Boca Grande Fishing

Boca Grande Fishing

Boca Grande or “Big Mouth” in Spanish, is the Tarpon Capital of the World. With an average of 5,500 tarpon caught during the 90 day season between May and July, no other destination records as many tarpon caught in the world. Boca Grande provides many more fishing opportunities to make it a top fishing destination worldwide.

Inshore fishing around Boca Grande not only provides Tarpon, but nearly year round there will be good fishing for Redfish. The Snook and Speckled Trout fishing is also great nearly all year round, and there are also Sheepshead, Bluefish, and Spanish Mackerel to catch close to shore.

There are many natural and artificial reefs offshore of Boca Grande and bottom fishing and/or trolling around these reefs will produce good catches of a variety of reef fish, including Red Snapper, Mangrove, Lane Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Kingfish, Mahi-mahi, Wahoo, Amberjacks, Barracuda, and Sharks.

Boca Grande Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 3 - 7 PM on Wednesday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Boca Grande, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Snook - 28% Catch Rate

  2. Red Drum - 26% Catch Rate
    Red Drum

  3. Sheepshead - 12% Catch Rate

  4. Cobia - 8% Catch Rate

  5. Spotted Seatrout - 6% Catch Rate
    Spotted Seatrout

  6. Grey Triggerfish - 6% Catch Rate
    Grey Triggerfish

  7. Recommedations above based on 48 local reports and 11 species of fish for January in Boca Grande.

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Top Boca Grande Fishing Charters & Guides

Tails And Scales Charters
I fish every day and love it. You might not be so fortunate so when you share a day on the water with me I want it to be the Florida backwater fishing experience of your life. Whether you are looking to catch Snook in Stump Pass, Tarpon along Boca G

Captain Nelson Italiano III
Captain Nelson offers guided trips for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, and anything else Charlotte Harbor might hold, just ask!

Reel Intense Inshore Charters
Captain Chris Slattery is a Southwest Florida charter fishing guide who brings his expertise to Boca Grande Tarpon and Inshore fishing in Boca Grande, Englewood Florida and surrounding areas. Captain Chris has been fishing for over 25 years in SW Flo

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Top Boca Grande Bait & Tackle Stores

Boca Grande Marina
Boca Grande Marina, formerly Miller's Marina, is located in the quaint island community of Boca Grande, on one of Southwest Florida’s hidden treasures, Gasparilla Island.

Boca Grande Outfitters
Boca Grande Outfitters is Southwest Florida’s most complete saltwater fly fishing and light tackle outfitter. Located in the heart of Boca Grande, Florida, we are the meeting place for the local fly fishing community, since 1997.

Gasparilla Outfitters
Gasparilla Outfitters, located in the heart of Boca Grande.

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Top Boca Grande Marinas

Boca Grande Marina
Boca Grande Marina, formerly Miller's Marina, is located in the quaint island community of Boca Grande, on one of Southwest Florida’s hidden treasures, Gasparilla Island.

Gasparilla Marina
GASPARILLA MARINA is the area's largest DEEP WATER MARINA offering direct, uninterrupted access to the waters of CHARLOTTE HARBOR, the GULF OF MEXICO and the world famous BOCA GRANDE PASS, making it both the perfect layover and homeport for large

Whidden's Marina
Why not let the Whidden family's years of experience help make your next Boca Grande fishing experience the best ever!

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Boca Grande Fishing Map

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