Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide in Punta Gorda, Florida

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Roger Gendron

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide

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Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda, Florida


  • Snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, jacks, and more.
  • Fish miles of serene mangrove shorelines in the back country of scenic Charlotte Harbor.
  • Our focus is on your safety and a rewarding fly-fishing experience.
  • Rates start from $450 for half-day of flats and backcountry fishing.
  • Year-round

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The Story

Enlist the services of Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing guide Capt. Roger Gendron on your fly-fishing trip to Florida. Charlotte Harbor and the surrounding areas of this Southwest Florida fishery are an angler’s wonderland. The region includes the waters of Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Pine Island, Boca Grande, and more. Whether drifting the flats or sneaking through the mangroves, fly casting opportunities for a variety of species such as snook, redfish, trout, tarpon and more, abound year-round. Captain Roger Gendron has been guiding fly anglers for over thirty years and is committed to a safe and exceptional fishing experience. Guests are welcome to use the best gear from Orvis, and others, but secure storage is always available for your favorite outfit. Fish from a Hewes Tailfisher, a hybrid poling skiff with tunnel drive to access miles of shallow-water fun. Fish solo or bring a witness. Or, if your adventure includes a third, consider our 22’ Ranger Bay, a great choice for fly fishing or a fly and light tackle combo. Captain Roger is a member of The Florida Guides Association and is a certified “Florida-Friendly Fishing Guide” by the University of Florida Sea Grant program, upholding high standards for protecting the environment.

Sit back and enjoy the ride to the first fishing spot. Then, step up to the casting deck and let the fish hunting begin. You will likely cast an 8wt or 9wt rod with a floating line or slow sinking tip; we can provide or help set up your favorite rig with the proper leaders and flies.

Charlotte Harbor is fed by the Myakka River to the northwest and the Peace River to the northeast.

Rates for 2023:

1) 1/2 Day (4 hours): $450
2) 3/4 Day (6 hours): $525

Rates are for one, or two anglers and includes premium gear for fly, or light tackle fishing, bottled water and ice.

Multi-day or custom trips can be arranged in advance. Please call to plan your adventure or for more information go here: https://www.dropyourflyfishing.com/fly-fishing-light-tackle-tours.

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