About Us

FishingCharters.com was created to provide consumers, charters and guides a place to connect online. Born from a deep desire to create a common place with elements we felt were lacking in most websites, we will continue striving to make your next experience on the water one full of monster fish.

Partners Todd Malicoat and Dwight Zahringer are avid fishermen, both born-and-raised in Michigan. Having the upbringing of fishing with family and friends from a young age and backgrounds in web development and online marketing they decided to combine their efforts and create the ultimate fishing charter and fishing guide website for captains and consumers.

Where do you go to look for a charter or guide when you are on vacation? Today the answer is usually referrals or a search in Google. While together at a conference in Hawaii, Todd and Dwight fished the beautiful waters of the Pacific on the island of Oahu. During the charter they discussed the lack of a simplistic site that provided real information to consumers. Todd took note of all the challenges captains can have marketing themselves online. “They just want to fish,” he kept saying. Dwight pointed out that many consumers needed pictures of recent catches, boat info and reviews to help make a decision on what charter to use.

Both know the excitement of catching a large marlin in Los Cabos or fly-fishing for trout in Missouri, which is why they both agreed that a directory site was needed to offer a simple platform for both captains and consumers. Here, FishingCharters.com was born.

We hope you enjoy your fishing trip and value your feedback.

Dwight & Todd