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Best Of Pine Island 2021 / 2022 / 2023
            Best Price - Best Value

      We earned TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award  TOP 3 Of All Island Attractions

     Read our  Top 5 reviews on Trip Advisor. Then call me to book a
239 994 7818. My email is however

many emails don't reach me in time.
Please Just use your cell and call me.

   2021 & 2022

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Shark fishing

 Saltwater is a different critter. Learn from
U.S.C.G. issued Masters Licensed Captain Russ Walker
Professional Guide Host, Author, Local Artist, Public Speaker, 
Sports Writer & Magazine Cover Artist

Rented a boat for the week Did'Ya? I do Specialized Teaching Charters too. Where to fish, what to look for to find them, how to rig and the correct bait for your quarry.
After you go, you'll be in the know.

You say you have a nice boat on the lift but need a Captain for a day?
I will Captain your boat safely and efficiently for the day
. You and the wife can just point the way and enjoy the day.
This must be pre-arranged so I can inspect your boat prior to the trip.


                                  Departing Destinations:
      7290 Barrancas Avenue, Bokeelia, Lee County, Lavender Ramp

                                      Cape Coral, Florida. 

or Punta Rassa Ramp, Punta Rassa, Fl., just before the Bridge toll booth.

             Hey, I'm on the trailer.      Have Boat Will Travel.
              Call me to arrange your departure destination.
        Operating Locally at these locations for the past 12 years.

                South Dakota Jim's catch with
                   his friend Cape Coral Kevin

                           Tide Walker Charters offers Tailor made                                                   Guided Fishing Trips for the Whole Family 
                         Or For The Most Experienced Sportsman

                              Catch Lots of Fish and Experience the                                                         opportunity to catch a fish of a lifetime





We operate a Clean and Roomy 24' Center Console Bay Boat known as the Tarpon Express with 10' Bimini Sunscreen Top, two live wells and fighting chair on the bow. Yamaha 150 Four Stroke Power.

We offer 4 hour, half day charters then, extend hourly if you want. Depart 7:30 am or 8:00 am.

Target Fish Species including Tarpon, Sharks of all kinds, Snapper, Cobia, Tripletail, Snook, Redfish, Pompano, Grouper, Mackerel, Speckled Sea Trout and more.

Your saltwater fishing license, bait and use of our equipment are all furnished.

Free bottled ice water too.

Fishing Charter and Cheeseburgers in        Paradise at World Famous Cabbage Key.
Leave at 7:30 / 8:00 AM for 3 hours of fishing then take a break for lunch.  Then another hour or more of fishing after lunch. What could be better? Cabbage Key is listed in the National Registry of Historical places. Sorry, this trip is not available Saturdays or Sundays.

Experience the historical oratory given by Captain Russ on this incredible inter-coastal geographical area.
See Dolphins and Sea Turtles too.
Up to 6 people.
Every Trip is an Adventure.

Folks, we furnish the Super Smooth, BATTLE 4000 II & III 5000, 6000 & 8000 CONFLICT AND CLASH, sealed bearing, PENN REELS for your use and fishing pleasure. Each loaded with 40lb to 90lb POWER PRO braided line, all mounted on Incredibly sensitive 7'/7'6" fiberglass rods. You'll love the sensitivity and the feel of the fight.

750 Spin Fishers & 950 SSM PENNs for You Tarpon addicts. Custom, German made Marzulla rods. Call me today to book your trip. 

Family, Beginners and Children are always welcome.
So, You say You've Never Fished Before? I'll teach you; It'll Be Fun. I'll have you on the Pro team by days end. You Can Do This.

Check out some recent videos on our Customers' Catches page. Visit the store. See the Captains art or get a copy of his latest novel. See Below.

FYI: 49 years fishing Saltwater in 5 States, Canada, Northwest Territory, Mexico, Caribbean, and the Florida Keys.
We are here to make your trip a great experience for you. Give me a call today.


                        Bring the Family and Grand-Kids too.

                    Start Your Scrapbook of Memories Today!

    Captain Russ is the Inventor of the:

