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!
Capt. Jeff operates out of his 2200 Pathfinder Tournament Edition with all the bells and whistles including wireless I-pilot Trolling motor with spot lock, Humminbird electronics down & side imaging, Power pole, Jack plate, Trim tabs, 3 Live-wells, and comfortable seating. The Pathfinder 2200 allows Capt. Jeff to comfortably fish the back country for shallow water species such as Redfish, Snook, and Trout and also allows him to target species away from the shoreline such as Shark, Grouper, and of course Boca Grande Tarpon!
Battle the legendary Silver King! These migratory beasts range anywhere from 100-200lbs and are primarily targeted in the summer months along the beaches of Englewood, Gasparilla, and of course the famous tarpon capital of the world, Boca Grande Pass! Capt Jeff Watkins Jr has been targeting tarpon in Boca Grande since 2008 and is experienced and dedicated to giving you the fish of a lifetime.
Charlotte Harbor has some of the best backwater fishing there is to offer. With over 70 miles of shorelines and grass flats, Charlotte Harbor is prime battle grounds for Redfish, Snook, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Jack Carvels, Flounder, and the occasional juvenile Tarpon. Back country fishing makes for a great day out with the family or a competitive day out with some friends.
Shark fishing in SWFL is unbeatable. With several near shore reefs close by and deep passes, the sharky waters are just a short ride away. Primarily, the sharks we catch are Black Tips, Bull Sharks, Reef Sharks, Spinner Sharks, Hammerhead sharks and the occasional Tiger Sharks.
Goliath Grouper are a historic fish that can weigh over 500 pounds! Boca Grande is prime battle grounds for these beast. These fish will test your ultimate limits, and can be targeted year round!