Boca Grande fishing charters November forecast
Capt. Danny Latham
November 4, 2011
Boca Grande - Saltwater Fishing Report
November's Boca Grande Fishing Charters Forecast
Boca Grande fishing charters have been continuing to procude some outstanding Redfish the past few weeks. I have had multiple 50 plus fish days and that's not including all of the Snook and Trout that are mixed in. The rods have definitely stayed bent. The Punta Gorda fishing charters have been very productive for reds and snook as well. On top of all that the pompano have showed up, grouper season is open until November 15th and there are mackeral and sharks all over. As we get into November the redfish and trout fishing will remain outstanding. The nearshore fishing should continue to produce some nice grouper and loads of kingfish and mackerel as long as the cold fronts remain mild.
The redfishing the past few weeks has really changed. I have been catching a ton of fish in the 3lb-5lb range mixed in with a few 6lb-10lb fish. That's a little different from last month where I was catching large bull reds up to 35 inches and only a few keeper size fish. The up side is that these fish are much more dependable and the action is non stop. I'm not having to spend hours searching for a school. I can literally start my trip out catching fish at my first stop and just having the rest of the day be more of the same. Pinfish have definitely been the live bait of choice but I have been catching just as many fish on artificails. The Mirrolure "Lil John" rigged with a 1/4oz jig head has been killing them. I have had days where I'm using 2-3 bags a day. Considering that I can catch at least 5 fish per bait, that's a lot of fish!
The Tarpon fishing has started to slow down especially after the last few cold fronts. There are still a few tarpon around but they are not nearly as dependable as they have been. The month of November is usually the last month to get a legitimate shot at a large 100 plus pound tarpon and we won't start to target them again until March or even April. For those of you who are looking to book a trip for the 2012 tarpon season I strongly urge that you start planning ASAP as my calender is already close to half full.
The Snook have pretty much migrated back onto the flats and backwater wher they have been feeding fairly well. I have had some 30 plus fish days the past few weeks with some nice fish in the 30" range. I have caught a lot of my fish on topwaters while fishing for reds and my clients loved it. The fish have also been more than eager to gobble up a nice live sardine and pinfish as they begin to fatten up for winter. For you night owls, the night time Snook fishing around the lighted docks in Punta Gorda, Ft. Myers beach, Little Gasparilla and Boca Grande may be your best bet for some August Snook action. Lures like Mirrolure 3" Soft Sardine and Mirrolure Mirrodine should both be good choices for for catching spring time Snook. Please remember that Snook season will be catch and release only until at least September 2011 .
The fall Pompano run has definetly started. I have been seeing more and more fish the past few weeks and have caught some really good numbers. The nice thing is that they are all fairly large, weighing 3lb-5lbs. These fish make excellent table fare as well as fighting really hard. Nylure jigs and Silly Willy's in pink have been the ticket for catching these tasty fish.
The nearshore fishing has been outstanding. There are a ton of Spanish Mackerel as well as a few Kingfish. The Mangrove Snapper continue to feed and I have caught some nice Cobia the past few weeks. Grouper have also been very cooperative and I have caught some nice limits of keepers but remember grouper season closes on November 15.
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