Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing | Capt. Andrew Herzog| Tarpon Fishing Guide
Hook up to a Silver King
Tarpon is a fish on every angler's bucket list. The reward is in mastering the difficult catch! Let me guide you in crossing "the silver king" off your list. I look forward to tarpon season all year long, and I am thrilled to be your guide on our Boca Grande tarpon fishing charters.
I offer live bait trips to catch tarpon. Anglers use live crab, thread fins and squirrel fish to entice these fish as they travel along our beaches and passes.
Fish the Hill Tide
Want to catch those incredible hill tides during both day and evening trips. Never heard of a hill tide? They are some of the strongest tides of the year, occurring in spring. While they aren't the only time to catch a tarpon, they are some of the most productive tides for a bite. During a hill tide, the strong current flush crabs out from the Peace River and Charlotte Harbor to thousands of hungry migratory tarpon.
Dates below for the 2021 season and we are now taking reservations.
HILL TIDE DATES 2021
May 14th - 17th
May 24th- 30th
Fishing Gear Provided
On a tarpon fishing charter, we take care of the details so you can enjoy the adventure: Anglers use Penn brand fishing reels and Trokar hooks. A Deck Gear fighting chair is available for your comfort during a long battle, so you're free to enjoy heart pumping action as you drift along with the legends though Boca Grande Pass.
Enjoy the scenery as well as the thrill while we hunt for that hook-up along miles of white sand beaches. And then when you feel that intense pull from such an amazing fish, lets just say that a Boca Grande tarpon fishing charter with Big Bully Outdoors is one trip you will remember forever!
Book a fishing trip today and reserve your spot for the 2021 season.
A deposit of $100.00 holds your place.
Refundable if cancelled due to weather, or 72 hours prior to departure. Deposit is taken off the total purchase price of your trip the day of. Cash or credit/ debit card accepted
Contact us today to schedule your trip! Resort pick up at select locations
Englewood Beach, Charlotte Harbor, Little Gasparilla, Cayo Costa & Boca Grande.
Pricing and Information
Half Day ( 6 Hours ) $750.00
FULL Day ( 8 Hours ) $1000.00
Tarpon Charters prices include up to two guests,
Third angler is an additional $50.00
NO Additional charge for kids under 12!
Multiple boats available upon request for additional charge.
Now Booking - April 15th - July 1st 2021
Call or text 941.661.0304 or book online
When the bite is on, there is no stopping these fish! Check out this clip of an INSANE double hook up at sunrise in Little Gasparilla pass! These anglers did a GREAT job under pressure and landed BOTH of their tarpon. Ready to catch your silver king?
Bull Shark High Speed Chase 2020
This fish was chased by 6+ bull sharks along the shallow beaches of Boca Grande. This year the sharks were intense. The craziest part? A HELLICOPTOR showed up to chase the sharks away! Sounds like a movie right? We happen to capture this event on video. Watch it here. Andrew and Aiden were able to safely take the tarpon into the shallows for a release, and away from the sharks!
Azaria - Late Season 2020
She started this day hanging on the beach and catching snook in the shallows. On the way in, I couldn't resist checking one of the flats these resident fish hang out on. It wasn't long until she was hooked on this monster! They had to jump in for a picture in the shallows before release!
Ted Bell - Tarpon face grab - APRIL 2019
Anyone who's tarpon fish knows, they may be easy to hook. It takes a skilled angler to boat a tarpon for a photo. These fish throw the hook like its their job. Ted finally landed his tarpon during a late April trip. Nothing like chasing them in pods along the beaches.
Richard Simms- Bucket List Tarpon - MAY 2017
Richard, an outdoor writer, guide and avid outdoorsmen had to get his silver king. It was an honor to make that happen for him. The stars aligned perfectly during a rainy sunset on the hill of Boca Grande pass. Read his story HERE
The Fleming Family- June 2017
We were scheduled for a full day of Tarpon fishing with Captain Andrew and Mallory, and had hoped we made the right choice from the many available guides in the Boca Grande area. Our expectations were far exceeded by these two wonderful people. They are passionate about their fishery as displayed by their participation in a Goliath Grouper fin study as well as the care they showed in reviving the fish we caught prior to their release. Read more of their review on TRIPADVISOR!