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SW FLORIDA HAS TO OFFER
CHARLOTTE HARBOR - BOCA GRANDE
FISHING GUIDE SERVICE
Welcome to Native Salt Charters! Home of Capt. Justin Cauffman & Native Salt Fishing Charters, and your launching point for the best fishing experience you’ll ever have. Florida is undisputedly billed as “The Sport Fishing Capital of the World” and Charlotte Harbor is the jewel of it all. The many miles of natural shoreline, expansive grass flats and world famous Boca Grande Pass tarpon charter capital of the world make Charlotte Harbor one of the most beautiful and fertile fishing grounds in the world. Beaches, grass flats, and back country creeks are the magnificent settings for your fishing adventure. It truly is an experience of a life time.
BOCA GRANDE TARPON FISHING
Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande pass truly is like nothing else in the world. It has to be experienced to be believed. “The Pass” is a waterway/cut between Gasparilla Island and Caya Costa Island that is believed to be home to the largest gathering of tarpon in the world. This tarpon gathering happens every year, starting in late April or early May and lasts through June. Scientists know very little about tarpon and why they gather here but that doesn’t really bother us. We just know where they are, when they will be there and how to catch them and that’s just fine with us.
This is electric fishing. Having a 150 pound or more fish attached to the other end of your fishing line as it leaps 8 feet into the air will make you question your choice of profession and why you don’t fish for a living. It will get in your blood and the moment you step off the boat you’ll be planning your next trip to Boca Grande to fish with Native Salt Charters again. If you want a sure thing as far as tarpon fishing goes, this is as close as it gets.
CHARLOTTE HARBOR FISHING
Charlotte Harbor has tons of natural, undeveloped shorelines that have countless creeks and rivers sprawling through them. During certain times of the year, mostly winter time, these areas are teaming with game fish seeking its warmer waters. We’ll sneak back into these really beautiful tributaries in search of redfish, snook, and trout. There are deep pockets of water with dark mud lined bottom that will attract these fish as they try to keep warm during our few chilly months of the year. We’ll pitch jigs, top water plugs, and live shrimp into the holes near the mangrove lined shores to tempt these great game fish into a fight.