Captain Rapps Fun Fishing Charters

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User:
Captain Pete Rapps
Location:
Everglades City, FL
United States United States
Contact Name:
Capt Pete Rapps
Address:
Everglades City, Chokoloskee,
and Big Pine Key
Everglades City, FL 34139
Description:

Captain Rapps and his top notch family friendly guides fish the 10,000 islands of the Everglades National Park, FL. We depart from Everglades City and Chokoloskee, Florida. We have the newest and best fishing boats in the area and fish all top of the line equipment. We love what we do and it shows! These charters are for everyone: from children to seniors, we will teach and show you a fantastic day on the water. Check our web site for more info and be sure to read out testimonials and TripAdvisor reviews.

Amenities:
Accepts Credit Cards, Coolers and ice, Fish Bagged, Fishing License, Instruction, Rods, Safety Gear
In business since:
2000
Experience:

U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Master Captain

Licensed Everglades National Park Guide

Published Outdoor Author:
Gaff Magazine
Coastal Angler Magazine
Coastal News Breeze & More!!

What to bring:

Appropriate Clothing, Beverages, Camera, Comfortable Shoes, Food Supplies, Hat, Lunch, No glass bottles, Sunglasses, Sunscreen

Boat & Equipment Info

Capt Nate's Boat
Boat Name:
Capt Nate's Boat
Length:
26 Feet
No. of engines:
1
Manufacturer:
Sea Vee
Capt  Brandon's Boat
Boat Name:
Capt Brandon's Boat
Length:
23 Feet
No. of engines:
1
Manufacturer:
Ranger
Capt Kevin Grubb
Boat Name:
Capt Kevin Grubb
Length:
28'
No. of engines:
1
Manufacturer:
Downeaster
Captain Rapps' Boat
Boat Name:
Captain Rapps' Boat
Length:
24 Feet
No. of engines:
1
Manufacturer:
Century
Model:
Bay Boat
Year:
2012
Capt Kurt
Boat Name:
Capt Kurt
Length:
24
No. of engines:
1
Manufacturer:
Pathfinder
Model:
Pathfinder
Year:
2013

Crew Members

Name:
Pete Rapps
Title:
Owner/Captain
Phone:
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Fishing Spots

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Atlantic Ocean (FL) Atlantic Ocean

Islamorada, FL
United States United States
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Bahia Honda Channel Channel (Saltwater)

Big Pine Key, FL
United States United States
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Chokoloskee Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Everglades City, FL
United States United States
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Cross Bays Bay (Saltwater)

Everglades City, FL
United States United States
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Everglades Lake (Saltwater)

Everglades City, FL
United States United States
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Everglades National Park/10,000 Islands Island (Saltwater)

Everglades City, FL
United States United States
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Florida Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Key Largo, FL
United States United States
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Furguson Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Everglades City, FL
United States United States
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Gate Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Everglades City, FL
United States United States
3 1 5 4
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Glades Haven(Chokoloskee Bay) Bay (Saltwater)

Everglades City, FL
United States United States
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Goodland Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Marco Island, FL
United States United States
4 4 10 4
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Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico

Islamorada, FL
United States United States
27 70 2 11 8
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Mud Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Everglades City, FL
United States United States
3 1 3 2
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Russell Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Everglades City, FL
United States United States
4 1 6 2
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Tarpon Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Everglades City, FL
United States United States
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West Pass Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Everglades City, FL
United States United States
4 1 5 2

Fishing Reports

Chokoloskee Bay Fishing Report 06.23.16

As June rolls into July, we can almost count on daily rain storms like clock work for the next couple of months. Look for your best bite to be early in the day, and again late in the afternoon/early evening after the rain comes in and cools things off a bit. Day time air temperatures are now hovering around 90 degrees each day, bringing the water temperatures up into the upper 80's. In July, the New moon falls on the 4th of the month and the full moon on the 20th. Expect higher and...

Everglades National Park/10,000 Islands Fishing Report 06.23.16

As June rolls into July, we can almost count on daily rain storms like clock work for the next couple of months. Look for your best bite to be early in the day, and again late in the afternoon/early evening after the rain comes in and cools things off a bit. Day time air temperatures are now hovering around 90 degrees each day, bringing the water temperatures up into the upper 80's. In July, the New moon falls on the 4th of the month and the full moon on the 20th. Expect higher and...

