Boca Grande tarpon fishing will be upon us soon enough. Now is the time to look at your calendars and start planning your trip of a lifetime for the majestic silver king. Boca Grande Pass is one of the best locations to target tarpon. Nestled between the crowded cities of Sarasota and Ft Myers is our little slice of paradise. Tarpon begin arriving to our area in April. By May, there’s more tarpon here than imaginable. It’s not uncommon to see acres of rolling tarpon off the beaches of Boca Grande, Englewood, and Captiva.
May and June are the peak times to catch Boca Grande tarpon but we’ll begin targeting tarpon in April and continue through July.
We have this term known as “hill tides” that we use when talking about the “best” tarpon fishing times. These are some of the biggest tides that we’ll see throughout the year. We’ll see about a 2ft range of tide, which for our area is quite substantial. The dates below are Boca Grande’s hill tides for 2018. Starting about mid day, the tide will begin to rage out of Boca Grande Pass…carrying crabs, threadies, and other food the tarpon sit waiting to devour. We usually begin these trips around 2 or 3pm and fish until sunset. It’s not uncommon to hook 10 fish during these trips.
April 30-May 3
May 13-May 17
May 28-May 31
June 13-June 17
June 26-June 30
So if you’re looking to get into some Boca Grande tarpon action, give us a call today to secure your date for this tarpon season!
Florida Inshore Xtream charters
Captains Jesse McDowall and Kelly Eberly