Boca Grande/Placida Fishing Report
February 26, 2020 Placida 4 photos
Fishing is on fire here in Placida Florida The Boca Grande Offshore Charters have been off the charts with Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, and much more. Triple Tail are here and all over the crab traps out in the Gulf. Are 6 & 8 hr offshore trips 25 + miles are yielding the best chance of keeper Grouper with 10 to 15 lb grouper being caught the last few trips. Other catches include Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, Porgys, Key West Grunts, Cobia, Kingfish, Mahi-Mahi, and Gag Grouper. The 5 hr trips in a little closer have still been producing great numbers of fish and even scoring some nice Grouper . If your looking for a great day of fishing with a very consistent bite and bringing home dinner then the offshore trips are for you. On the Boca Grande Offshore Charters we offer many different trips depending on how far you want to go. As a rule the further you go the bigger some of the fish get. But sometimes it’s not all about how big. Either way on the offshore trips we catch a lot of fish and a great time is had by all. If your looking for a great day of fishing book Anchors Away Charters/Boca Grande Fishing Charters today!! BOCA GRANDE OFFSHORE CHARTERS The inshore Placida fishing Charters have been very consistent as well. Redfish, Snook, Trout have all been biting on our inshore trips. We have finally gotten a few cold fronts which have cooled down the waters and the fish are alot more willing to eat. This time of year also brings the lower tides which is game on if you can get to the real skinny water and fish the deeper pot holes. On our inshore trips we run a 18 ft Shallow Sport tunnel hull which is made to run in waters as shallow as 8 inches. This boat gives Anchors Away Charters the upper hand when fishing the shallow back country in Gasparilla Sound. Inshore fishing can be a little more laid back then fishing offshore, the bite can be a little slower at times but always an enjoyable day out on the water. Get your trip Booked Today !!!!! **Note** The harvest of Redfish, Snook, & Trout have been closed by the state of Florida until at least May 2020. We can still catch them but they will have to be released. Boca Grande Inshore Fishing Charter ***Note/FYI*** Illegal offshore fishing charters are becoming a real problem in the state of Florida and the U.S. Coast Guard and FWC are really starting to crack down. When booking an offshore charter where you are going out past the 9 mile state waters and targeting reef fish or pelagics always ask the Captain to see his federal permits as well as his Captains license. It’s the law and a federal offense if these are not on the boat and current at all times. If the captain can’t produce them then it’s simple get off the boat. Also another game that the illegals play is they will tell you that you need to go out and purchase a fishing license and this should throw an immediate red flag. All Coast Guard Licensed Captain’s purchase a license that covers all passengers for fishing. And last there is the not clients but friend fishing trip. This is a no brainer and if suggested by a fishing charter when you call to book just hang up. This also could get not only the Capt but you in a lot of trouble. On all my charters my clients don’t have to ask because I always show them all of my credentials at the start of the trip. Capt Jeff Watkins
Anchors Away charters invites you to spend a sunny Florida day on the waters surrounding Boca Grande. The air is clear and crisp and the fishing bite is as hot as the weather. Specializing in inshore and offshore fishing, Captain Jeff has spent over 35 ye...
Other reports from this captain
Other reports from this captain
Offshore Fishing Is Phenomenal
October 4, 2021
Offshore Placida the bite has been steady and down right epic at times. Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Scamp Grouper, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, African Pompano, Cobia have all been coming over the sides. Season varies so so we cant keep them all but still plenty to bring back to eat. American Red Snapper season has been extended for Federally Permitted Charters and that is Anchors Away Offshore. Oct 15th - Nov 5th we will be able to keep Red Snapper. On our offshore trips we've been fishing anywhere from 35-45 miles where the bite has been the best. The #1 booked trip is the 8 hr trip but we still offer trips that will keep you closer but you will limited on some of the species that we catch further out. On all the offshore trips we use live & cut baits fishing the bottom of the Gulf Of Mexico. Kingfish will start showing up very soon as well as Tripletail and we at times will be targeting both. If your ready for a true fishing experience then lets get offshore and do some catching
Offshore Fishing has been great!!
September 19, 2020
Our offshore trips have been filling the coolers with Grouper & Snapper every trip. We have been fishing around 35-40 miles offshore on the longer trips. I would recommend a minimum of a 7 hr trip to allow us enough time to get where we need to go and fish. Shorter and closer trips are available but not going to get some of the bigger Grouper. We have had to choose are days as some days the winds been blowing and the seas get angry so we don't go. But all in all every drop customers are either catching a fish or loosing the bait. Get your group together and lets go fishing
July 27, 2020
It’s been a hot one here in Placida Florida and so has the offshore fishing with Boca Grande Offshore Fishing Charters. Red Snapper season is coming to a close Aug 1st and their is still plenty of fish to be caught. Our 7 hr + trips have been putting Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, Vermillion Snapper and a few Mahi Mahi in the box for some fresh fish dinner. Also have been catching Cobia, Porgy’s and some Sea Bass. We are fishing an average of 36-46 miles offshore the last few weeks and the fish have been moving around quite a bit and we have been finding them. We also would like to welcome are new offshore boat to the fleet. A 2021 Parker 2801 CC with twin 300 Hp engines, it’s a serious fishing machine. If your looking for a great day of fishing book Anchors Away Charters/Boca Grande Fishing Charters today!!
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