Boca Grande - Charlotte Harbor

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Boca Grande - Charlotte Harbor, Florida - Tarpon, Snook and Redfish fishing report - light tackle and fly fishing charters with fishing guide Capt. Mark Bennett

Boca Grande/Charlotte Harbor area

Fishing Report July 9th, 2018

Well we are just past the halfway point of my Boca Grande/Charlotte Harbor tarpon season. It has been a great season so far. We still have tarpon along the beaches, offshore, in the passes and up in Charlotte Harbor.

Jenni and I were so excited to work with Humminbird last month. We filmed a video about tarpon fishing and how we use the one boat network every day. To see this video click here!

I have been getting a ton of Facebook messages and emails about the red tide. It is long gone. The beaches are beautiful. They are loaded with bait, dolphins, sea turtles and fish of all kinds. The groups pushing the doom and gloom are financially motivated. Funny thing is they have lots of people helping them to push their narrative for free. These groups were started and being helped by part time fishing guides with failing businesses. Our beautiful beaches that are usually crowded with people are vacant. Hotels, condos and restaurants that are usually full are also vacant. These groups are hurting the economy of SW Florida and areas along the East Coast. Luckily for Jenni and I we have a lot of regular clients so our book is full as usual. I invite all non-believers to check out my Instagram and Facebook pages to see how it's really been. Jenni has been on fire with her camera. Check out the video we filmed with Humminbird June 21st. That was right in the middle when these groups were screaming the loudest. The real full time guides are too busy entertaining clients and catching fish to be a part of this. After all this is the peak of tarpon season. The other guys are always looking for an excuse for not having clients or not catching fish.

On a much brighter note, we are very excited to go back and fish for tarpon in the Everglades this fall. We still have a few early to mid-October dates still open. If you are up for a true tarpon fishing adventure the Florida Everglades is the place to go. For more info check out my website:

For the remainder of my Boca Grande/Charlotte Harbor season we are open July 18th, 19th, 23rd, 26th and 31st. August 17th, 18th and 19th.

I will do my best to keep my fishing report updated. For faster reports with lots of photos check out our social media.

Till next time,

Captain Mark Bennett


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