Winter time Southwest Florida Fishing

Fishing has been on fire in Boca Grande! If you are looking for a great overnight trip to a destination fishery, the Boca Grande is the place! Charlotte Harbor and Boca Grande are back and operational after hurricane Irma; both have affordable accommodations available, and The Island Cafe is open for business once again- which means it’s time to fish!

Snook fishing has been great the past week out of Boca Grande. Blind casting edges and sight casting laid up snook in brackish water has been highly productive. It is a true adventure each day and a monster snook on the fly should be on every angler’s bucket list. The last trip we held onto one of the biggest snook that I’ve ever seen eat a fly – until he broke us off into the trees to fade away. The large snook are moving from the outside into the back bays and now is the time to get after it. December is the best month for monster snook and we are also catching smaller tarpon. I still have December dates available for stalking snook (like the one shown in the video) around the Boca Grande area. I am running state-of-the-art Beavertail ‘Mosquito’ skiffs that can make longs runs in shallow water for a comfortable ride.

Late February into June I will be chasing larger resident and migratory tarpon that can be caught on fly as well as plug gear. It is the season I think about all year, with some of the best fishing in the world taking place when it’s on. I have a few April dates still available as well as March.

Let me know if you plan to be in southwest Florida or if you want to plan a Boca Grande trip and we can talk about some tides and accommodations. I also have a larger bay boat available for getting the family in on the action.

Please take the time to fill out my google reviews if we have fished together in the past. See you soon!