FLORIDA TARPON FISHING CHARTERS

FLORIDA FISHING CHARTERS

LONGBOAT KEY - ANNA MARIA - ST. PETERSBURG - TAMPA - BRADENTON- SARASOTA

CAPTAIN JAMES WISNER

813-784-5658

FULL-TIME CHARTER FISHING GUIDE

United States Coast Guard Licensed Master Captain

45 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE - [Guide's 45 Year's Experience]

MERCURY PRO FISHING GUIDE 20 YEARS AND RUNNING!

28 Certified ADULT International Game Fish Association Line and Tippet Class World Records

1st Men's IGFA #2 Line Class World Record Certified for Permit by the IGFA

2nd Men's IGFA #2 Line Class World Record Certified for Permit by the IGFA

Guided 3rd Men's IGFA #2 Line Class World Record Certified for Permit by the IGFA

4th Men's IGFA #2 Line Class World Record Certified for Permit by the IGFA

5th Men's IGFA #2 Line Class World Record Certified for Permit by the IGFA

Captain James Oldest Unbeaten IGFA World Record Going on 29 Years and running caught in 1985 - 8 Pound 7 ounce Spanish Mackerel holds the IGFA Men's 4lb. Line Class World Record!

Bachelor's Degree

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA CIRCA 1975


Giant Tarpon - Snook - Permit - Redfish - King Mackerel - Pompano - Grouper

Cobia - Spanish Mackerel -Snapper - Little Tunny - Barracuda - Trout - Jack Crevalle - TripleTail and More !


Boca Grande Anna Marie Florida Tarpon Fishing Charters - Tampa - St. Petersburg  Florida Fishing Charter Guide


Angler releasing a Tarpon caught with Captain James Wisner.

Book Now for the Giant Tarpon Season

April (Back Bay) - May (Beach) - June (Beach) - July (Beach) - August (Beach, Back Bay)- September (Back Bay) - October (Back Bay)

[Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing Charters]

[Boca Grande - Tampa - St. Petersburg - Anna Maria - LongBoat Key - Sarasota Tarpon Fishing Charters]

In 1987 Captain James Wisner for conservation reasons stopped participating in All Tarpon Tournaments. Since 1987 Captain James Tarpon Fishing is now strictly catch and release only. In keeping with the best handling techniques the Captain no longer uses lip gaffs for Tarpon, gloves only. All Tarpon will remain in the water for video and photos and released alive and well.



Boca Grande Florida Tarpon Fishing Charters - Tampa Florida Fishing Charter Trips



Happy Angler releasing Giant Tarpon caught with Captain James Wisner.

Giant Tarpon Fishing Charters in World Famous Boca Grande
or Tampa Bay are Just One of Captain James Many Specialties.



LIVE BAIT AND LIGHT TACKLE SPECIALIST

21 CONVENTIONAL TACKLE ADULT CERTIFIED INTERNATIONAL GAME FISH ASSOCIATION WORLD RECORDS


FLY FISHING SPECIALIST

7 FLY ROD ADULT CERTIFIED INTERNATIONAL GAME FISH ASSOCIATION WORLD RECORDS ON 4 TO 20 POUND TEST TIPPET


Tampa Bay Florida Fishing Charters - Boca Grande Florida Tarpon Fishing Charter Guide


JoAnn shows off a nice 25 pound Permit caught while on a Permit Fishing Charter with Captain James Wisner



12 YEAR OLD CHASE CATCHES HIS FIRST TARPON A WHOPPING 150 POUNDS PLUS WITH CAPTAIN JAMES

TAMPA - ST. PETERSBURG - ANNA MARIA - BRADENTON - SARASOTA - VENICE TARPON FISHING CHARTERS

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HAPPY ANGLER CATCHES A GIANT TARPON WITH CAPTAIN JAMES

WORLD FAMOUS BOCA GRANDE TARPON FISHING CHARTERS WITH CAPTAIN JAMES WISNER

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OVER 45 YEARS TARPON FISHING EXPERIENCE !


Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing Charter Guide - Tampa Bay Florida Fishing Charters


Lady Angler releasing a 200 Plus pound Tarpon (46" x 83") that she hooked and fought to the boat without any assistance. Congratulations on an Outstanding Catch and Release

Book Now for the Giant Tarpon Season

This Tarpon was quickly released alive and well after a quick Photograph.

Please do not ask your Guide to take a scale from the Tarpon as the Tarpon needs its scales for protection just like you need your toenail.

Please take a Photograph or Video not a scale.



CAPTAIN JAMES HAS BEEN FEATURED IN (ON)

  • News Channel 8 WFLA "Frank Sargeant's Outdoors"- [Streaming Video]


    Giant Tarpon Jumping.

    See the Video of Tampa Tribune Multiple Award Winning OutDoor Writer Frank Sargeant's Tarpon
    caught on Light Tackle with Capt. James Wisner.

    [CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO]

    This Video was shot with Captain James by NEWS CHANNEL 8 WFLA TAMPA FLORIDA and appeared on Tampa Tribune's Award Winning Outdoor Writer Frank Sargeant's Fishing Show on NEWS CHANNEL 8 WFLA TAMPA

    Click Here to Read Tampa Tribune Multiple Award Winning Outdoor Writer Frank Sargeant's Recent Columns



    Tampa Bay Florida Permit Fishing Charters - Boca Grande Florida Giant Tarpon Fishing Trips



    Jim shows off a 33 pound Permit that gave him a 45 minute battle on Light Tackle!

    World Class Permit Charters with Captain James Wisner



    Captain James Wisner's Professional Recognition

    • First Week First Place Champion 1970 Tampa Tarpon Tournament (Over 900 Entrants)
      Over 35 years of Tarpon Fishing Experience!

    • BACCALAUREATE DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA CIRCA 1975

    • MERCURY MARINE PLATINUM PRO FISHING GUIDE 14 YEARS RUNNING!

    • COTEE MASTER GUIDE

    • GUIDE TO MULTIPLE AWARD WINNING OUTDOOR WRITER FRANK SARGEANT'S ONLY International Game Fish Association WORLD RECORD

    • CURRENT FLORIDA STATE RECORD FLY ROD SPANISH MACKEREL

    • CAPTAIN JAMES CAUGHT THE FIRST PERMIT CERTIFIED BY THE I.G.F.A. ON 2 LB. CLASS LINE (1983)

    • CAPTAIN JAMES CAUGHT THE SECOND PERMIT CERTIFIED BY THE I.G.F.A. ON 2 LB. CLASS LINE

    • CAPTAIN JAMES GUIDED THE THIRD MEN'S PERMIT CERTIFIED BY THE i.G.F.A. ON 2 LB. CLASS LINE

    • CAPTAIN JAMES CAUGHT THE FOURTH MEN'S PERMIT CERTIFIED BY THE I.G.F.A. ON 2 L.B. CLASS LINE

    • CAPTAIN JAMES CAUGHT THE FIFTH MEN'S PERMIT CERTIFIED BY THE I.G.F.A. ON 2 L.B. CLASS LINE

    • 28 Certified Adult I.G.F.A. WORLD RECORDS

    • Weekly Fishing Reports for the Tampa Tribune

    • Captain James has held at least one I.G.F.A. WORLD RECORD Every year since 1983, 27 years and running!


    Tampa Florida Fishing Charters - Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing Charters

    A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE ROBERT K. HOWINGTON

    The late Robert K. Harrington shows his unofficial 46 pound 13 ounce Florida State Record Snook. Others have claimed that they have caught the largest Snook in Florida, but it is Robert Harrington that holds the unofficial Florida State Snook Record.



    Giant Permit Fishing Trips, Boca Grande Florida Tarpon Fishing Charters,

    Permit Fishing Charters with Captain Jame Wisner

    World War II Veterans John and Lavonia show off 2 Giant Permit !

    If you enjoy your Freedom these are two of the many Veterans responsible for it.

    For Permit Charter Photos Click On: [Permit Charter Photos]

    Or for Permit Articles Featuring Captain James Click on [Permit Fishing Articles]



    Tampa Florida Fishing Trips - Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing Charters - Tampa Bay Florida Fishing Charters

    Angler shows 15 pound Snook caught on the Flats with Capt. James Wisner on Light Tackle.

