Punta Gorda

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Punta Gorda Fishing Charters

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Fast Cast Fishing - Punta Gorda

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Punta Gorda
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Reel Rich Fishing

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Punta Gorda
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trips from $450

Southern Charm Charters

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Punta Gorda
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trips from $500

Capt. Scotty Roe Fishing Charters

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Port Charlotte
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trips from $400

Straw Hats Fishing Charters

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Port Charlotte
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Fish-On Sport Fishing

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Port Charlotte
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trips from $445

High Tide Fishing Charters

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Punta Gorda
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trips from $400

Family Traditions Charter Co.

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Placida
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trips from $500

Barnhill Charters

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Boca Grande
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trips from $450

Changes in Latitude Charters

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Cape Coral
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trips from $350

A trip on one of the many Punta Gorda fishing charters will allow you to experience the diverse local habitats where a wide range of gamefish live and target a wide range of game fish. With direct access to all types of fishing grounds, there’s no limit to what you can do here. There's also a stellar inshore fishery providing the possibility of monster catches throughout the year.

You can spend your day fishing for Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Permit, Flounder, and Tarpon on the waters of Charlotte Harbor. Get to the nearshore hotspots and you’ll also target Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda, Cobia, Amberjack, and Sharks. If you decide to brave the waves of the Gulf, you’ll be rewarded with Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna.

If you’re really determined to land a prize, any kind of trip in Punta Gorda can last an entire day. However, if you’re pinched for time, a half day Snook or Redfish trip will be your best bet. Extend this by a couple of hours and you’ll have enough time to go bottom fishing at the nearshore reefs. Finally, offshore adventures are best reserved for full days and longer.

Meaning "fat point" in Spanish, Punta Gorda has long been identified by the wide peninsula extending into Charlotte Harbor. With a long coastline, there are several spots where charters typically launch from. Laishley Park and Marina on the Peace River is a great, versatile place to start your search. Another option is Ponce De Leon Park which puts you a bit closer to the Gulf.

Rules & Regulations

Saltwater and freshwater anglers must carry a Florida fishing license. You can expect most charter operators in Punta Gorda to supply a license for you on saltwater trips but always check ahead of time. If you plan on freshwater fishing or shore fishing without a guide, you can purchase a fishing license online.

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January

The start of the year is an excellent time to fish for Redfish, Sheepshead, Pompano, and Mangrove Snapper inshore. On the reefs, you’ll have great luck with whichever bottom fish are open to harvest.

February

With average temperatures hovering around 63°F, February can be a great time to get out on the water before loads of tourists arrive. Redfish, Sheepshead, and more are still to be found in abundance.

March

Spring break is the perfect chance to get in on this top notch fishery right when things are heating up! Cobia and Sharks are appearing inshore while Amberjack and Mackerel are showing up in the Gulf.

April

Inshore you can enjoy the best Snook fishing of the year, and maybe be the first to catch a Tarpon this season! Offshore you’ll find plenty of Amberjack and Barracuda on the reefs.

May

May marks the height Punta Gorda’s Tarpon season, accompanied by great catch-and-release Snook fishing. Keep an eye out for summer fishing tournaments in the Boca Grande area.

June

By June, you can expect stellar fishing everywhere you look. Chase after big game trophies in the Gulf or continue to indulge in the Tarpon season inshore. Expect temperatures around 80°F.

July

Fish the wrecks and reefs for Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, and Goliath Grouper, or take advantage of the Gulf’s big game scene. Then again, Tarpon are still stealing the spotlight inshore. 

August

There’s still time to hook into a Tarpon near Punta Gorda, or make the trek offshore. Temperatures can creep as high as 100°F in August, so be sure to pack your sunscreen and stay hydrated!

September

Now that the Tarpon craze is dying down, set your sights on the big game fishing offshore. You can enjoy excellent fishing for Snapper, Grouper, and a few fall Spanish Mackerel near the pass.

October

If you’ve been waiting for cooler weather, chances are October will be your saving grace. Fishing in the Gulf is still hot, though! Autumn is a great time to target Redfish if you feel like staying inshore.

November

Bottom fishing gets better as winter approaches. You can take advantage of Mackerel’s fall run on the reefs or stay inshore to target Redfish, Snook, and Speckled Trout.

December

Grace your holiday table with a catch fresh from the waters of Punta Gorda! Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, a variety of bottom fish, and even late season Mackerel could all be on the menu. 

