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Honesty Matters In This Day and Age
Captain Eric is honest thus he gets a full throated five star review. Here is why. We contacted Eric about a night fishing trip about a month before the date in June. Four days before our trip a tropical storm hit. Eric promptly called and let us know that the night fish wouldn't be the best idea as thunderstorms were still drilling the area. We said ok and he moved us to a Friday morning fishing trip. Now here's the HONESTY. I'm flying down to Florida. Captain Eric pre-fished all the spots we were going to go on the Friday morning trip. Not a single bite. He spent six hours checking the holes for us. Landed to a message from Eric. And his recommendation? Cancel the charter, save your money, don't fish. We did everything we could to convince him to fish. Save your money. Friday morning? Thunderstorms, thunderstorms, and more thunderstorms. Hotel had a fishing pond. Even those fish weren't biting. That's honesty. He could have easily given us a $400 boat ride; what would we have known? He didn't. If the man fishes they way he conducts himself; well, you're in for a darn good fishing trip. Honesty matters and I appreciate the work that Captain Eric put in to tell us not to fish. Tells me the man can really catch them when they are running.
A Truly Professional Fishing Guide
Great fishing. There are many guides who can take you fishing and then there are guides like Eric who know how to hunt fish. We did the latter -in the dark, with fly rods. I've been fly fishing for 25 years and can tell quickly who knows their stuff and who doesn't, Eric simply knows how to fish. Highly recommend Captain Eric. He told us how things would go down after it got dark, and after it got dark all those things happened, textbook. Except for the surprise dolphin next to the boat trying to ruin everything. He knows the area, the fishing, the fish, the tactics. If you don't catch fish it's likely not his fault. We'll fish with him again. Thanks for the trip, a professional among professionals and an outstanding angler and sportsman.
Great Fishing Experience
We had a great fishing experience, Capt Eric knows how to put you on the fish and we hooked into some tarpon, ladyfish, and jack. Missed out on a few monsters, will get them next time. If you are in the area and looking to get in some great fishing I highly recommend What A Hawg and Capt Eric!
Great Family Fishing Charter
We were in Ft Myers last week for a family vacation and booked Capt. Eric for an afternoon fishing charter. The weather was beautiful and we saw a Manatee in a shallow bay and several dolphins. We caught several trout, and a bunch of sheepshead around the docks. Capt Eric was very friendly and went out of his way to make sure that everyone caught at least a few fish. I even caught a couple and I didn't plan on fishing. My husband and son had a great time. We will definitely book Capt Eric this summer for a Tarpon fishing charter ( on my hubby's bucket list). If there were 6 stars he would have earned that and recommend him highly.
Caught My First Tarpon
My son and I went fishing last week with Captain Eric and had a good time. We saw an amazing amount of dolphins, I had no idea there were so many in the bays I always thought they were in the gulf . We caught quite a few fish including 1 40 inch tarpon that jumped like crazy. Captain Eric is very nice and showed us a few tricks that made our casting a lot better. hopefully we can book him again on our next trip I highly recommend captain Eric for your next fishing charter, you'll have a great time
First Fish On Topwater Lure
Caught my first redfish and it was on a topwater lure while fishing with What A Hawg Charters. Capt Eric taught me how to "walk the dog" funny term :) with the lure in the shallow water and it worked. I learned a bunch about using lures. If you are looking for a fun time fishing then I highly recommend going out fishing with them.
Caught A Nice Snook
Fishing with Capt. Eric was a great experience. I wanted to catch some Snook -- and Eric hooked me up! I also learned some new tips and tricks from him and really appreciated his knowledge, it was an added bonus to the day. It ended up being a great 'personal' day on my family vacation where I could do something I wanted to do! Thanks Capt Eric for a great trip!
First Time Ever Fishing
On vacation with friends so I got talked into going fishing. Much to my surprise I actually had fun watching my friends catch fish and Capt. Eric talked me into fishing even though I didn't' want to. Helped me cast and I actually caught a fish! Wanted to leave this review to say thanks and to recommend this business and Capt Eric
Lots Of Dolphins On Our Charter
Saw lots of dolphins on our fishing trip. If you want to go on a fishing charter in Fort Myers with a very personable Captain then book your with What A Hawg Charters. Excellent family trip, especially for kids. Heather F.
Great Fishing On A Tough Weather Day
Went fishing in Ft Myers today with Capt Eric. We had a good time and saw some Manatees doing some weird headstand behavior. It was crazy seeing those big animals splashing and swirling. It had been very windy and the water was cloudy,. Capt Eric worked long and hard to find slightly clearer water and when he found the right spot we caught redfish, trout, and lots of ladyfish. I would highly recommend booking a fishing with Capt Eric Anderson if you ever visit Fort Myers!
Great Tarpon Charter
I had to leave a review for Capt Eric. My wife and I booked a charter for Tarpon last week and we both caught our very first one :) Capt Eric was very helpful and really put us on the fish, we saw Tarpon rolling the entire 4 hour charter. We called other Ft Myers Fishing guides and they told us that Tarpon fishing was over. When we called Capt Eric he said no problem and took the time to even contact us by email to make sure we knew where to meet him. Very personable and knowledgeable, would give him 6 stars if we could.
First Saltwater Fishing Experience
I took my first ever saltwater fishing trip with Capt. Eric Anderson and I ended up catching a BIG snook and a BIG redfish all in abut an hour. We did a some casting and trolling, it was a great time and now I'm really hooked on saltwater fishing.
My First Snook Ever
My wife and I came down to Fort Myers for our honeymoon. Just to break the routine, we decided to do some fishing with Captain Eric Anderson. Capt. Eric is great company and will put you on some on good fish. My wife caught a beautiful snook, the biggest fish she ever caught!
Ryan and Lynn W.
Ryan and Lynn W.
Great Tarpon Fishing
On hooking, and fighting, and ultimately losing a giant Tarpon Jim wrote: "Let me tell you this Eric, that was in the top 2 of all my fishing charter adventures, and I truly thank you."
We Had A Fantastic Time
We had a fantastic time fly fishing and trolling with Capt. Eric. The scenery was beautiful and Eric was very knowledgeable about the area and fishing. I highly recommend this as a part of your Florida vacation.
Amy and Whitney P.
Amy and Whitney P.
Great Afternoon On The Water
Went out for a 1/2 day afternoon Ft Myers Fishing Charter with Capt Eric. Took my two friends who don't fish much. He made a special effort to teach them to cast, while leaving me to fish in the front of the boat. They had a good time despite missing most of the bite they got because they kept forgetting to set the hook. If you don't have much experience Capt Eric has the patience to teach you. He was fun to be in the boat with and made my friends laugh when they made a ton of mistakes learning to cast. I did catch fish some nice trout and redfish and it was so nice not to worry about my friends for once. I have been on quite a few guided trips before and Capt Eric is one of the nicest and most helpful fishing guides I have ever hired. In spite of having to help my friends for 4 hours he never missed a beat helping me land a fish or telling me where to cast. He really know the waters of Estero Bay. We are already planning to come back and fish with him next year!