Traditional Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing Charters

Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing

Boca Grande, Florida is the hands down Tarpon Fishing Capital of the World. Krewe Chief Charters is born from this area and is a 3rd generation Tarpon fishing guide company rooted in tradition. When it comes to SIlver Kings and Boca Grande – Krewe Chief is your premier fishing charter company.

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Our Goal

Captain Leighton Ingram has fine tuned Krewe Chief charters to not only take anglers into the hottest tarpon fishery in Florida, not only to provide you with the best in Boca Grande Tarpon fishing, but he also sets the pace for both a fun and productive day on the water.

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Reserve Your Trip

To reserve your Tarpon fishing trip in the waters of Boca Grande, follow the link below by clicking the button. Here you will find rates and contact information in regards to this trip and all of our other offerings. This includes some useful trip information. Hope to hear from you soon!

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What is “Traditional” Tarpon Fishing in Boca Grande?

Traditional Tarpon Fishing in Boca Grande is unique to the area. This is live bait fishing in the heart of the run while the boat is set up on a drift. Tidal movements define where the drift will take you, but the Captain sets up in the right spot to get the most out of the current situation.

In Boca Grande you will usually find yourself in a line of boats all following the same drift. In this, the Captain is able not only to keep you busy with a screaming drag and jumping Tarpon, but he can also entertain and keep your day a fulfilling one. It doesn’t get any better than a traditional Boca Grande tarpon charter – Let 3rd Generation Boca Grande Krewe Chief Captain Leighton Ingram take you on the best charter in the area!

When is the best time to target Tarpon?

The Traditional Boca Grande Tarpon fishing season takes place during the yearly migration. This is generally from May through August. This is a massive migration that takes place yearly and pushes right through the home territory of Krewe Chief Charters.

Alternatively, nearly year round Tarpon fishing is available up the creeks and pockets in the Boca Grande area. This includes targeting juvenile Tarpon on both light spinning tackle and fly fishing gear.

Do you offer fly fishing for Tarpon?

Yes. Krewe Chief as part of their inshore line up offers targeting Tarpon on fly back in the skinnies during the winter months – off peak for the migration. If you are looking to target big Tarpon on fly during the peak of the migration, just make sure you talk with the Captain when you make contact in order for him to better prepare for your trip. The Traditional Tarpon trip usually revolves around live bait drift fishing, so it will be necessary to define this change prior to your charter during these times.

Can I tarpon fish with kids?

You sure can! Captain Leighton Ingram coined the phrase “Family Sport Fishing” out of his passion for family friendly fishing charters. Since your Tarpon trip will also put you in the zone for many different species of fish that call Boca Grande home, Krewe Chief will make sure the kids will get a chance to hook up with a fish in their appropriate size zone. This allows for kids and family members of all ages to get a chance to fish, catch a Tarpon if they’re ready, and the Captain is always prepared to show everyone a great time on the water. It’s a win, win for family oriented trips.

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Our Latest Tarpon Fishing News

Tarpon History for Boca Grande Video Series

Below is the first 2 in a 7 part series about the history of Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing. It offers great insight into how the fishery has developed over the years, lessons in conservation, and the future of the fishery. Krewe Chief Charters Captain Leighton Ingram is a steward of this fishery and has taken generations of traditional Tarpon fishing knowledge and applies it to modern day conservation practices.