Bokeelia, Florida, is one of the best locations for Tarpon, Redfish and Snook fishing in South West Florida. Bokeelia is located on Pine Island, just minutes from Tarpon fishing at the world-famous Boca Grande Pass and Charlotte Harbor. It is also within reach of Cape Coral and Ft. Meyers. There are inshore, nearshore and offshore Bokeelia Fishing Charters found at a few harbors on the island.
Inshore and backcountry fishing is hot in Bokeelia. The Redfish, Tarpon, Snook and Trout bite are on during the summer months. Redfish and Trout can be found year-round and other fish found throughout the year are Sheepshead, Jacks, Mangrove Snapper, and more. You can find these fish in the backcountry flats, seagrass floors, mangroves, around the islands and at the passes. Inshore fishing is excellent for families, but any angler should want to do battle with the “Silver King” at least once in their lives.
Tarpon can be found nearshore, too, as they go towards their spawning ground. When anglers are not fishing for Tarpon, they can go out and troll for Kingfish. This is a popular fishing charter, and the experienced captain of your Bokeelia Fishing Charter will know where to go to put you on the fish. Other fish you will run into on offshore reefs are Permit, Amberjack, Barracuda, Grouper, Snapper and Sharks.
You must book at least a full-day charter if you want to go for the big trophy fish. You need to go at least 20+ miles to find the giant Grouper and Snapper, Mahi Mahi and Tuna.
Bokeelia is the perfect location for anglers to check a leaping Tarpon off their bucket list. You can go for half-day, ¾ day and full-day charters. Half-day may be perfect for families, but you need to book an entire day for anglers who want to fight the big one over and over. You will not be disappointed.