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BIG BULLY OUTDOORS

Member since March 2015 Boca Grande, United States
Background
USCG Licensed and Insured, Captain Andrew enjoys teachings his clients successful methods to catching their favorite species. Live bait or artificial, Capt. Andrew provides you with the tools and knowledge to be successful. He works closely with Gray Fishtag Research as well as NOAA in volunteer tagging programs.
Techniques
Fishing Boca Grande , Englewood and Charlotte Harbor. I offer a variety of guides. Explore inshore grass flats and protective mangrove shorelines of Charlotte Harbor & Gasparilla Sound. This area is home to snook, redfish, trout and more. Looking for big fish? Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande, hook into the famous silver king. If you want to test your strength we offer goliath grouper that can weigh as much as 500lbs. Get up close with the ocean's top predator with tag and release shark. Can you hang on?! 10% Discount to ACTIVE and RETIRED Military taken off your trip the day of.

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Boca Grande, United States
Background
USCG Licensed and Insured, Captain Andrew enjoys teachings his clients successful methods to catching their favorite species. Live bait or artificial, Capt. Andrew provides you with the tools and knowledge to be successful. He works closely with Gray Fishtag Research as well as NOAA in volunteer tagging programs.
Techniques
Fishing Boca Grande , Englewood and Charlotte Harbor. I offer a variety of guides. Explore inshore grass flats and protective mangrove shorelines of Charlotte Harbor & Gasparilla Sound. This area is home to snook, redfish, trout and more. Looking for big fish? Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande, hook into the famous silver king. If you want to test your strength we offer goliath grouper that can weigh as much as 500lbs. Get up close with the ocean's top predator with tag and release shark. Can you hang on?! 10% Discount to ACTIVE and RETIRED Military taken off your trip the day of.

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Big Bully Outdoors

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Boca Grande
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trips from $450

Fishing Reports

Inshore |  Nearshore | BIG Fish
Inshore | Nearshore | BIG Fish
Aug 19, 2017 Boca Grande
Many anglers have been on the search for Snook and Redfish. Never heard of them? They are a common saltwater species and a popular inshore catch in Florida waters. These fish are a tough fight on light tackle. You can increase your hook ups by appealing to their senses. Snook are an opportunistic feeder, chasing down your pinfish or lure. While redfish (red drum) feed similar to a carp, as they are in the drum family. They enjoy crustaceans ( shrimp and crab ) as well as cut and live bait. During my charters we use a little bit of everything, until we see what they are eating that day. I've been working with Penn Fishing to product test some up coming reels! Ladies aboard have enjoyed fishing with the Penn Passion Combo for the last month. Don't let the pink color fool you. These reels have a full metal body, 5+1 sealed stainless steel ball bearing system, HT-100™ carbon fiber drag washers and stand up to some tough fish! Sizes range from **hidden content**. Look for them online in stores Fall 2017 Nearshore the snapper bite has been very productive. These trips are weather dependent ( seas 2 feet or less in the NOAA forecast) They are priced the same as inshore. Mangrove, lane and vermillion are the most common species. Depending on water clarity you can get these fish so charged up they will come up to the surface in your chum slick by the hundreds. I use a chum called "snapper up" for this exact reason. Chumming them to the surface increases your chances to get your fish to the boat. Snapper are notorious for breaking you off in reef structure once hooked. A delicious catch to bring back to the dock. Fish them on live bait or artificial. Other fun summer nearshore catches biting this week are spanish mackerel and barracuda. Last but not least the Goliath Grouper! We fish this species year round but find they are most active during summer months as they enter their spawning season. Dan ( pictured ) had a blast nearshore hooking into his first reef monster. These gentle giants are a fun catch for any angler who wants to feel a serious PULL! Talk about heavy line, I use 600lb Bullbuster Line to catch these. Contact me today to set up your fishing charter. Select days available thought the end of August and September.

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Michael S.
Virginia Beach, VA
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Capt Andrew is great!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on July 27, 2021
We had a great trip with Andrew! He took us to some great spots, took great care of us and made sure we had a great time.
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DeLand, FL
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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on July 19, 2021
Mike helped my grandsons and they thoroughly enjoyed the trip
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Stephanie L.
Port Charlotte, Florida
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Goliath Grouper Fishing - HALF DAY on August 23, 2017
My 12 year old son was determined to catch a snook while on an upcoming vacation in Florida. Its all he talked about for months...
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Jake T.
Port Charlotte, Florida
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4 Hour Trip on July 28, 2017
My family charted Captain Andrew while on vacation in Boca Grande.  He was easy to work with as we wanted a day of fishing...
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Michael K.
Port Charlotte, Florida
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Tarpon Fishing- HALF DAY on June 23, 2017
I arranged for a half day Tarpon fishing with Captain Andrew for my Bachelor Party last month. We had 6 guys, so Andrew happily...
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