Outcast Charter Company

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We know you have questions. These are some of the most popular ones asked. To use, just click on the question and you will be linked to the answer. If you don't see your question here, feel free to contact us at any time.



About the Captain

About the equipment

The boat and waters

Fishing





 

 

Is the Captain licensed?

Yes, Captain Chris Newberry is a licensed Master Captain through the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Is the Captain experienced?

Captain Chris has grown up in Punta Gorda. He knows these waters as he has been fishing here all of his life.

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Is the boat insured?

Yes, the boat is insured.

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What do I need to bring?

We recommend you bring

  • sunscreen
  • camera
  • sunglasses
  • hat
  • any food or drink you would like to have on the trip.

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What is supplied?

We will supply:

  • water
  • cooler with ice
  • fishing poles
  • bait and lures.

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Do I need a fishing license?

No, we supply any needed licenses.

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Is there anything I shouldn't bring?

Fishermen can be a superstitious lot. So,

NO BANANAS ALLOWED!! Bananas are considered bad luck on a fishing boat by many captains. There is a basis for this belief. It may be a myth, but it can influence your catch. The bad luck theory of bananas is derived from the misfortune of sailors unloading banana boats from Central America. The cargo most often contained biting spiders that not only were painful, but occasionally deadly. Dockworkers considered it bad luck to be assigned to unloading a banana boat.

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Can I bring my own pole or tackle?

Sure. If you want to fish with your own that's just fine. Just let us know so we can discuss what would fit.

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What kind of boat will we be on?

You will be aboard a 20ft Flats boat built by Low Tide. the boat was designed and built for the waters in Southwest Florida. The boat is powered by Suzuki 250 hp 4 stroke engine. It is powered by a Yamaha 250 HP 4 stroke motor. The boats meet all U.S. Coast Guard requirements, and all safety equipment is on board including life jackets and VHF radio. Capt Chris will also carry a cellular telephone.

boat

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I get seasick easy, will that be an issue?

Probably not. In fact, the majority of our fishing is done in less than six feet of water and as shallow as a foot. Our fishing is nearly "weather proof" as we fish mostly protected water. We are rarely out of sight of land. On our coast you need not go miles and miles offshore to catch big fish. Here, big fish live in 'skinny' water.

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What is Inshore and flats fishing?

Flats and Backcountry
This type of fishing involves the best of both hunting and fishing. Usually on a matter of 2-3 feet in depth. These grass flats are host to a variety of marine life and the start of the food chain. Game fish prowl these flats as the source of their nourishment, and as a breeding ground. The shoreline features many spring fed creeks, rivers, and bayous. Black mangroves, saw grass, rocks, turtle grass and oyster bars act as the vital structure that in turn host our game fish. Fish are located in these different areas at different times of the year. It is not uncommon to actually sight the fish we are pursuing. Without question this is the most popular type of Florida fishing charters available today and for the most part, "weatherproof".

Inshore, Nearshore, Offshore
This type of fishing covers for the most part, all the other types of fishing available on the Gulf Coast. Nearshore-offshore fishing can be casting, trolling, or bottom reef fishing for species such as Spanish & king (king fish) mackerel, barracuda, permit, cobia, grouper, snapper and more. This is a very enjoyable and laid-back type of fishing that is both enjoyable in sport and productive in meat harvesting. Depending on your definition, on the Gulf Coast this is our "deep sea" fishery. We fish this style by request or for accessible productivity. For those who are dead set on this type of fishing, we suggest that you may be best accommodated by larger private sportfisherman charters who can and will take you out there in near anything. We elect to fish in this manner when it is comfortable, productive or by request. Further, to be decided according to conditions and forecasts.

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Where will be fishing?

We will be fishing in Charlotte Harbor. We may venture out into the Gulf of Mexico a bit. Or up the Peace River.

Chart

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What if I have never fished?

Doesn't Matter at ALL!! While we do specialize in the elite species and sometimes use advance techniques...we fish many novices. Families, kids and women and men of any fishing ability are more than welcome. We are pleased to offer kind and friendly instruction. An open mind and the ability to follow a little advice is all that is needed. We use a mild mannered approach, and Capt. Chris doesn't use the "barking" program. We are very well established. You catching each and every fish is not as important to us as you having a good time. We do appreciate being recognized for the opportunities we provide. Remember, that no matter who or where you choose a fishing charter... nobody wants you to catch fish more than your fishing guide.

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Can kids come?

Absolutely. We are a family friendly boat. Just let us know when booking, so we have the proper life jackets needed.

child on boat

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Do we have to get out of the boat?

Not unless you want to. If you want to go wading and fish, that's ok too.

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What kind of fish will we catch?

follow the link to "The Catch."

The Catch

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Are there size limits, seasons or bag limits?

Yes, there are limits. Follow this link for the state specified limits.

Fl Fish and Wildlife limits

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Can we keep our Catch?

Yes you can for certain species. As long as we follow FWC's guidelines, you can keep it. All Tarpon will be released. Due to recent RedTide, Snook, redfish and trout will also be released. Upon arrival back to the dock, the fish will be filleted and packaged for you.

If you would like, we can call ahead to some local restaurants that will cook your catch. We recommend Peace River Seafood and also Laishley Crab House. Just ask us for numbers or directions.

Laishley Crab House
Peace River Seafood

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