Trips & Rates

Inshore/Flats Fishing

Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Shark Fishing

Family Fun Fishing

Group/Corporate Fishing

Trips Include:

Captain Hutch supplies all of the following that you need for the trip;

>bait, tackle, rods & reels

> boat, ramp fees, fishing license & insurance

>cooler with ice, plastic bags & fish cleaning

Things you may want to bring:

>polarized sunglasses, protective clothing, hat, non marking shoes & sunscreen


>food, drinks & water

Recent Fishing Reports:

Jan/Feb 2014


Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing Charters

Important! All Boca Grande fishing guides are not the same. Captain Hutch is a Florida native who was born and raised on Charlotte Harbor. He has over 30 years experience fishing the waters of Boca Grande & numerous tournament wins to his credit. Captain Hutch guarantees fish on every one of his charters or your money back!

Rates for Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing Charters

All Year (tarpon season)*

6-hour - $900*

8-hour - $1200*

10-hour - $1500*

12-hour - $1800*

*All rates are based on 1-3 anglers - a 4th angler can be added for an additional $100 (there is no extra charge for kids under 10). Due to the high demand for Boca Grande tarpon fishing this time of year, all trips are limited to 6+ hours

What are Boca Grande Tarpon Charters known for?

Boca Grande is know as the tarpon capital of the world! Every year thousands of tarpon make their annual migration up the coast of Florida as the waters warm in the Gulf of Mexico. They stop in Boca Grande Pass and Charlotte Harbor for 3 months for their annual spawning.

This creates a very unique and plentiful tarpon fishery for those 3 months on our Boca Grande fishing charters. Thousands of fish can be seen daily rolling in various parts of the harbor in pods that number in the thousands. These tarpon can be targeted with great confidence in the pass, in the harbor & on the beaches. Come join us on a Boca Grande tarpon fishing trip for the fishing adventure of a lifetime!

What other species will we catch on our Boca Grande Tarpon Charter?

Sharks, jack, ladyfish, cobia & permit are common bycatch when fishing for tarpon and provide great fun for any fisherman.

Tarpon are targeted with great confidence throughout the spring & summer. They provide fun for all ages and skill levels.

Bait & Tackle

Medium heavy spinning & conventional tackle with artificial , live, or cut bait.

Boca Grande fishing charters require tackle that not only helps you hook the fish but also help you to successfully land your catch. Quantum reels matched with custom Sewell rods are up to the task and are the best in the industry. They are spooled with 40-65lb Power Pro braid & Seaguar flourocarbon leader to make the the ultimate tarpon rigs.

What if I am new to fishing?

Captain Hutch can handle fishermen of all shapes & sizes. If you are just a beginner or even if you want to bring a child on their first trip, don't worry at all. There are opportunities at every corner in the Boca Grande area for all levels of fishing. Rest assured that you will have a great time while learning the basics from one of the best guides in the area. FUN is the number one priority on every trip!

**Remember that communication is the key to a successful fishing trip. Make sure that Captain Hutch knows your expectations so that he can make sure that those become a reality. Please remember that the availablity of species is dependent on many different factors throughout the year and that the most fish will be caught on your trip if we target the species that is biting at that time.

Captain Hutch aims to provide all of his clients with an enjoyable, professional & memorable fishing experience!