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These trips are nearshore/inshore with a maximum distance offshore of 9 miles. Most fishing will be with live bait for snook, sea trout, redfish, tarpon, jack crevalle, snapper, grouper, and permit. Fishing licenses are included with trip as well as all tackle necessary. Water and ice will also be included, as well as the fileting of fish. Read More

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Experience Gulf of Mexico Fishing with Captain Michael! Join Captain Michael for an extraordinary fishing adventure in the Gulf of Mexico, where you'll spend a full day exploring the bountiful waters of this remarkable region. Choose Your Preferred Fishing Style Captain Michael offers a range of fishing styles to cater to your preferences, including bottom fishing, cut bait fishing, deep dropping, and drift fishing. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, there's a technique that suits you. Target the Red Grouper Prepare to target the Red Grouper, a prized catch known for its delicious taste and exciting fight. Captain Michael's local knowledge and expertise will ensure you have the best chance of hooking one of these impressive fish. A Day on the Gulf of Mexico Spend a full day immersed in the beauty of the Gulf of Mexico, surrounded by crystal-clear waters and stunning coastal landscapes. Captain Michael's top-quality equipment and professional guidance will make your fishing expedition both memorable and successful. Book Your Fishing Trip Today! Whether you're seeking the thrill of a challenging catch or simply looking to relax and enjoy the Gulf's natural beauty, Captain Michael's fishing trip promises an unforgettable experience. Reserve your spot now and get ready for a day of fantastic fishing in the Gulf of Mexico with Captain Michael! Read More

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Reel in the Fun! This trip covers up to 15 miles of nearshore/offshore fish-filled waters, hooking you up with fin-tastic adventures and unforgettable catch. This is a great trip to bring kids along on of you choose to do so and Captain Dave is always happy to have kids aboard. He has kids himself and it always makes his day when he gets to put a fishing pole in their hands then watch their face light up with excitement when a fish hits their hook! If you don't have a child-sized life vest of your own, be sure to ask if there's one on board. The charter boat is federally permitted and covers your fishing license, so all you have to do is get a good night’s sleep the night before, roll out of bed the next morning, and show up ready for some fishing! It is guaranteed to be a great time. Let's make waves! Read More

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On this trip, you'll head offshore with Captain Stephen to "go deep" for Red Grouper, one of the biggest and tastiest fish in the Gulf! This offshore adventure is great for anglers of all levels, so bring your friends or folks! The Red Grouper is one of the most sought-after species in this area, known for its delicious taste. These reef fish are typically found in deeper waters, ranging from 50 to 200 feet, making them a prime target for offshore charters. Your trip will start early in the morning. You'll head out on board Captain Stephen's 28' Parker pilothouse, which features all the gear and amenities you need for an epic trip! After you reach the deep water, you'll drop lines down to jig the reefs and rocks, aiming to attract some big bites. The bait will vary depending on what the fish are feeding on that day. Once you've hooked a Red Grouper, be prepared for a challenging fight. These fish can grow up to 50 pounds and will put up a significant struggle, testing your skills and strength as an angler. But once you've reeled in your catch, you'll be rewarded with delicious, firm white meat that is perfect for grilling or frying! Aside from Red Grouper, you may also encounter other species such as Vermillion Snapper, Lane Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack, all of which can provide an exciting fight and make for a memorable trip. In between catches, take the time to enjoy the stunning scenery and the wildlife that surrounds you, including dolphins, sea turtles, and seabirds. A charter fishing trip here in Bokeelia, FL, is an unforgettable experience! Read More

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Looking for a thrilling battle with a giant sea monster that twists, turns, flips, and whirls on your line? Look no further and join Captain Ken for a half day tracking Tarpon in the waters off Boca Grande pass, known as the Tarpon Capital of the World! These bucket list fish make a glorious fight with spectacular runs. Captain Ken will chase the Silver Kings while you battle from the fighting chair on the bow! Catching Tarpon is akin the Super Bowl of fishing, since these monsters put up an incredible fight. They are known to jump up to 6 feet in the air near the end of your battle! This trip promises to be nothing short of electrifying. Your vessel is a 25’ Tidewater powered by a 300hp Yamaha engine. The fighting chair in the bow is well secured, like a throne for battle. While in the inshore pass you will be bottom fishing for these monsters of the deep, but be prepared, once you have them at the surface the Silver Kings will fight even harder! Captain Ken will provide everything you need on this all-inclusive adventure including live bait, tackle, licenses, bottled water, suntan lotion, and a cooler with ice. Bring your own snacks and drinks, and get excited for this frantic frenzy! Read More

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Experience the ultimate fishing adventure with Pulley Ridge 125+. Discover the thrill of reeling in big catches in the pristine waters of Pulley Ridge. Known for its crystal-clear waters and abundant marine life, Pulley Ridge offers anglers the chance to reel in a variety of trophy fish including various species of Grouper, Snapper, Tilefish, Mahi and more. This trip is an unforgettable experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. The charter boat is federally permitted and covers your fishing license, so all you have to do is get a good night’s sleep the night before, roll out of bed the next morning, and show up ready for some fishing! Be prepared to catch the biggest fish of your life! Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Port Charlotte

What are the best fishing charters in Port Charlotte?

