Leo landing tarpon
Captain Leo Henriques landing a giant tarpon in Boca Grande, Florida

Captain Leo Henriques is a full-time fly fishing guide in Boca Grande, Florida. He has gathered over 20 years of guiding experience. Leo is committed to helping, instructing and sharing his knowledge in the best way. Therefore you will also be provided a great experience with lots of enjoyment on his charter.

Captain Leo has fly fished extensively through the Florida Keys and Bahamas. He guided from a private yacht in search of tarpon, permit and bonefish. In his hometown of Boca Grande, Florida in spring and summer he leads his clients to sight fish for giant tarpon. Leo will guide you around Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound and surrounding beaches of Gasparilla Island, Cayo Costa and Captiva. You will share Leo's passion for these fish when you experience the excitement of hooking them with a fly rod or light tackle spinning rod. Additionally in the fall and winter Captain Leo fishes back bay shallow waters. Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound waters are beautiful backcountry estuaries that redfish and snook use year round.

Most noteworthy is Leo’s not a well-kept secret that his passion lies with the giant tarpon. His love of this pursuit, and his intricate understanding of the tarpon’s habits leads his clients to a very high success rate. Clients should expect his skills as an instructor, infectious enthusiasm and zen like patience help their piscatorial dreams become reality.

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Captain Leo is a Bonefish Tarpon Trust (BTT) Conservation captain.

BTT’s Mission: To conserve and restore bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries and habitats through research, stewardship, education and advocacy.

Through science-based approaches, BTT is working to protect and enhance healthy, functioning flats fisheries and habitats in the Western Hemisphere, and restore those in decline. This work is being done in collaboration with other institutions and governments.

In the Florida Keys and South Florida, BTT is working to determine and address the causes of declining fish populations. BTT has defined a series of research steps that will lead to actionable knowledge to improve the Keys flats fishery. We will advocate for those actions that will protect and restore the fishery and habitats.

  • BTT is working to improve regulations as necessary to ensure a healthy tarpon fishery throughout the Gulf of Mexico, Southeast United States and Caribbean.
  • BTT is working to protect and restore habitats throughout the range of bonefish, tarpon and permit to ensure healthy populations of these and associated species.
  • BTT is executing its mission by partnering with universities and institutions having the expertise to conduct research projects designed by BTT scientists.