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

Boca Grande Fishing Charters

Offshore Fishing In Boca Grande/Placida has been on fire. We’ve had a few cold fronts and the water temps have dropped and the fish are hungry. January 1st Red Grouper & Lane Snapper have reopened with no shortage to bring back for some great table fair. Aboard our 2022 30 ft Parker Center Console powered by twin Yamaha 200hp We’ve been fishing 35 to 40 miles out in the Gulf Of Mexico on our most popular 8 hr offshore trips. Common catches include , Red Grouper, Lane Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Gray Snapper, Gag Grouper, Scamp Grouper, Triggerfish, Greater/Lesser Amberjack, Kingfish, and a few Cobia that have been swimming by. Mostly bottom fishing anywhere from 90-120 ft of water using live as well as cut bait is doing the trick. Shorter trips offshore on the 5 & 6 hr trips we are fishing for mainly Snapper with a lot of short Grouper as we don’t go as far and the water is shallower. The nearshore trips up to 10 miles out we are catching Key West Grunts, Sea Bass, Lane & Gray Snapper with some short Gag & Red Grouper as well . Get your trip booked today and let’s go fishing

Inshore Fishing In Boca Grande/Placida

Boca Grande Inshore Fishing Charters

Inshore fishing in Boca Grande/Placida has been great as well. Winter time low and cooler water allows for some great fishing. Trout, Snook, Redfish, Snapper, Ladyfish are just some of what we are catching. We fish the very shallow backcountry flats in our 18 ft Shallowsport tunnel hull which will allow us to run in water as little as 8 inches deep. Live, cut bait, and artificials are the weapons of choice. Most the fishing is catch and release on the inshore trips but at times we can keep a few Trout, Snapper, and Sheepshead depending on the bite. If your looking to bring back a lot of fish to eat then this wouldn’t be the recommended trip for you. The 8 hr offshore trip would be the trip. get your trip booked and let’s go fishing