I will be offering limited trips in the Panhandle of Florida for Tarpon, Red fish and Trout
    during the course of the year. We are located in Lanark Village which is about 45 miles
    SW of Tallahassee,FL. I have been fishing this area for close to ten years on vacation
    and my wife and I have chosen this area to retire to within the next few years. From late
    May through mid July tarpon are stacked up and there is no better time or place for
    sight-casting or drift fishing for these fish.

    As you have been accustomed to with New River Charter all tackle and bait will be
    provided whether it be fly or conventional as well as lunch, drinks and snacks.  For now
    you will need a FL fishing license until I have relocated and have a boat license to cover

    A normal fishing day will consist of fishing different areas at different tides. Tarpon will
    be site fishing on anchor as they come by, red fish can be fishing docks, flats or
    cruising shallow water around the islands looking for bulls and the trout fishing we
    usually drift grass flats throwing top waters or popping corks with Gulp shrimp, etc.
    Spanish Mackarel are encountered frequently and if water conditions are flat enough
    we can run offshore a few miles for Grouper, Snapper, AJ's, Kings, etc.

    This is an incredible fishery with gorgeous waters that I am excited to share with you.
    Your boat is an 18' X 8' Flats and Bay with a 115 Mercury 2 Stroke motor. Poling
    platform and front casting platform have a leaning bar and grab bar for comfort. New
    Garmin HD electronics, Minn Kota Rip Tide trolling motor, stereo and marine radio as
    well as all safety equipment, live well, life jackets, etc. We can also pull up on pristine
    white sand beach's for lunch, a swim or wade fishing.

     Our scalloping is World famous and it is a lot of fun snorkeling in just a few feet of water
     to harvest them. Season usually runs the last week of June to mid September.
     Call for a price on a tailored scallop trip.

    Rates are $500 per day (8 hours) one or two people or half day rates (5 Hours) with no
    lunch for $350.
There are different lodging opportunities close by including Motels, houses and condos as
well as some excellent restaurants.
Franklin Inn
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View from the Windwood Home deck
Above two photos are from the Glenn Smith condo
which is 2 BR, 2 BA. You may contact him at
229-759-6301 or 229-886-3471 (cell). Rates are $150
per night.
Photo courtesy Capt. Gene Strickland
My wife Teri with a Giant Jack Cravelle