Starting at $700 | 4 - 6 Hours | Inshore, Nearshore | 4 People | Trip #4308
Boca Grande is home to many fish species, but there's no doubt which one rules the water when it comes to action and excitement. Tarpon are Florida's premier inshore gamefish for a reason, and there's no better place to catch one than here with Captain Chris!...Read More
Captain Chris has dedicated most of his life to helping people catch Tarpon. Targeting the "Silver King" has been a family tradition for a long time, and Tarpon fishing runs in his blood. At the age of five, Chris caught his first Tarpon, weighing around 80 pounds, in the deep waters of Boca Grande Pass with his father Mark. Even before that, his mother Cynthia was fighting Tarpon in Boca Grande Pass while pregnant with him. Captain Chris uses traditional live bait methods for catching Tarpon on his fishing charters. The most common live baits used include Blue Crabs, Pass Crabs, Squirrelfish, and Jumbo Shrimp. Live baits are drifted along the bottom of the pass, as well as other water columns where Tarpon can be found, using a transducer bottom machine. This method requires constant adjustment of the line depth to keep the baits within the “strike zone”. The live baits are presented as naturally as possible by using extra long leaders, heavy lead weights, and constant maneuvering of the boat by the Captain. Using these methods, Captain Chris consistently gets his clients on the fish, and—although there are no guarantees in fishing—has a better than 90% success rate when it comes to his Tarpon trips.
Captain Christopher operates out of a custom built 21’ Clearwater 2000CC bay boat, built to the Captain’s standards in 2019. This modern vessel allows for a comfortable drift and great manueverability. There’s a lot of fishing space and also shaded T-top for hot summer days. The boat also has a Bluetooth stereo, so feel free to bring your favorite playlist! Captai Chris will supply everything you need, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to bring along is some sunscreen (no spray please!), proper clothing, a cooler with some snacks and drinks, and a smile!
Captain Chris is a proud Florida native, International Game Fish Association (IGFA) certified captain, and is a member of the Boca Grande Fishing Guides Association (BGFGA)....Read More
In addition to spending considerable time on the water guiding groups around Tampa Bay and the Boca Grande area, Captain Chris is also an accomplished outdoors writer for a variety of well-respected publications.
Captain Chris is an easy-going charter captain who enjoys fishing with families, beginners, and experts alike. He is generous with his vast knowledge of the area and looks for to sharing a great day on the water with you, your family and your friends.
Check out Captain Chris' open dates to get in on the action!
The Innlet, 12th Street East, Boca Grande, FL, USA | Bodies of water fished: Boca Grande Pass
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You can play your own bluetooth music.
This trip has multiple pickup locations.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No cleaning service provided.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
Bottom Fishing, Drift Fishing, Live Bait Fishing
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Although the captain did a decent job trolling over hundreds of tarpon, we failed to hook up one tarpon. Not sure if it was the bait, surf or what?? The captain didn’t have an explanation either.
Excellent captain and we had a good time
Captain Chris was friendly, funny, and very informational. We reeled in a trophy sized tarpon. A fantastic experience!
Captain Chris was great. He showed up on time answered any questions my wife and I had before the trip. I caught my first shark and snook with him as our captain. He shared good stories and we had a great time.
My two young boys wanted to catch a Shark. I called Chris and talked to him about it. He was extremely confident about where there was a good shark fishing area. Within 15 minutes of fishing we started catching sharks. They were the perfect size so my boys could still ...Read More reel them in. In 4 hours they each caught 5 sharks. We had so much fun and will always remember this experience. I Highly recommend this company.
We definitely caught fish! Not only did we catch fish, we caught sharks! 7 to be exact! Captain Chris definitely knew what he was doing to put us on a bite for the day. The boat was just big enough to fit a group of 3 comfortably. Nothing fancy. We ...Read More got exactly what we asked for with this trip. The price did seem a bit high for only 3 hours of fishing with about an hour of traveling to and from the location. But all in all, if you want to catch fish(or shark) captain Chris is your man. I would definitely recommend this trip to a friend and will probably find myself booking Chris again in the future for a Tarpon trip.
Captain Chris was awesome! Very knowledgeable about the area and fishing spots iv been an angler for over 30 years and you can tell when someone knows what their doing. Great guy all around and we had an awesome time chasing trophies 🏆. Thanks Chris ! -Bill
We had a great time on the boat with Capt. Chris! He was friendly, knowledgeable, and had a great sense of humor. Nice equipment and we all caught a fish including some sharks. It was a nice day on the water. We will do it again ...Read More sometime. Thank you Chris!
Capt. Taylor is the reel deal. He put us on more fish within the first hour than I caught in all of 2021. Seriously; we got into schools of redfish that made Louisiana look like Kansas. It was a truly magical day of fishing for our family. ...Read More We wrapped the day up cooling off with a fun swim on a desolate sandbar and Capt. Tayor wasn't pressuring us on time. Truly the best money I have spent in a long time. Highly recommend.
My colleague and I had a fantastic sunny day with Christopher. He was on time and ver professional. He even jumped in the water to untangle the line to allow the catch in picture to be brought on board! I would highly recommend !
Captain Chris put us on a variety of fish my 10yr nephew had a great time !!! Much appreciated great day of fishing even though we had crappy windy weather !
What an amazing trip! I booked this for my husbands 50th birthday. The Captain promised us he would put us on the fish and he certainly did that! We out fished all the other nearby boats and were constantly busy reeling them in. I even caught two bonnet sharks and ...Read More a 33 inch snook. My husband also caught around 18 good size snooks. We will certainly be booking again. A fantastic morning.
Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Boca Grande
Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Boca Grande