       World Patent # 11,980, 176
            US & International PCT 
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Never Lose it, When You Need it, Use it.
Snap to Fight - Snap to Store.
HIDDEN  T  Gives You so much More.
Ask for it at your local Tackle Shop
See our new Elite Rod Series the "Komfort Stik"
Use it while on board for a shark Fight
Yamaha National Pro Fishing Team
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   Hidden T Component Website and Store
Teaching Children to Fish
             He was a Pro by Noon
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24' Tide Walker Charter Boat
Our 24' Charter Boat, Clean and Roomy
      Here's The Boss waving to Everyone.
            View Past Trip Highlight Pics Below
Redfish for the Lady
                Julia's Redfish
  Hook'em while they're Young
       The "Tug" is the "Drug"
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Tarpon Fishing our Specialty
Keys Me Dahling !
           Nice Red Travis
African Pompano catch
                My Buddy Kevin
                African Pompano
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Tommy's Red Grouper
Father SonTeam Fighting Tarpon
Tarpon hooked on charter
Three against One...Tarpon Fun
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Big Sea Trout
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And this little Piggy came Home with Ed
26.5" Released
              Red Grouper
King Mackerel fishing
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Another National Geographic Moment
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King Mackerel
                 Peacock Bass
Blake's Bull Red
              Blake's Bull Red
Man and his Jack Crevale
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            21 pound triple tail
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Sheepshead Fishing
          Martin from Germany
   Stuart, Art and Ron catch & Release 102 today.
Rusty Dusty's Jack Crevalle
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                Dolphins Play
Offhore Reef Snook
          Helen's Reef Snook
Jim's Pompano
Baby shark catch and release
Cathing a Tarpon
Parker's Shark
Flounder, Captiva Pass
Captain Russ C&R this Beautiful Tarpom
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 Don't Miss Our Annual Summer Fishing, Snorkel, Coral Head Lobster Hunts and Pole Spearing Charters in the Florida Keys.
Flounder, bout a 5 Pounder
Yes, We Use Live Bait.
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 Take A Teaching Charter        or hear My Seminars
  Jim's Pompano
 Never seen one? Bill's Jolthead Porgy
Tarpon Catch
Another 100 pounder

Fabulous Florida Fishing with Tide Walker Charters

 Find us at  : 7290 Barrancas Avenue N.W. Bokeelia, FL 33922 ( Lavender Ramp - Lee County                                                                          Pine Island, Florida
                                                   Cape Coral, Florida, 33904
                                        Punta Rassa Ramp, Punta Rassa, Florida.
       Hey, I'm on the trailer now. "Have Boat Will Travel" pick your departure spot.

Visit Retail Locations  for  Muddoggie Artworks

Browse the site throughout and the gallery store for stunning artwork by Muddoggie  . . .

aka Captain Russ Walker

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Southern Greed Legend of the Pass
      "SEA HUNT"  Painting by Captain Russ
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Mudoggie Art Print

Paintings seen on this site are done by Captain Russ Walker (Pen name: Muddoggie) or Visit Facebook / Muddoggie Art to see Captain Russ's local, marine art and read his poetry. View his paintings at Island Visions Gallery on Matlacha Island or go to Frame Galley Gifts at Lorne's Gallery, Tarpon Point Hotel and Marina, Cape Coral, Florida.

Click the Button Below to See 77 of his paintings
in the Web Site store now or Go To this link :


Show the Captain your copy and receive a $25 charter discount for your day on the water. Bring your copy along with you and have it autographed by the Captain.
 Southern Greed - Legend of the Pass
Don't miss the thrilling action. Read Captain Russ Walkers latest Novel. Find it on Amazon eBooks today. (51,000 word) Not a Reader? No Problem. With the Audible text to speech function just download then click and listen.
Available in beautiful glossy Paperback too.

A Local, South West Florida setting, Murder, Romance, Kidnapping, Gold, Betrayal and above all, Justice. Proving that fate always fulfills itself regardless of who interferes.  Captain Walker writes of historically documented events and suggests an alternative outcome, producing a mystery that asks the question; Is the history we’ve been taught the truth or is this the true story?
Content Description:
The pursuit of gold extracts a heavy price, even more so once it’s found. Discover what textbooks left untold. Ruthless Spanish explorers lay waste to the Indians of South America and war with the Florida Calusa. History states the encounters were diplomatic by nature or was it purely, Southern Greed?

Now, jump ahead 497 years into today’s time. Fall in Love with Beth and Curt. Solve the Riddle of the Old Fisherman. Will it reveal the location of the lost shipment of Spanish Gold? With guns blazing, be part of the rescue. Identify the Psychopathic Killer and stop the murders.
Remember: For Those Obsessed by Greed, Justice will come.

Don't miss the excitement !  Order Your Copy Today.
On the Cover: Look for the Calusa War Mask under the Ferrari against a Miami backdrop photo at night.
Find it on Kindle or Beautiful Gloss Paperback, a fabulous, 51,000 word plus, beach read or download and activate the Kindle Audio.
He always has some on hand if you don't want to wait. He will gladly sign it for you too.

See My Fish Mount Restoration Page for more info if your old memory needs some new life breathed into it.

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by Captain Russ


By Captain Russ Walker
Signed, Limited Edition, Giclee Quality Prints        Available  30" X 40"                        $250

Warning: Water has been
known to accumulate on
the floor below this print.

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