Capt. Jeff Watkins Jr is a Native to the Charlotte Harbor and Boca Grande area. When he was 3 years old his father, also a Boca Grande Captain, introduced him to fishing. At a young age, Jeff began to compete in professional redfish and tarpon tournaments. Capt Jeff continued to feed his love for fishing and the desire to turn it into a career by starting as a first mate for a busy fishing charter company at 12 years old. Naturally, a passion grew for taking people fishing and educating them on our fishery, fishing techniques, knots, and the history of our beautiful estuaries. Capt. Jeff is dedicated to making all necessary accommodations to provide a fun, action packed, safe, and educational day on the water for all ages!
Very experienced charter captain who knows the area waters and where the fish hang out!!
I love to fish! Who you share your time on the water with is important. Not only was my recent tarpon trip with Capt. Jeff successful, having landed a 150#, I enjoyed my time with someone who is passionate about fishing and enjoys seeing others experience all that SWFL fishery has to offer. I will be back to fish as soon as I am able but not before my son who has booked 3 days after hearing of my experience!
I highly recommend Southern Tail Charters. Capt. Jeff was absolutely amazing with my boys today. They can't stop talking about the shark they caught. Jeff is a great captain who is very personable and knowledgeable about the water
My family loved fishing with Capt. Jeff and Southern Tail Charters! We caught many Snook, Redfish, Snapper and others! Including some impressive Snook and eating snapper. We enjoyed our time with a passionate fisherman who enjoys seeing others have a rich and rewarding experience. We want to fish again with STC as soon as we can! 🐟