Grande Tarpon Charters
Reel in Florida's Biggest Catches with Grande Tarpon!
Captain Jason Wightman is a fishing guide and owner of Grande Tarpon Charters. GTC fishes from Tampa Bay to Boca Grande, offering a variety of experiences. Seasoned anglers and families are welcome. You bring your sunglasses, snacks and sunblock. We’ve got water and all your equipment. No fishing licenses needed.
Every great fishing trip begins with a seasoned fishing guide
Captain Jason grew up fishing two very different coasts. In Rhode Island they trawled for stripers (like in Jaws), bluefish and tuna. On vacation in Florida, it was tarpon, snook and cobia. The Florida fish won- he’s been a professional guide for more than a decade.
Types of Trips
This takes you into back bays and rivers. It’s where big fat reds hang out under mangroves, and sleek silvery snook look for lunch. You could see manatee and dolphin as you fish the waters.
SPECIES - Snook, Redfish, Trout, Blackdrum, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, Pompano, Shark, Spanish Mackerel
You’ll head off the coast out into the Gulf of Mexico- up to nine miles out! Reefs hold prized grouper and tripletail hang out at buoys. Look for the occasion sea turtle—some the size of a manhole cover.
SPECIES - Grouper, Tripletail, Shark, Spanish Mackerel, Permit, Pompano, Cobia, Kingfish, Hogfish, Bonita
The time of season directs the hunt for this gamefish. Captain sight fishes for these silver kings—and follows their movement – from under the Skyway Bridge to just off Holmes Beach off Anna Maria Island
Inshore, Nearshore, and Tarpon fishing Anna Maria Island, Tampa Bay Florida
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TWO ANGLERS - $50 EACH ADDITIONAL ANGLER.
We collect the $100 deposit to reserve your date and time slot. This deposit is non-refundable unless the trip is cancelled by the Captain, or if you cancel 14 days or more prior to the date booked. If you cancel your trip for any reason less than 14 days prior to the date booked, or a no-show, the $100 deposit is forfeited. If you prepaid for the entire trip, we will refund your money except for the $100 deposit. If the Captain cancels the trip due to Inclement Weather or any other unforeseen reason, the deposit and any prepaid amount of the trip will be refunded in full.
What Clients Are Saying
"If you’re looking for the best fishing charter, THIS is it!! Captain Jason knows the area, knows how to provide a great time, and knows how to get you fish! My husband and I, and our two boys, spent the day with Captain Jason for a “bit” of fishing. Not only did we take home dinner, but a lifetimes’ worth of memories! Amazing guide and awesome guy! Thanks for the incredible time, and delectable dinner! I’d recommend Grand Tarpon charters to anyone wanting more than just another “ordinary” fishing experience. This is SO much more! We’ll be back!"
"I took my son and his friend out with Grande Tarpon Charters for a day of tarpon fishing, we all had a great time. Captain Jason did a great job, he worked hard to put us on fish.
I am definitely going back out with him in the future. He was super friendly and super knowledgable and we couldn't have asked for more from a captain."
Let's Fish Together!
Pick up Locations:
- Anna Maria Island, FL - 752 Manatee Ave. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
- Holmes Beach, FL - 752 Manatee Ave. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
- Bradenton, FL - 1475 Gulf Dr S Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
- Palmetto, FL - 637 43rd Street Boulevard West, Palmetto, FL 34221
- Long Boat Key, FL - 1475 Gulf Dr S Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
- Sarasota, FL - 1105 10th Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
- Boca Grande, FL - 5th St, Boca Grande, FL 33921
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Things I will Supply: Ice, Fishing Licenses, Bait, Tackle
Things to bring: Sun Screen, Sunglasses, Proper clothing, Food and drinks (NO GLASS)