I have fished with this man a many of times. He's always up to the challenge of ensuring an enjoyable experience, and will do his best ("It's called fishin not catchin!") to ensure you leave with a cooler full of fish. Futhermore, his 65 years experience working on Apalachicola Bay will open your eyes to the history and natural beauty this quiet fishing town and surrounding areas have to offer. I would strongly recommend Capt. Charles Charters for anyone looking for the best fishing experience available in Apalachicola.
Capt. Charles was fantastic! I showed up on an outgoing tide, in the middle of the day, and he was still able to put me on some reds. We caught plenty of live bait (shrimp and minnows), and found a nice spot on the bar to pull in sea trout, red fish, roaker, and catfish. Choose this friendly Vietnam vet above the rest! He's been in the area his whole life.
Captain Charles is the best. We enjoyed the fishing and was able to feed everyone at the beach house and have a lot of leftovers!
Capt. Charles was amazing, has lived here all his life and educated us on the history of the area and the bay, fishing was amazing, he knew exactly where to go. We will come back no doubt.
I’ve been fishing with Charles for well over twenty years, and I’ve seen his plans come together many times. Charles is one of the most competitive, hardest working fishing guides you’ll ever find. Often as not, his plans involve pulling in speckled trout on grubs, two at a time, as fast as you can shake the fish off the hooks and cast out again. Sometimes it involves that special spot where the scenery looks the same as the day God made it, and the redfish prowl in the shallows, just waiting to be tempted onto my hook by a pogey that Charles netted up hours earlier.
Captain Charles knows where to take you to put you on the fish. The flats of Appalachicola bay are our favorite places to fish for trout and redfish, and we seldom do not get our limit. He is fun to be with and has a great boat. Captain Charles Wilson is, in our opinion, the best guide in Apalachicola. We go there to catch fish and the best bet to do so is if you are in the boat with Charles.
Rain and thunder did not dampen the fishing experience. Capt. Charles was patience, funny, and kind.....plus he dropped us on top of a few hot spots even though rain wanted to mess us up!!