Sight Fishing (Fly or Spin)

Maximum Adrenaline Rush!

SIGHT FISHING (Primarily Includes: Reds, Tarpon, Cobia, Jacks, and Pompano)

Sight Fishing Charters usually appeal to the more experienced angler, it’s basically hunting on the water where patience and stealth are key. However, if you can follow directions and consider yourself a quick learner you will be rewarded with a fishing experience like no other. Captain Daniel will quietly pole your boat around in waters so shallow that it is not unusual to spot redfish feeding or laying in ambush with their backs out of the water or practically standing on their head with their tails waving in the air searching for food, truly an incredible sight!

Once fish have been spotted, your success is measured by the fish being in the mood to eat, your ability to see the fish and your skill in making quick accurate casts. Some days there are numerous opportunities to cast at and land fish where you may see a hundred or more. Other days you may only land one, but I can tell you from experience that only one fish caught sight fishing will change you forever!

Depending upon the weather and time of year, Tarpon, Cobia and Pompano can be sight fished right off of our beaches providing anglers with a change of scenery and a chance to land a fish of a lifetime. Motoring slowly along, anchoring, or holding up with the trolling motor just off the beach allows us to get close to the fish in order to make accurate casts. Either method consists of anglers being elevated to make spotting fish easier. The casting platforms onboard Captain Daniel’s Vantage were designed and custom made to provide anglers a safe and secure platform that allows the peace of mind in order to cast with confidence.

Fly fishermen are welcome and will thoroughly enjoy casting from the elevated custom casting platforms or large uncluttered front deck. 


Sight Fishing for Reds!

Sight Fishing Tarpon off the Beach!

First time Sight Fishing

Sight Fishing Tarpon!


Sight Fishing off Panama City Beach Florida!

Sight Fishing for Cobia!

Part I Sight fishing Reds

Part II Sight fishing Reds

Testing out the first Shimano Ci4 in Bay County