I went down to Cape Coral Sept. 11 and booked with allfishcharters.com for that Monday and Tuesday. I jokingly told him I wanted at least a 6' shark - we caught 2 10 foot Lemon sharks. Red grouper fishing was like bream fishing - if we didn;t get a bite in under a minute, chances are they took your bait. We maxed out (8), caught the 2 10 foot sharks and caught dozens of snapper and red grouper that were under 20" - Coming back I was worn out and stinking from squid (they wanted to bait my hook for me, but I refused and did it myself), Capt Dan stopped off at Sanibel Island and we jumped in for a refresher dip.
For lunch he had a grill and we had fresh fish we had just caught.
We went out about 28 miles. Only down side is he does not like to go very fast, so it did take us a little over an hour to get there - but wow, was it worth it.
Even had a cuda that was circling the boat. All the rods with steel leaders were out, so he threw in a ladyfish without a steel leader - was like watching a nature show. The barracuda was just hanging out , saw that ladyfish and it looked like he was shot out of a cannon. As soon as he took it , it jumped straight out of the water - he was at eye level with us. Without the steel leader tho, when he jumped you could see him going straight up and the line falling away - was absolutely awesome tho.
Was my 1st experience with a charter so really did not know what to expect, but it was like fishing with family. They would do as much or as little as you wanted them to (I did let them take all of the fish off the hooks except the smaller ones).
Got back to shore and they even filleted the grouper for us - I have already booked another trip - I had a fantastic time.