Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Englewood, North Port, Realtors, Doug and Michelle Bry

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     Charlotte County is home to world class fishing in the waters of Charlotte Harbor, the Gulf of Mexico, the Peace River, and the Myakka River. The area is widely known to be the Tarpon fishing capital of the world, and Boca Grande is home of the "World's Richest Tarpon Tournament". Several other species are abundant. Charlotte Harbor and Gasparilla Sound include 750,000 acres of estuary, and the waters teem with plentiful game and food fish including Grouper, Redfish, Snapper, Tuna, Amberjack, flounder, pompano, snook, spotted trout, sheepshead, bluefish, kingfish, mackerel, and more!

     Southwest Florida has some of the best fishing in the world, and fishing is an important part of the industry and culture of Gasparilla Island. Every spring, tarpon fishermen head for the "Tarpon Capital of the World" to fish famous Boca Grande Pass. Boca Grande is host to the "World's Richest Tarpon Tournament". This is the most famous tournament of its kind, with a $100,000 purse. Local marinas also host tarpon tournaments in season, and recreational fishermen share the "fishing hole" with tournament anglers, all vying for the thrill of the catch. Since tarpon are not an edible fish, catch-and-release is the operable word in the pass during Tarpon Season. Few anglers keep tarpon for mounting, and taxidermists can make fiberglass mounts that exactly replicate the big fish you caught. Your guide will expertly take its measurements for the taxidermist if you ask him. Most tarpon anglers hire a fishing guide who provides the boat, equipment, bait, knowledge and a fishing license. Experienced fishing guides are available for tarpon, April through July, as well as offshore and back bay fishing year-round.

     From the Gulf of Mexico to the backwaters of Charlotte Harbor, our waters teem with plentiful game and food fish. In addition to Tarpon Season in the spring, prime fishing times run from August through November, when offshore fishing yields grouper, snapper, mackerel and kingfish, and inshore fishing is excellent for snook and redfish. Recreational fishing in Boca Grande is an exhilarating sport all 12 months of the year! You can use your own boat, rent one, or hire one of our many local fishing guides.

      Whatever your taste in fishing, or your level of expertise, you can find what you're looking for in these waters. There are several local fishing piers to choose from and you can fish from sea walls, in the surf and, of course, from boats!

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