Boca Grande Fishing Reports

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Boca Grande Fishing Report, Thursday, June 30, 2016: Goliath Grouper!

Goliath Grouper, 3-13-14, Tampa Fishing Report & Charters, #Tampa.
Goliath Grouper, 3-13-14, Boca Grande Fishing Report & Charters, #Tampa.

Goliath Groopers, Boca Grande, Fl May, 2016 from David Vanden Bosch on Vimeo.

Boca Grande Pass Fishing Report: Goliath Grouper.

Boca Grande Pass Fishing Report, Thursday, June 30, 2016 / Florida Fishing Report – Boca Grande: goliath grouper under the phosphate dock; a lot of tarpon still rolling and hitting in Boca Grande Pass.  We’re mostly focused on Boca Grande Pass during peak tarpon season fishing, but we also give updates on fishing the Boca Grande area throughout the year.

Boca Grande is famous for tarpon fishing, particularly when the tarpon move into Boca Grande Pass in May and June.  Many consider Boca Grande Pass the best tarpon fishing location in the world!

The tarpon also attract very large bull sharks and hammerhead sharks that congregate to feed on the tarpon, so it is also famous for big time catch and release shark fishing!

Year round, the fishing at Boca Grande, in and around Gasparilla Island and greater Charlotte Harbor is terrific!  We catch sea trout, redfish, snook, flounder, spanish mackerel, grouper, goliath grouper and many, many more species!

So whether you are an experienced fisherman or just a family looking to have some fun, give us a call and we’ll get out on the water!

Please see additional fishing reports, photos and videos at our other fishing report sites for Sanibel & CaptivaFort MyersMiamiNaples and Tampa.

Happy fishing!

The Boca Grande Fishing Report Team!

Boca Grande Fishing Report, Wednesday, June 15, 2016: Tarpon!

Boca Grande Pass Fishing, Tarpon Rolling, Wednesday, June 15, 2016, Boca Grande Fishing Report & Charters ~ #BocaGrande.
Boca Grande Pass Fishing, Tarpon Rolling, Wednesday, June 15, 2016, Boca Grande Fishing Report & Charters ~ #BocaGrande.

Boca Grande Pass Fishing Report: Tarpon.

Boca Grande Pass Fishing Report, Wednesday, June 15, 2016 / Florida Fishing Report – Boca Grande: a lot of tarpon rolling and hitting in Boca Grande Pass in the last couple of days.  We’re mostly focused on Boca Grande Pass during peak tarpon season fishing, but we also give updates on fishing the Boca Grande area throughout the year.

Boca Grande is famous for tarpon fishing, particularly when the tarpon move into Boca Grande Pass in May and June.  Many consider Boca Grande Pass the best tarpon fishing location in the world!

The tarpon also attract very large bull sharks and hammerhead sharks that congregate to feed on the tarpon, so it is also famous for big time catch and release shark fishing!

Year round, the fishing at Boca Grande, in and around Gasparilla Island and greater Charlotte Harbor is terrific!  We catch sea trout, redfish, snook, flounder, spanish mackerel, grouper, goliath grouper and many, many more species!

So whether you are an experienced fisherman or just a family looking to have some fun, give us a call and we’ll get out on the water!

Please see additional fishing reports, photos and videos at our other fishing report sites for Sanibel & CaptivaFort MyersMiamiNaples and Tampa.

Happy fishing!

The Boca Grande Fishing Report Team!

Tampa Fishing Report, Saturday, March 26, 2016: Tarpon, Boca Grande

Boca Grande Pass Gear Restriction Boundary Shifts, Boca Grande Pass Tarpon Fishing Rules, 2016.
Boca Grande Pass Gear Restriction Boundary Shifts, Boca Grande Pass Tarpon Fishing Rules, 2016.

Today’s Tampa Fishing Report: Early Tarpon.

Tampa Fishing Report, Saturday, March 26, 2016 / Florida Fishing Report – tarpon – see some very early and scattered tarpon rolling around Boca Grande and North Captiva; check here latest Water Quality / Lake Okeechobee Update and here for Red Tide Report.

Most of the time we fish Tampa’s flats, passes, oyster bars, inlets and islands.  Sometimes we’ll go offshore of Tampa a couple of miles or so if we’re fishing for goliath grouper, or tarpon or sharks.

We’re big advocates of catch and release, particularly for snook, but pretty much for most species.  Only take what you are going to eat, and a lot of fish are better off as sport fish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

Please see our SanibelCaptivaFort MyersSeashell & Shelling and Cuban Fishing sites for charter photos from our other captains, additional fishing and shelling reports, and musings on fishing in Cuba one of these days!

Tampa fishing is some of the best in the world!  A fishing trip is a great family adventure and your children will love it!

