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Charlotte Harbor, FLFishing Tips | Ranking: 9.25 | Member Section
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The harbor is a beautiful area and it offers some excellent boating, fishing, sailing, uncrowded beaches, unique shopping and dining.  The towns that help make up this area are Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Boca Grande and Bokeelia.

Fishing Tips

Charlotte Harbor is arguably the most popular tarpon fishing destination in the world. During the peak of the tarpon run every summer, you can see hundreds of boats gathered almost on top of each other as they are fighting fish that sometimes weigh well over 100 pounds.  There is more here than just tarpon also.  Take a look at our Charlotte Harbor fishing tips page for more fishing information.

line-3See How It Ranks

Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands Points Points Possible
Ability to catch a lot of fish 1.5 2
Ability to catch trophy fish 2 2
Good for multiple species of fish 1 1
Guides & Charters available 1 1
Scenic 0.75 1
Quality lodging options 1 1
Dining options 1 1
Area businesses relating to boat storage, rentals, repair, etc. 1 1
Positive Score 9.25
Overly Crowded 0 Minus 1
Overly Expensive 0 Minus 1
Negative Score 0
Total Score 9.25
Highest Score Possible 10

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