Boca Grande Fishing ChartersFebruary Forecast
Capt. Danny Latham
February 1, 2013
Boca Grande - Saltwater Fishing Report
Not Much has changed here is Southwest Florida since January. The weather is still beautiful with highs in the 70's and the fish are still chewing like mad. Boca Grande fishing charters are still producing great numbers of reds, big trout and snook but the Pompano, flounder and sheepshead have really been making a showing. I'm not really targeting them either; they just seem to be all around the trout and reds. Got to love that, it just means more rod bending action!
The 2013 Boca Grande Tarpon fishing is just 3 short months away. I have plenty of dates still open but they are disappearing very quickly. If you are planning a Tarpon fishing trip you need to start making your plans ASAP, especially if you are looking for specific dates.
Redfish fishing has really picked up recently. I have enjoyed multiple 30-40 fish days and most of the fish have been in the 22"-25" range weighing 3 -5 pounds. Not big bull but really nice keeper size fish. The lower winter tides have got most of the fish going to the deeper potholes where live shrimp fished on a jighead has been the most productive bait. On the higher tides the fish are continuing to spread out on the grass flats making them great targets for artificial and live shrimp on a float.
The real change has been the Pompano bite. They have poured into Charlotte Harbor and my clients have been having a ball with them. The crazy thing is how big they are. I have been catching fish in the 3 -5 pound range on a regular basis and let me tell you a 5 lb. Pompano can pull!
It still hasn't gotten very cold this winter and with the warm weather we have been enjoying the Snook have really been feeding well. Most of the fish are still staged around or in their winter hideouts but they have been really excited to see a livewell full of sardines. Boca Grande fishing charters are still producing 10-20 fish a day from 22"- 26" and I am also catching a few fish pushing 15lbs. It still hasn't gotten too cold and the snook are ready to eat!
The big trout have continued to make an appearance lately. I have caught some really nice trout in the 3lb-6lb lately while fishing for reds and snook and the numbers continue to get better and better. I have had some days with over 30 keeper size trout. Most of these fish have been caught on shrimp, live sardines or Mirrodines.
In the mixed bag sheepshead, pompano and flounder have all been coming on board lately. This is not only a nice surprise to catch but it also makes for some really good table fare!
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