Boca Grande - Tarpon capital of the world
Just by chance, if you haven't been sold on Boca Grande Florida as the perfect destination for your vacation, perhaps the thrill of plentiful year-round fishing will convince you. Known as the "Tarpon Capital of the World", sports fishermen travel each spring to Boca's rich waters to participate in tournaments with grand prizes up to $100,000. If you're looking for spectacular sunsets, natural beauty and somewhere to fall in love with, then you have found the perfect place, Boca Grande.
Expert Fishing guides may be found through the Boca Grande Fishing Guide Association web site. Following is an article from that Association. The Boca Grande Fishing Guides Association, Inc. was founded in 1988. The original charter and continuous members total 19 and are noted by the designation "CC" on the posted membership lists.
Today, they have 56 voting members who are professional guides specializing in various types of fishing, with tarpon being the common bond for almost every member during the world famous Boca Grande tarpon season that exists from late April through July and sometimes into early August.
As most know, Boca Grande is known internationally for being the tarpon capital of the world. Visitors come from all walks of life and many places, both in the United States and from foreign countries. Also, our area has some of the finest shallow water inshore fishing and deep-sea offshore fishing to be found.
Boca Grande is proud of our great natural resource. One of the foremost goals of the People of Boca Grande is to preserve this fishery and see that it is protected and productive for future generations, future generations of guides, clients and enthusiasts.
The association is very vocal pertaining to the issues regarding our industry and its protection. Not only do our individual members take the time to participate in programs such as the Marine Fisheries Commission Advisory Board, the Florida Marine Research Institute, several tagging programs and various other endeavors, We are also actively involved in supporting such activities. We respond to state and federal governmental agencies as necessary to effectively voice our opinion.
The Boca Grande Fishing Guides Association, Inc. welcomes enthusiasts to our area. They wish you a great time filled with fond memories. They ask that you leave our paradise as you found it. A strict attention to following marine protection regulations and bag limits is expected. In addition, They ask that common sense conduct be the rule regarding boat operation, proper disposal of your trash, local ordinances, etc.
For your enjoyment, Boca Grande has expert professional guides that can add great fishing memories to your Boca Grande visit. The guides are experts in their field and hold all necessary regulatory licenses. They are proud of their ability to give you and your family the best in fishing. Take the time to call one of their knowledgeable members and make the most of your Boca Grande vacation.