Fishing Clothing and Outdoor Gear – Boca Grande #FishSWFL

boat shoes - fishing clothing

Do you have the right fishing clothes and outdoor gear for Boca Grande, Florida? Having the right gear can make all the difference for your outdoor adventure. Fishing Southwest FL means you’ll want lightweight layers of quick-dry clothing so you can focus on tarpon, redfish, and snook!

Fishing clothing with built-in SPF is a great addition to your outdoor gear. Another important tool is a sturdy pair of polarized glasses, and shoes that won’t scuff up the boat deck will win you extra points with your captain. A hat with a wide brim that is easily secure (like with a strap) so it won’t blow off when you get up and go (on to the next fishing hole) is also helpful. 

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Fishing Clothing and Gear for Your Charter 

The State of Florida, otherwise known as The Sunshine State, does a great job of living up to its name! Don’t get caught without your sunscreen! Sunscreen sticks are extremely convenient to carry, as well as easy to reapply. Polarized glasses do double duty to protect your eyes, and allow you to see the fish down in the water. See a big list of suggested items for your trip here. 

Tarpon Fishing Season

tarpon fishing Boca Grande

Tarpon fishing season is busy in Southwest Florida for Captain Mark Becton. Discover what you need, and book dates in advance for the adventure of a lifetime!

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Tarpon Fishing Season Begins . . . when the tarpon arrive 

In Southwest Florida, that usually means sometime in March or April, through sometime in July or August. We keep fishing until the fish decide to leave. Although you can catch them just about year-round, the season begins when the migrating tarpon arrive en masse.

Busy season – Tarpon season is a busy season for fishing with Captain Mark. The busiest times from mid April into early July get booked up fast! We encourage you to book your trip to Fly Fish for Tarpon, as far in advance as possible.

Captain Mark can offer tips and information to help you get ready for your fishing adventure. Call to discuss what you need to know, and to secure your dates for the adventure of a lifetime!

Book a charter today – call or text:

Captain Mark Becton 941.628.6894

*If you miss the captain, leave a number where he can reach you in the evenings, once he’s in off the water!

Fishing Season in SWFL – Wintertime Fishing

Elliott's fish - wintertime fishing

 Elliott and his big fat Trout

Wintertime Fishing Season

It’s winter in Southwest Florida and that means that the redfish and trout are biting! Most days, the sun is shining and the average temperature in January is a comfortable 70 degrees.

Book your wintertime fishing charter today. Give me a call to discuss dates and take advantage of our online Paypal options to reserve your spot for a day on the water.

Book a hotel room at  The Innlet on the Waterfront  in Boca Grande. Be sure to let them know you’ll be fishing with a Boca Grande Guides Association fishing guide – Captain Mark Becton. Some of the local hotels may be willing and able to offer a discount for those who come to fish with the guides.

Please be sure to call with any questions.

See ya real soon!


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Call him: 941-628-6894