I have done a little bit of everything in my fishing charter career. I’ve written articles on Tarpon fishing, successfully competed in many inshore and offshore tournaments, filmed a number of shows with ESPN. The part of my fishing charter career I’m most proud of however, are the testimonials of clients who gave me the opportunity to take them fishing, and the memories I helped create with them.
When you hire me for a day of fishing you are getting one of the most versatile fishing guides in South Florida. If you are flexible, looking to catch fish and have lots of fun...you have found the right fishing guide!
If I had to choose one type of fishing I specialize most in, it would have to be Tarpon fishing. Unfortunately, Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate...or the Tarpon. That’s where being versatile comes in. I do everything from fishing in the bay, deep sea fishing for Sailfish, to Bass fishing in the Everglades. If I am unavailable for a particular date, I would happily recommend another fishing guide to accommodate you. It may seem like there are a ton of fishing guides to choose from, but there are only a few that do it for a living. These are the fishing guides you want to be out with.
"Hi Gavet, just wanted to thank you for a great time that my son, Ian and I had fishing with you. He has been telling all of his friends at school about it as well as showing them pictures. You showed my son and I a great time and gave us some very memorable moments. We look forward to looking you up for some more fishing when I get back from Iraq. My daughter also wants to go now. Here are some pictures that you may be able to use on your site. Thanks again, take care and may god bless you and your family."
David G. Lavelle, Captain, US Army, 101st Airborne Division
"The best fishing guide I’ve ever fished with is Gavet Tuttle – no doubt about it! Not only is he an expert on South Florida fishing, he’s a great coach too. Gavet is a fun guy to be with and gives you only as much help and advice as you want. I fished with Gavet last year and the highlight of the fishing trip was my 28 pound permit. This year, my wife and two boys are coming along and I’m sure Gavet will make it a memorable vacation for us all."
Jim Farmer, Winnetka, IL
“Capt Gavet, this is great news and I will be sure to have my TV on for the show. As you know, I did a show with George in Annapolis, Md and he is a real pleasure to work and fish with. I think that George found a great fishing guide to go fishing and taping a show with. If George had as much fun as Dean and I did fishing with you the finished product will be wonderful, can’t wait for 8 pm tomorrow to get here so I can see it. By the way, Dean and I will be back in the Ft Lauderdale area in November and we will want a couple of days with you – I will be in touch later to schedule. Thanks for the email and I will be glued to the TV tomorrow. All my best,”
Capt Joe Riley, Muff Diver Charters.
"Gavet, Thanks for the e-mail. The boys and I watched you on espn this morning. Great show, next time down we will try the night tarpon fishing. Also, my boys got a kick out of seeing their pictures on your web site. Good luck fishing. Take care,"
Kurt, Max, & Brett Fellinger
"Gavet- Just wanted to send you a note to let you know that we had a great time out on the boat the other day despite the wind. Geoffrey wrote a short essay about his adventures on the trip back to Atlanta and discovered that he had actually caught SIX types of fish (he remembered the baby Snapper). With a young boy I am sure you can appreciate the excitement kids have when they get on your boat. If ever you get up to Atlanta, Geoffrey has extended an offer to take you fly fishing on the Chattahoochee!, Thanks again.”
Tom (and Geoffrey)
“Capt. Gavet, my dad and want to come “back for more” because we had a great time over Thanksgiving. We’d like to come down for a father-son weekend and book two fishing trips with you — a day and a night. We want to do the fishing trip this year and are pretty open as to the month if you have any suggestions for the best time to come fishing. Did you use our picture?”
"Thanks for a great fishing trip. we would like to do a similar fishing trip towards the end of August. Also, put us on the list for the week when the sailfish are biting. In addition we would like to go on an evening fishing trip in the fall or winter. (when you think is best) and fish for tarpon and snook. please keep in contact. we want to do it again."
“Thank you for taking Adam and I out last Saturday evening. I appreciate that it was your free time and we both believe that we were lucky to have met you. It is very refreshing to meet someone who genuinely thinks of others, whether its going the extra step to help catch a fish, or going out of your way with the fishing rod. Both Adam and my wife and I appreciate your efforts. Thanks again and we will see you soon."
“Hey Gavet, its Rick Farmer following up on a promise I made to you when I left earlier this spring. My dad, Bill and I were looking to book a fishing trip with you for the summer. You had told us about the great dolphin, permit, and night snook fishing, and well, we are very intrigued. (Not to mention the world class fishing guide of course) Anyway, we were looking at the possibility of going out Saturday July 2nd and Sunday July 3rd. Now, I’m not a Florida fishing expert like yourself, but I can imagine that it gets pretty hot around that time of year. If memory serves me correct, I think you mentioned going out fishing early in the morning and then possibly late at night for some snook. Please e-mail either me or my dad concerning booking and specifics. Thanks so much and I look forward to hearing from you soon.”
“Gavet, Glad you like the pictures. Yes, please keep us posted if they end up in the magazine. We hope to plan a fishing trip to FL again in November/December and will definitely want to go out with you and Steve.”
“Hey Gavet…Finally got my film developed from my fishing trip in Florida. Here is a nice shot of the tarpon I caught with you as you requested. Rob and I had a great time, and I’ll plan on booking another fishing trip next time I’m in Miami. Thanks again, and tight lines,”
“Gavet, I got back and that was a fishing trip of many firsts for me. I landed my first tarpon & cobia & shark sucker. Ace liked Steve and feels he as a in with his Lebanese blood. I have sent pictures of Ace and his tarpon and my snook. If you want any more email me.”
“Thanks again for the terrific fishing. I had an awesome time. I am already looking forward to making it back for another fishing trip. I hope you enjoy the photos. I going to have prints made, so let me know if you would like to have any, and if so, which ones you’d like. Also, the more I look at the pictures, the more I wonder what the fish actually weighed. Do you think that it may have been more than 120lbs? Keep up the great the great work! Thanks again,”
“Thanks for a great time. Watching Caleb catch the 50″ Mahi was fantastic. If I am ever in the South Florida area I will look you up for another fishing trip. Again, thanks for a great trip.”
"We were successful in landing one tarpon and then catching a few trout on the flats during the fishing trip. Well, I will be in Florida again from March 20th thru March 26th and I would like to know if you have any available dates while I’m in town. I’d really like to get on the water and catch another tarpon, it was really something else! Or, if there’s some other type of action going on, I’d be willing to give it a shot."
"We had a great time during our evening fishing trips this past week,. After fighting the tarpon, I was glad we were able to get it into the boat for a picture. For both of us to catch a “slam” of tarpon, snook and jack, was a great first-time experience. We look forward to future fishing trips on your new boat.”
Paul ML Kurchock