|Welcome to Ladyfish Charters!
Hi, I am Captain Lori Deaton of Ladyfish Charters. I have been guiding anglers of all skill levels throughout Tampa Bay and its tributaries and in world famous Boca Grande since 1999. I specialize in inshore shallow water fishing using light tackle and near-shore fishing using medium to heavy tackle.
Among the many species my charter service targets are snook, trout, redfish, tarpon, and cobia. Whether myself and my clients are fishing a peaceful mangrove covered shoreline in search of the steely snook or the aquatic wonderland of a rich oyster bar seeking redfish, a lush grass flat seeking trout using light tackle; scouring channel markers & sandy shallows chasing cobia, or deep rock ledges looking for a tenacious tarpon using medium to heavy tackle, you can be confident that I will work extremely hard at giving you your optimal day on the water while making sure you have an absolute blast!
As your energetic, enthusiastic guide I will share my knowledge with you while demonstrating the importance of conserving and preserving our waterways and its inhabitants. I pride myself in taking great measure in the assurance of your safety as well as your complete satisfaction.
When I am not putting my anglers on fish, you can find me spending precious time with my large family and fabulous circle of friends, jogging with my best friend Pirate (a gorgeous yellow lab!), competing in local running events, sprint triathlons, golfing or playing tennis. Community service is important to me and as such, I donate the gift of time to several worthy charities.
As a proud member of the following organizations, I am committed to both the leadership and importance of conservation that are associated with being a United States Coast Guard Licensed Captain:
The Florida Guides Association
The Coastal Conservation Association
American Professional Captains Association
The National Association of Charter Boat Operators
In addition to putting you on your favorite catch, I am an experienced tournament director, instructor and speaker. I am available as a tournament director or consultant, and to conduct seminars on a variety of topics. Ladyfish Charters is available for individual, group and corporate trips. So climb aboard and join me for some true outdoor adventure in a comfortable, laid back atmosphere while we seek-out your favorite feisty fish!
Captain Lori Deaton