Smokin Reels Charters

  • Starting at $450
  • 25'
  • 4-8 hrs
  • 4-6
  • Capt. Matt

About your Trip.

We fish the inshore and near shore waters around Ft. Myers, Pine Island, Cape Coral, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Boca Grande, Matlacha and the Caloosahatchee River. Fishing for  Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout, Snapper, Mackerel and of course our main target species Tarpon and Sharks

About The Boat

  • Center Console
  • Proline
  • 25'
  • Dry Storage
  • Federal Permits
  • First Aid Kit
  • GPS
  • Life Vests
  • Livewells
  • VHF Radio

Amenities and more

  • All Gear Included

    We provide all Tackle, Rods and Gear Needed for your trip.

  • Child Friendly

  • Federally Permitted

  • Ice chest and Ice

    We have and Ice chest onboard to help keep your food and drinks cold on a warm sunny day.

  • Restroom

    Our vessel has a restroom onboard.

About Your Captain

Capt. Matt caught his first Tarpon in SW Florida in the Summer of 1979 and has been hooked on the pursuit of the “Silver Kings” ever since. He spent the next 25 years fishing up and down the East Coast and in Lake Ontario in both Fresh and Saltwater catching every thing that swims. Captain Matt Ponzio became a Fishing Guide in Southwest Florida after moving here over 10 years ago. Captain Matt with a Pacific SailFish Tarpon are his favorite fish to pursue but a close second are Billfish it doesn’t matter where in the world he travels if Tarpon aren’t available then the search is on for Marlin and Sailfish. Conservation- Capt. Matt is well aware that we need to take care of our fishing resources. Most of the Fish we pursue are catch and release with limited exceptions for Potential World Records. We follow IGFA Rules when pursuing Trophy fish, most which can be released and still count towards records. Capt. Matt is a IGFA Captain/ Guide a Bonefish and Tarpon Trust Conservation Captain, a Member of the Coastal Conservation Association of Florida, past president of The Ft. Myers Beach Tarpon Hunters Club and the Sec/Tres. of the Florida Guides Association. He is also on the Pro-Staff for Mercury Marine, Penn Fishing, DOA Lures and others.

Is a Fishing License Required?

  • Yes, you will need to purchase a Fishing License (

Targeted Species

  • Gag Grouper
  • Lane Snapper
  • Mackerel
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Mutton Snapper
  • Red Grouper
  • Redfish
  • Sharks
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Trout
  • Vermillion Snapper
  • Yellowtail Snapper

Fishing Techniques

  • Artificial Lure Fishing
  • Back Country
  • Bait Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Freshwater
  • Heavy Tackle Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Kayak
  • Light Tackle Fishing
  • Nature Tour
  • Offshore
  • Sight Casting
  • Spin Fishing
  • Topwater Fishing
  • Wrecks

Service Areas

  • Boca Grande
  • Central West
  • Fort Myers
  • Pine Island
  • Sanibel Island
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