Captain
Jeff Watkins

Member since July 2016

Placida, United States

Background
My name Is Capt. Jeff Watkins. I grew up locally here in Charlotte County and have been fishing the surrounding waters for over 32 yrs. My objective is to give you the best fishing experience and a great time out on our beautiful waters. I am a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain, Insured, and will put my years of experience to work for you.

Hey, I'm Captain Jeff Watkins

Placida, United States
Background
My name Is Capt. Jeff Watkins. I grew up locally here in Charlotte County and have been fishing the surrounding waters for over 32 yrs. My objective is to give you the best fishing experience and a great time out on our beautiful waters. I am a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain, Insured, and will put my years of experience to work for you.
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Anchors Away Charters

17 Reviews  
Placida
In demand!
trips from US$ 325

Fishing Reports

Inshore Fishing Is Heating Up!!

May 01, 2018

April and May is when the temps start to get hot as well as the fishing . Redfish, Snook, and Trout action has been great . We have been using a combination of live bait, cut bait, and Artificials.… Read Full Report →


Nearshore Doesn’t Get Any Better

March 30, 2018

The nearshore reef fishing has been on fire. By far my favorite trip exspecially with kids, . Over 100 fish caught easily on a charter . Weather has been nice with slick calm seas . Lane Snapper, Sea Bass,… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.98 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

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Mansfield, tx
Went fishing on Saturday, June 2, 2018

Captain Jeff commumicared well on technical crafts of catching Tarpon compared to our bass savy. We had a great time and will be back to fish again.

Fished June 2018

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Jeff Watkins (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 24, 2018

Thank you Chuck it was a pleasure taking you guys out. Hope to see you again!!

Lee's Summit, mo
Went fishing on Sunday, May 20, 2018

Capt. Jeff and first mate Alex were outstanding.
Equipment and boat were first rate.
First charter for wife and myself. I hooked and fought a tarpon that Capt. Jeff guesssed to be around 135lbs. Lost fish right at boat when it made a huge head shaking jump. Wife and myself had a great time. I would highly recommend Anchors Away charter. Wife and myself will use them again when we return next year.
Thanks Capt. Jeff for a fun filled day on the water.

Fished May 2018

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Jeff Watkins (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 21, 2018

Thank you Lance it was a pleasure having you and your wife out to chase Tarpon. Look forward to next year

Fort Myers, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, May 5, 2018

My two sons and I did a combination trip. 4 hr inshore/back country & a 4hr nearshore all in the same day. On the inshore trip Capt. Jeff knew right where to go. We caught multiple fish including Redfish, and Trout. We were in them so thick we all had one on at the same time.. . Our next 4 hrs was about 8 miles off shore fishing some structure. Water was calm and just a beautiful day. On this trip we caught Grouper, Lane Snapper, Sea Bass, Grunt, Mangrove Snapper, and even a nice Cobia. In total between the three of us we caught over 120 fish alone just in the near shore trip. The boat was awesome had everything we needed to get on the fish. I have been on quite a few charters and I can tell you this was by far the best one ever. Capt. Jeff’s knowledge of the fish and water is the best bar none. Cant wait to do another trip. Thank you Capt. Jeff for showing us a great time. See ya soon ... RS.

Fished May 2018

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Jeff Watkins (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 21, 2018

Thank you Richard. Was a great day and enjoyed having you guys on the boat. Look forward to seeing you again!!

United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Myself and my husband and two children did a 6 hr nearshore trip with Capt. Jeff.. We caught over 120 fish . It was a great time for all of us. Top quality boat and equipment. And Capt. Jeff knows his stuff,,, He even cleaned some of our fish for what made a great dinner. We will be back again . Anchors Away Charters rocks!!

Fished April 2018

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Jeff Watkins (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 21, 2018

Thank you Barb It was a pleasure having you guys. It was quite the day and the boys did an awesome job. See ya again soon!!

North Port, fl
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Outstanding day with Captain Jeff and First Mate Jeff. Been on many fishing charters and these two guys were the best. Boat and equipment were excellent and we do look forward to fishing with them again soon!