Chokoloskee Bay Fishing Report 06.01.15

Everglades City, Chokoloskee, and the Everglades National Park The Summer heat is here, and the bite is on!  Day time air temperatures in June are hovering around 90 degrees each day, which has now brought the average water temperature up to 86 degrees. Your best bet for fishing the shallow flats in June will be early morning up until about noon, and then again late in the afternoon after 4:00 until sunset.  The regular mid day storms will become more regular as the month...

Everglades National Park/10,000 Islands Fishing Report 06.01.15

Everglades City, Chokoloskee, and the Everglades National Park The Summer heat is here, and the bite is on!  Day time air temperatures in June are hovering around 90 degrees each day, which has now brought the average water temperature up to 86 degrees. Your best bet for fishing the shallow flats in June will be early morning up until about noon, and then again late in the afternoon after 4:00 until sunset.  The regular mid day storms will become more regular as the month...

Everglades National Park/10,000 Islands Fishing Report 03.19.15

In like a lion and out like a lamb… March is living true to the saying. We had weeks of wind and are now seeing a settling trend beginning. The water temp is now 80 degrees, and along with that comes our late winter/early spring fishery. We now have some of the best Speckled Trout fishing our area has to offer. On the outside flats, try casting out 3/8 oz bucktail jigs tipped with very small fresh shrimp pieces (cut a shrimp into 6-8 pieces).  You can buy them at Everglades...

Chokoloskee Bay Fishing Report 03.19.15

In like a lion and out like a lamb… March is living true to the saying. We had weeks of wind and are now seeing a settling trend beginning. The water temp is now 80 degrees, and along with that comes our late winter/early spring fishery. We now have some of the best Speckled Trout fishing our area has to offer. On the outside flats, try casting out 3/8 oz bucktail jigs tipped with very small fresh shrimp pieces (cut a shrimp into 6-8 pieces).  You can buy them at Everglades...

Everglades City Fishing Report 12.14.14

December 2014 Forecast: Chokoloskee, Everglades City, and the Everglades National Park December brings some changes to our weather and our local fishery. The daytime air temperatures will drop to a mild average of the mid 70’s and water temperatures will drop to the high 60’s. The 1st half of the month will typically be very mild and our first cold front of the season usually heads in sometime during the 2nd half. The full moon this December falls on the 6th and the...

Chokoloskee Bay Fishing Report 12.14.14

December 2014 Forecast: Chokoloskee, Everglades City, and the Everglades National Park December brings some changes to our weather and our local fishery. The daytime air temperatures will drop to a mild average of the mid 70’s and water temperatures will drop to the high 60’s. The 1st half of the month will typically be very mild and our first cold front of the season usually heads in sometime during the 2nd half. The full moon this December falls on the 6th and the...

Everglades National Park/10,000 Islands Fishing Report 11.06.14

November Fishing: Chokoloskee, Everglades City, Everglades National Park November is just about always my favorite month here fishing the Everglades National Park. My top reasons are that the daytime air temperatures will average in the low 80’s, water temperatures will drop to the mid to high 70’s, rainfall will drop to about 1.2” for the month, humidity is low, and schools of live bait enter the area and get the fish feeding.   The full moon this Novembe...

Everglades National Park/10,000 Islands Fishing Report 09.04.14

September will be the last HOT and rainy month of the summer here in the Everglades National Park.  Day time air temperatures will average around 91. Water temps will hover around 86. Typical to our summer months, September heats up so much by mid day, that the bite will usually drop off by lunch time.  We will still get early day storms which will cool things off a little, and produce a late afternoon/ early evening bite.   Snook are feeding on a good moving out-going tide...

Everglades National Park/10,000 Islands Fishing Report 07.01.14

Here in the Ten Thousand Islands, the weather in July is somewhat predictable, as are the fishing patterns. Expect the bite to drop off during the mid day heat and slack tides. The bite is early in the day, and again late in the afternoon/early evening after the mid day storms cool things off a little.Day time air temperatures are now hovering around 90 degrees each day, bringing the water temperatures up to 87 degrees.Anglers can get into some nice Snook on the outside islands. Top water p...