Why should I book a fishing charter in Port Charlotte with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 57 trip in Port Charlotte: Port Charlotte Fishing Frenzy guided by Terry.

Our guides in Port Charlotte are rated a 4.77 out of 5 based on 3249 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Port Charlotte? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Port Charlotte.

What types of fishing charters are common in Port Charlotte?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular type of fishing in Port Charlotte as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Port Charlotte are: 1. tarpon, 2. snook, 3. redfish, 4. speckled trout, and 5. mangrove snapper.

The most common fishing techniques in Port Charlotte are light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and bottom fishing but artificial lure fishing and heavy tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much do Port Charlotte fishing charters cost?

Prices in Port Charlotte can range anywhere from about $515 to $1,900, but the average price for a half day trip in Port Charlotte is $619. The average price for a full day trip in Port Charlotte is $1,315.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in Port Charlotte?

The most popular season for fishing in Port Charlotte is spring, and most anglers book their trips 43 days in advance.

Do I need a Port Charlotte fishing license and what are the bag limits in Port Charlotte?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Port Charlotte, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Port Charlotte. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Port Charlotte.

Port Charlotte Fishing Overview

Port Charlotte, located at the north end of the Charlotte Harbor Estuary, is a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts on Florida's west coast. The area offers a unique blend of fresh and saltwater fishing opportunities, with the Myakka and Peace Rivers providing access to Largemouth Bass, Bream, Crappie, Tilapia, and Catfish, while inshore fishing offers a chance to catch Snook, Tarpon, Trout, and Redfish. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, the Gulf waters provide excellent fishing for Red Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and Cobia.

Port Charlotte offers a variety of fishing trips to suit any preference, from half-day trips exploring shallow waters close to the shore to full-day trips out to the Gulf. Kayaking, fly fishing for Tarpon, and enjoying scenic sights of herons, manatees, and egrets are also popular activities in the area. Charters are readily available from Port Charlotte Beach Park, Punta Gorda, and Charlotte Park.

It's important to note that booking a trip with a licensed Port Charlotte fishing charter includes a saltwater license, but a freshwater fishing license is required for freshwater adventures. Regulations exist for certain species like Tarpon and Red Snapper, so it's essential to ask your captain about them to ensure you're fishing legally.

Port Charlotte Inshore Fishing

Fishing in Port Charlotte is a year-round affair with something always in season. The only question is what you want to target. Inshore trips are the most popular in Port Charlotte because of the quantity and quality of fish here. There are endless inshore waters to be fished between the Peace River, Myakka River, and the Gasparilla Sound. The maze of canals and other backwater habitat is unmatched by any other fishery and makes it an incredible place to target an array of sought after sportfish.

Port Charlotte is a prime location to go after the Backcountry Slam which consists of catching a redfish, speckled trout, and a snook all in a single day. As April comes around, tarpon fishing heats up and these migrating Tarpon can be caught through August. As the summer heat subsides and fall comes around, bull Redfish, snook, and speckled trout head up into the flats and intertidal creeks. This is an excellent time to sight-fish for redfish, and take a shot at the Backcountry Slam.

Port Charlotte Nearshore Fishing

Heading into the summer, tarpon arrive in waters around 20 feet deep and within 1-3 miles off the shore. For those longer trips out to deeper offshore fishing, various species of grouper, snapper, and other deepwater structure dwellers can be caught year-round. Fishing in Port Charlotte during the winter is every bit as productive as in the summer. In the colder months, prized game fish like amberjack and kingfish reign supreme.

Port Charlotte Offshore Fishing

For those looking to leave land behind, there are plenty of Port Charlotte deep sea fishing charters available. There are highly productive nearshore and offshore fishing grounds just a short boat ride from the heart of town. The transition from winter to early spring brings hard-fighting game fish like Cobia and Permit to the nearshore reefs that dot the waters off of Port Charlotte.

