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This page illustrates some of the fine fishing in Southwest Florida for tarpon, snook, redfish and a host of other fish species. Most are from guided fishing charters but a few are from my own fishing trips. Check out my homepage for fishing charter information. 

Punta Gorda backcountry fishing for redfish This redfish came from deep in the backcountry of Charlotte Harbor. (January fun fishing )

Fishing for sailfish in my bay boat! We caught this nice sailfish just offshore of Jupiter. (June fun fishing)

Punta Gorda Tarpon fishing in Charlotte Harbor This Punta Gorda tarpon was well over 100 pounds. (March fishing charter)

Fishing charters near Port Charlotte This 17 pound jack crevelle  put up quite a battle on 20-pound test. (March fishing charter)

Snook fishing Charters in Charlotte Harbor a nice slot sized snook in Southwest Florida. (April fishing charter)

Guided Shark Fishing in Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound Sharks like this spinner shark are common catches while charter fishing in the spring. ( Pine Island Shark Fishing, April fishing charter)

King Mackerel near Boca Grande These 15-18 pound king mackerel were caught off Boca Grande during their spring migration. They make another run in the fall. (Charlotte Harbor fishing charter)

Trophy snook fishing guides and charters in Charlotte Harbor This 40-inch snook hit a live sardine. (Punta Gorda, June fishing charter)

Tarpon Fishing Charters located near Punta Gorda Florida We catch small tarpon like this 25 pounder on plugs in the summer. (Punta Gorda, June fun fishing)

Beach fishing for tarpon from Sanibel Island to Boca Grande "Beach Tarpon" off Sanibel. We catch tarpon along the beaches from May until as late as October sometimes. (July tarpon fishing charter)

Mahi on fly Mahi Mahi on fly. This 6 pounder hit about 3 miles offshore. (Jupiter, July fun fishing)

Sailfish of florida's east coast Another sailfish that we caught this summer. This one hit a free lined sardine off Juno Beach. (July fun fishing)

Experience some of the best tarpon fishing that Florida has to offer  Fishing for tarpon in Charlotte Harbor is a blast! Alan Biller captured this great shot of a late season tarpon in Charlotte Harbor. This one hit a 5-inch plastic lure. (August tarpon fishing charter, Punta Gorda)

Charlotte Harbor snook guide Alan also got in on the action with this 34-inch, 13-pound snook. ( Pine Island, August snook fishing charter)

Snook fishing near Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda Kirk Zucal shows off a nice keeper snook. (Punta Gorda, April snook fishing charter)

Spanish mackerel in Charlotte Harbor Adam Zucal with a pair of spanish mackerel caught on topwater lures. (Punta Gorda, April fishing charter)

Flats fishing the mangroves of Pine Island pre hurricane Charley Big redfish like this one are a hand full to get out from under heavy mangrove cover. (September flats fishing charter)

Pre hurricane Charley bush fishing for redfish More redfish that were caught out of the Charlotte Harbor mangrove shorelines.      (September fishing charter)

Fishing Charter near Sanibel and Captiva Islands A double header on two nice redfish off the beach of Captiva Island. (September fishing charter)

Bull Redfish near Pine Island in Charlotte Harbor Fishing guide and happy customer

We found these 20 and 16 pound redfish in a school in Charlotte Harbor (Pine Island, October fishing charter)

Fall fishing for bull redfish This 23 pound redfish was part of the school also. (Pine Island, October fishing charter)

Schooling the redfish near Boca Grande in Charlotte Harbor The Zucal family came back in November for some more hot fishing action with these big school redfish. (Punta Gorda, November fishing charter)

Triple hook-up on bull redfish in Charlotte Harbor Triple Header! 3 of about 60 school size redfish we caught that day. (Punta Gorda, November fishing charter)

Snook fishing the potholes during a very low tide in winter Low tide fishing in the backcountry of Southwest Florida. (December fishing charter)

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