Captain Arthur Schmidt



Full Time Fly Fishing Guide in Matlacha


 Private Fly Fishing & Light Tackle Charters in Matlacha, Sanibel,

Captiva & Pine Island.



Capt. Art Schmidt, a US Coast Guard Licensed 100 Ton Master Captain has been guiding clients in the waters of Southwest Florida and the Florida Keys for over 22 years.  I specialize in Fly Fishing & Light Tackle charters on the Flats of Matlacha, Pine Island Sound, Cayo Costa, Sanibel and Captiva. Sightseeing, Dolphin Watching, Sunset, Out Island Lunch Cruises and Shelling trips are also available. All trips depart from 4577 Pine Island Rd. Matlacha, FL or 18700 Punta Rassa Rd. Ft Myers, FL

 Fly Fishing for Tarpon, Snook and Redfish

Sanibel Tarpon

"A nice Tarpon caught off Sanibel Island Fly Fishing"

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Fly Fishing Pictures Page 2  - Fly Fishing World Record Tarpon Pictures

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Pictures of Fly Fishing Locations - Belize Pictures

Fly Fishing & Light Tackle Provided - The Fly Fishing Boat

Fly Fishing Trips to Belize & Mexico

Fly Fishing The Marquesas - Key West

Local Recommendations

Article About Fly Fishing Giant Tarpon in Key West

Tribute to Daddy Mac Miller


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 "A Large Daisy Chain of Tarpon"



Capt Art Schmidt Charters is a proud supporter of the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and a volunteer in the Tarpon Genetics study program


                                                                                    "Captiva Beach Tarpon"



                                                                           "A Nice Tarpon caught in Matlacha" 


                                                      "Dr. James and his first big Tarpon on Fly off Cayo Costa Island" 


                                                                 "Daddy Mac Miller Stripping on a Bonefish in Belize" 



                                                          "Nice big Tarpon caught by Jack Hanzek near Pine Island" 





Capt Art Schmidt Charters is a member of Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism




                                                                          "Cayo Costa Island" has the best Shelling !!! 


                                                                                           "Cayo Costa Island"



Check out my story about Fly Fishing for Giant Tarpon.

Read superb article by Pete McDonald on Florida Keys pioneer of Fly Fishing, Captain George Hommell

Check out my prime time fly fishing calendar for details.

Looking for accommodations for your fly fishing trip to Florida? Check out my recommendations for places to stay.

Visit my Fly Fishing picture gallery for lots of action pictures.

You can also drop by my links page for more information on my fly fishing suppliers.







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