Other Things to do in Port Charlotte

There are plenty of events and attractions around Port Charlotte to keep the whole family entertained when you get off the water. Visit any number of the nearby beaches which offer beautiful water, soft white sand, and scenic views, all of which will help anyone relax. If you like adventure, take the whole crew out to see the manatees, dolphins, birds, and other wildlife in Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park. This park is teeming with life from the shallow grassy areas to the mangroves. For the 21+ crowd, Port Charlotte has more than enough options for bars and nightlife. When its time to fuel up or wind down for the day, the variety of restaurants is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Whatever you’re looking for on your next trip, Port Charlotte is sure to have something for everyone.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time. Very knowledgeable and capable guide. Fishing can be tough and there was a lot of pressure from other people. We moved several times to stay on the fish and Capt. Bobby seemed to alway know exactly where to find them. We caught a lot including snook, trout, and redfish. Highly recommend, kid friendly, quality boat and equipment.

    Caleb Z. with Bobby F. of Placida, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    James is as good as it gets.

    Tom D. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    My wife and I had a great day on the water with James. He was personable and informative (marine science degree I believe).He obviously knows his way around the Ft Myers waters. Put us on snook, redfish, trout, and even some grouper and mackerel. He even got my wife to fish and we got to watch her fight a big red. Love his preference to catch and release.Highly recommend. Tons of fun. Thanks James

    Glenn K. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Hey there Tim was great! Lillie was a great 1st mate! Caught some fish, always good. But also got a great trip out on the water! Dolphins were out and about; great to be out in God’s country!

    Charles M. with Tim H. of Englewood, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great guide and person. Fishing was great will be back again someday.

    Nathan G. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Capt. James’ excellent customer care and service was only exceeded by his fishing and boating knowledge. We felt safe and well cared for on a two day trip where both days exceeded our expectations! We experienced great numbers of fish caught, which was exactly what we asked him to provide us! Kudos to a genuinely nice young man who damn sure knows how to help you catch fish and have fun! Good boat and equipment as well. 5 stars easy!

    Patrick M. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great day on the water with an awesome captain. Immaculate boat and equipment. We didn’t land any tarpan but we hooked a few and saw many. Would highly recommend this charter!

    Greg D. with Lou S. of Bokeelia, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    James was excellent. Very knowledgeable and personable. Put us on fish all morning. I would highly recommended him.

    Mike S. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain James was amazing. He was very helpful and patient with my kids. Robbie

    Robert G. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    James was a great captain! He and his first mate were great with our kids and super helpful with always keeping bait on and casts in the best spots. He was very knowledgeable about the area, the different types of fish and how to spot the right areas. We would highly recommend taking a day trip with James.

    Erica L. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain James is an outstanding guide. He is knowledgable and professional. He is passionate about fishing and conservation. He had us catching fish and showed us an abundance of wildlife. A highly competent Captain (and crew). Thanks Joe. 10/10 we will be booking again!

    Karen L. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    If I could give six stars I would. I probably couldn’t have asked for a better first time experience saltwater fishing. James is clearly passionate about the waters and his knowledge was shown with every question we had answered. James was beyond patient, professional, and cares about his clients’ time. James knew where the action was and put us on some fish. I had an excellent time catching multiple species. Overall, my buddy and I felt welcomed and enjoyed hanging out with James and his mate Joe. Solid dudes. Would recommend booking and I will book again when I’m back in the area. Future charters have some big shoes to fill!

    Sky I. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    ***** - fishing was slow but Captain Jack did all he could to put us on fish

    David P. with Jack Y. of Cape Coral, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain James really worked hard for us today. What a friendly guy. Thanks James .

    Robin D. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Capt Tim was spot on gave us a fantastic trip to remember and put is on fish at ever point. Book him and be sure to ask him to bring Lilly along, best First Mate ever. Thanks For a great time Tim VR Mike Foy and Crew

    Foy M. with Tim H. of Englewood, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a GREAT time with Brandon! Very knowledgeable and put us on fish quickly. We will definitely be booking him again!

    Andrew P. with Brandon D. of Bokeelia, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Choosing James to captain our one available day for fishing in Florida was the best choice we made. Very clean boat, and James is very knowledgeable both on fishing and the local scene. We very much enjoyed hanging out with James and catching more fish than we could carry back. Excellent tunes too! Will definitely be hiring James again and recommending to my friends.

    Joe I. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    The trip was everything advertised. Even though James is young, his Fishing knowledge and skills are beyond his years. We had a special request for a target species and he made it happen. A real pleasure.

    David H. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    James did a great job, confirming the trip and getting back to me right away with any question. Amazing experience! Went above and beyond to get us on the fish. Highly recommend! Very pleasant and motivated young man! Great Captain…

    Richard H. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Very good captain! Super friendly and knowledgeable.

    Greg D. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

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