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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My Charter Listings

Placida
trips from
US$ 300

Fishing Reports

Nearshore Fishing on fire

May 12, 2017

The nearshore reef fishing has been on fire. Over 100 fish caught easily on a charter . Weather has been nice with slick calm seas . Lane Snapper, Sea Bass, and Porgy bite has been great and delicious table… Read Full Report →


Redfish, Snook, and Trout heating up

May 11, 2017

The water temps are heating up and so is the inshore fishing . On this trip we fished the outgoing tide and were targeting Redfish . We were fishing the mangrove shorelines as the tide was starting to drop… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.96 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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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 !!

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.

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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Fished May 2017

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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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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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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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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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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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