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!

The knowledge of the local waters and its fish over the past 30 years led Captain David to pursue fishing as an avocation and a competitive hobby! He is a well accomplished professional tournament angler, winning more than 20 times and placing in the top five in numerous tournaments over the past few years, including the Flatsmasters Redfish Series, the Elite Pro Redfish Tour, the IFA Redfish Tour, the Xtreme Redfish Series, the Junior Flatsmasters (with his sons), and the Guy Harvey Ultimate Shark Challenge which he won as a first time entrant in 2011!

Captain David has recently honed his skills in the offshore realm in order to offer true offshore "deep sea" fishing charters. His 30' Island Hopper will keep you comfortable as you travel 15-35 miles offshore in search of big snapper, grouper & various action packed pelagic species.

Join Captain David Hutcherson as he uses this knowledge and experience to provide you with the fishing adventure of a lifetime!

Our Fleet

One boat does it all!

Team Budweiser 2018 Pathfinder 2300 HPS & Yamaha F300 - For speed & comfort, this versatile bay/flats boat will get you almost anywhere you need to go from a few miles offshore to less than 1 foot of water in the backcountry! This boat is used exclusively for tarpon charters and tournaments as well as all backcountry adventures! New boat pics are coming soon as Gator Flatts Charters has just upgraded to this new model. An additional shallow water boat is coming next fall as well.

Latest News

October , 2018
Team Budweiser takes 1st place in the Flatsmasters Championship with 30.12 lbs!
September, 2018
Team Budweiser takes 2th place in the Flatsmasters Redfish Series with 15.95 lbs!