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.

Top Boca Grande Fishing Spots

Doc Kline Artificial Reef 30
6/4/2012 11:37:16 PM - About 6 miles south of Sanibel, the Doc Kline reef sits in approximately 30 feet of water. Snapper, amberjack, redfish, grouper, and sharks are frequent residents of th

3/27/2011 3:11:54 AM - REEF 27.077166667 -82.544833333

Captiva Blue Hole
5/18/2018 4:42:12 PM - The Captiva Blue Hole or The Crack as sometimes called locally, is geologically a sinkhole and a very popular diving and fishing location. The rim of the hole is about 95 fe

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Latest Boca Grande Fishing Reports

Opening of Red Snapper and Gag Season
6/8/2021 1:27:18 PM - Offshore Boca Grande is off to a great start for the opening of Red Snapper and Gag Season. Fishing in the Gulf is on fire and the weather conditions are perfect. The post Op

4/20/2021 4:41:58 PM - Please check out or recent fishing column as it appears in the April issue of Nautical Mile Publications Snapper Wrapper. Click HERE to read The post APRIL FISHING IN SOUTHWE

Boca Grande Fishing is heating up
3/26/2021 4:08:39 PM - The fishing off Boca Grande FL has been heating up as water temperatures continue to rise.  The Grouper bite is only going to get better as it heats up. The post Boca Grande

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Boca Grande Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 5 - 9 AM on Thursday.

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 - 32.17% Catch Rate

  2. Red Drum - 28.7% Catch Rate
    Red Drum

  3. Spanish Mackerel - 10.43% Catch Rate
    Spanish Mackerel

  4. Atlantic Tarpon - 7.83% Catch Rate
    Atlantic Tarpon

  5. Spotted Seatrout - 6.09% Catch Rate
    Spotted Seatrout

  6. Goliath Grouper - 4.35% Catch Rate
    Goliath Grouper

  7. Recommedations above based on 86 local reports and 16 species of fish for October in Boca Grande.

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Top Boca Grande Fishing Charters & Guides

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

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

Offshore Boca Grande
Come fish the waters Offshore Boca Grande with Captain Brad Hickman in comfort and style on his fully loaded 34' Sea-Vee with triple 350 Mercury Verados. Depending on the season we will be targeting Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish, Amberjack, Tuna, Wa

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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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Sanibel Ledge
Sanibel Ledge
Good Marks
Good Marks

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Bouy Conditions

Station 42023 - C13 - WFS South Buoy, 50m Isobath
October 20, 2021 8:30 am CDT
Location: 26.01N 83.086W
Wind Direction: E (90°)
Wind Speed: 15.6 knots
Wind Gust: 19.4 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.16 in (1021.5 mb)
Water Temperature: 83.7°F (28.7°C)

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