While staying at River Palm Cottages and Fish Camp you may book a trip with Capt. Rufus Wakeman. He is a Native Florida Guide with over 20 years fishing experience. He has held 10 World records for various species around the world on both fly and conventional tackle. He has guided several clients to Line Class and All Tackle World Records in the Jensen Beach area. Whether you like spin, plug, fly, live bait or artificial fishing, Capt Rufus can accommodate you.

You will be fishing the beautiful Indian River Lagoon and the St. Lucie Rivers out of a state of the art Pathfinder 24' with a 200 HP Yamaha. This will enable you to fish from one end of the river to the other depending on where the action is. All tackle, license and water will be provided.

We also fish offshore in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean for all species available. You will be fishing from a Jupiter 31 with twin 200 Yamaha outboards. This boat will enable you to troll, live bait or bottom fish all the various wrecks and reefs that the area has to offer.

We hope you enjoy your fishing experience while staying at River Palm Cottages and Fish Camp.





Snook, Trout, Tarpon, Redfish, Ladyfish, Jacks and Flounder

Half Day
2 Anglers
$450.00
Full Day
2 Anglers
$650.00

There will be a $50.00 charge for each additional person up to people. Local Freshwater fishing for Largemouth Bass is the same rates and trips to Lake Okeechobee can be arranged with advance notice.

If there is need to hire more than one boat River Palm works with all the local guides in the area and we will be able to accommodate up to as many as 24 people. With trips such as these we need as much advance notice as possible as well as a 50% deposit due to the number of boats involved. The deposit will be refundable if cancelled at least 14 days prior and if that is not possible the deposit can be credited to a future trip with in the calendar year from the original date of the original booking.



Sailfish, Dolphin, Wahoo, Spanish Mackeral, Kingfish, Groupers, Snappers and Cobia

Available Upon Request

Depending on the seas and the number of anglers aboard, we may have to refer to the charter fleets located in Stuart, Florida. River Palm can also arrange for Eco-Tours by truck, boat plane or helicopter. Martin County offers some fantastic opportunities to view assorted types of birds such as the Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Bald Eagles, Sandhill Cranes, Roseate Spoonbills, Wood Ibis, American Wood Stork (IronHead), Brown Pelican and a host of shore, wading and songbirds too numerous to mention.

What we provide:
  - all tackle------but we encourage you to bring your favorite rods
- all the water you can drink & Gatorade or similar beverage
- fishing license
- any live bait needed
- years of experience
What you should bring:
  - your favorite rod (if you wish; 6 to 10 lb. line recommended)
- a cool long sleeve shirt
- hat
- sunscreen
- sunglasses
- wading boots or old sneakers
- rain gear
- camera or video recorder with extra film (you never know)
- any other personal items you may need
- snacks for half day trip or lunch for full day trip
- It can be cold in Winter so be prepared
What we would like to know:
  - Would you like to fish inshore or offshore?
- 1/2 day or full day?
- Would you prefer to fish spin, plug or fly?
- Do you prefer to use your own tackle or your guides tackle?
- Do you have a particular species in mind?
- Will you need transportation?

Snook
Tarpon
Spotted Sea Trout
Redfish
Pompano
Ladyfish
Jack Crevalle
Sailfish
Marlin
Dolphin
Wahoo
Kingfish
Spanish Mackerel
Cobia
African Pompano
Groupers & Snappers
Largemouth Bass

EX = Excellent
G = Good
P = Poor

Species
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Inshore                        
Snook
P
P
G
G
EX
EX
EX
EX
EX
G
G
G
Trout
G
G
G
EX
EX
EX
G
G
EX
EX
EX
G
Tarpon
P
P
P
P
G
EX
EX
EX
EX
G
P
P
Redfish
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
Pompano
EX
EX
EX
G
P
P
P
P
P
P
G
EX
Jacks
G
G
G
G
EX
EX
G
G
G
G
G
G
Ladyfish
EX
EX
EXG
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
                         
Species
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Offshore                        
Sailfish
EX
EX
EX
G
G
G
P
P
G
G
G
EX
Marlin
P
P
P
P
G
G
G
G
P
P
P
P
Dolphin
G
G
G
EX
EX
EX
EX
G
G
G
G
G
Cobia
G
G
EX
EX
EX
G
P
P
P
G
G
G
Kingfish
EX
EX
EX
EX
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
Wahoo
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
Tuna
G
G
G
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
Bonita
G
G
G
G
EX
EX
G
G
G
G
G
G
Snapper
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
Grouper
G
G
G
GP
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
African Pompano
G
G
G
G
G
P
P
P
P
P
P
G

 

Please email Rufus for charter info.


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