The Tampa – St. Petersburg – Clearwater area has some of the nicest beaches in Florida, including Ford Desoto’s North Beach, Caladesi Island and Siesta Key!

Perhaps more important to fishing, the Tampa-St. Pete area has a great coastline structure and topography. Barrier islands stretch close to 70 miles from North Pinellas to Venice. In general, barrier islands mean great fishing habitat because they create passes where fish move on the tides in concentrated fashion, and also protected back-bay areas for the overall ecosystem.

On parts of the west coast of Florida, including the Tampa area, the barrier islands also tend to still have large protected mangrove areas.   Mangroves are critical to the whole lifecycle of the ecosystem. Mangroves are often truly foundational to the formation of the islands and their decaying leaves feed microorganisms that are the starting point of the food chain that leads up to tarpon and sharks at the top of the system!

We’re just getting started in Tampa, but we’re looking forward to reporting on Tampa fishing!

If you are a local fishing guide/captain and would like to submit photos and reports, please let us know.  All are welcome.  You can reach us @ FloridaFishingCharterReport@gmail.com.

Daily Tampa Fishing Report & Info On Tampa Fishing Charters; Fishing Trips For Families & Children, As Well As Serious Sport Fishermen and Fisherwomen!

Happy fishing!

Boca Grande Pass Gear Restriction Boundary Shifts

Tarpon, Boca Grande Pass, 5-8-15, Tampa Fishing Report & Charters. Boca Grande Pass Gear Restriction Boundary Shifts, Boca Grande Pass Tarpon Fishing Rules, 2016.
Tarpon, Boca Grande Pass, 5-8-15, Tampa Fishing Report & Charters. Boca Grande Pass Gear Restriction Boundary Shifts, Boca Grande Pass Tarpon Fishing Rules, 2016.

Boundary Shifts Lead To Changes In Boca Grande Pass Tarpon Fishing Regulations.

Boca Grande Pass Gear Restriction Boundary Shifts.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission issued the following news release regarding Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing this morning.

“Sands shift and when they do, sometimes, buoys must be moved and boundaries changed. That’s what happened recently in Boca Grande Pass. Recent changes to the buoys marking Boca Grande Pass will affect tarpon anglers and others fishing in the Pass during the months of April, May and June.

Earlier this year, several buoys marking Boca Grande Pass were moved by the U.S. Coast Guard to better align with the shifting channel. One buoy specifically (Flashing Red Buoy #12) was a reference point marking the boundaries of Boca Grande Pass for the purposes of specific gear restrictions. Red buoy #12 was removed and replaced with a new buoy (Charlotte Harbor Channel LB 6). This new buoy is about a quarter mile east-southeast of the old buoy.

Boca Grande Pass Gear Restriction Boundary Shifts, Boca Grande Pass Tarpon Fishing Rules, 2016.
Boca Grande Pass Gear Restriction Boundary Shifts, Boca Grande Pass Tarpon Fishing Rules, 2016.

Regulations that apply within this area defined as Boca Grande Pass include:

  • Fishing with gear that has a weight attached to a hook, artificial fly or lure in such a way that the weight hangs lower than the hook when the line or leader is suspended vertically from the rod is prohibited year-round.
  • No more than three fishing lines may be deployed from a vessel at any one time during the months of April, May and June.
  • No person shall use, fish with or place in the water any breakaway gear during the months of April, May and June.

To learn more about tarpon, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Tarpon.”

Boca Grande Fishing Report, 6/15/2015: Black Drum ~ #BOCAGRANDE

Blackdrum, 6-17-15, Boca Grande Fishing Report & Charters, #BocaGrande.
Blackdrum, 6-17-15, Boca Grande Fishing Report & Charters, #BocaGrande.

Boca Grande fishing report: Black drum being caught around the mangroves.

 

Photos sent to us of black drum being caught off the shore near Boca Grande Pass.

Boca Grande is famous for tarpon fishing, particularly when the tarpon move into Boca Grande Pass in May and June.  Many consider Boca Grande Pass the best tarpon fishing location in the world!

The tarpon also attract very large bull sharks and hammerhead sharks that congregate to feed on the tarpon, so it is also famous for big time catch and release shark fishing!

Year round, the fishing at Boca Grande, in and around Gasparilla Island and greater Charlotte Harbor is terrific!  We catch sea trout, redfish, snook, flounder, spanish mackerel, grouper, goliath grouper and many, many more species!

So whether you are an experienced fisherman or just a family looking to have some fun, give us a call and we’ll get out on the water!

Please see additional fishing reports, photos and videos at our other fishing report sites for Sanibel & CaptivaFort MyersMiamiNaples and Tampa.

Happy fishing!

The Boca Grande Fishing Report Team!