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Charlotte County, which includes Englewood and Manasota Key,
is considered the "Tarpon Capital of the World" and features several annual tournaments.
With season starting in April, Punta Gorda, a town that shares the same waters, hosts two fishing tournaments. The
first is a Kid's Cup Redfish Tournament at Fishermen's Village . This catch and release event is part of a Redfish
Tracking Project affiliated with Mote Marine Lab.
The Oh Boy! Oberto Redfish Cup at Gilchrist
Park is a three-day national competition sponsored by ESPN2; offering a grand prize of $40,000 for the largest catch.
In MAY, Boca Grande hosts a Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament (tel. 941-964-0568) and the
World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament with several more through mid-June.
Go HERE for tournament dates and information.
At Port Charlotte Beach, the
Charlotte Harbor Kayak & Wildlife Festival, takes place for two days, with kayak tours, demonstrations,
wildlife seminars, and a kayak fishing tournament.
Meanwhile, if you’re just looking to drop a line, the waters are filled with Cobia, mackerel, redfish, whiting and
blues. Charter and rentals at Englewood Beach and Port Charlotte are recommended as they’re less expensive than
neighboring Boca Grande.
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