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Located at the north end of the Charlotte Harbor Estuary, where the Myakka and Peace Rivers mix their waters, Port Charlotte is a unique hidden gem of Florida’s west coast. Fishing in Port Charlotte offers quick access to amazing fresh and saltwater adventures, leaving you yearning to come back for more.

The Myakka and Peace Rivers offer unparalleled fun, with Largemouth Bass, Bream, Crappie, Tilapia, and Catfish all possible targets. Inshore fishing is an action-packed experience – Snook, Tarpon, Trout, and Redfish are fish to be reckoned with. For an adrenaline rush, the Gulf waters will provide you with excellent fishing for Red Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and Cobia.

With a variety of trips on offer, Port Charlotte has something to suit anyone’s taste. Half day trips will see you exploring the shallow waters close to the shore, while heading out to the Gulf will require at least a full day trip. With a myriad of options, you can have an adventure of a lifetime kayaking around the sounds, fly fishing for Tarpon, and enjoying scenic sights of herons, manatees, and egrets.

In the area, you’ll find charters left and right, so be ready to hop aboard a boat wherever you are! There are charters leaving from the Port Charlotte Beach Park, as well as from Punta Gorda and Charlotte Park. You’ll be surrounded by fishing on all sides, so just take your pick and head out!

Rules & Regulations

Booking a trip with a licensed Port Charlotte fishing charter comes with a saltwater license included. If you’re up for a freshwater adventure, make sure to buy a freshwater fishing license before the trip. As there are regulations when it comes to species like Tarpon and Red Snapper, ask your captain about them to make sure you’re fishing legally.

Port Charlotte
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January

This is a great time to hit up the rivers and sounds for some nice Snook. Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Pompano, and Sheepshead are all biting as well.

February

The Sheepshead bite is hot around the Charlotte Harbor, the rivers and creeks are full of Snook and Crappie. Redfish is a great target further down the sound towards the Boca Grande Pass.

March

As spring slowly wakes up the waters, grassy areas are a great place to target some Trout and Redfish. Early Tarpon is a possible sighting as well, so keep your eyes wide open!

April

With the Tarpon season upon us, this is a great opportunity for some early action-packed fun! Inshore waters will provide you with great fishing for Trout and Snook, and offshore waters hide some trophy bottom dwellers.

May

The Tarpon bite is hot, so make sure to use this time to reel in a big one on the fly for a great fishing experience. You can also try to find structure and catch some trophy Snook.

June

With the opening of the Snapper season, challenge yourself to a day of seeking out these delicious hard-fighting fish. Head out a little further and have a great time trolling for Kingfish.

July

Summer’s knocking on the door, and the fishing opportunities are blossoming. Inshore you’ll find Snook, Crappie, Bass, and Tarpon, while bottom fishing offshore will yield great catches such as Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack.

August

Bass, Bream, and Crappie are great targets around the Peace and Myakka Rivers, while inshore you’ll find Tarpon and Trout. An offshore trip will see you landing Amberjack, Kingfish, Snapper, Grouper, and Mahi Mahi.

September

With summer coming to an end, Redfish come out to play! Reel in this prized fish for a great day on the water, with Tarpon still a possibility. Offshore waters are brimming with Kingfish.

October

October is a great time to head out and fill the boat with Redfish, Trout, and Snook, so an inshore adventure is a blast. Grouper, Kingfish, and Amberjack are all biting offshore, so you can head out further for some more action.

November

Redfish and Trout are biting like crazy in the harbor waters, so you’re spoilt for choice in November. You can visit some local honey holes for Snook, and Cobia will put up a good fight as well.

December

With the holiday season upon us, head out on an early vacation and have fun reeling in Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and Snook. Further offshore you can expect to find Amberjack, and some late-season Mackerel.

