Straw Hats Fishing Charters

Capt. Cody Cristello Port Charlotte, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

Straw Hats Fishing Charters and Captain Cody Cristello welcome you to discover the rich waters of western Florida for a fishing trip that will have you coming back year after year!

Captain Cody Cristello is the owner and operator of Straw Hats Fishing Charters in Port Charlotte, Florida. He was born to charter captains in the Keys and he’s fished his whole life, gaining multiple years of experience. Captain Cody has been guiding fishing trips out of the Charlotte Harbor, Boca Grande, Englewood, and Pine Island for over 10 years. He has worked tournaments and guided families and he looks forward to fishing with you and your guests.

Your trip will take place on a 26’ center console powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine. She has brand new equipment like fish finding equipment that will aid you in your search for fish. The wireless trolling motor will have you creeping up on your prey and the live well will store your fresh bait for day out with Straw Hats Fishing Charters. All USCG approved safety gear is on board as well. Captain Cody welcomes up to 6 guests including children and anglers of all skill level. while the captain will provide water and chips to keep you energized.

You and your guests will be using top of the line rods, reel, tackle, and lures. Captain Cody will provide the fresh bait for your trip as well as the fishing license for you and all of your guests. He also provides but you are welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks.

Captain Cody invites you for a fishing adventure on the waters of the Suncoast. You and your guests will hit the inshore and nearshore waters to go after Black Drum, Many species of Grouper and Snapper, Ladyfish, Porgy, Bonito, Barracuda, Cobia, Redfish, Sheepshead, Tarpon, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Tripletail, and Snook. At the end of your trip with Straw Hats Fishing Charters, Captain Cody will clean and fillet your catch to take home to enjoy.

Book your trip with Straw Hats Fishing Charters and Captain Cody Cristello of Port Charlotte, Florida. You will have an awesome fishing trip surrounded by the beauty of the “Suncoast.”

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  Launch Location

4500 Harbor Boulevard, Port Charlotte

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Trips start at $300

10 Trips

1-6 guests

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2018 26' Center Console

300 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

Select an Available Trip

private

SUNSET FISHING TRIP

Includes 3 guests
+$40 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 3 guests (+$40  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm (2 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

This trip is the quick fishing run it gets us out there in the last couple hours of the day to try to target what biting the best and as you ride in you get the sunset behind you works out great for guests who don’t like leaving dryland for long

Includes:
drinks,

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private

UNDERWATER FISH LIGHT NIGHT FISHING

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 10:00pm to 2:00am (4 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

This trip brings this out later in the night time to target when the fish start biting the most under multiple varieties of lights underwater and above as we target them with live bait and Luer fishing this trip is generally very productive but a max of four on this trip.

Includes:
drinks,

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private

HALF DAY PM

Includes 4 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm (4 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

This trip brings us out in the afternoon time where the sun is up high and Target the best biting fish at the time of year

Includes:
drinks,

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private

RIVER TRIP

Includes 3 guests
+$40 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 3 guests (+$40  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 9:00am to 2:00pm (5 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

This trip as we depart we had straight up the peace river and do a variety of fishing as the water goes from salt water to freshwater and then we stopped at a beautiful restaurant for a quick lunch/bathroom break and then we depart and continue our fishing trip

Includes:
drinks,

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private

HALF DAY INSHORE AM

Includes 4 guests
+$40 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$40  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 8:00am to 12:00pm (4 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

This trip brings us inshore to target a variety of fish this is a great trip for beginners to get on the boat and learn their way around the fishing pole or if you’re just wanting to utilize the four best hours of the day. 

Includes:
drinks,

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private

NIGHT TRIP

Includes 5 guests
+$55 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 5 guests (+$55  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 5:30pm to 9:30pm (4 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

This trip brings us out as we depart right at sunset and get into our fishing spot and we get the target variety variety of fish under lights in structure all throughout the Charlotte Harbor

Includes:
drinks,

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private

3/4 FAMILY DAY

Includes 5 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 5 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 9:00am to 3:00pm (6 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

This trip brings us straight over towards Boca grande as we do a different variety of fishing on our way there depending on the time of year as we spend the first few hours of this trip fishing and we work our way to a private island were you can do sharks teeth hunting and have lunch on a beautiful sandy beach or if that is not to your taste there is the choice to stop at multiple different restaurants to have a bathroom or lunch break there.

Includes:
drinks,

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private

FULL DAY TRIP- INSHORE

Includes 4 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 8:00am to 4:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

This trip brings us inshore to Boca grande the Tarpon capital of the world where we have time to try different tactical versions of fishing as trolling and live bait for our best bet of catching the big one

Includes:
drinks,

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private

REEF TRIP

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 3:00pm (7 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

This trip brings us 10 to 15 miles into the golf of Mexico on some of the shallower wrecks in Rocky reef bottoms on some private locations without fully losing sight of land

Includes:
drinks,

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private

FULL DAY TRIP- OFFSHORE

Includes 5 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 4:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

This trip brings us 15 to 25 miles into the gulf of Mexico to target multiple varieties of fish that lay out in the deeper part of the gulf , this is for the dedicated fisherman

Includes:
drinks,

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Fish Species

African Pompano
Barracuda
Black Drum
Black Grouper
Blackfin Tuna
Bluefish
Bonito
Catfish
Cobia
Cubera Snapper
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel
Ladyfish
Mangrove Snapper
Pompano
Porgy
Red Grouper
Redfish
Sheepshead
Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon
Tripletail
Yellowtail

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Cooler

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Livewell
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Snorkeling Equipment

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Fishing Location

  • Backcountry
  • Flats
  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef
  • Wreck

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Cody Cristello

Boat Type

Center Console

Boat Length

26

Year Built

2018

Engine Manufacturer

Yamaha 300

Number of Engines

1

Engine Horsepower

300 HP