Boca Grande fishing Charters October Forecast
Capt. Danny Latham
October 2, 2012
Boca Grande - Saltwater Fishing Report
I thought August was good but September was even better! Now the near-shore fishing is on fire as well as the flats fishing! Redfish are feeding like mad, big Trout continue to be surprisingly active, Snook are all over and Tarpon continue to be easily targeted. Add in the fact that the Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel and Pompano have started their fall migrations, and there will definitely be some crazy, rod bending action going on in October.
Its "Red October" and if it is anything like September the Redfish fishing is going to be nuts! The "bull" reds have begun their annual spawn and are in huge schools, sometimes well over 200 fish. They have been averaging 25"-33" and weighing any where from 5lb-15lbs. I have had multiple 50 plus fish days recently and even made a few clients say "uncle" after catching a bunch of giant reds! It should get even better this October, which is why it is by far my favorite month to catch reds!
The Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing continues to be very consistent. Most of the Tarpon have moved into the lower harbor and out on the beaches of Southwest Florida. I am averaging 2-4 hook ups a trip and most of the fish have been averaging from 75-100 pounds. Live-bait, dead bait and artificial are all producing nice fish. If you are interested in a Boca Grande tarpon fishing charter consider fishing from now until the water temperatures drop following our first few major cold fronts.
As October progresses most of the Snook will begin to leave the passes and begin their journey back to protected waters of the backcountry to get ready for winters cooler temperatures. As they make this migration they are going to bring their appetites with them to fatten up before winter. Snook fishing continues to be very good and 20-40 fish days have been the norm with most of the fish averaging 22"-24." Even though the average fish is around 4-5 pounds many trips are producing fish well over the 15lb.mark.
In the mixed bag for inshore, Trout and Pompano have been making a good showing. Trout fishing has continued to be very good which is a nice surprise for the fall. I have been getting some nice limits in the boat with quit a few fish well over 20". The fall run of Pompano has started and they are feeding very well. Silly Willy jigs have been the most productive bait I have found so far. If you have never caught Pompano they are great fighters as well as wonderful table fare.
The near-shore fishing has been on FIRE! Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel have infested every piece of structure offshore and are reeking havoc on the large bait pods. Most of the Kings have been around 20lbs and the Spanish about 3-4lbs. Once you find these schools you get them chummed up and literally hook a fish every cast.
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