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This was our first time and we had a blast. I do thing morning in July was a good time. Not as hot
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This was our first time and we had a blast. I do thing morning in July was a good time. Not as hot
Amanda  B.
Amanda B. Orlando, FL
Get advice from Captain regarding best type of fishing for the time of year!
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Get advice from Captain regarding best type of fishing for the time of year!
Vernon  S.
Vernon S. Punta Gorda, Florida
Get a good fishing guide like Captain Rich. The weather in February is mild . The fishing is fantastic!
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Get a good fishing guide like Captain Rich. The weather in February is mild . The fishing is fantastic!
Ronald  A.
Ronald A. Punta Gorda, Florida
Go hire Captain Rich at Reel Rich Fishing at Burnt Store. You will love the experience.
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Go hire Captain Rich at Reel Rich Fishing at Burnt Store. You will love the experience.
Rich  C.
Rich C. Woodstock, VA
Be open minded to trying everything in your box. Fish will gobble top water one day, and smash a Gulp the next. Always be aware of how and where the tide is!
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Be open minded to trying everything in your box. Fish will gobble top water one day, and smash a Gulp the next. Always be aware of how and where the tide is!
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Naples, Florida

Reel Rich Fishing
Reel Rich Fishing
Fishing charter in Punta Gorda
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 42 reviews
Very friendly, super knowledgeable. He kept us on fish the whole time. Will use him again for sure!!!
Todd  M.
Todd M. Battle Creek, MI
Reel Rich Fishing
Reel Rich Fishing
Fishing charter in Punta Gorda
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 42 reviews
The four of us agreed that we had a great day on the water catching a lot of fish in 4 hours. Catching a couple of sharks was great. The six fish we had prepared for us that night were excellent. Special Thank You to are captain.
Robert  M.
Robert M. Punta Gorda, FL
Fast Cast Fishing - Punta Gorda
Fast Cast Fishing - Punta Gorda
Fishing charter in Punta Gorda
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 49 reviews
What a fantastic day on the water. Big Snook to start the day and Capt. Lou made sure my son and I stayed in the fish all day. Highly recommended.
Simon  B.
Simon B. Berwyn, PA
Southern Charm Charters
Southern Charm Charters
Fishing charter in Punta Gorda
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 20 reviews
A friend of mine and our 2 sons went out today. We went out and were catching fish within the first half hour. Steve and Zeke were great. We would recommend and definitely would go again!
Brandon  D.
Brandon D. Marion, IA
Captain Johnny Riggs
Captain Johnny Riggs
Fishing charter in Punta Gorda
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 44 reviews
Excellent time with Captain Johnny. Catching fish through the 6 hours on the water. Loved it and My grandkids loved it. Great time by all of us. Thanks Capt Johnny for a great.time and look forward to our next adventure with you.
Brian  H.
Brian H. Westfield, IN
Southern Charm Charters
Southern Charm Charters
Fishing charter in Punta Gorda
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 20 reviews
Caught and released many snook like this. Also caught enough snapper which captain Stephen fillet.we took these into a local restaurant for the freshest “catch of the day’ had so much fun booked another charter while we are still in the area.
JOSEPH  A.
JOSEPH A. Sebring, FL
Fast Cast Fishing - Punta Gorda
Fast Cast Fishing - Punta Gorda
Fishing charter in Punta Gorda
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 49 reviews
Capt Lou was a great Captain to go out fishing with. Really cool guy. His boat is new and he knows what he’s doing out there. First cast of the day we hooked up a 120 lb Tarpon! Was an amazing experience. Later in the day we caught some snappers a little farther out. Overall a an amazing trip and plan to come back and fish with Captain Lou again!!
Gerald  P.
Gerald P. Miami, FL
Southern Charm Charters
Southern Charm Charters
Fishing charter in Punta Gorda
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 20 reviews
From the time we stepped on the boat until the time we stepped back on the dock, Captain Steve and his mate Paul were great. Set expectations early and fulfilled them all. Would highly recommend!!
Tracy  S.
Tracy S. Apopka, Florida
Southern Charm Charters
Southern Charm Charters
Fishing charter in Punta Gorda
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 20 reviews
Best charter we have ever been on. They made sure our grandson caught the 1st fish Very knowledgeable and great guys
Erik  H.
Erik H. Port Charlotte, Florida
Southern Charm Charters
Southern Charm Charters
Fishing charter in Punta Gorda
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 20 reviews
We enjoyed our day, Captain was very helpful and full of knowledge of the sport of fishing.
