Welcome to Hot Tuna Charters. My name is Capt Rufus Wakeman and I am your guide. I am a native Floridian with over 30 years of experience fishing the waters of south Florida. I have held 9 World Records on Fly and Light Tackle from all over the world and have guided clients to 3 World Records. If it swims I can catch it. I specialize in Light Tackle and Fly Fishing the inshore waters of the Jensen Beach / Stuart area of the Indian River as well as the St Lucie River. We fish from a 24' Pathfinder Boat with a 200 HP Yamaha Outboard motor. This enables us to cover ground in the event of a good bite 10 miles away. The Pathfinder allows us to fish in water as shallow as 12" and we can run the beach in search of Tarpon and other near shore species of fish. If it is a calm day we can run offshore to some of the closer wrecks and catch some pelagic fish as well.
We are dedicated to providing our clients with a first class fishing experience. We base our trips on the available seasonal species that migrate through our waters. This gives us a very diverse array of fish to pursue and it is one of the best destinations in the world to fish for a large number of different species of fish. Believe me as I have been around the world and this area ranks in the top 5 for numbers of fish.
We can arrange accomodations and fishing for a single individual as well as groups of up to 20 people. Check out River Palm Cottages and Fish Camp which is our home site by just clicking here. riverpalmcottages.com.
Please cruise through our website and enjoy what we have to offer online and then come and see what we can offer on the water.
Capt. Rufus Wakeman