Charlotte Harbor Fishing Forecast

Hello my name is Capt. Bobby Woodard. I am a United States Coast Guard licensed and insured charter fishing captain. I was born and raised in Polk County, Florida where I still reside today. I was fortunate enough to grow up on a lake and started bass fishing as a young boy. As time progressed my quest for bigger fish grew. I started saltwater flats fishing as an early teen and never looked back. I was hooked on flats fishing immediately and concentrated my efforts on catching large breeder size snook. After catching many slot size and larger snook my quest for bigger fish led me to start tarpon fishing. After battling many tarpon, I finally landed my first Tarpon (around 110 lbs). That first tarpon was the spark that created what can only be described as an obsession! I immediately started studying all aspects of tarpon fishing and dedicated my angling time to targeting the majestic silver king. After years of practice I decided to share my passion with others in hopes of giving them the angling honor of landing a beautiful, hard fighting and high flying tarpon! Thus Fly ‘Em High Charters was born.

Water Quality Issues

Unfortunately not much to report from Charlotte Harbor due to the water quality issues. My colleagues that are still fishing … Sep 1st, 2018

Hot On The Water

Whew it’s been hot on the water. The inshore bite has been steady. To try to beat the heat I’ve … Aug 1st, 2018
Angler Carla Mathias caught on a recent charter with me.

End Of May

Well the end of May and beginning of June has been somewhat challenging in the Boca Grande area. Towards the … Jul 1st, 2018

Now Is The Time

Now is the time, Tarpon time that is! We’ve been experiencing one of the best Tarpon bites of the last … Jun 2nd, 2018

How And Where

So here we are its May and with that comes my favorite time of year “Tarpon Season”! I’ve been exclusively … May 3rd, 2018