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Capt Andy is a veteran Boca Grande tarpon Fishing Guide with over 18+ years experience as a full time tarpon guide, is centrally located on the Charlotte Harbor and has pickup arrangements at numerous docks from Boca Grande, Fort. Myers, Sanibel, Port Charlotte, Englewood, Punta Gorda, Pine Island, and Captiva. Tarpon Fishing Charters are available for up to four anglers or group arrangements can be made. Tarpon Fishing Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor and along the beaches, live bait, spining gear, or fly fishing.
Boca Grande Tarpon are the silver kings of our local coastal waters. Ranging from 20 to 150 pounds, with plenty of 200 plus pound tarpon caught fishing in Boca Grande. They are hard fighters, and high jumpers and will create an adrenaline rush in even the most seasoned angler. Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing is the acknowledged tarpon fishing capital of the world. There’s no known place on this earth where Tarpon gather in such large numbers to feed. This has made Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing the best place to fish for tarpon in Florida for over a century. Tarpon can be found throughout the Charlotte Harbor and can taken in great numbers from April well into September. The Boca Grande tarpon fishing season is a well known phenomenon that continues to grow. With anglers coming from all over the globe to participate in the largest gathering of tarpon and
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Go Fish Charters specializes in Boca Grande tarpon fishing for giant tarpon. Starting in April and lasting through September tarpon congregate in Southwest Florida in great numbers. The April month is all about sight fishing with light spinning gear the flats and backcountry of Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. From About May-June Capt Andy can be found tarpon fishing in Boca Grande. Large numbers of tarpon show up yearly in a pre spawn gathering in the natural deep water of Boca Grande Pass. These tarpon are here for one reason, to eat! Go Fish Charters a Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing Guide service has guided clients for over ten years with results you should expect. We pride our self’s on offering world class light tackle sport fishing charters.
With the latest sonar and fish finding capabilities, to the state of the art Ranger Bay Boat, one of the best Boca Grande Pass tarpon fishing platforms made, we offer quality fishing charters that will satisfy the most seasoned tarpon fishing clients. For those who have never experienced Boca Grande Pass tarpon fishing we have the knowledge and expertise to take the most novice angler. Florida is the premier tarpon fishing destination in the world with Southwest Florida and Boca Grande Pass the home to the best tarpon fishing any where period……

Go Fish Charters and Capt Andy Boyette is a full time Florida Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing guide service equipped with first class tackle and all the necessary fishing license. U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain member of the Burnt Store Fishing Guides Association the Florida Coastal Conservation as well as the Outfitters Association of America and is the premiere guide at the Marinna Inn. Centrally located on Charlotte Harbor, Florida and Boca Grande Pass, with pickup arrangements at numerous docks from Fort Myers Sanibel, Pt. Charlotte, Boca Grande, Englewood, Pine Island. Punta Gorda, and Captiva.
A knowledgeable Boca Grande tarpon fishing guide and a life time of fishing local waters, we guide you to where the fishing is best. An instructional fishing guide who will leave you with an fishing experience you will never forget. … We fish in Boca Grande Pass, on the beaches, in Charlotte Harbor and throughout Pine Island Sound, using various techniques proven to catch giant tarpon, snook, red fish, etc.. From free lining live bait and sight fishing with artificial’s, to Jig fishing or casting crabs in the Pass we produce consistently.

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The Prime Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing Season Is April-July
Charlotte Harbor Tarpon Fishing Season Begins In April And Can Last Well Into September With Some of The Best Tarpon Fishing In the Later Months, When These Tarpon Fill The Mouths Of The Rivers. This Is My Favorite Tarpon Fishing The Crowds Are Gone And
The Tarpon Fishing Can be Phenomenal
Boca Grande Tarpon fishing charters include all the necessary fishing license bait and tackle for a maximum of 4 anglers. There is ice and a cooler on board for you convenience as well as a digital camera to record a trophy. All you need to bring for you fishing charter is hat, sunglasses, food, and drinks. Go Fish Charters can also arrange large groups and cooperate trips with other well qualified tarpon fishing guides, and has but together charters with as many as 25 boats and 75 anglers for a single group.
Go Fish Charters Inc has been guiding clients for tarpon, snook, red fish, and many other species for over 10 years. I am a generational Floridian and have lived and fished in Southwest Florida my entire life. I am a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain, I have an occupational license for Lee and Charlotte Counties, I carry commercial charter insurance for my boat and clients, I also carry a saltwater fishing license and all the permits necessary to run a legal charter service, I am also registered as a Florida Corporation in the state of Florida and can produce all the necessary documents to do business by request, or you can feel free to check with local and state agencies about my company and encourage you to check me out, so you know your charter will be done by a licensed and insured professional.
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Species and habitats
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The two species of tarpons are Megalops atlanticus (Atlantic tarpon) and the Megalops cyprinoides (Indo-Pacific tarpon). M. atlanticus is found on the western Atlantic coast from Virginia to Brazil, throughout the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, and throughout the Caribbean. Tarpons are also found along the eastern Atlantic coast from Senegal to South Angola.[2] M. cyprinoides is found along the eastern African coast, throughout southeast Asia, Japan, Tahiti, and Australia. Both species are found in both saltwater and freshwater habitats, usually ascending rivers to access freshwater marshes. They are able to survive in brackish water, waters of varying pH, and habitats with low dissolved O
2 content due to their swim bladders, which they use primarily to breathe. They are also able to rise to the surface and take gulps of air, which gives them a short burst of energy. The habitats of tarpons vary greatly with their developmental stages. Stage-one larvae are usually found in clear, warm, oceanic waters, relatively close to the surface. Stage-two and -three larvae are found in salt marshes, tidal pools, creeks, and rivers. The habitats are characteristically warm, shallow, dark bodies of water with sandy mud bottoms. Tarpons commonly ascend rivers into freshwater. As they progress from the juvenile stage to adulthood, they move back to the open waters of the ocean, though many remain in freshwater habitats.

