.