Specializing in redfish, snook, trout, tarpon & shark...get ready to embark on the best light tackle backwater adventure you have ever experienced on your Boca Grande fishing charter. Capt David has over 35 years of experience on his home waters & delivers numerous fish on every adventure!learn more

Feb/Mar 2015 - Weather patterns in February in March play a huge part in the success of your fishing adventures. As multiple cold fronts come through, the patterns of the fish... read more
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The target estuary is Charlotte Harbor & the surrounding areas including Boca Grande, Palm Island , Pine Island, Placida, Punta Gorda, Lemon Bay & the world famous Boca Grande Pass! The gulf waters have more species than can be caught in one trip! learn more

Boca Grande & Palm Island Fishing Charters

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Welcome to the home of Gator Flatts Charters - my name is Captain David Hutcherson - I run Boca Grande fishing charters, Palm Island fishing charters, Placida fishing charters & Englewood fishing charters. This vast & diverse estuary of Charlotte Harbor is known to provide some of the best fishing in the world. Redfish, snook, trout, tarpon & shark are on the menu. Together we will search the grass flats, creeks, passes & shorelines to find your trophy catch. We can also travel nearshore to reefs & hard bottom to catch snapper, grouper, permit, amberjack, cobia & various other species. I aim to provide anglers of all levels the professional fishing experience that you, our partners, have come to expect. I specialize in flats fishing & tarpon fishing in Boca Grande, Palm Island, Lemon Bay, Pine Island & Englewood. My focus is to have FUN while catching unforgettable fish in one of the most beautiful places in the world!

Captain David is a 5th generation Florida native, born and raised in Englewood, FL, on the north shore of Charlotte Harbor! David grew up on the water with a love of fishing passed down from his father and grandfather before him and spent countless days and hours on the water with his father learning the skills he is utilizing today! From wading the grass flats to canoeing the backwaters, David learned Charlotte Harbor like the back of his hand! Today with his wife Stephanie, David continues the fishing tradition by passing his skills and love of fishing to their 3 sons Joshua, Matthew & Caleb!

Captain David can also accommodate any size party from the single serious angler to the business group needing multiple boats. The main hub he operates out of is Gasparilla Marina located just off the island of Boca Grande which gives him quick accces to all of Charlotte Harbor. The marina also offers all of the ammenities you will need before & after the trip including Waterside Grille which will cook your fresh catch for you. He also does frequent pickups on Palm Island, Boca Grande & Pine Island. On special notice he can even pick you up at your own private dock wherever you may be staying!

Call today to join Captain Hutch on his next adventure - it will be an experience that you will not forget! 941-628-9157

Boats & Gear

Take the trip of a lifetime in the Team Budweiser 23' Pathfinder HPS powered by a Yamaha 300! Captain Hutch is sponsored by & uses Quantum Rods & Reels on all Boca Grande fishing charters & Englewood fishing charters, Humminbird electronics are used to find the fish quickly & efficiently!