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

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

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

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

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

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Boca Grande Fishing Prediction

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 20.72% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 6475 Scaled Sardine counted.

  3. Spotted Seatrout

  4. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 15% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 4687 Spotted Seatrout counted.

  5. Gray Snapper

  6. Gray Snapper

    There is a 7.71% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 2408 Gray Snapper counted.

  7. Pinfish

  8. Pinfish

    There is a 7.67% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 2398 Pinfish counted.

  9. Thread Herring

  10. Thread Herring

    There is a 7.26% catch rate for Thread Herring, based on 2269 Thread Herring counted.

  11. Snook

  12. Snook

    There is a 6.04% catch rate for Snook, based on 1886 Snook counted.

  13. Red Grouper

  14. Red Grouper

    There is a 4.99% catch rate for Red Grouper, based on 1558 Red Grouper counted.

  15. Spanish Mackerel

  16. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 3.51% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 1096 Spanish Mackerel counted.

  17. White Grunt

  18. White Grunt

    There is a 3.34% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 1043 White Grunt counted.

  19. Ladyfish

  20. Ladyfish

    There is a 2.95% catch rate for Ladyfish, based on 921 Ladyfish counted.

Recommedations above based on 71 species of fish and 31247 fish counted for May around Boca Grande.

To date, there are 120 species of fish and a total of 339287 fish counted for Boca Grande and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius.

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 1939..

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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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Buoy Conditions

Station 42023 - C13 - WFS South Buoy, 50m Isobath
May 25, 2022 2:30 pm CDT
Location: 26.01N 83.086W
Wind Direction: SE (130°)
Wind Speed: 15.6 knots
Wind Gust: 19.4 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.03 in (1016.8 mb)
Water Temperature: 81.1°F (27.3°C)

Current Moon Phase

Waning Crescent Moon

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