Southwest Florida is a land of varied vistas. The region possesses no mountains or deserts, but the bays, grass flats, mangrove islands, and fertile estuaries eclipse the dearth of mountains and deserts. These bays and grass flats provide a haven for the region’s multitude of aquatic game – Southwest Florida is, undeniably, an angler’s paradise!
Anglers reap Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Speckled Seatrout, Snook and Sheepshead from these crystal clear waters, with ease. Moreover, Captain Jay, and the team at Silver Lining Charters will guide you in reeling-in some of the region’s most thrilling offerings: Snook and Tarpon!
Although Many of Captain Jay’s clients are experienced anglers and employ his expert knowledge to reel-in trophy worthy aquatic game, he possesses vast experience in inducting the novice angler in the secrets of the brine. Guided by Captain Jay’s encyclopedic knowledge of the region, even the novice angler can seek and catch the regions hardest caught inshore game.
Southwest Florida is home to the Tarpon. In fact, anglers refer to the region as “The Tarpon Fishing Capital of the World.” The World’s most competitive Tarpon harvesting competitions are hosted here: anglers battle to capture the heftiest Tarpon. Trophy-worthy Tarpon are reeled-in along Charlotte Harbor and Boca Grande Pass.
The waters along Charlotte Harbor and Boca Grande Pass, two of Florida’s most immaculate mangrove lined inshore areas, are infested with Snook, Redfish, Trout, and a myriad of noteworthy fish species – the region offers an almost endless catalog of fish. Sight cast Redfish, battle a goliath grouper, target the Silver King (Tarpon) or wrestle a shark with Capitan Jay among Southwest Florida’s untouched landscape, Charlotte Harbor and Boca Grande Pass!
The water that surrounds these mangrove lined barrier islands is shallow and averages two feet in depth. These waters are placid and infrequently succumb to swells that often buffet Florida’s East coast, and so it’s said: reaping fish from Southwest Florida is much like fishing lakeside. Moreover, the angler encounters numerous species of fauna and flora among the mangrove, Dolphin play among the waves and the Bald Eagle nests among the trees.
Southwest Florida, in many ways, is a land of beauty and history. They mythical pirate Jose Gasper had his secret lair among the mangrove-lined islands. Moreover, the majesty of this land is awe-inspiring and intoxicating.