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Talk to your captains and find out what fish you could keep an ear and which fish you cannot.
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Talk to your captains and find out what fish you could keep an ear and which fish you cannot.
Mary  B.
Mary B. Lehigh Acres, FL
If you are used to fresh water fishing use a charter guide to teach you. Salt water fishing is a totally different game than fresh water.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If you are used to fresh water fishing use a charter guide to teach you. Salt water fishing is a totally different game than fresh water.
Chris  S.
Chris S. United States

Straw Hats Fishing Charters
Straw Hats Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Charlotte
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 104 reviews
Captain Cody was the best. Very informative and helpful. Excellent day on the water. Can’t wait to go out with him again
DeWayne  R.
DeWayne R. Port Charlotte, Florida
Fish-On Sport Fishing
Fish-On Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Port Charlotte
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 87 reviews
Captain T was great - honest , knew his stuff, funny and genuine . Beautiful wife and granddaughter ! The best 👍 book’em Dano Chris Carter Toledo Ohio
Chris  C.
Chris C. Toledo, OH
Straw Hats Fishing Charters
Straw Hats Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Charlotte
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 104 reviews
Captain Cody was very knowledgeable and accommodating. We had a great time. We will be using Cody again on our next trip.
Jamie  M.
Jamie M. Woodstock, GA
Capt. Scotty Roe Fishing Charters
Capt. Scotty Roe Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Charlotte
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 56 reviews
This was a Christmas present for my daughter and Scotty was wonderful. I would recommend Scotty to everyone. He was very helpful and made our fishing experience a memory my daughter and I will treasure.
Donna  H.
Donna H. Port Charlotte, Florida
Straw Hats Fishing Charters
Straw Hats Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Charlotte
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 104 reviews
We had a great day on the water. We limited out on Jack Crevalle and caught some Snook.
Jessie  M.
Jessie M. North Port, FL
Straw Hats Fishing Charters
Straw Hats Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Charlotte
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 104 reviews
Had a great trip with Capt. Cody! We primarily targeted Snook as I requested, ended up catching 2 Sawfish while out for a extra bonus. Capt. Cody was professional and knowledgable about the species and location. Boat and all the gear was top notch. The trip up river to Nav-A-Gators was a nice addition to the trip as well, great food and drinks! Will be staying in touch for future trips!
Matt  H.
Matt H. Hebron, CT
Capt. Scotty Roe Fishing Charters
Capt. Scotty Roe Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Charlotte
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 56 reviews
Scott put us on the fish 1st cast. 2nd cast, 32" snook. Wind picked up, so he moved us in by the docks, to get some fish for dinner. Landed our share of red fish and a few Jack's. Perfect 4 hr trip
Glen  M.
Glen M. Taylor, MI
Straw Hats Fishing Charters
Straw Hats Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Charlotte
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 104 reviews
Our family took a four hour afternoon fishing trip, we could have fished for another four! It was beautiful and a lot of fun. Captain Cody was very helpful and easy to be around. We saw so many dolphin! Looking forward to making our fish that we caught tomorrow for lunch! Next time we will try a morning trip to see if we could get even more fish. We would definitely book with him again!
Eric  S.
Eric S. Belgium, WI
Straw Hats Fishing Charters
Straw Hats Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Charlotte
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 104 reviews
Five guys enjoyed a great half day trip with CAPT. CODY. The boat was excellent…the tackle provided was top notch and CAPT. CODY is second to none!! His knowledge, expertise, professionalism and very friendly demeanor…ALL made for an outstanding experience! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND CAPT. CODY for a great day of fishing!!
Dennis  P.
Dennis P. Roslyn, NY
Capt. Scotty Roe Fishing Charters
Capt. Scotty Roe Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Charlotte
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 56 reviews
Took us to many locations with a variety of fish. The most fish we’ve ever caught with a guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. You can tell he likes what he does.
STEVE  H.
STEVE H. Shiocton, WI
Capt. Scotty Roe Fishing Charters
Capt. Scotty Roe Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Charlotte
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 56 reviews
We had a BLAST! On the fish early and was non stop all day. Definitely suggest Captain Scotty for a great time catching multiple species!
Daniel  W.
Daniel W. Sacramento, CA
Straw Hats Fishing Charters
Straw Hats Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Charlotte
