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Boca Grande, FL is known as “The Tarpon Capital of the World”, and it certainly lives up to its name as it is one the most renowned Tarpon fishing destinations in the world!...Read More
You may ask, “What makes tarpon fishing so good?” Well, annually tens of thousands of hungry tarpon migrate to Boca Grande pass and its surrounding areas for their annual spawn. They usually show up in early April, hungry after a long journey and want to fatten up.
Now this incredible migration happens all over the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic coast as well, but in most areas, the Tarpon are on the move. Boca Grande is different mainly due to Boca Grande Pass. This small inlet between Gasparilla Island and Cayo Costa is the deepest natural inlet on the Gulf of Mexico, reaching depths of approximately 80 feet. Tens of thousands of tarpon congregate in the area from April through August, feeding day and night, as they prepare to head back offshore for their annual spawning ritual. There are very few other places in the world where this many Tarpon congregate in one place and are actually happily eating!
After weeks of feeding, they begin to gather into large breed schools to socialize as they prepare for this spawning ritual. They gather in huge schools that are sometimes 500 fish or more, giving anglers ample opportunities. After the spawn is over in early July most of the fish stay in the area to feed on the abundance of food the surrounding water has to offer. Great Tarpon fishing action will continue thru October offering anglers a chance at battling the “Silver King” for over 6 months out of the year!
So head out with Captain Ryan Reigsecker to do battle with these Silver Kings to experience drag yanking power, high flying aerial displays, and a beautiful day out on the water! You'll be fighting these fish on medium heavy - heavy weight rods usually using live bait (live blue crabs, mullet, or pin fish) depending on what the fish are eating that day. Depending on the time of year you will either float the live bait below a bobber through the pass (where thousands of fish wait for bait to be flushed through below) or site fish for big schools cruising the surf and surrounding areas.
Captain Ryan will provide all the necessary gear so all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, some fresh arms, and some friends/family to help you reel in these behemoths!
Captain Ryan grew up in Venice and lives in Englewood so he has been fishing the local waters from Venice to Boca Grande his whole life. He spent a number of years working with a charter captain in the area, before making the decision to acquire his own captain's license and start his charter. If you're looking for a fun and productive day on the water, then join this energetic and knowledgeable captain aboard one of his beautiful boats!
Lauri G.· ·
Ryan was an amazing captain. We caught a ton of fish and he totally accommodated what we wanted to do. My husband wanted to catch a keeper grouper and he caught 2 huge ones and my son caught a Goliath grouper. it was huge. In addition ...Read More we caught limit snapper. Great day!
Barb W.· ·
We had a GREAT time with Captain Ryan and Trey. They we very knowledgeable, patient, and accommodating. Captain Ryan’s new boat was very nice. We highly recommend them! We will definitely book with them again.
Candace M.· ·
We had a great time on the water with Captain Ryan! The boat was clean, and the fishing was better! We will definitely call Capt. Ryan again when we are back in town.
Russell S.· ·
Nice trip. Captain got us on fast action in a bunch of different local spots. Sea trout, jacks, snook etc. great 1/2 day trip.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
This trip has multiple pickup locations.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Fishing License, Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
Nothing additional needed.
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 1 day before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
779 West Wentworth Street, Englewood, FL 34223, United States