Everglades National Park/10,000 Islands Fishing Report 03.01.14

  Typically the month of March brings some of the best Speckled Trout fishing our area has to offer.  If you can find areas where you have grass on one side of the boat, and sand on the other, you could certainly get into some fun fishing!  In these areas you can fish the same flats for both Speckled Trout and Pompano.  Try casting out a 3/8 oz buck tail style jig tipped with very small fresh shrimp pieces (cut a shrimp into 6-8 pieces).  The Trout will be in 3-...

Everglades National Park/10,000 Islands Fishing Report 12.01.13

Each December we see some major changes to our local fishery. Around the middle of the month, we typically see our first major cold front come rolling through. We have already seen a few minor cold fronts come through in November which brought the night temperatures down into the 50’s. The fronts also brought some days where the wind hit 20+ mph. Expect Gulf water temperatures to drop down into the mid 60’s this month. Be extremely diligent in December and be certain to do y...

Everglades National Park/10,000 Islands Fishing Report 10.01.13

October fishing in the 10,000 Islands- Everglades City / Chokoloskee It may not feel like it just yet, but our first fall month is upon us, and the daily rains will start to diminish throughout the month. It will still be hot out there, but it sure will be nice to see the change of seasons. October is here and what a great month it is to fish the 10,000 Islands!  Our day time air temperatures are now averaging around 87 degrees, as water temps hover around 81 degrees.  Typ...

Chokoloskee Bay Fishing Report 07.01.13

Forecast: Everglades City, Chokoloskee, and the Everglades National Park July 2013 Here in the Ten Thousand Islands, the weather in July is predictable, as are the fishing patterns.  Daily storms are now arriving late in the morning to early afternoon and cool things off a little.  The bite is early in the day, and again late in the afternoon/early evening.  Expect the bite to drop off to nothing during mid day heat and slack tides. Day time air temperatures are n...

Chokoloskee Bay Fishing Report 05.01.13

May is here and the water temperatures are up to the high 70’s - summer fishing has begun! It already seems like forever since those cool mornings and relentless winds we had last month. May is generally a mild month as the winter winds are finished, and the summer storms have not yet begun.  Because of this, you can travel further distances, and work different wrecks and areas less fished by others.  If you get out to the shallow wrecks, look for larger schools of Permi...

Everglades National Park/10,000 Islands Fishing Report 05.01.13

May is here and the water temperatures are up to the high 70’s - summer fishing has begun! It already seems like forever since those cool mornings and relentless winds we had last month. May is generally a mild month as the winter winds are finished, and the summer storms have not yet begun.  Because of this, you can travel further distances, and work different wrecks and areas less fished by others.  If you get out to the shallow wrecks, look for larger schools of Permi...

Everglades National Park/10,000 Islands Fishing Report 01.08.13

January Forecast – Chokoloskee, Everglades City, & the Everglades National Park January is typically our coolest month of the year. The days when the fronts are absent, the sun is shining, and the thermometer gets up into the mid 70’s, can make for some awesome fishing! January is another month that you should keep an eye on your tide chart before planning your day on the water. We have some extremely low tides around both the Full and New moons.  If you get cau...

Everglades National Park/10,000 Islands Fishing Report 12.04.12

Each December we see some major changes to our local fishery. Around the middle of the month, we typically see our first major cold front come rolling through. We have already seen a few minor cold fronts come through in November which brought the night temperatures down into the low 50’s. The fronts also brought some days where the wind hit 20+ mph. Expect Gulf water temperatures to drop down into the mid 60’s this month. Be extremely diligent in December and be certain to...

Everglades Fishing Report 12.04.12

Each December we see some major changes to our local fishery. Around the middle of the month, we typically see our first major cold front come rolling through. We have already seen a few minor cold fronts come through in November which brought the night temperatures down into the low 50’s. The fronts also brought some days where the wind hit 20+ mph. Expect Gulf water temperatures to drop down into the mid 60’s this month. Be extremely diligent in December and be certain to...

Chokoloskee Bay Fishing Report 11.01.12

Chokoloskee, Everglades City, and the Everglades National Park November is one of my absolute favorite months here in the Everglades National Park! The reasons are numerous and I could go on forever describing them, but some of the highlights are…. 1) Mild weather patterns with little rain and light winds, 2) Fish are actively following and feeding on the huge bait pods just off the coastal beaches, 3) Daytime temperatures are comfortably hovering in the high 70’s to low 8...