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 104 reviews
Captain Cody worked very hard to see that we had a successful fishing trip. We all caught several fish. He was very knowledgeable and explained thing well. He answered all our questions. He was super helpful to us. I would book this trip again with Captain Cody.
Susan  C.
Susan C. Port Charlotte, Florida
Fish-On Sport Fishing
Fish-On Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Port Charlotte
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 87 reviews
Captain Terry was very professional and straight forward during reservation and boat orientation but he's quite a happy/funny guy when he says " OOH, you just ripped the lips off that fish", too much muscle ! We caught over 20 fish and 10 different species which made it really fun. Terry filleted them and we cooked and ate 'em , YUM!! Great Time and we'll be back !
Darrell  S.
Darrell S. United States
Fish-On Sport Fishing
Fish-On Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Port Charlotte
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 87 reviews
My wife booked this trip for my visiting brother-in-law and myself. Had an absolutely fantastic time and caught a lot of fish! Captain Terry is very knowledgeable. Knows the waters, best bait for types of fish and where to catch them. I highly recommend his charter, and am looking forward to booking with Captain Terry again.
Barbara  C.
Barbara C. PT CHARLOTTE, FL
Capt. Scotty Roe Fishing Charters
Capt. Scotty Roe Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Charlotte
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 56 reviews
Had a great time with Captain Scotty. Definitely found the snook today - and had a huge redfish unbuckle right at the boat. Captain Scotty was extremely knowledgeable and the boat/equipment were A+. Looking forward to our next trip!
Mark  F.
Mark F. NO POTOMAC, MD
Capt. Scotty Roe Fishing Charters
Capt. Scotty Roe Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Charlotte
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 56 reviews
Capt. Scotty promptly cast for live bait & 2 throws filled the live bait wells. I managed to released a number of redfish & snook at various locations. He praised the good casts & was very patience when the mangroves came into play. Overall a very enjoyable day.
Robert  R.
Robert R. Port Charlotte, Florida
Straw Hats Fishing Charters
Straw Hats Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Charlotte
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 104 reviews
My family had a really great time on our four hour morning trip. The Captain is super nice and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend!
Allison  F.
Allison F. Louisville, KY
Capt. Scotty Roe Fishing Charters
Capt. Scotty Roe Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Charlotte
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 56 reviews
The tarpon weren't biting, which was a disappointment, but not the Captain's fault. Caught a bunch of snook and a few others. Captain really knows the area, is super helpful and flexible.
Lemmuel  B.
Lemmuel B. United States
Straw Hats Fishing Charters
Straw Hats Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Charlotte
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 104 reviews
Boat is in immaculate condition,captain's personality is impressive very helpful
Magzim  M.
Magzim M. Venice, FL
Capt. Scotty Roe Fishing Charters
Capt. Scotty Roe Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Charlotte
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 56 reviews
Captain Scotty was a pleasure to be with a true professional knows his fishing! Me and my son in law caught many different species! And my son in law hooked a monster snook. He also gave us a lot of his personal tips to help us fish on our own! The fishing was outstanding! 😀👍🎣!
Scott  M.
Scott M. Eastchester, NY

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Port Charlotte

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Port Charlotte costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $465, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $709. 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 Port Charlotte is 23 ft and the most common vessel type is a Bay boat.

According to customer reviews, Capt. Scotty Roe Fishing Charters, Fish-On Sport Fishing, and Straw Hats Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Port Charlotte, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Port Charlotte.

Capt. Scotty Roe Fishing Charters, Fish-On Sport Fishing, and Straw Hats Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Port Charlotte.

The best way to experience fishing in Port Charlotte 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 Port Charlotte, Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are Snook, Snapper (Mangrove), and Redfish. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, heavy tackle, and spinning. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

With the holiday season upon us, head out on an early vacation and have fun reeling in Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and Snook. Further offshore you can expect to find Amberjack, and some late-season Mackerel. Check availability for local fishing charters in Port Charlotte.

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