Fished April 2018

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Jeff Watkins (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thank you Ed . We enjoyed having you ! Glad you all had a good time . Enjoy the fish and hope to see you again soon . Capt Jeff

The Bronx, New York
Went fishing on Saturday, August 19, 2017

Great experience

Fished August 2017

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Jeff Watkins (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, August 20, 2017

Thanks Robert . You guys did great I enjoyed having you both .

United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Longwood, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, July 21, 2017

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Jeff Watkins (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Thanks Rich , I enjoyed having you guys. Safe travels !!

Hollywood, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

Jeff was so patient with my boys 12yo and 10yo.  Even at times when we were “feeding the fish”...haha Definitely will go out again with him next time we are in town.

Fished July 2017

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Jeff Watkins (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 7, 2017

Thank you Denise. It was a pleasure having you guys . The boys did great . Hope you enjoy your Snapper . See ya next time !!

Brook Park, Ohio
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

We booked a sunset cruise with Capt Jeff (see previous review) and were pleases with our experience that we booked a fishing charter. My sons and I had a blast! Capt Jeff took use about 9 miles off shore and within minutes of putting our lines in the water were getting hits. We caught about 65-70 fish (keeping only 13 lane snappers as most were under the limit.) My sons and I had fun just bringing in the fish more than keeping the catch. Both my sons caught a red grouper, but couldnt keep because they were under the size limit. Capt Jeff did another excellent job. He had more than enough equipment for the trip and had a nice varying quantity of bait. He did very good at changing the bait if it wasnt getting hits. As for our catch of lane snapper, Capt Jeff told us this fish was delicious and the best ways to cook and season. We cooked the fish when we got home (Cleveland Ohio) for ourselves and our family for a Fourth celebration and everyone loved it!! We can’t wait until our next vacation when we can do it again.(hopefully getting to keep the grouper this time :) ). Capt Jeff and Anchors Away Charter are worth it!! Call him and schedule your next charter.

Fished June 2017

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Jeff Watkins (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thanks Steve it was great having you and your family and I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thanks again !! Look forward to another great trip Fri.

United States
Went fishing on Monday, May 29, 2017

We loved every minute of our trip. My sister and I celebrated our birthdays fishing. She came from St. Louis and had never been on the gulf before.  Lucky for her she caught an 8 lb grouper.. We will have him for dinner tonight. Thanks to the captain Jeff and his first mate Jeff, we really didn’t have to do anything but reel them in…wonderful ride too.  Would recommend them to any adults wanting a great fishing trip and terrific crew. D. Puglisi 5-29-2017

Fished May 2017

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Englewood, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, May 26, 2017

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Cape Coral, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, April 14, 2017

We did a 4 hr inshore with Capt Jeff of Anchors Away Charters . We used his 18 Shallow Sport to go in the back country . It’s unbelieveable how shallow this boat runs . We had a great day caught 15 Redfish , 5 Trout , and 8 Snook . All the rods and reels were top notch and the boat was comfortable . Capt Jeff had all the bait before he picked us up so we didn’t have to waste time getting bait . We will be back . Highly recommend!!

Fished April 2017

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Orlando, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, January 7, 2017

Did a full day with Capt Jeff. Started out with a 300lb Goliath Grouper then went to the flats where myself and my dad caught a ton of Redfish and Trout . Awesome day !!! Thank you

Fished January 2017

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Cape Coral, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, January 21, 2017

My son and I did a inshore charter with Capt Jeff. We had a great time and caught a lot of fish . Many memories were made . From the boat to the Capt everything was top notch . We will do it again soon

Fished January 2017

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Cape Coral, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, February 4, 2017

Had a half day trip with Capt. Jeff and what a day it was we caught 30 to 40 fish mostly Reds & Trout but did manage a couple Snook. Very professional, top off the line equipment and extensive knowledge of the water. We will be back soon

Fished February 2017

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Cape Coral, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, February 4, 2017

Had a half day trip with Capt. Jeff and what a day it was we caught 30 to 40 fish mostly Reds & Trout but did manage a couple Snook. Very professional, top off the line equipment and extensive knowledge of the water. We will be back!! Thanks Capt Jeff.

Fished February 2017

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