My brother, his girlfriend and I booked a trip with Captain Rapps last Sunday. The day started out with a short run offshore to net some live bait. Captain Rapps knew right where to find them. After filling the livewell we set out for one of Pete's secret hot-spots. On the way, we were stopped by a Florida Wildlife Conservation officer for a spot check. After checking the boat for the required paperwork and safety equiptment, the friendly officers told us that Captian Rapps boat was the most ship-shaped vessel they've checked in a long time! With smiles we said our good-byes and we were on our way. We winded our way around what seemed like endless Islands, thru creek like channels and vast bays. Just the ride alone was worth the trip. Needless to say, we caught a ton of fish! Trout, Ladyfish and Reds. I mentioned that I wanted to catch a Snook. So we were off to another one of Pete's hot spots. We boated more huge slot size and over slot size Snook in 3 hours than I have seen in a lifetime! I have never seen anything like it!I am a Snook Fanatic now! Thank you Capt Pete for some awesome memories!
Lake Wallenpaupack, PA
I have gone fishing with Captain Rapps on many occasions and he always amazes me with his knowledge, his skill, and most of all his genuine love for fishing. We are now good friends and the time flies as we talk and angle for the next big one. We have explored many areas of the 10,000 Islands with Capt Pete and the best thing is that he always takes us to different places which keeps us looking forward to the next trip. From reeling in big Redfish and Snook, to great dinner fish like Sea Trout, Sheepshead, and Snapper, to fun active fun fish like Mackeral and Ladyfish, Capt Pete aims for a nice variety and makes it a lot of fun no matter what the conditions. I look forward to every trip!
Dr. Paul Wicklund,
St. Paul, MN
It was such a pleasure meeting you yesterday and thank you so much for your patience with my son Parker - your are his hero! I have fished with a lot of guides over the years, you have the right attitude and personality to go far ... you get it and many guides don't. The guide business is about entertaining.
Capt. Chuck Simpson
President, Gaff Magazine
I recently had the pleasure of a fishing charter with Captain Pete Rapps. I have gone with many fishing charters in this area, however, this time I had a special need that Captain Rapps fulfilled so well. I wanted to expose my grandchildren who were ages 5 & 6 to fishing for the first time. I was concerned that they would get bored easily and not have a good experience. I decided to book the charter from Chokoloskee for only a half day and actually expected that we would come back earlier as I thought that my grandchildren would not have the attention span to stay out too long.