Posted on July 15, 2008 by potterscharterfishing
Capt. Eddie Potter was born in Key West. He spent most of his young life on his Dad’s shrimp boat from the Keys to Texas. Being a fifth generation commercial fishermen, it was an easy transition to guide fishing. He started his guide service in 1997 in Boca Grande. He works out of Gasparilla Marina in Placida, which is minutes from Boca Grande, Gasparilla Sound, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Eddie uses two boats now to work the areas of Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. His 22′ Pathfinder has proven itself over the last ten seasons. It still works the shallows well and cuts through choppy open waters nicely. It is the primary boat for late spring and summer tarpon, shark, trout, mackerel, and all the other species of fish that frequent the deeper waters. The boats short tower works well for spotting fish from distance in open water as well around deeper mangove islands in the backcountry. The Pathfinder has served Eddie well and will be around for a while.
Eddie’s other boat is the 21′ Shallow Sport. Bought in November of 2007, it has a tunnel hull for use in extreme shallow water. Used from the fall until early spring, the Shallow Sport is Eddie’s main boat for backcountry fishing for Redfish and Trout. It is not built to run in heavy chop, but it will run in three inches of water. During the extreme low tides in the fall and winter, this boat will put Eddie and his clients in the best locations when other boats are left miles away. The fall and winter is Eddie’s favorite time to take clients out.
Eddie can cater a trip to whatever needs you require. From families with young kids to the most experienced fly fishermen, Capt. Eddie will work hard to make your trip enjoyable and productive.
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