Fishing Charters in the Tarpon Fishing Capital of the World

In the heart of Southwest Florida lies a hidden gem known as the Tarpon Fishing Capital of the World: Boca Grande. Anglers from around the world come to our area to test their skills and patience against the “Silver King.”

Imagine warm summer breezes as you cast your line into crystal-clear blue waters. Excitement grows knowing that at any moment you could hook the tarpon of a lifetime.

Tarpon usually visit Charlotte Harbor and Boca Grande between April and October, often peaking in June. Every spring, thousands of hungry tarpon embark on their annual migration to our area to make their yearly spawn. It is estimated that about 5,000 tarpons are caught each spring in Boca Grande Pass alone. The average tarpon weighs between 90 to 130 pounds but catches of over 200 pounds are not unheard of.

In addition to Knapp Outdoor Expeditions, there are more than two dozen fishing charters available in the Charlotte Harbor/Boca Grande area offering a plethora of fishing styles, including:

  • Inshore fishing
  • Offshore fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Kayak fishing
  • Bowfishing

The seasoned charter captains who call these waters home have years of experience navigating the intricate channels and secret fishing spots. Their passion for fishing is matched only by their commitment to ensuring every guest experiences the thrill of the catch. Whether you’re a novice angler or a seasoned pro, there’s a challenge waiting to be conquered. From battling the mighty tarpon to reeling in a prized snook or redfish, the possibilities are endless. While Boca Grande holds the esteemed title of the Tarpon Fishing Capital of the World, Charlotte Harbor also boasts a diverse ecosystem.

The abundant marine life provides anglers with a wide array of frequently targeted species. Species that are commonly caught in our area include:

  • Tarpon
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Trout
  • Snapper
  • Grouper
  • Sharks
  • Cobia
  • Tripletail
  • Black Drum
  • Mackerel
  • Sheepshead

If you’re looking for the ultimate summer adventure, look no further than a fishing charter in Charlotte Harbor/Boca Grande. Fly into PGD, cast your worries away and reel in memories to last a lifetime!

Photo provided by Punta Gorda / Englewood Beach or