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In the “Tarpon Capital of the World” – Boca Grande, fishing charters are eager to take you on a quest for the majestic “Silver King.” Blessed with rich wildlife and breathtaking scenery, the party doesn’t stop there. With the productive waters of the Gulf of Mexico at your fingertips, as well as luscious mangrove forests and prolific backcountry, this is a fishery with something for everyone.

While Tarpon fishing in the Boca Grande Pass is the main reason to visit, this charming town can cater to any angler. Closer to shore, you’ll find Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Pompano hiding in the flats and mangroves. For some more action, head a little further to the reefs and wrecks to bottom fish for Red Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, as well as target the time-honored Florida favorite – Cobia.

With a variety of trips on offer, you’ll find that everything you need can be accommodated. Trips range anywhere from four to over ten hours, so you can make your choice depending on how much time you have. You’ll find a number of trips specifically targeting the Silver King, but also specialized trips for Goliath Grouper and Sharks for those of you looking for an adrenaline rush.

Setting foot in Boca Grande, you’ll find fishing charters anywhere you turn. Head down to Whidden’s Marina or the Boca Grande Bayou where most of them are located, waiting to take you on a special fishing adventure!

Rules & Regulations

If you’re exploring this productive fishery on a charter boat, you don’t need to worry about a fishing license, as it comes included in the trip. Seeing as Tarpon fishing is done for the thrill and the sporting aspect of it, there are strict regulations on catching and releasing them. To make sure you’re fishing legally, book a trip with a reputable captain, and he’ll update you on all other bag and size limits.

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January

This is a very nice time to be fishing the backcountry because the fish have started moving into the warmer waters in earnest.

February

Snook and Redfish inhabit many of the same areas this time of year, and poling along the flats can be especially rewarding.

March

By the end of March, the water temperature should warm up to around 75–80°F. This means better bait, as well as more game fish.

April

The start of the Silver King season! Thousands upon thousands of Tarpon migrate to these waters to breed, and some will stay through November.

May

Probably the best time to be fly fishing during the entire year. Fly fishing for Tarpon is no small feat, so make sure to have a captain who knows his stuff.

June

Things may vary from year to year, but June is usually the peak of Silver King season. The Boca Grande Pass is absolutely packed with anglers having fun.

July

The weather starts being hot and humid, and it’s a good idea to go a bit further out to bottom fish at the reefs and wrecks.

August

While this is a great time to catch plenty of fish, it’s also incredibly hot. Probably the best time for Snook during the entire year.

September

Some may think it’s too late to be fishing for the Silver King, but they are sorely mistaken. Waters around the pass are great, and it’s cheaper now. 

October

Around the start of the month, the tides start getting lower and lower, making for a great chance to do some sight fishing for Cobia.

November

November is usually when winter starts in earnest, but that doesn’t seem to bother the Redfish one bit, which is great as Snook start moving out.

December

At this time of year, shrimp is your live bait of choice, and you can catch some big and delicious Pompano with it before the end of the year.

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Beautiful water! We stayed on boca grande which was perfect for us, but if you are looking for a party scene this is not the place.
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Beautiful water! We stayed on boca grande which was perfect for us, but if you are looking for a party scene this is not the place.
Jon  L.
Jon L. Leesburg, FL
A lot of fish are there right now . Give Captain Chris Taylor a call.He will hook you up.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
A lot of fish are there right now . Give Captain Chris Taylor a call.He will hook you up.
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FishingBooker Member Brandon, FL
Go with a captain. Be prepared for rain, sun, wind and possibly rough conditions. It is outdoor activity on the water. It is a roller coaster ride, enjoy the adventure.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Go with a captain. Be prepared for rain, sun, wind and possibly rough conditions. It is outdoor activity on the water. It is a roller coaster ride, enjoy the adventure.
Troy  P.
Troy P. Belle Chasse, LA
Be ready to have fun and if you burn easy, bring sunscreen, ha. Listen to Captain Taylor and you will have a blast and feel like you're a natural at catching fish when your trip is done. This was my wifes first time fishing and she had a blast every minute on and off the boat.
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Be ready to have fun and if you burn easy, bring sunscreen, ha. Listen to Captain Taylor and you will have a blast and feel like you're a natural at catching fish when your trip is done. This was my wifes first time fishing and she had a blast every minute on and off the boat.
Jaime  B.
Jaime B. Louisville, Mississippi
Be open to a whole new experience. Any fish is a good catch! Relax, and enjoy the day!!!
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Be open to a whole new experience. Any fish is a good catch! Relax, and enjoy the day!!!
Kathleen  W.
Kathleen W. Pompano Beach, Florida

Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande
Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande
Fishing charter in Boca Grande
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 26 reviews
Captain Dylan was on the hunt for us! Hooked up with alot of fish and we managed to get some in the boat. Thanks again Dylan for the great day
Martin  F.
Martin F. Hereford, AZ
Offshore Boca Grande, LLC
Offshore Boca Grande, LLC
Fishing charter in Boca Grande
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 8 reviews
Awesome trip with Brad. Highly recommend him for your trip. We will definitely use him in the future!
Joni  H.
Joni H. Etna, OH
Barnhill Charters
Barnhill Charters
Fishing charter in Boca Grande
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
Honestly the best experience we had in Florida. Captain Warren was very helpful, he did all the work for us because we are basically clueless and he did it happily! He talked about the fish and really made the day great. We are a pretty sarcastic group and he was able to handle us very well! Lol. Honestly wish we had more time because we would do it again! He said he enjoys taking kids so maybe next year when I come back I’ll bring my son!
Kaitlyn  R.
Kaitlyn R. South Bend, IN
Barnhill Charters
Barnhill Charters
Fishing charter in Boca Grande
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
We hit about eight different spots to find specific fish. and found them pretty quickly! Everything was biting except the red fish. Capt. Barnhill was a lot of fun to spend the day with, and the full day trip was perfect for us.
Brian  C.
Brian C. Del Mar, CA
Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande
Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande
Fishing charter in Boca Grande
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 26 reviews
We had a great fishing trip with Captain Silva. His experience and professionalism was outstanding. Will recommend to anyone coming to Florida and fishing on the gulf.
Felipe  M.
Felipe M. Carmichael, CA
Offshore Boca Grande, LLC
Offshore Boca Grande, LLC
Fishing charter in Boca Grande
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 8 reviews
Since we were 7 women strong we decided to island hop and have lunch. The Most friendly, fun informative crew ever!! Captain Brad knew all the cool places to go and Paul took care of the ladies!!! Thanks for the wonderful Memorial experience ever!! We will be back and would highly recommend! Thanks again guys!!! The girls!
Michelle  B.
Michelle B. Belleair, FL
Florida Inshore - Boca Grande
Florida Inshore - Boca Grande
Fishing charter in Boca Grande
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
Keith kept putting us on the fish all day long. You will not be dissapointed. We had a great time.
Robert  F.
Robert F. Riverview, Florida
Florida Inshore - Boca Grande
Florida Inshore - Boca Grande
Fishing charter in Boca Grande
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
Tarpon were not biting , so Captain Keith pivoted to catching the wily snook . The day was a great success . Captain Keith is an accomplished Captain at the top of his game ... A++
Michael  M.
Michael M. Goose Creek, SC
Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande
Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande
Fishing charter in Boca Grande
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 26 reviews
Had a great time with captain Lou. Great weather, top notch boat and 3 generations of family enjoying the day. Would book again!
Scott  C.
Scott C. Naples, Florida
Barnhill Charters
Barnhill Charters
Fishing charter in Boca Grande
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
Captain was very knowledgeable on where to catch fish. We had a great time. I would recommend this trip any day!
Everett  S.
Everett S. Englewood, FL
Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande
Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande
Fishing charter in Boca Grande
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 26 reviews
Wonder experience! My husband and I each caught about 20 huge fish each and Captain Lou casted for us, bait, and got each fish off hooks. Brought 2 home for dinner. Everything else is catch and release. Captain Lou was the best! Beautiful boat! Highly recommend!
Kathryn  T.
Kathryn T. Birmingham, MI
Offshore Boca Grande, LLC
Offshore Boca Grande, LLC
Fishing charter in Boca Grande
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 8 reviews
I bought this experience for my husband and my sons as a Christmas gift. I have never seen them happier! I would definitely recommend! Thank you so so much!
Toma  S.
Toma S. Chicago, IL
Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande
Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande
Fishing charter in Boca Grande
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 26 reviews
What a incredible day. To spite colder water, a normally low season, and a little rougher water Lou brought us to the fish. His knowledge of the area and professional ability enabled all four of us to catch fish all day. I will not only book with him again when I can but would recommend this captain to anyone.