    For More Photos of Happy Anglers with Snook, Please Click On: [Snook]



    Photograph of Chris with a Lunker Grouper. Grouper Fishing Charters, Giant Tarpon Fishing Charters

    Chris displays a 23 pound Gag Grouper that was caught on a Grouper Fishing Charter with Captain James Wisner.

    At certain times of the year BIG GAG GROUPER move very close to shore, if you know where to catch them.



    Obie poses with a tarpon and then live releases it unharmed

    Robert "Obie" Former Mr. Maine Bodybuilder poses with his 150 pound Boca Grande tarpon and then releases it alive and well.



    Photograph of 40 pound King Mackerel. King Mackerel Fishing Chartrers, Giant Tarpon Charters, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Cobia, Grouper, Snapper Fishing Charters

    World Class Lady Angler ExtraOrdinaire Lisa shows her 40 pound class King Mackerel.

    For King Mackerel Charter Photos Click On:
    [King Mackerel Photographs]

    For King Mackerel Fishing Articles Featuring Captain James Click On:
    [King Mackerel Fishing Articles]



    Attention: When you send me an email please put in the "Subject Line" any of the words either Tarpon, Fishing, or Charter. Thanks

    To Book a Charter Fishing Trip or

    For further information, rates or to make a reservation call Capt. James Wisner at

    813-784-5658

    Click Here to Send E-Mail to
    Captain James


    Photograph of 40 pound King Mackerel. King Mackerel Fishing Chartrers, Giant Tarpon Charters, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Cobia, Grouper, Snapper Fishing Charters

    Dr. Bill Triggs poses with a 40 pound class King Mackerel caught with Captain James.

    For King Mackerel Charter Photos Click On:
    [King Mackerel Photographs]

    For Fishing Articles Featuring Captain James Click On:
    [King Mackerel Fishing Articles]



    Photograph of 15 pound Cobia - Tampa Bay and Boca Grande Fishing Charters

    Angler and Nice Cobia

    Let's Go Fishing!

    Those are electric motors in the background used for Stealth on certain fish.

    My Mercury 225 HP OPTIMAX is hidden by the angler.





    Tony and Son show off their Giant Trophy Permits

    Let's Go Permit Fishing!

    See Streaming Video of Mike and Tony with their Giant Permit!

    [Click Here TO SEE THE PERMIT VIDEO]

    This Video was shot by Captain James Wisner



    Mark shows off a 30 pound Permit!

    Mark shows off a Beautiful Monster Permit!

    Let's Go Permit Fishing!



    Giant Tarpon Fishing Charters

    Tampa - St. Petersburg - Anna Maria

    or

    World Famous Boca Grande

    The Tarpon Capitol of the World


    Boca Grande, Florida is only 90 minutes south of Tampa International Airport




    Giant Tarpon carefully Released

    More information click on:

    [Giant Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing]

    [Giant Tampa Bay Tarpon Fishing]



    Photograph of the Biggest Tarpon entered into Tarpon Tournament Competition on the West Coast of Florida. This Giant Tarpon was certified by the International Game Fish Association at 218 pounds. Florida Tarpon Fishing Charter Guide - Tarpon Fishing Charters


    This is a Giant Tarpon!

    The Tarpon weighted 218 pounds and was certified by an International Game Fish Association Representative from St. Petersburg, Florida. This Giant Tarpon had a Girth of 45 inches and was 85 inches Long.

    Captain James Wisner's Tarpon Fishing Charters are now Catch and Release Only.



    Photograph of Giant Tarpon, Florida Tarpon Fishing Charter Guide - Tarpon Fishing Charters


    Ned shows off a 150 pound Boca Grande Tarpon and then quickly releases it.

    Please do not ask your Guide to take a scale from the Tarpon as the Tarpon needs its scales for protection just like you need your toenail.

    Unlike other fish a Tarpon does not grow its scales back if it looses one

    Please take a Photograph, not a scale.