Everglades National Park/10,000 Islands Fishing Report 11.01.12

Chokoloskee, Everglades City, and the Everglades National Park November is one of my absolute favorite months here in the Everglades National Park! The reasons are numerous and I could go on forever describing them, but some of the highlights are…. 1) Mild weather patterns with little rain and light winds, 2) Fish are actively following and feeding on the huge bait pods just off the coastal beaches, 3) Daytime temperatures are comfortably hovering in the high 70’s to low 8...

Everglades National Park/10,000 Islands Fishing Report 08.13.12

August and September are typically the warmest months of the summer here in the Everglades National Park. Day time air temperatures are averaging around 92. Water temps are hovering between 86-88. Typical to our summer months, it is now heating up so much by mid day, that the bite is dropping off by early afternoon. We have been getting a lot of mid afternoon storms which cool things off a little, and produce a late afternoon/ early evening bite. September 1st used to mark opening day...

Everglades National Park/10,000 Islands Fishing Report 02.07.12

February is here and it is typically a month where we normally will see some slight changes from January's cold fronts and wind. Some of the cold fronts will still hit us, but are usually not quite as powerful. Water temperatures are higher than normal and will most likely continue to hover in the high 60's.   Keep a watchful eye on the tide chart because we have some very low tides predicted around both the new full and new moons. The lowest tides are predicted the morni...

Everglades National Park/10,000 Islands Fishing Report 11.07.11

November is certainly one of my favorite months here in the 10,000 Islands! Rainy season is basically over, so the weather patterns are typically mild and the daytime temperatures are comfortably hovering in the high 70’s to low 80’s. Fish are following and feeding on bait pods that migrate into the area just off the near coastal beaches.   The change of seasons will begin to affect our tides from now through the winter months. Watch out those negative low tides of the new moon betw...

Tarpon Bay Fishing Report 11.07.11

November is certainly one of my favorite months here in the 10,000 Islands! Rainy season is basically over, so the weather patterns are typically mild and the daytime temperatures are comfortably hovering in the high 70’s to low 80’s. Fish are following and feeding on bait pods that migrate into the area just off the near coastal beaches.   The change of seasons will begin to affect our tides from now through the winter months. Watch out those negative low tides of the new moon betw...

Glades Haven(Chokoloskee Bay) Fishing Report 11.07.11

November is certainly one of my favorite months here in the 10,000 Islands! Rainy season is basically over, so the weather patterns are typically mild and the daytime temperatures are comfortably hovering in the high 70’s to low 80’s. Fish are following and feeding on bait pods that migrate into the area just off the near coastal beaches.   The change of seasons will begin to affect our tides from now through the winter months. Watch out those negative low tides of the new moon betw...

Chokoloskee Bay Fishing Report 11.01.11

November fishing in Chokoloskee, Everglades City, and the Everglades National Park   November is certainly one of my favorite months here in the 10,000 Islands! Rainy season is basically over, so the weather patterns are typically mild and the daytime temperatures are comfortably hovering in the high 70’s to low 80’s. Fish are following and feeding on bait pods that migrate into the area just off the near coastal beaches.   The change of seasons will begin to affe...

Everglades National Park/10,000 Islands Fishing Report 10.06.11

It seemed as though summer would last forever. With all of that tropical storm activity that has been going on out there, it?s nice to see the change of seasons. October is here and what a great month it is to fish the Everglades National Park! Our day time air temperatures are now averaging around 87 degrees, as water temps hover around 81 degrees.     Typically we will begin to see some nice schools of large live bait like Pilchards and Thread Herring pour into the area. Last...

Fish

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Cobia (Rachycentron canadum)

117
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Drum, Black (Pogonias cromis)

144
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Drum, Red (Saltwater) (Sciaenops ocellatus)

466
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Permit (Trachinotus falcatus)

49
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Pompano, Florida (Trachinotus carolinus)

67
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Seatrout, Sand (Cynoscion arenarius)

3
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Seatrout, Silver (Cynoscion nothus)

38
Spseatrout

Seatrout, Spotted (Cynoscion nebulosus)

193
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Shark, Atlantic Sharpnose (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae)

12
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Shark, Blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus)

82
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Shark, Bull (Carcharhinus leucas)

88
Sharklemon-240-sw

Shark, Lemon (Negaprion brevirostris)

47
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Sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus)

216
Snook-230-fwsw

Snook (Centropomus undecimalis)

270
Tarpon-240-fwsw

Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)

232

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