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

  1. 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


  2. 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


  3. Lighthouse Hole
    4/7/2016 7:51:38 PM - This hole is one of the most popular spots to catch Tarpon around Boca Grande


  4. Sanibel Reef 20
    6/4/2012 11:37:15 PM - Started on 15-Jun-77 Concrete Rubble artificial reef.  


  5. 7
    3/27/2011 3:11:54 AM - REEF 27.077166667 -82.544833333


  6. 9
    3/27/2011 3:11:54 AM - SARASOTA 27.098500000 -82.484333333


  7. U.S.S Mohawk CGC Veterans Memorial Reef
    1/27/2015 5:21:15 PM - Built in 1984, dedicated for The Mohawk.


  8. Tommys Spot
    3/14/2017 12:45:29 AM - Tommys Spot


  9. 1287
    5/17/2014 1:30:44 AM -


  10. Cosmic Charlie
    1/15/2017 12:11:17 AM - Good reef for snapper.



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Boca Grande Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Boca Grande, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Scaled Sardine

  2. Scaled Sardine

    There is a 27.13% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 9187 Scaled Sardine counted.


  3. Pinfish

  4. Pinfish

    There is a 11.37% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 3849 Pinfish counted.


  5. Spotted Seatrout

  6. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 8.98% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 3042 Spotted Seatrout counted.


  7. Gray Snapper

  8. Gray Snapper

    There is a 8.84% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 2994 Gray Snapper counted.


  9. Red Drum

  10. Red Drum

    There is a 4.87% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 1650 Red Drum counted.


  11. Thread Herring

  12. Thread Herring

    There is a 4.84% catch rate for Thread Herring, based on 1640 Thread Herring counted.


  13. Snook

  14. Snook

    There is a 4.12% catch rate for Snook, based on 1395 Snook counted.


  15. Ladyfish

  16. Ladyfish

    There is a 3.99% catch rate for Ladyfish, based on 1351 Ladyfish counted.


  17. Crevalle Jack

  18. Crevalle Jack

    There is a 3.69% catch rate for Crevalle Jack, based on 1250 Crevalle Jack counted.


  19. Spanish Mackerel

  20. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 3.2% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 1083 Spanish Mackerel counted.


Recommedations above based on 92 species of fish and 33859 fish counted for September around Boca Grande.

To date, there are 140 species of fish and a total of 347324 fish counted for Boca Grande and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1859 (163 years).

Last Update: 9/22/2022 10:27:04 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Latest Boca Grande Fishing Reports

  • SEEING REDS IN FALL FOR FISHING SANIBEL ISLAND FLORIDA!
    9/3/2022 1:22:35 AM - We are on the cusp of fall down here in SWFL and it’s a great time to be on the water! What a blessing it is to have a fishery... The post SEEING REDS IN FALL FOR FISHING SAN


  • Memorable Day Fishing Sanibel Island
    7/19/2022 10:17:36 AM - What a memorable day for the Jacob family! CJ guided them to a great day of fishing off Sanibel Island. Book your family friendly fishing charter trip to Sanibel/Captiva Isla


  • Red Snapper Season is in full swing
    6/28/2022 12:30:46 PM - Red Snapper Season is in full swing here in Southwest Florida.  The weather has been ideal and the fishing sensational. The post Red Snapper Season is in full swing appeared


  • May Fishing has been awesome!
    6/8/2022 5:57:58 PM - Fishing has been amazing this month of May!  But now my favorite time of year has come!  Red snapper season starts June 1st and runs thru August 18th! The post May Fishing ha


  • Another Great Day of Offshore Fishing in Sanibel Island!
    6/7/2022 10:11:25 AM - Capt. CJ had a blast offshore fishing catching Permit with the Schiess family! They couldn’t get them in fast enough! All were released for another day! Contact us to book...


  • Catching Barracudas in Sanibel Island
    5/24/2022 10:07:35 AM - Always cool to catch a Barracuda! Bennett Wong caught this toothy beauty with Capt. Bill offshore fishing in Sanibel Island! Call or book your Sanibel Island fishing charter


  • 2022 Tarpon Season is gaining steam
    5/4/2022 12:43:59 PM - After months and months of high winds Tarpon have kept their timetables up an gaining in numbers every day. Make your date with a Silver King now.


  • Tarpon season 2022 is in full swing
    5/4/2022 12:03:00 PM -  


  • Cape Coral Fort Myers Sanibel Island Captiva Island Matlacha and Pine Island Fishing Report
    4/24/2022 3:00:00 AM - This past week we experienced what we hope will be our last cold front of the season. But the fish didn’t seem to mind!Redfish are here and showing up in good numbers in Pine


  • Shark Season in Sanibel! April 2022
    4/17/2022 11:18:39 AM - Shark season here in the Sanibel/Ft. Myers area! Getting in some shark fishing with the tarpon for Capt. CJ’s crews! Book your fishing charter with Endless Summer and catch s


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Top Boca Grande Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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Top Boca Grande Fishing Charters & Guides

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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Gulf Coast Guide Service
    Custom Charters specializing in light tackle fishing for Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Trout, Sharks and many other Species on the beautiful waters of southwest Florida

  5. Angling Adventures of Southwest Florida
    A splendid fishing adventure is waiting to be had with Angling Adventures of Southwest Florida on our half day, three-quarter day, or full day fishing charters in the breath-taking, local waters of Matlacha and Pine Island. Since 1986, we have been f

  6. King Fisher Fleet
    Inshore and offshore fishing charters in Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico

  7. 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 Marinas

  1. 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.

  2. 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

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

  4. The Inn Marina
    Owned and operated by The Gasparilla Inn & Club, this full-service marina is open to the public and located three short blocks from The Innlet. It also can be accessed via the Intracostal Waterway from the south at channel marker #2 or from the n

  5. Olde Fish House Marina
    You'll find a boat ramp and fuel dock at Olde' Fish House Marina, we're just minutes from Matlacha pass and our fuel is "non ethanol". To check on our Marina hours of operation call 239-282-9577. You can Rent Kayaks here at th

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Bouy Conditions

Station 42023 - C13 - WFS South Buoy, 50m Isobath
September 25, 2022 8:35 am CDT
Location: 26.01N 83.086W
Wind Direction: ENE (70°)
Wind Speed: 1.9 knots
Wind Gust: 5.8 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.93 in (1013.6 mb)
Water Temperature: 86.4°F (30.2°C)


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