    Photograph of Giant Tarpon, Florida Tarpon Fishing Charter Guide - Tarpon Fishing Charters

    Bernie landed this Giant Tarpon with Captain James Wisner at World Famous Boca Grande, Florida, The Tarpon Capitol of the World.

    Because this Tarpon was so Gigantic it was measured carefully to accurately determined its weight and then carefully released

    The Girth was a WHOPPING 48 inches and the Length was an amazing 80 inches.

    This Tarpon was computed to weight on an accurate formula around 230 pounds !



    Photograph of Giant Tarpon being released by Happy Lady Angler


    Lady Angler releasing a 150 pound Tarpon caught with Captain James Wisner.

    This Tarpon was quickly released alive and well after a quick Photograph.



    Photograph of a Great Big Tarpon being carefully released by Happy Angler. Tarpon Fishing Charters. Florida Tarpon Fishing Charters, Tama, Boca Grande.




    Giant Tarpon is promptly released alive and well.

    Giant Tarpon Charters with Captain James Wisner are strictly Catch and Release Only.



    Photograph of a Great Big Tarpon being carefully released by Happy Angler. Tarpon Fishing Charters. Tarpon Fishing Charters, Boca Grande, Tampa, St. Petersburg




    Giant Tarpon is promptly released alive and well.

    Giant Tarpon Charters with Captain James Wisner are strictly Catch and Release Only.



    Happy Angler with giant Tarpon caught with Captain James Wisner



    Charlie all the way from Australia smiles while releasing a Trophy Tarpon caught with Mercury Platinum Pro Guide Captain James Wisner. This is just one of 12 tarpon hooked up that day! The list of happy satisfied clients guided by Captain James Wisner continues to grow Worldwide!



    Andy from Indiana releases a  tarpon he just caught.



    Andy from Indiana smiles while releasing a 150 pound Tarpon caught with Mercury Platinum Pro Guide Captain James Wisner. This is just one of several tarpon hooked and fought that day by Andy's party. Andy is coming back for more as he was well satisfied with the effort by his guide Captain James Wisner.



    Florida Fishing Charters - Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing Charters - Tampa Bay Florida Fishing Trips

    The Smile says it all!


    Another Happy Angler Live Releases the Experience of a Lifetime!



    Photograph of a Great Big Tarpon being carefully released by Happy Angler. Giant Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing Charters.

    Let's Go Tarpon Fishing!



    Captain James' Custom 23 Dorado

    Giant 225 pound Tarpon

    This is a 225 pound Plus Giant Tarpon caught from Captain James' Custom Dorado 23 powered by a MERCURY 225 OPTIMAX

    This Tarpon Taped out at Over 225 Pounds!

    It was quickly released unharmed.




    [CLICK HERE FOR STREAMING VIDEOS OF FISHING ACTION]

    [WITH CAPTAIN JAMES WISNER]


    Old Timer Tarpon Fishing History and Technique

    [Florida Tarpon Fishing History and Technique - The Pioneers of Tampa Tarpon Fishing]


    Fishing Articles Written by Captain James Wisner

    [Intercepting Megalops Atanticus]

    Charlotte Harbor - Pine Island Sound - Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing Charters


    NewsPaper and Magazine Fishing Articles Featuring Captain James Wisner

    [Tarpon]

    [Permit]

    [King Mackerel]

    [Pompano]

    [Mangrove Snapper]

    [Spanish Mackerel - Fly Fishing]



    The Web Pages listed below contain over 160 Unique WORLD CLASS FISH Photographs.

    Click On Web Pages Below For Further Information and Charter Photographs

    [Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing Charters]

    [Charlotte Harbor - Pine Island Sound Tarpon Fishing Charters

    [Tampa Bay Tarpon Fishing Charters]

    [Guide Profile - Tarpon Tournament Wins and Experience]

    [Testimonials from Award Winning Outdoor Writers]

    [Permit Fishing Charters]

    [King Mackerel - Cobia Fishing Charters]

    [Snook - Redfish - Trout - Flats Fishing Charters]

    [Grouper - Snapper Fishing Charters]

    [Flyfishing Charters]

    [Frequently Asked Questions - Charter Deposit Information]

    [Gulf, Pass and Back Bay Tarpon Fishing Charters]



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