Fly Fishing Guide Charlotte Harbor

Boca Grande Fishing Spots

Boca Grande Fishing Spots.

Charlotte Harbor Fishing Spots

  • Fishing: Known for its vast estuary, Charlotte Harbor is a prime spot for inshore fishing, targeting redfish, snook, tarpon, and seatrout.
  • Fly Anglers target smaller tarpon in the Myakka River and The Peace River for Summer Tarpon. Access the Peace River via the ramp at Harbor Heights here is a link.
  • Some locals use a little-known ramp on the other side of the river called Darst Boat Ramp Park. Here is a Link
  • Local Boat Ramps: Ponce de Leon Park Boat Ramp in Punta Gorda and South Gulf Cove Park Boat Ramp in Port Charlotte provide easy access to Charlotte Harbor. These are pay to park ramps, and you must have a smart phone to pay at the ramp.
Placida Boat Ramp Parking Information App Boca Grande
  • Here is a guide to using the pay to park feature PARK MOBILE
  • You can also purchase an annual parking pass LINK HERE
Boca Grande Fishing Spots

Boca Grande Fishing Spots:

Boca Grande Fishing Areas Include

  • Places Like Whidden Creek, Bull Bay, Turtle Bay are all great places to fish.
  • The majority of Tarpon anglers fishing the Migration fish along the beaches or in the passes.
  • Most anglers conduct wintertime fishing in back country or on the grass flats in the above listed places.
  • Local Boat Ramps: Placida Boat Ramp is a suitable option for accessing the waters around Boca Grande, particularly the Boca Grande Pass. NOTE: this is a pay to park facility. There is a QR code located in the covered area. Scan that code select an area and parking space number and follow the prompts. It is easier to have Apple Pay in your smart phone prior to this.
  • Also, there is a way to purchase a year-round parking pass at most Charlotte County offices. This is about $55.00, and you place it on your front windshield.

Sarasota Area Fishing Spots

This is a kayak launch in South Sarasota County. In this video I am catching tarpon on the fly in the back waters at a nice fishing spot.


Sanibel and Captiva Islands:

  • Fishing: Pristine beaches and excellent fishing opportunities, with species like tarpon, snook, redfish, and trout.
  • Local Boat Ramps: Punta Rassa Boat Ramp, located near the Sanibel Causeway, serves as a convenient launch point.

Everglades National Park:

  • Fishing: The Everglades offer unparalleled opportunities for bass fishing, along with species like snook, redfish, and tarpon.
  • Local Boat Ramps: Everglades City and Chokoloskee Island have public boat ramps therefore providing access to the park’s extensive waterways.
  • Side Note: If you have a drone. Most of the Park is Restricted Airspace and Flying a Drone in that restricted air space is seriously prohibited and the user could be fined thousands of dollars. The park service does not issue permits for drones in almost any circumstances for wildlife refuges.

Kayak Fishing Trips Offered


  • Fishing: Naples provides inshore and offshore fishing opportunities, targeting snook, redfish, grouper, snapper, and kingfish.
  • Local Boat Ramps: Caloosahatchee River Park Boat Ramp in Naples offers easy entry to the Caloosahatchee River and the Gulf of Mexico.

Fort Myers Beach:

  • Fishing: Diverse opportunities from inshore species like snook and redfish to offshore targets such as grouper, snapper, and king mackerel.
  • Local Boat Ramps: Matanzas Pass Preserve Boat Ramp in Fort Myers Beach is convenient for backwaters, and Punta Rassa Boat Ramp for offshore fishing.

Pine Island Sound Fishing Spots

  • Pine Island Sound is known for excellent flats fishing. Anglers targeting snook, redfish, and trout see amazing results within the pristine waters.
  • Local Boat Ramps: D&D Bait and Tackle in Matlacha is a popular launch point for anglers exploring Pine Island Sound.
  • Fishing: Renowned as the “Tarpon Capital of the World,” Boca Grande therefore is a top destination for trophy tarpon.

Boca Grande Fishing Spots

Boca Grande Kayaking Launch Areas

  • 19th Street on the Island (free) Trailer Parking maybe on a slow day
  • Near the Fishing Pier Bridge. Just under the bridge over Coral Creek (no trailer parking)
Boca Grande Fishing Spots

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