Boca Grande Fly Fishing Guide

Florida Fly Fishing Destinations

Here is a list of Florida Fly Fishing Destinations along with some descriptions to give you an idea of what you can expect if you are planning a Charlotte Harbor, Florida fly fishing trip to the following locations. Drive times to Charlotte Harbor from some of the major cities within in Florida are also listed below. Come on down and soak up some sun while chasing some of the world’s most sought after gamefish!
Fly Fishing Florida Sunset

For Boca Grande Fly Fishing Charters and trips Capt. Austin takes full advantage of his privileges at the Innlet “Boat-el” Boat Ramp.  This private Boca Grande Boat Ramp has all the amenities including a roomside pickup, and restaurant providing excellent breakfast and lunches.

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For Placida Fly Fishing Charters and Trips Capt Austin launches at Placida Park, a public boat ramp that keeps running times short when he feels the time is right for fishing waters near historic Placida, Florida.

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For Englewood Beach and Manasota Key Fly Fishing Charters and trips Capt. Austin Launches at the Oyster Creek Public Ramp.  This ramp offers close running to nearby flats loaded with redfish and snook and makes for a nice meeting place when the time is right for Lemon Bay Fly Fishing.

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There are a number of ramps to launch or Punta Gorda Fly Fishing Charters and trips,and the boat ramp in Punta Gorda, at Ponce de Leon Park  as well as Laishley Park boat ramp make for easy access to the northern flats in Charlotte Harbor. These boat ramps make fishing in those areas an easy ride to the flats in surrounding water.

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Capt. Austin takes advantage of the Spring lake Boat Ramp in Port Charlotte for Port Charlotte Fly Fishing

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Naples fly fisherman like to drive north and fly fish the clear water in Charlotte Harbor.  Naples offers a central location to access the Everglades National Park and then with a short drive north anglers enjoy Charlotte Harbor sight casting for redfish, snook, and tarpon in gin clear water.

Palm Island, FL

For Palm Island Fly Fishing Charters and Trips, Capt. Austin can pick you up on Palm Island or we can meet in other locations throughout the estuary.  Palm Island and Knight Island are located right in the middle of Lemon Bay and are surrounded by redfish, snook, and tarpon fly fishing beats.


For Matlacha Fly Fishing Charters and Trips, Capt. Austin usually launches on Boca Grande and makes the 25 minute Boat Ride to Matlacha Sound.  Matlacha Sound has some of the most beautiful flats and creeks in Florida and he loves fishing that area.  Matlacha snook, redfish and tarpon are worth the boat ride.  If the wind makes the harbor too rough for crossing we will trailer to Matlacha Pass and launch at one of the local ramps.


For North Captiva Island and Sanibel Fly Fishing Charters  we generally fish Pine Island Sound or clients hop on I 75 and head north and we meet at a boat ramp that I designate.  During tarpon season it is very easy for me to make beach pick ups on these islands and go straight to the tarpon fishing.  During winter months most of the snook move further up the Caloosahatchee River and therefore people will usually drive and meet me on one of the rivers in the harbor for some great fishing days.

Drive Times to fly fish Boca Grande, Florida

Tampa Bay
2 Hours
1 Hour
Ft Myers 
1.5 Hours
1 Hour
30 Minutes
Punta Gorda 
30 Minutes
15 Minutes
Cape Coral 
45 Minutes
North Port 
20 Minutes
3 Hours
3 Hours
Bonita Springs 
1.5 Hours