Jim  W.
Jim W. Englewood, FL
Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande
Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande
Fishing charter in Boca Grande
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 26 reviews
We had a great time, led by Captain Lou. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. The boat and equipment were all top-notch. Even though the cooler temps and winds limited our fishing, we still had a great experience. We plan repeat this outing in the future.
James  D.
James D. St Louis, Missouri
Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande
Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande
Fishing charter in Boca Grande
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 26 reviews
Had a great time out with Captain Lou Silva. The kids had a blast and Captain Lou was very patient and helpful in getting them comfortable pulling in some big Snook. Beautiful new boat that was very comfortable and fast to get us on the fish. We look forward to fishing again soon with Captain Lou!
Bob  L.
Bob L. Tampa, Florida
Florida Inshore - Boca Grande
Florida Inshore - Boca Grande
Fishing charter in Boca Grande
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
We had so much fun Tarpon fishing... we booked another day! Great time.. learned a lot and Keith is very patient and great at explaining what to do and why. We have done probably 8 charters in different cities and Keirh stands out as one of the top captains. We have been on the hunt to do more than just hook a tarpon for 3 years, we wanted to get one to the boat.. keith made that happen.
Donnie  J.
Donnie J. Chicago Heights, IL
Florida Inshore - Boca Grande
Florida Inshore - Boca Grande
Fishing charter in Boca Grande
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
Going tarpon fishing was a blast. Captain Keith was super nice and accommodating. He tried so hard to get us hooked on fish but they are fish and there is only so much you can do. We still got to experience fighting a most powerful tarpon that was better than us. We will definitely go back and only with Capt Keith!
Jon  L.
Jon L. Leesburg, FL
Florida Inshore - Boca Grande
Florida Inshore - Boca Grande
Fishing charter in Boca Grande
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
Captain Kevin was awesome!! Very informative and knowledgeable. Hooked and landed a 100 pound + fish on the first cast, well, my brother did, who really did not want to do this trip, and for me, I got skunked, not that I didn't have a good time, I did! Watching my brother get spent reeling in that fish was priceless!!!! I did video the entire episode, if you want to know what happened to that video, well,,, we'll just let Capt'n kev fill you in sincerely Mark LeClair. Thanks again Kevin.
Mark  L.
Mark L. Lehigh Acres, FL
Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tarpon
Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tarpon
Fishing charter in Boca Grande
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 10 reviews
This was my first time out in the Boca Grande Pass, and what a spectacular day it was. Not only was Captain Christopher knowledgeable about fishing the pass but he consistently placed us on top of the action. We hooked up with 5 tarpon throughout the trip and ended up bringing 3 to the boat. We look to forward to booking again with Captain Taylor!
Anthony  C.
Anthony C. United States
Florida Inshore - Boca Grande
Florida Inshore - Boca Grande
Fishing charter in Boca Grande
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
Had a great time with Captain Keith. He is a true professional put us on tons of fish and taught us great tips and techniques along the way. Highly recommend i will definitely be going with him again soon
Grant  N.
Grant N. Tampa, FL

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Boca Grande

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Boca Grande costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $502, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $904. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Boca Grande is 24 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Barnhill Charters, Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tarpon, and Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande are some of the most popular fishing charters in Boca Grande, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Boca Grande.

Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tarpon and Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Boca Grande.

The best way to experience fishing in Boca Grande is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Boca Grande, Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are Tarpon, Snook, and Cobia. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, heavy tackle, and bottom fishing. Nearshore fishing, backcountry fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

At this time of year, shrimp is your live bait of choice, and you can catch some big and delicious Pompano with it before the end of the year. Check availability for local fishing charters in Boca Grande.

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