Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing Charters

Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing Charters

Best Tarpon Fishing Charters in Boca Grande

Top Tarpon Fishing Charters in Boca Grande

Tarpon Fishing in Boca Grande

Tarpon
  • Size 25 to 80lbs
  • Food Value None
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Inshore, Flats, Backcountry

(Megalops atlanticus)

Boca Grande Tarpon fishing is without a single doubt the reason why Boca Grande Pass is filled to the brink with anglers every summer. In these parts, boating a Silver King is seen as a rite of passage of sorts, a way to show you have the skill and the mettle required for serious fishing. It’s also quite a spectacle as Tarpon do not give in easily, which is the reason why more than half of Tarpon hook-ups result in a broken line.

What can I expect from a Tarpon trip in Boca Grande?

In Boca Grande, you can expect one of the best Tarpon fishing experiences in the world. The best time to go on a trip is before sunrise, as Tarpon are nocturnal eaters and fishing during the first hours of daylight can be very beneficial.

Deciding on where to go exactly can provide you with quite a dilemma. Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande Pass is famous because you pretty much can’t go anywhere without bumping into more fish than you thought should be possible. Peak Tarpon season is usually from mid-April until the end of July. The main drawback is that everyone else is aware of this as well, so the pass is very crowded during that time. Tarpon guides are used to that, though, so there’s some great fishing to be done if you don’t mind the crowd.

If you want to have a somewhat more leisurely experience, and still grapple with the Silver King, you have several options available. The first one is to simply fish the waters around the pass that also have plenty of Tarpon to go around and not as many people. A skilled guide will be able to show you plenty of good spots to fish in peace.

Alternatively, just wait for the commotion to die down. While many may believe that everything is over and done with by November, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. November is probably the best time to do some off-season fishing because the crowds are gone and the Tarpon are still there until the month’s end or so. This can, of course, vary, because Tarpon are sure to stay if the fall is mild and the water warm, but harsher conditions might have them leaving sooner than expected.

How much will it cost?

Any serious tarpon charter in Boca Grande has a special Tarpon package available during the season. Most trips will be in the $100-150 per hour bracket, and some might offer a discounted rate if you plan on fishing for a full day. You will find all the necessary regular fishing gear included in the price, but that might not always be the case for fly fishing gear as well.

Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande varies moderately throughout the year. High season is April to August. Low season is January and November to December. There is no closed season.
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Reviews of Fishing in Tarpon Fishing in Boca Grande

First tarpon fishing experience
Jon L. fished with Florida Inshore - Boca Grande on May 12, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
all day
FishingBooker Member fished with Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tarpon on May 21, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
A lot of fish are there right now . Give Captain Chris Taylor a call.He will hook you up.
3/4 day trip
Troy P. fished with Florida Inshore - Boca Grande on May 12, 2019
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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.
Definately a must with Captain Taylor
Jaime B. fished with Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tarpon on August 2, 2018
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
Full day trip with Captain Lou
Rick W. fished with Fast Cast Fishing – Boca Grande on March 6, 2018
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Beautiful and many species of fish to choose from.
Captain Rick Butler and Captain Travis
Kathleen W. fished with Reel Florida Memories Charter on February 23, 2018
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be open to a whole new experience. Any fish is a good catch! Relax, and enjoy the day!!!
Half Day trip with Captain Rick.
Daniel G. fished with Reel Florida Memories Charter on January 20, 2018
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Get the right captain & he will take care of all your needs.
August fishing trip
Steve fished with Reel Florida Memories Charter on August 21, 2017
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Just book it and go the captain will take care of the rest

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