Straydog Fishing Charters

About The Trip

Our trips vary in length primarily because of the distance we travel offshore. We produce quality fish on all our trips, however, the longer trips give you more time to fish and also give you the opportunity to fish areas less traveled by other boats. We specialize in stand-up bottom fishing for grouper, snapper and amberjack, which are a mainstay year 'round for us. We also get into some of the migratory pelagics such as kingfish, cobia, mahi-mahi, and black fin tuna when they're in the area.
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    Everything is included except for your food and beverage. Please consolidate food and beverages to minimize the number of coolers. We can provide ice upon request. Protection from the sun is important, so bring a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. Don't forget your camera! You'll want to take pictures. Also, motion sickness pills are a good idea -- we recommend the prescription patches -- they seem to work very well.

    Sandals or bare feet are not advised as our fishing deck stays very active. The main thing is to bring a healthy appetite for catching fish.


    We carry a matched "charter boat set" of six custom Dogfish and Shakespeare rods in the 30,40,60 and 80lb. class. Our tackle is serviced and maintained to provide quality performance. If you would like to bring your own personal rod and reel, please check with the Captain first. Our equipment has been chosen specifically for the type of fishing we specialize in.

    Price for (6 anglers or less)

    Trip Length*
    Average Distance
    in Nautical Miles

    Trip Price
     4 Hours
    10 - 15 miles $650.00
     6 Hours
    15 - 25 miles $900.00
     8 Hours
    20 - 35 miles $1200.00
    10 Hours
    30 - 40 miles $1500.00
    10hr SPECIAL
    30 - 45 miles $1600.00
    12 Hours
    35 - 55 miles $1800.00

    Plus 15-20% Gratuity for the mate.
    *Prices subject to change

    The fish you catch are yours to keep. At the end of the trip we filet and package them in ziplock bags at no additional cost.

    Please Read:
    G.P.S. capable devices are not permitted aboard this vessel. We will be checking for them! Our livelihood depends on the coordinates we fish and it is paramount that we protect them for our future.

    Please note:
    No illegal drugs will be allowed aboard this vessel and excesssive drinking will not be tolerated while underway. We allow moderate drinking, but absolutely will not allow anyone whom we deem to be intoxicated prior to departure to board the boat. There are no exceptions to this rule. It is our top priority to ensure you a fun, safe trip.

    About the Captain and Crew

    The Captain

    SCOTT Greer

    Captain Scott has been professionally guiding offshore fishing trips full time out of the Cortez docks for over 35 years. In that course of time he has developed a reputation for producing quality catches consistently. Because of that consistency, he has acquired a faithful following of regular customers and generated new business strictly by word of mouth. But, don't take our word for it - come down to the dock and watch him land his catch.
    Our First Mate


    We have an experienced mate on all of our charters to better serve you. He works extremely hard to ensure a fun, safe and productive trip and is often complimented on the cleanliness of the boat. However, he works for tips only and 15-20% is customary on all charters.
    There is no substitute for experience.


    Calling us is the best and quickest way to reserve your trip and get the date you want. All reservations must be confirmed by phone and secured with a $200.00 deposit (MasterCard, Visa, check, or money order)

    All mailed deposits (i.e. personal check or money order) must be received 14 days prior to your date booked or the reservation will be removed from our schedule.
    Cancellation Policy

    Our policy is to meet at the dock at the agreed time on the day of the trip. If the Captain cancels the trip due to Bad Weather, we will try to reschedule the charter at your convenience, or we will refund your deposit in full. Due to the fact that weather in Southwest Florida, let alone the Gulf of Mexico, is so very difficult to forecast, we will not cancel 12 hours or more ahead of departure time unless we believe beyond any reasonable doubt that the weather will be unsuitable for your trip.
    Make checks payable to: Stray Dog Charters.

    We accept MasterCard and Visa on deposits only when booking the trip.
    We will issue refunds according to our Refund Policy.

    For more information or to make your reservations please call: Captain Scott Greer at 941-794-5615.

    Mail deposits to: Stray Dog Charters
    P.O Box 131
    Cortez, FL 34215

    Stray Dog Fishing Charters, Cortez, Florida
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