Karen  S.
Karen S. Martinsville, IN
Reel Rich Fishing
Reel Rich Fishing
Fishing charter in Punta Gorda
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 42 reviews
Capt. was on time and the boat was very comfortable and served the four fishermen well. We did not catch and tarpon, but he did get us in the area where there clearly were tarpon to catch. Sometimes, luck is just not with you. Rich did his best to get us on the fish.
Jim  G.
Jim G. Beverly Hills, Florida
Capt. Johnny Riggs
Capt. Johnny Riggs
Fishing charter in Punta Gorda
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 7 reviews
Captain Johnny worked hard , found fish , and made the day memorable . After a day on the water , I now consider him a friend , and I look forward to future trips .. A++ experience
Michael  M.
Michael M. Goose Creek, SC
Southern Charm Charters
Southern Charm Charters
Fishing charter in Punta Gorda
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 20 reviews
Captain Captain Steve is very knowledgeable of places to fish and works hard to put fish in the boat had a great time caught snook hooked Supple Tarpon jacks
Rich  P.
Rich P. Englewood, Florida
Southern Charm Charters
Southern Charm Charters
Fishing charter in Punta Gorda
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 20 reviews
Had a great time with captain Steve! Red tide was horrible but he worked hard and made sure we had a great time I will definitely be booking with him again and highly recommend
Josh  H.
Josh H. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Fast Cast Fishing - Punta Gorda
Fast Cast Fishing - Punta Gorda
Fishing charter in Punta Gorda
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 49 reviews
Just a fabulous trip out with Captain Lou The captain was absolutely determined to put us on fish, things were a little slow in the morning we were over all sorts of permit but they just weren’t hitting, so he took us to another spot and they just exploded. Tremendous boat, right equipment and knowledgeable super friendly captain.
Brian  H.
Brian H. Calabasas, CA
Reel Rich Fishing
Reel Rich Fishing
Fishing charter in Punta Gorda
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 42 reviews
We had an excellent time and caught plenty of fish. I had my wife and 3 boys ages 3,6 and 9. My boys said that we can’t go with anyone else besides Capt. Rich! Great family fun. We will definitely book a charter with Reel Rich Fishing again.
Ty  W.
Ty W. Belmont, Michigan
Southern Charm Charters
Southern Charm Charters
Fishing charter in Punta Gorda
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 20 reviews
Great experience. Steven and his son Brandon made sure my son and I had a great day of fishing. Highly recommend him!
Ken  H.
Ken H. Flemington, NJ
Reel Rich Fishing
Reel Rich Fishing
Fishing charter in Punta Gorda
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 42 reviews
We had a great half day trip with Captain Rich. My three teen boys and my dad and I caught tons of fish and had a great time. We would definitely recommend it to anyone and will hopefully come back to fish with Captain Rich again.
Neil  P.
Neil P. Port Huron, MI
Reel Rich Fishing
Reel Rich Fishing
Fishing charter in Punta Gorda
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 42 reviews
Captain Rich did his best to keep us on fish all day. With some novice anglers in our group Rich did a great job teaching and continuously landing personal bests. We caught a mixed bag including a bunch of trout, redfish, snook, Spanish mackerel, amber jacks, catfish, and a pufferfish. We all had a great time and would highly recommend Captain Rich.
Matt  J.
Matt J. Lake Mills, Wisconsin
Southern Charm Charters
Southern Charm Charters
Fishing charter in Punta Gorda
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 20 reviews
Great fun. They took excellent care of us. We had many doubles on during the day. I would recommend this boat to everyone.
Paul  H.
Paul H. Waupun, WI

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Punta Gorda

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Punta Gorda costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $471, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $723. 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 Punta Gorda is 24 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Fast Cast Fishing - Punta Gorda, Reel Rich Fishing, and Southern Charm Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Punta Gorda, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Punta Gorda.

Fast Cast Fishing - Punta Gorda, Reel Rich Fishing, and Southern Charm Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Punta Gorda.

The best way to experience fishing in Punta Gorda 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 Punta Gorda, Florida.

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

The start of the year is an excellent time to fish for Redfish, Sheepshead, Pompano, and Mangrove Snapper inshore. On the reefs, you’ll have great luck with whichever bottom fish are open to harvest. Check availability for local fishing charters in Punta Gorda.

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