Captain Bryan Ball, Owner and Captain of Southwest Florida Tarpon Fishing, invites you to join him in the beautiful waters of southwest Florida for a fishing experience you will never forget.
Southwest Florida, also known as the "Tarpon Capital of the World" is one of the world's top sports fishing destinations. The area is known for its abundance of fish such as tarpon, snook, redfish, barracuda, cobia, grouper and many more. In fact, Boca Grande has recently been named #1 on the list of The World's Top 14 Tarpon Spots by Sport Fishing Magazine.
Every Spring, hundreds--maybe even thousands of anglers flock to Charlotte Harbor and Boca Grande pass in hopes of catching at least one tarpon. The massive fish weighs on average of about 90-130 pounds, sometimes even up to 200 pounds. It is estimated that there are about 5,000 tarpon in Boca Grande Pass during the spring.
Captain Bryan has spent over 20 years and countless hours on the water studying different types of fish and their habits. He is a full time fishing guide, spending over 275 days a year on the water. Nothing beats experience. He is so confident in this mantra that he offers a money back guarantee on all trips. If you don't catch any fish, you don't pay.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your trip now!
ABOUT THE CAPTAIN
Captain Bryan Ball was born in Jackson Hole, Wyoming but moved to Florida at a very young age. He has been fishing Charlotte Harbor and the surrounding waters of southwest Florida for the last 28 years of his life. His love for the sport came from his late father, Don Ball, who not only taught Bryan everything that he knows about fishing but also inspired the Don Ball School of Fishing, a non-profit school for kids to learn about fishing and conservation. Bryan is a graduate of the University of Florida and a former pitcher for the Gators where he helped lead them to the 2005 College World Series to battle the University of Texas for the national title. After college, Bryan went on to play minor league baseball for the Seattle Mariners before moving back to Punta Gorda, FL to start a business in his first love--Fishing. SWFL Tarpon Fishing is based out of Four Winds Marina and Burnt Store Marina.
“For the past 11 years of my life I have had the opportunity to meet some of the nicest people in the world and caught some really nice fish along the way. Our year round fishing is some of the best in the world catching tarpon, snook, redfish, cobia, permit, sharks, and grouper. The list goes on and on. If you haven’t fished the southwest Florida coast you are missing out. I would love the opportunity to get you on the boat for a fun filled day of fishing.”
-Captain Bryan Ball
TRIPS AND RATES
All trips include tackle, gear, coolers with ice. Sunscreen and towels are also provided. Going to lunch is an option (at a restaurant or on the water), please allow an hour for lunch.
What you will need to bring: Food, drinks, sunglasses, and some sort of hat is a good idea
4 Hour: $500
6 Hour: $750
8 Hour: $950
*Price is for 3 anglers. Add $50 for the 4th angler.
6 Hour: $850
10 Hour: $1300
*Price is for 3 anglers. Add $50 per additional anglers.
6 Hour: $1200
8 Hour: $1500
Goliath Trips - 4 Hours: $700
*4 anglers max.
BOATS AND GEAR
"My main goal on the water is to personalize every trip. I want my clients to have the time of their lives. Whether we are fishing the flats chasing redfish, snook, and trout or patrolling the harbor, beaches, or passes for tarpon, my clients will be comfortable and readily outfitted with the best gear available. "
-Captain Bryan Ball
Threadfin 24 ft
250 HP 4 Stroke Yamaha Motor
GPS/Bottom Machine Humming Bird
65 and 35 gallon livewells
Dual Station Towers
Minn Kotta Rip Tide 101
6 people plus captain
Used for Inshore and Nearshore trips
Tarpon, Redfish, Snook., Trout
Very comfortable boat, includes plenty of dry storage and cooler space.
Yellowfin 36 ft
Yellowfin 36 ft
Twin 300 Suzuki motors
Furuno TZ Touchscreen and radar
Used for offshore trips
Grouper, Snapper, Permit, Cobia
Very comfortable boat
Includes plenty of dry storage and cooler space