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Capt. Jeff Watkins Sr.
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38 yrs local fishing knowledge
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Boca Grande/Placida Fishing Report

Boca Grande Fishing Report September 27th, 2021

Offshore- On This Boca Grande/Placida Fishing Report Offshore fishing has been awesome to say the least. Unfortunately the NMFS closed the harvest of Red Grouper on the 10th till January 1st. We still can catch and release tho. We have still been filling the cooler with Lane Snapper, Gray Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, a few Cobia, Mahi and some Gags, Hind, & Scamp Grouper at times. Most trips we have been running are the 8 hr offshore and we’ve been fishing 36-47 miles out. NO RED TIDE!! anywhere to be found out there and what was here closer nearshore & inshore has moved on. Most bottom fishing with live and cut bait has been the best producers dropped down on a chicken rig set up. With fall approaching and the water temps will start dropping the fishing will heat up even more and we can’t wait for some cooler weather as it’s been a long hot summer. Get your trip booked early so you don’t miss out . https://anchorsaway-charters.com/reservations/

Placida Inshore Fishing Charters September 27th, 2021

Inshore- Inshore/Backcountry fishing is on fire. The Redfish really start to school up in big schools of sometimes 100’s of fish and then the fun starts. Anything from cut baits, live baits, & artificial baits like Johnson Gold Spoons https://www.purefishing.com/products/sprite-1285603, DOA Paddle Tails work great. Furthermore late September through the rest of the year is some of the best inshore fishing you will find. With the cooler weather and water temps dropping , in return that means great fishing. The Speckled Sea Trout have also been steady action with mainly using Shrimp, and artificial baits. Snook are pretty much everywhere. With the bigger ones mainly on the docks close to the passes where the bait and current is plentiful. And last Tarpon !! we still have quite a few around, mainly the up river around the bridges and a few of the sand bars throughout the harbor. Doa Bait busters https://www.doalures.com/category-s/1845.htm are my number one go to this time of year. Book today @https://anchorsaway-charters.com/reservations/