Anchors Away Charters

(6) In high demand!
Boca Grande Causeway
Placida FL, United States

Anchors Away Charters has what it takes to get you on fish in Placida, Florida. Captain Jeff grew up locally and has been fishing the waters of Boca Grande and Charlotte Harbor all his life. He knows these waters like the back of his hand and specializes in providing fun days of fishing that lead to lifelong memories. If you are looking for a day on the water you will remember for years to come, look no further.

What makes Anchors Away Charters special is that Captain Jeff has two boats to fish from, meaning he will always be able to show you the best that the local area has to offer, whatever the conditions. So whether you are scanning the surrounding waters from the tower of his 24 ft Skeeter SX240 or navigating the intricate backwaters on his 18 ft Shallow Sport tunnel boat, you will have the edge over the majority of the other boats in the area. Both boats are fully equipped with top of the range fish finding electronics, Power Pole shallow anchoring systems, and top quality Shimano fishing tackle.

Thanks to this flexibility, Captain Jeff can take you on a whole range of trips. Target the world famous Boca Grande Tarpon, hunt for huge toothy predators, get in the water with an enormous Goliath Grouper, stalk the backcountry in search of Redfish, Snook, or Trout, or head off to the nearshore reefs to catch some delicious table fare… the choice is yours. Captain Jeff provides plenty of live bait and artificial lures to get you on the fish you have always wanted to catch.

Although Anchors Away Charters strongly supports catch and release to keep the local ecosystem flourishing, Captain Jeff is willing to clean your catch if you prefer. He welcomes anglers of all experience levels aboard his boats, and kids are especially welcome. Some of Captain Jeff’s fondest memories are fishing with his children - let him help you make memories with your kids, too.

What are you waiting for? Reserve your spot with Anchors Away Charters today!

Anchors Away Charters has what it takes to get you on fish in Placida, Florida. Captain Jeff grew up locally and has been fishing the waters of Boca Grande and Charlotte Harbor all his life. He knows these waters like the back of his hand and special

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Boat Specs

Skeeter (Performance fishing) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.

24 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Grouper (Goliath)

Grouper (Red)
Lane Snapper


Shark (Blacktip)

Shark (Hammerhead)

Speckled Trout
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
For certain trips
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
For certain trips
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
For certain trips
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

25% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

Jeff Watkins
Placida, Florida, United States
Member since July 2016
My name Is Capt. Jeff Watkins. I grew up locally here in Charlotte County and have been fishing the surrounding waters for over 32 yrs. My objective is to give you the best fishing experience and a great time out on our beautiful waters. I am a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain, Insured, and will put my years of experience to work for you.
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 100%

Placida Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.94 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Fished May 26, 2017
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We did a 4 hr inshore with Capt Jeff of Anchors Away Charters . We used his 18 Shallow Sport to go in the back country . It’s unbelieveable how shallow this boat runs . We had a great day caught 15 Redfish , 5 Trout , and 8 Snook . All the rods and reels were top notch and the boat was comfortable . Capt Jeff had all the bait before he picked us up so we didn’t have to waste time getting bait . We will be back . Highly recommend!!

Fished April 14, 2017
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Had a half day trip with Capt. Jeff and what a day it was we caught 30 to 40 fish mostly Reds & Trout but did manage a couple Snook. Very professional, top off the line equipment and extensive knowledge of the water. We will be back!! Thanks Capt Jeff.

Fished February 4, 2017
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Fishing Reports

Nearshore Fishing on fire

May 12, 2017

The nearshore reef fishing has been on fire. Over 100 fish caught easily on a charter . Weather has been nice with slick calm seas . Lane Snapper, Sea Bass, and Porgy bite has been great and delicious table… Read Full Report →

Redfish, Snook, and Trout heating up

May 11, 2017

The water temps are heating up and so is the inshore fishing . On this trip we fished the outgoing tide and were targeting Redfish . We were fishing the mangrove shorelines as the tide was starting to drop… Read Full Report →