We are located directly on Charlotte Harbor. Being centrally located in Placida Florida and having pickup locations from the North -Englewood, to the East - Port Charlotte, and to the South-Boca Grande. This allows us to get to the fishing grounds faster which means more fishing and less driving.
Nearby Cities we Service
Sarasota Florida is 45 minutes.
Boca Grande is 5-7 minutes.
Venice Florida is 25 minutes.
Port Charlotte Florida is 20 minutes.
Placida Florida is 5 minutes.
Englewood Florida is 7-15 minutes.
North Port Florida is 25 minutes.
Grove City Florida is 5 minutes.
Rotonda West Florida is 7-10 minutes.
Times are approximate and are based out of the Eldred's Marina location.
I'm captain Erick Joseph a full-time fishing guide serving the waters of Lemon Bay and the surrounding waters of Charlotte Harbor.
In 1986 Lemon Bay located in Englewood Florida the smallest of the 5 Charlotte Harbor aquatic preserves, was designated as an aquatic preserve. Lemon Bay is a long, narrow, shallow waterway that has two gulf passes and 7 tributaries flowing in. Lemon Bay aquatic preserve consists of approximately 73 square miles. With this amount of water, Lemon Bay is a tropical gem. The blue waters and the abundance of wildlife will take your breath away.
Fishing in Lemon Bay is a wonderful experience as it offers inlets, bays, tidal creeks, beaches grass flats, bridges, docks, mangrove islands, and oyster bars. This diversity allows anglers to fish many techniques from live bait consisting of shrimp, pinfish, crabs, whitebait, cut bait, or using artificial lures. While fishing lemon bay you can expect to fish for snook, trout, and redfish although it is not uncommon to catch jacks, mackerel, and snapper, in fact, Lemon Bay is home to over 200 species of fish.
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Lemon Bays extensive network of islands, oyster bars, and mangroves offer unique opportunities to fish for the great “bull of the flats” using live bait, artificial lures, and cut bait. Redfish are truly one of Florida’s best sports fish that I love to stalk.
Redfish in Lemon Bay year-round
Lemon bay offers exceptional opportunities to fish for the elusive snook. Lemon bay Is lined with docks, bridges, beaches and of course Stump Pass.
Lemon Bay offers Trout fishing year-round
TAILS AND SCALES FISHING CHARTERS
CAPT. ERICK JOSEPH
Lemon Bay offers great spotted Sea Trout fishing. Consisting of networks of bays, mangroves, flats, and miles of thick grass our estuary makes a perfect habitat for the fanged tooth. They are known for blowing up on topwater plugs. They are great fish that can be taken on a variety of baits. It is not unusual to find other exciting Florida game fish species when fishing trout holes.
Lemon Bay Snook fishing year-round