All trips are rated for up to 3 people. Special accommodations can be made for up to 6 people. Multiple boat and group trips can be arranged. Add $50 for each person after 3 up to 6.
Once your date is booked, you are responsible for that date. If you need to cancel or reschedule, your deposit will be refunded once the date is re-booked. The policy is in place because we have several trips booked months out. We will do our best to re-book the dates but keep in mind that we often have a waiting list.
When booking a backcountry fishing charter you will be fishing the pristine flats and mangrove lined shorelines in beautiful Pine Island Sound and the surrounding waters. We will be primarily targeting snook, redfish, and trout depending on what time of year you book your trip. When backcountry fishing there are endless options for what species you want to catch because Southwest Florida inshore waters are so diverse. When booking a backcountry trip just ask the captain what is biting; you’re guaranteed to have a good time.
Tarpon Fishing (April-July)
Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing is an experience of a lifetime, no matter what age or skill level you are. Nowhere else in the world can you find a fishery like Boca Grande Pass provides. Every year hundreds of thousands of tarpon congregate in the pass and the surrounding beaches along with some notorious hammerhead and bull sharks.
From late April thru early July, tarpon migrate to Boca Grande, FL to spawn, which is why it has been named the tarpon fishing capital of the world. The action in the pass is unlike anything you have ever experienced. It’s not uncommon to have multiple fish on at once. All day long you see fish rolling and jumping every where you look.
The most productive method for tarpon fishing in Boca Grande is sight casting to rolling fish (fish that are coming up to the surface to gulp air) with a spinning rod and live bait.
There isn’t anywhere else you could go to have this type of adrenaline rush when hooking a 100+lbs fish and watching it put on an aerial display.
Due to high demand for Tarpon Trips during this time booking should be done as early as possible to ensure you get the date you desire.
Tarpon Fishing (Aug-Sept)
Tarpon fishing in August thru September is almost like an untapped resource. A lot of captains don’t tarpon fish this time of year due to the fish already being done with their annual spawn which means more fish for us, and less boats. A lot of the fish will start to migrate south after they finish spawning, but we also have a large quantity of fish that will migrate into Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound, and stick around until a couple of fronts have moved through the area.
Off Shore Fishing
Offshore fishing is the perfect option for the anglers looking for variety on a rod and on the dinner plate. Year round, Southwest Florida offers big Grouper Fishing, Yellowtail, Mangrove and Lane Snapper, Kingfish, and Cobia on all the offshore wrecks. With longer run time to each spot, we offer full day trips, which will give you more than enough time to fill the fish box.
Fly Fishing Add-On
Southwest Florida is one of the most diverse fisheries that the state has to offer. Whether you're chasing Tarpon on Boca Grande beach or looking for tailing redfish on the flat, there's no other experience like having your guide quietly maneuver the boat to get you that epic shot at a hungry fish on a fly rod. All year-round, we have many different seasons of fly fishing opportunities.
Fly fishing available on request along with gear on inshore, offshore and tarpon trips.