There’s a reason that Boca Grande is the tarpon capital of the world!

Tarpon are a migratory fish that usually show up in late March – early April and stay in southwest Florida all the way into October. Until July, the tarpon congregate around the famous Boca Grande Pass and surrounding waters to do their annual spawn. The full and new moons bring some of the biggest tides of the year, flushing out millions of crabs and causing a mass feeding frenzy that you will never forget. The majority of fishing this time of year is either sight casting at rolling fish or using cut bait in the shallower waters.

By the time summer comes around, the tarpon fishing can potentially heat up even further. The summertime can produce some of the best tarpon fishing of the year. The fish spread out in the harbor and back bays, there are less boats fishing for them and therefore a lot less pressure. This type of fishing consists of throwing and trolling live bait, using cut bait and throwing plugs at rolling fish.

It makes no difference whether you’re an experienced tarpon angler of many years, or if this is your first time ever seeing a tarpon…tarpon fishing never gets old and is something that you will never forget.


(April – July)

6 hours


8 hours


10 hours


12 hours



(August – October)

4 hours


6 hours


8 hours


*All trips are rated for up to three people. Please add $50 for a 4th adult. Children of all ages are always welcome!

*A deposit of $200 is required at the time of booking. The remaining balance will be paid after your trip in cash or check. Credit cards can be accepted but require an additional transaction fee. Days cannot be held until deposit is received. Cancellations of less than 7 days and no-shows will be charged in full.

*In case of weather cancellation or boat problems, I will do my best to reschedule your trip, your deposit will be refunded, or I will try to set you up with another guide.

Be sure to ask about having a lunch at one of the great restaurants on the harbor. We regularly visit The Lazy Flamingo on Bokeelia, Cabbage Key, Miller’s on Boca Grande, and Cass Cay in Burnt Store Marina.