Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau
Port Charlotte, FL
From miles of clean, pretty beaches on the Gulf of Mexico to mangrove tunnels, rivers, bays, ponds, and Charlotte Harbor (the 2nd largest marine estuary in the state), you'll find fishing is exceptional year-round!
Hundreds of species inhabit these waters, but you'll usually hear snook, redfish, seatrout and tarpon mentioned the most. In spring and early summer, tarpon congregate around Boca Grande Pass on their annual migration, which is why Boca Grande is known as “The Tarpon Capital of the World.” This idyllic area plays main stage to some of the best tarpon fishing anywhere, so if catching the "silver king" is on your bucket list, come on down and try your hand.