Best Catch Fishing Charters – Englewood

If you’re looking to experience the best that Boca Grande Pass has to offer with a local captain and devoted crew, you’re in the right place. Operating out of Englewood, Florida, Best Catch Fishing Charters is owned and operated by Captain Daniel Smith, who has over 25 years of experience fishing the bountiful waters of Florida.

His boat is the “Best Catch,” a 36’ Parker Pilothouse powered by twin 250 HP Yamaha four stroke engines. She comes equipped with a toilet and beds, as well as a live bait tank, an ice-box, and top-notch marine electronics and safety gear. On board, you’ll also have air-conditioning, TV, and a multimedia system. “Best Catch” can accommodate up to 6 anglers.

You’ll get to explore the abundant waters of Boca Grande Pass in pursuit of some of the most attractive species in the area. If you’re a Shark fanatic, book a night sharking trip where you’ll get to target Bull and Hammerhead. If you’re more into Tarpon, the captain will do everything he can to put you on the “Silver King” on his special trip. You might also land some Goliath and Gag Grouper along the way.

All the needed gear, live bait, and lures will be included in the price. The charter also covers fishing licenses and even catch cleaning! Just make sure to bring sunscreen (no spray), sunglasses, a hat, snacks/drinks, a cooler, and a camera. Please avoid black-soled shoes.

Best Catch Fishing Charters will take care of everything else and make sure you don’t lack anything for a successful and fun day on the water.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Deep Sea 2 Day Limit (MAX 2)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,800
    price breakdown
    Sleep on the sea, taking advantage of 24 hours' worth of fishing the Gulf. Up to 100 miles offshore you'll immerse yourself in real deep sea fishing. Groupers and Snappers grow to extreme sizes out here, and pelagic species are always on the move nearby. Fishing enthusiasts won't want to miss this trip, and you can choose whether to target a specific species or go for them all.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,495
    price breakdown
    This is the mother of all offshore trips with 12 hours spent out in the heart of the Gulf of Mexico. You'll hit the deep seas up to 70 miles offshore, where the waters go deeper than 300 feet. Red Snapper African Pompano, Black, Gag, and Red Grouper, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Cobia, Amberjack and who knows what else awaits the most serious anglers on this trip!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,350
    price breakdown
    For anglers who want the full experience. This is generally a great trip during Red Snapper season, as you can go after this species when they're at their most productive. Expect to head up to 50 miles offshore reaching depths of up to 150 feet, where you'll be reeling in as many Red and Gag Grouper, Amberjack, Snapper, and many more, as possible.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Offshore Grouper & Snapper
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,195
    price breakdown
    Look at Venice or Sarasota listing for more info but this is a great trip to go after big Red Grouper and lots of Snapper and depending on the season a variety of other fish like Cobia, Blackfin tuna, Amberjack, King Mackerel, Barracuda, and more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,195
    price breakdown
    Depending on where the fish are feeding, you'll head up to 35 miles offshore to get the best bite. The deeper the water, the bigger the Groupers and Amberjacks will be. In season, you'll also target Red Snapper. The further out you go, the better chance of landing a Blackfin Tuna, too. Prepare for a great struggle but an even greater reward when you land one on the boat.
  • Private trip
    Hammerhead & Bull Shark Night Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $1,095
    price breakdown
    Target massive Bull and Hammerhead Sharks feeding in Boca Grande Pass. Due to the crowded days and nocturnal feeding nature of Sharks in general, the crew tries to do this trip at night, finishing up early morning. They do not keep these Sharks but can offer replica mounts from one of the world's largest marine taxidermist for an additional fee. If you want to catch a monster Shark, this is where to go! You can also catch massive Goliath Grouper and Tarpon at times.
  • Private trip
    Tarpon Fishing – Boca Grande Pass
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jul 31
    $995
    price breakdown
    The crew either trailers the boat to Boca Grande Pass, or drives the beach south from Venice. This is a one-of-a-kind experience fishing for Tarpon, navigating between boats in the crowded pass and targeting these Silver Kings all while hoping to avoid having your fish eaten by a massive Bull or Hammerhead Shark! Come aboard Best Catch and enjoy a day of fun fishing on the water. You can also target Goliath Grouper in the Pass as well.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $895
    price breakdown
    A 3/4 day trip gives you plenty of time to get to the sweetest fishing spots and to chase the fish around. You'll head up to 25 miles offshore, targeting a range of exciting game fish, and bagging yourself a treat for lunch. Go after Amberjack, Snappers, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, and many more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $895
    price breakdown
    Head up to 25 miles offshore into the Gulf, as you target some excellent game fish. This will provide a fantastic workout, as well as ensuring you a well-deserved delicious dinner at the end of the day. Snappers, Groupers, Cobia, Blackfin Tuna, and many more exciting species inhabit these waters, and you'll go after them all.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Sharks (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $695
    price breakdown
    The Gulf Coast has some magnificent species of Shark to offer. Growing up to 14 feet, Bull Sharks will be your biggest challenge, but don't forget to go after the Hammerhead, Blacktip, and Spinner Sharks. They'll all force you to use all your strength as you try to get them on board.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Sharks (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $695
    price breakdown
    From Hammerhead to Blacktip, all the way to Spinner Sharks. You'll be going for one of the ocean's most dangerous predators on this afternoon trip. They can group up to as big as 14 feet, so be prepared for a struggle as you try to reel 'em in.
  • Shared trip
    2 Day Trip – Lodging
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $1,300
    price breakdown
    On this shared trip, you'll spend 12 hours fishing the first day, before relaxing in a professional lodge. The next morning you'll be out again on the water for another full day's fishing. Run by professionals, you'll be looked after throughout the trip as you go after the Gulf's best and brightest fish, from Snappers to Tuna!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $595
    price breakdown
    What better way to start the day than to get out on the open seas and exercise a bit? You'll be in for a challenge as you try to real in some excellent game fish up to 17 miles offshore. Go after Cobia, Amberjack, Kingfish, as well as Snappers and Groupers. You will have earned your lunch after reeling in one of these.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $595
    price breakdown
    Get up to 17 miles offshore with this afternoon trip. You'll head into the Gulf of Mexico, exploring its range of nearshore and offshore fish. Go after Groupers, Snappers, Porgies, Cobia, Amberjack, and more, as you test your strength with these game fish, and try to hook youself a treat for dinner.
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About the Captain

Daniel Smith
Englewood, Florida, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
20 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
28 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since Marzo 2017
Captain Daniel has been fishing since he was a kid and he's been fishing in Venice for over 25 years. Armed with years of knowledge, skills, and an excellent offshore sportfishing boat, Captain Daniel is bound to make your fishing dreams come true. He's got a great personality coupled with a good sense of humor and is loved by all new and returning customers.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Parker (Pilothouse) originally built in 2007. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha Four stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
PayPal
Visa
Cash
Mastercard
American Express
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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