The Holes of Charlotte Harbor          back    Full screen

Distance from the ramps to the 20 foot hole at bottom of page

These Holes are great for Tarpon, Sharks or mackerel fishing.

Even though we call then holes they are more like deeper depressions without defined edges.
they slope very gradually to the deepest part. finding dead center is not that important,

These G.P.S. number are a guess and should or may be correct but they will get you close.


20 foot,  This is the most famous of the holes and the one which holds the most Tarpon, and sharks
This is the approximate gps 26 52.379   082 07.735

The Middle hole is not really talked about but it defines the route the 26 49.742  082 06.442
 Tarpon take from the pirates harbor hole to the 20' hole, Shown on the 2nd picture.


Pirate harbor Hole / reef is the second most well known place for Harbor Tarpon,
what is not generally known Is Charlotte Harbor has a lot of Shrimp Trawler working it.
If a trawler gets something in it's net they will haul it out of the way, either
to the reef or to the Pirate Harbor Hole, So over the years there has been a lot of debris,
dumped there, Occasionally some one will Try to build their own reef,
maybe a washing machine or just sink an old boat, If the shrimpers snag it in the nets,
it gets moved so they do not have to deal with that again.
It is not a legal reef just a place where things have been put
for  60 ? years or so.   26 47.766  082 06.098

  This is a screen shot from a Navioncs depth Chart you can get for your G.P.S.

 

Here is a trick for those of us who are GPS challenged,
The old fashion way to find the 22' hole is to go to Marker #1
At 25 mph you should travel about 4 minutes, your depth finder will be reading 20 foot,
that is pretty much close enough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This shows the three holes, You can easily see the path between the holes,
If you are looking for Harbor Tarpon
Follow this basic run pattern it is not important you be right on the holes.
It is important you keep your eyes open.
When you see a wave that shines silver you found the Tarpon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pirate harbor Hole is the second most well known place for Harbor Tarpon,
what is not generally known Is Charlotte Harbor has a lot of Shrimp Trawlers working it.
If a trawler gets something in it's net they will haul it out of the way, either
to the reef or to the Pirate Harbor Hole, So over the years there has been a lot of debris,
dumped there, Occasionally some one will Try to build their own reef,
maybe a washing machine or just sink an old boat, If the shrimpers snag it in the nets,

it gets moved so they do not have to deal with that again.
It is not a legal reef just a place where things have been put
for  60 ? years or so.  So you could say The Pirate Harbor hole is also a Reef.

  26 47.766 
 082 06.098

 

From the boat ramps to the 20' hole