Guided Saltwater Trips with JT Van Zandt:
Full day trips will be approximately 8-9 hours in length. Half day trips are 5-6 hours. We will be sight casting primarily for redfish in shallow water with occasional shots at black drum, sea trout, flounder and sheepshead. Ice water is provided in stainless YETI jugs. Feel free to bring food and other beverages you desire. I truly prefer that clients do not bring single use plastic. This is not a hard rule, however I have been a plastic free guide service since 2014. The experience is enhanced when no single use plastic waste has been created. I will have no hard feelings in the case that plastic comes on board and I do understand the convenience factor is hard to avoid. I simply request that all clients do their best to limit single use plastic.
Salt Water Rates:
Full day (8-9 hours) $800 for 1 or 2 anglers
Half day (5-6 hours) $600 for 1 or 2 anglers
A 50% deposit is required to reserve your date(s). Remaining charter fees are to be paid with CASH or CHECK to JT after your charter. If you wish to charge your trip to your credit card a processing (5%) fee will be added to the charge. Gratuities are customary.
A 15 day advanced noticed for all cancellations is required for a full refund. If you cancel within 15 days you will lose your deposit. If you cancel within 7 days you are responsible for 100% of the trip. Cancellation due to extreme weather conditions will be determined only when the safety of the client is at risk. In these cases, deposits will be refunded or held to reserve rescheduled date.
Most modern fly tackle gear intended for Salt Water use in line weights 7-9 will work fine. Extra equipment is supplied as well.
Flies are supplied for the angler but in the event you wish to bring your own: Clouser Minnows and a variety of shrimp and crab pattern work well. Surface patterns are effective. Depending on water clarity, a mix of bright colors like white, pink and chartreuse as well as a selection of natural colors like tan cream and brown.
Other additional items:
Polarized sunglasses are critical (brown, copper, or amber lenses work best). Fishing License, Dark under-brim hat, quick drying tropical clothing, sun protection such as a Buff, sun gloves, unscented lotion type sunscreen/ please no spray. Deck or boat shoes with grippy, non black scuffing soles. Wading boots are not required as most fishing is done from the boat. If you prefer to do some wading neoprene booties are best.
Contact JT Van Zandt with any questions.