Physical characteristics
Tarpons grow to about 4–8 ft long and weigh 60–280 lbs. They have dorsal and anal soft rays and have bluish or greenish backs. Tarpons possess distinctive lateral lines and have shiny, silvery scales that cover most of their bodies, excluding the head. They have large eyes with adipose eyelids and broad mouths with prominent lower jaws that jut out farther than the rest of the face.

Biology and behavior
Tarpons jump up out of the water about four times when hooked making them very challenging to catch. These behaviors can also be damaging to anglers before they are hooked as they can also jump without warning.
Reproduction and life cycle

Tarpons breed offshore in warm, isolated areas. Females have high fecundity and can lay up to 12 million eggs at once. They reach sexual maturity once they are about 75–125 cm in length. Spawning usually occurs in late spring to early summer. Their three distinct levels of development usually occur in varying habitats. The first stage, the leptocephalus stage, or stage one, is completed after 20–30 days. It takes place in clear, warm oceanic waters, usually within 10–20 m of the surface. The leptocephalus shrinks as it develops into a larva; the most shrunken larva, stage two, develops by day 70. This is due to a negative growth phase followed by a sluggish growth phase. By day 70, the juvenile growth phase, stage three, begins and the fish begins to rapidly grow until it reaches sexual maturity.[2][6]

Stage-one developing Megalops does not forage for food, but instead absorbs nutrients from seawater using integumentary absorption. Stage-two and -three juveniles feed primarily on zooplankton, but also feed on insects and small fish. As they progress in juvenile development, especially those developing in freshwater environments, their consumption of insects, fish, crabs, and grass shrimp increases. Adults are strictly carnivorous and feed on midwater prey; they swallow their food whole and hunt nocturnally.

The main predators of Megalops during stage one and early stage-two development are other fish, depending on their size. Juveniles are subject to predation by other juvenile Megalops and piscivorous birds. They are especially vulnerable to birds when they come to the surface for air, due to the rolling manner in which they move to take in air, as well as the silver scales lining their sides. Adults occasionally fall prey to sharks, porpoises, crocodiles and alligators.
Swim bladder

One of the unique features of Megalops is the swim bladder, which functions as a respiratory pseudo-organ. These gas structures can be used for buoyancy, as an accessory respiratory organ, or both. In Megalops, this unpaired air-holding structure arises dorsally from the posterior pharynx. Megalops uses the swim bladder as a respiratory organ and the respiratory surface is coated with blood capillaries with a thin epithelium over the top. This is the basis of the alveolar tissue found in the swim bladder, and is believed to be one of the primary methods by which Megalops “breathes”. These fish are obligate air breathers, and if they are not allowed to access the surface, they will die. The exchange of gas occurs at the surface through a rolling motion that is commonly associated with Megalops sightings. This “breathing” is believed to be mediated by visual cues, and the frequency of breathing is inversely correlated to the dissolved O
2 content of the water in which they live.
Megalops and humans

Tarpon is considered one of the great saltwater game fishes. They are prized not only because of their great size, but also because of the fight they put up and their spectacular leaping ability. They are bony fish and their meat is not desirable, so most are released after they are caught. Numerous tournaments around the year are focused on catching tarpon.

Geographical distribution and migration
Since tarpons are not commercially valuable as a food fish, very little has been documented concerning their geographical distribution and migrations. They inhabit both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and their range in the eastern Atlantic has been reliably established from Senegal to the Congo. Tarpons inhabiting the western Atlantic are principally found to populate warmer coastal waters primarily in the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, and the West Indies. Nonetheless, tarpons are regularly caught by anglers at Cape Hatteras and as far as Nova Scotia, Bermuda, and south to Argentina. Scientific studies[10] indicate schools of tarpons have routinely migrated through the Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific and back for over 70 years. However, they have not been found to breed in the Pacific Ocean. Nevertheless, anecdotal evidence by tarpon fishing guides and anglers would tend to validate this notion, as over the last 60 years, many small juvenile tarpon, as well as mature giants, have been caught and documented principally on the Pacific side of Panama at the Bayano River, the Gulf of San Miguel and its tributaries, Coiba Island in the Gulf of Chiriquí, and Piñas Bay in the Gulf of Panama. Since tarpons tolerate wide ranges in salinity throughout their lives and will eat almost anything dead or alive, their migrations seemingly are only limited by water temperatures.

Tarpons prefer water temperatures of 72 to 82°F (22 to 28°C); below 60°F (15.6°C) degrees they become inactive, and temperatures under 40°F (4.5°C) can be lethal.