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Join Richard Childress, honorary chair for National Hunting and Fishing Day, in creating the next generation of conservationists National Hunting and Fishing Day, an annual celebration of hunters and anglers, features a new twist this year. Richard Childress, NASCAR legend

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Gag grouper fall season approved in Gulf 4-county region

At its July meeting in Orlando, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved lengthening the Gulf of Mexico gag grouper recreational season in state waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties by opening the season Sept. 1

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Snook to reopen in Gulf waters March 1

The recreational harvest season for one of Florida’s premier fish, snook, reopens March 1 in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico state and adjacent federal waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County. The season will remain open through April 30. In

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Snook harvest seasonal closure in Gulf starts Dec. 1

    The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 1 in Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, and will remain closed through Feb. 28, 2017, reopening to harvest March 1, 2017. Anglers may

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Kudos to Our “Temptation” – Where They Cook Your Catch!

A wonderful article about our friend, Chef, and restaurant owner, Kevin Stockdale and the Temptatio Restaurant on Boca Grande.   Reprinted from: http://theculinarytravelguide.com/2016/11/03/the-temptation-restaurant-a-florida-fish-story/ A Florida Fish Story, Part 1: The Temptation Restaurant By Catherine Shannon Ballman On a quiet street

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Limited harvest for snook starts Sept. 1

The recreational harvest season for snook starts Sept. 1 statewide. Unique to the region, snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World.   The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages anglers

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2016 Gulf recreational red snapper state season closes July 11

  The 2016 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters closes July 11, with the last day of harvest being July 10. The season will reopen Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor

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Anglers, be aware – tagged cobia in Florida waters

A cobia tagging project is underway along Florida’s east coast. Scientists with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute are tagging cobia in order to track movement of the fish to learn more about the

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2016 Tournaments Just Around the Corner!

Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce will present four tarpon tournaments to anglers this year, as the Gasparilla Outiftters’ Howl at the Moon Tournaments come under our wing. Capt. Sandy Melvin, owner of Special Effects/Gasparilla Outfitters and Chamber board member,

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2016 Gulf recreational red snapper state season set   At its April 13 meeting in Jupiter, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the 2016 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters.   The 2016

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Charter Information
Half Day & Full Day charter fishing trips are available. Back Bay Charters are limited to 3-4 passengers per boat. Tarpon Fishing Charters are limited to 4-6 passengers per boat. Sorry, no pets.
Just Come Aboard! Everything is Provided

Our charters come complete! All equipment, bait, and licenses are provided by the Captain.

You are welcome to bring your own beverages and snacks if you'd like, and we certainly recommend sunscreen and protective clothing/hats.

We only ask that you please refrain from wearing dark soled shoes as they tend to mar the deck of the boat.

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