Captain Chris Myers, a Seminole County fishing guide and instructor, gives us the scoop on fishing in Seminole County.
Q: So do you know all of the best fishing holes?
Captain Chris: I like to think so. But I don’t have to try hard. The St. Johns River offers great fishing for bass, crappie, bluegill, and sunfish year-round.
Q: Great – what’s the best way for people to book at trip?
Captain Chris: Call me at 321-229-2848.
Q: So give our readers the run down on a fishing charter with you – how long, what to bring, etc.
Captain Chris: Trips can be anywhere from four to eight hours and I provide all of the bait and tackle. For freshwater fishing, you do need to get a fishing license, which you can get easily online. My guests are welcome to bring a cooler with what they want to eat and drink for the trip. I’m U.S. Coast Guard-licensed and fully insured.
Q: Could non-anglers enjoy this trip? We have a lot of anglers who travel to the area with their spouses and children.
Captain Chris: Yes. One of the greatest things about these fishing trips is all of the wildlife you’ll see. We see tons of alligators. You’ll also definitely see an assortment of wild birds including bald eagles, osprey, herons, egrets and ducks.
Q: And you mentioned you do fly-fishing as well?
Captain Chris: Yes, many businessmen who travel to the area want to learn how to fly fish. I’m one of only a few Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructors in Central Florida and I’m happy to combine an hour’s worth of instruction with a fishing trip afterward.
Q: Sounds great. Thanks for talking with us.
Captain Chris: No problem – I look forward to introducing visitors to some of Florida’s best freshwater fishing.