Southwest Florida Area Info

Southwest Florida offers some of the most productive year-round waters found anywhere in the US. This area offers everything an angler could want from light tackle action for Tarpon, King Mackerel, Cobia, and Permit just off the beach and on the shallow reefs to some of the finest Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, and Shark fishing found anywhere in the United States. Whether you are looking to purely sport fish, fill the freezer with some of natures finest and healthiest groceries, or knock a trophy off your bucket list, Southwest Florida is the perfect jumping off point for your fishing adventure.

This extremely diverse fishery is what allows us to successfully target so many highly sought after gamefish. This is also a lot of territory to cover so having a top-notch guide with the right boat can make the difference between a productive, enjoyable, action packed trip and a frustrating day striking out on the water.

Strategically located between Sarasota and Fort Myers, the Stump Pass area of Englewood is not only miles closer to the fishing grounds than areas south, but also offers unrestricted, non-idle access to the Gulf in less than five minutes from the dock. The fishing pressure on areas offshore of this area is a fraction of areas to both the north and south.  The short drive from Sarasota or Fort Myers often results in catches that will dwarf those from other areas in both size and quality, not to mention a much more pleasurable experience often without another boat in sight.   Cape Haze Marina is a quiet, safe marina offering many a amenities  to both storage and charter customers alike.  You will not find a friendlier Marina on the West coast of Florida!

Directions to the Boat

Another Keeper Charters leaves from Cape Haze Marina in Cape Haze-Englewood. Please follow this link for directions to the Marina.

Surrounding Locations

Englewood, Florida – 5 miles

Boca Grande, Florida – 7 miles
Don Pedro Island, Florida – 1/2 mile
Palm Island, Florida – 1/2 mile
Rotonda West, Florida – 2 miles
Placida, Florida – 2 miles
Little Gasparilla Island – 5 miles
Venice, Florida – 15 miles
Port Charlotte, Florida – 15 miles
Sarasota, Florida – 30 miles
Fort Myers, Florida – 45 miles

Closest Airports

Sarasota (SRQ) – 40 minutes
Ft Myers (RSW) – 65 minutes
Tampa (TPA) – 1 hour 30 minutes

Climate Info

The Southwest Region of Florida, between Sarasota and Fort Myers, has comfortable weather year round. At 5 to 25 feet above sea level, the region has a subtropical climate that is checked by the tempering influence of the Gulf of Mexico. The Peace River, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, contributes to the hot and humid climate in the summertime (but it’s not unbearable due to cooling Gulf breezes.)Prevailing winds are normally 12-18 mph. The rainy season lasts from June through September, with rain spread fairly evenly throughout those months. Thunderstorms tend to pop up quickly but also dissipate just as quickly, with the sunshine quickly returning. The winters are lovely with warm afternoons and mild evenings and much less rain. Hurricane season generally runs late summer through late October in the Gulf of Mexico.