Spot N Tail Charters
Spot N Tail Charters
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Join us for a professionally guided fishing trip on the inshore waters of east central Florida for a day of the most exciting fishing action available in the country. East Central Florida has very unique water ways from the winding creeks of New Smyrna and Edgewater to the shallow grass flats of Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River Lagoon. With over two decades of local fishing experience on these wat
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2023

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Tim Young
Peoria, IL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
We had a fantastic time with Captain Patrick! The goal was for my son to catch some fish - and we did just that. Captain Patrick put us in the right spots and we reeled in 20+ fish in less than 4 hours. It was a great experience for my 11 year old son and Captain Patrick took the time to teach him better technique. Looking forward to another trip with Captain Patrick our next vacation in Florida!
Written July 20, 2020
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Billy Hall
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
We fished with Capt. Rood on July 22 and had a 3 boat charter. I appreciate Patrick’s hard work to provide us with two addition captains who knew their way around the Mosquito Lagoon and their ability to put us on the fish. In a four hour charter, our boat caught 24 speckled trout to 22”. The others boats had similar results. My friend had not fished much and Capt. Rood took the time to explain the methods, hooksets, etc. so he could be successful. We will be back and we will charter with Capt. Rood!
Written August 2, 2020
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Robert Smith
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
On a recent trip to Florida, I fished with Patrick three days in late April. What a great experience! I have had power boats for 45 years and fish about 35 times a year on the West Coast. I was impressed that Patrick had his boat in the water and ready to go on time. His equipment was spotless and top notch and the boat was running perfectly. The weather was not perfect, but Patrick worked around it by adjusting start times and where to launch. I caught 21 quality fish- reds and speckled trout. Patrick uses live bait, and with his knowledge puts you in the perfect spot to catch impressive, hard fighting fish. Once caught , Patrick releases the fish gently so they can grow even bigger to fight another day. I would highly recommend fishing with Patrick to anyone who wants to have a wonderful day on the water.
Written May 15, 2023
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RHCriverside
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Had two fun and successful trips with Captain Patrick in a two week period. First we had an exciting day catching large Bull Reds in the river. Patrick was prepared and had extensive knowledge of where the fish were and how they were feeding. Others around us watched us catch some great fish. Patrick's skill and pleasant nature brought us right back to fish the lagoon a couple of weeks later. I have been on lots of boats over the years and Captain Patrick won my confidence and business.

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Written December 28, 2020
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John P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I was visiting an old fishing buddy who moved from San Diego to Port Orange.For the past year, all he has talked about is Patrick's ability to put him on fish consistently. The photos of his catches have been amazing (Monster Reds, Black Drums, Sea Trout, etc.). I could not take it anymore and had to see for myself. I booked a trip to Port Orange that included 3 days of fishing with Patrick as our guide. Although the conditions were not ideal and changed every day, Patrick put us on fish. Each day, Patrick would observe (among other things) tidal movement, wind speed, water levels clarity of the water and bait available. From those observations, he was able to divine where the schools of fish would be. If we spooked a school, he could predict in what direction they would go to settle down again. Thanks to him, I now have a set of photos of my own to drive my California friends crazy.
Written March 24, 2023
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Michael B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
Capt Patrick put us on fish right away. My son had a big bull red hooked up on the first cast of the day. My son caught 2 gator trout one 8lbs and another one all of 10lbs. I highly recommend Spot N Tail Characters and Capt Patrick. Me and my son felt very welcomed on the boat. Capt Patrick was very patient and coached my son into landing a fish of a lifetime. Definitely will be back to fish with Capt Patrick. He uses top quality rods and reels to battle these fish and with the power-pole you have great boat control and positioning to keep you on the fish!
Written April 27, 2021
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Todd S
New York City, NY3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
Capt Patrick is a terrific guide, knows where to go and how to help his clients catch fish. Patient with kids and eager to teach. Good conversation and easy demeanor. Wholeheartedly recommend!
Written March 17, 2021
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AaronHur
Madison, WI52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
My son and I joined Captain Patrick for a 4-hour outing on Mosquito Lagoon. This was my third or fourth fishing excursion on the Intercoastal waters of Florida and while each previous guide had talked about redfish, this is the first time we actually CAUGHT any. Trout, snapper and catfish too. Definitely an enjoyable time and Patrick was very personable and patient with a couple of midwestern greenhorns like ourselves. We would definitely recommend.
Written February 21, 2020
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John M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Business
Awesome trip today. April 19, 2023. Started at 6:45am with majestic dawn. Cool, calm conditions. Site fished a few schools of reds and got a few good ones. Then, clouds came in with a breeze making visibility a challenge. Patrick prevailed however and got us on some fighters. Boat landed 10 quality fish, including reds, snook, and huge specks! Thanks Patrick for a proper book end to a business trip.
Written April 19, 2023
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Sean B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Capt Patrick is the Real Deal! He was in the water and ready to go when we got there! The night before, he provided all the detail we needed on how and where the trip would go. Patrick was friendly, respectful, knowledgeable, and kind! He had us hooked up in seven minutes and on very first cast! He was especially good at knowing when to stay and when to move on! Equipment was in great shape and worked smoothly through trip. We caught fish at every stop! Patrick taught us as we went snd I learned a ton even as an experienced fisherman! He was especially good with my son who is just getting serious about fishing. Patrick always asked if we wanted the information so if you feel you don’t need coaching, fish on! He had invested a lot of time in catching our live bait on his own time and it was exactly what brought on the bites! Can’t tell you all the wildlife we got to see as well! If was a great experience with a memory we will never forget! Capt Patrick made it a trip of s lifetime!
Written August 11, 2023
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