Dave Roberts

Meet Captain Dave Roberts

Meet Your Captain Dave Roberts from Playin' Hooky Fishing Charter

Set sail for an exceptional fishing adventure with Captain Dave, guiding you through the scenic and fish-rich waters of Naples. His deep understanding of local fishing spots, honed through years of experience, guarantees an unparalleled fishing excursion. Perfect for both novice fishermen and expert anglers, Captain Dave's extensive knowledge will ensure your time on Playin Hooky is truly memorable.

Captain Dave Roberts excels in inshore fishing adventures in Naples, guiding you through the abundant flats and backcountry waters. Weather permitting, you may also explore nearshore areas and wrecks for added thrills. With a versatile skill set in various fishing techniques, Captain Dave ensures a fruitful fishing experience for all skill levels. Whether it’s light or heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, jigging, popping, or the exciting new addition of bow fishing, Playin Hooky offers a wide range of methods to match your fishing style and elevate your adventure.

The range of species you can expect to catch is diverse, including Sheepshead, Tripletail, Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, and larger catches like Grouper, Blacktip, and Bull Shark. Playin Hooky provides a seamless charter experience, supplying all necessary equipment and handling licenses. Enjoy complimentary drinks, meals, and snacks, and feel free to bring your own as well. Captain Dave not only lets you keep your catch but also offers cleaning services.

You’ll fish aboard a 20’ Lowe bay boat, accommodating up to 3 guests. Powered by a 115 HP Mercury engine with a top speed of 38 knots, you’ll swiftly reach your fishing destination. For stealthier approaches, a wireless trolling engine is available to help you quietly approach fish.

Reserve your memorable fishing charter in Naples, a destination that offers excellent fishing all year round.

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Playin Hooky Fishing Charter Available Trips


Expertise & Attributes

11 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Master Guide
Nature / Wildlife Views
Saltwater Fishing
Freshwater Fishing
Live Bait
Technical Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Insect Repellant
Live Bait

Good to Knows

Trip Includes:

·       Cleaning and Filleting Your Catch

·       Fishing License

·       Ice Box

·       Live Bait

·       Lures

·       Rods, reels & tackle

What to bring:

·       Snacks and drinks

·       Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses)

·       Wear weather-appropriate clothing

DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout

BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash. 

GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 3 days prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.

GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit.

TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip.


Playin Hooky

Boat Type: Motorboat (engine-powered)

Boat Guest Capacity: 3

Boat Length: 20

Manufacturer Name: Lowe

Model Year: 2018

Number of Engines: 1

Horsepower per Engine: 115

Maximum Cruising Speed: 38

Boat Registration: Not Given

Features: GPS, Fish Finder, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice-Box, Livewell / Live Bait Tank