Englewood Fishing Charters & Guides

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Charters Near Englewood
Boca Grande Flats Fishing
Englewood, FL
(4.9, 15 Reviews)
MM Charters
Englewood, FL
(5.0, 22 Reviews)
HammerTime Saltwater Adventures
Englewood, FL
(5.0, 2 Reviews)
Popular in Placida
Airborne Outdoors
Placida, FL
(5.0, 1 Review)
Popular in Placida
5th Gen Charters
Placida, FL
(5.0, 2 Reviews)
  • The average cost for a four hour trip in Englewood is $613, while the average cost for an 8 hour trip is $1078. Prices can vary based on trip duration, boat size and amenities, and the type of fishing your group is looking to do. View all Englewood Charters here.

  • There are no shared trips currently available in Englewood. View all Englewood Charters here.

  • The most common charter boat types in Englewood are:

    Center Console

    Bay Boat

  • The average charter boat size in Englewood is 23 feet.

About Fishing in Englewood

Englewood Fishing Charters

Englewood takes up about half of the mainland Florida side of Lemon Bay. Across the bay is Manasota Key, a narrow strip of a barrier island that stretches miles along the southern Gulf Coast of Florida. Those visiting Englewood will find that the small city has plenty to do for the whole family beyond the beaches, just across the bay. Two fairly long tidal creeks split the community. This and the many man-made canals in the area provide the kind of water and habitat that fish actively look for.

Englewood Inshore Fishing

Inshore fishing covers a broad stretch of water in these parts. It ranges from the upper reaches of the tidal creeks where a boat can just barely reach, to the shallows off the beach in the Gulf of Mexico. The rivers are great places to find redfish no matter what the tide is. Look for points where the water sweeps around the corner. Reed and grass beds when the tide is in will have reds nosing around looking for crabs, shrimp and small fish not smart enough to get out of the way. Schooling reds in the shallows are easy to spot. They are equally easy to catch. Anything that catches their attention and looks edible will be sampled. Live and cut bait and artificial lures will catch reds. Snook are another top fish for anglers in the bay, tidal creeks and the canals. Snook like moving water, so the best time to catch them is when the tide is rolling. The top baits are live mullet, menhaden, bull and glass minnows and shrimp. Feeding snook will also hammer a number of artificial lures. In the bay, speckled trout join the top fish for anglers. Trout hit the same lures and baits as reds and snook for the most part. Some anglers will also chase reds and trout with a popping cork rig. Live and artificial shrimp under the cork is something neither fish can resist. A channel runs through the bay. This cut is where you will find black drum cruising the bottom. While these fish can get big, they are not aggressive feeders. Cut bait on the bottom is the preferred way to connect. Live bait is almost as good. This channel is also where you will find the bull reds. Throw big slabs of cut bait to entice these older fish to strike. Another place where the reds are stacked deep is on the south end at Stump Pass. The Beach Road bridge, connecting the mainland to the island, is a top spot to find sheepshead. These fish specialize in eating hard-shelled prey. They are common around the pilings, snacking on small oysters, barnacles, and crabs. Live fiddler crabs are a top bait and are easy to catch at low tide in the mud flats. Shrimp work well too.

Englewood Offshore Fishing

Out in the Gulf of Mexico, you will find bigger fish everywhere from the surface all the way to the bottom that can be hundreds of feet below. Englewood fishing charters know where these honey holes are. Pelagics, or surface cruising fish, rarely stay in one place long. They are constantly hunting for something to eat. A guaranteed way to find mahi mahi, tuna, mackerel and others is to watch the sky. If you see birds dive-bombing, it means they are feeding on baitfish. The baitfish are at the surface because something below is chasing them. What is it? Troll past and find out. If something is there, you can throw big bucktails with added lures or a piece of bait for scent. Always check out anything on the surface. Old coolers, wood pallets, grass mats, palm trees and anything that floats is likely to have something hanging around it, particularly mahi mahi. If you get one on the hook, keep it in the water. You can usually catch the whole school and cull the small ones. That way, you only take the biggest fish home. Trolling is effective on the reef dwellers like grouper and amberjack too. It is not as good for snapper, triggerfish, hogfish and some of the other structure-loving fish down there. Regardless of the species, dropping live and cut bait onto the structure will bring fish up. You just have to size your offering to the fish. Triggers have small mouths and need smaller baits and smaller hooks than a snapper or grouper. For those who have the upper body strength and stamina, try jigging. Jigging can be slow or fast. In either case, whatever you bring off the bottom is going to fight hard.

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