Anchors Away Charters – Inshore

If you’re looking for an incredible inshore Floridian fishing adventure, make sure that a visit to Anchors Away Charters is at the top of your “to-do” list! Located in Placida, this charter boasts access to the seriously plentiful and protected fishing grounds of Gasparilla Sound and Charlotte Harbor. In addition, your captain Jeff Watkins has been fishing these waters all of his life. Who could be better equipped to take you on a day of first-class fishing?

Capt. Jeff started fishing when he was 4 years old, and from that moment he knew that angling was going to be a big part of his life. When it comes to these inshore fishing grounds, he’s spent plenty of time exploring them and knows exactly where the hottest bite will be on any given day. He’ll happily share his local tips and tricks when it comes to reeling in your dream catch – whether that’s Redfish, Snook, or more!

You’ll be traveling on board your captain’s 18’ Shallow Sport center console, perfectly built to navigate these seriously shallow waterways. She’s decked out with top-quality navigational, safety equipment, and a wireless trolling motor so you don’t spook your catch as you head to the hotspots.

Capt. Jeff’s inshore trips focus on the plentiful waterways in and around Gasparilla Sound and Charlotte Harbor, which are home to a huge host of incredible Floridian favorites. Your targeted species include Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and feisty Snook – all three are seriously fun to catch, and will provide plenty of rod-bending action! Depending on the bite and your skill level, you’ll use a mix of artificial lures, live bait, and cut bait.

You’ll be provided with rods, reels, tackle, and a fishing license. Come aboard Anchors Away Charters for an incredible inshore adventure!

The State of Florida closed the harvesting of Redfish, Snook, and Trout until May 2021. You may catch them, but have to release them.

Interested in an offshore adventure instead? Check out Capt. Jeff’s second listing with us.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore/Backbay
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    On this adventure, you'll spend plenty of time on the water, experiencing the best of Gasparilla Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Your main target species are feisty Snook, huge Redfish, and Spotted Seatrout. Depending on how the fish are biting and your level of fishing, you'll use artificial lures, as well as live and cut bait. This trip will also give you a chance to see an abundance of wildlife, first-hand! Your departure time may be changed, and rods, reels, bait, tackle and your license are included.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Backbay
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    This 6-hour trip will give you more time to explore the plentiful, protected waters of Gasparilla Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Discover what inhabits the shallows as you target a range of species, including Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Snook, and more! Depending on how the fish are biting and your angling skills, you'll be using artificial lures, as well as live and cut bait. This is also a great chance to see other wildlife such as dolphins and manatees. Rods, reels, bait, tackle, and your license included.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Backbay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Spend slightly more time exploring the protected waters in and around Gasparilla Sound and Charlotte Harbor on this 4-hour trip. This means you'll have the chance to target huge bull Redfish, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, and whatever else is biting. Depending on your previous angling skills and how the fish are biting, you'll be using artificial lures, as well as live and cut bait, to hook your catch. Your captain will provide you with rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Backbay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    Spend your morning soaking up the sun and relaxing, then join Capt. Jeff for an afternoon of fishing these world-famous inshore waters. You'll explore the fishing grounds in and around Gasparilla Sound and Charlotte Harbor, where you'll have the chance to hook Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, and whatever else is biting, using a mix of artificial lures, live bait, and cut bait. Your captain will provide you with rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a valid fishing license for all guests.
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About the Captain

Jeff Watkins
Placida, Florida, United States
9 Fishing Reports
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29 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2016
Captain Jeff is a top rated Boca Grande fishing guide, he grew up locally and has been fishing the waters of Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor, Lemon Bay, Pine Island Sound, and The Gulf Of Mexico all his life. Therefore he knows these waters like the back of his hand and specializes in providing fun engaging fishing charters and above all making lifelong memories. If you are looking for a day on the water you will remember for years to come, look no further. Choose Captain Jeff as your Boca Grande Fishing Guide. Captain Jeff's objective is to give you the best fishing experience possible, and a great time out on our beautiful waters. He is a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain, insured, and also one of only a few Captains in the area that possess NOAA Federal Reef & Pelagic fishing permits which allow you to legally fish in federal waters which is past 9 miles . I look forward to putting my years of experience to work for you!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Permit Permit
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Shallow Sport (Center console) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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FAQs about Anchors Away Charters – Inshore

Anchors Away Charters – Inshore offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Backbay (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Backbay (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Backbay (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore/Backbay (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Anchors Away Charters – Inshore, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (MinKota)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Anchors Away Charters – Inshore include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano tackle)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Redfish, Snook, & Trout are all closed to harvest)
  • Fishing License

Anchors Away Charters – Inshore offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Anchors Away Charters – Inshore offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Anchors Away Charters – Inshore include:
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout