Boca Grande Fishing Charters December Forecast
Capt. Danny Latham
December 4, 2012
Boca Grande - Saltwater Fishing Report
Happy Holidays everyone! The fishing here in Southwest Florida has been pretty good. The weather has been beautiful with average temps in the high 70's to low 80's and it looks like more of the same (at least for the next few weeks). Reds continue to be on the feed, big trout are all over the flats and snook are still on the hit list. Sounds more like March than December but I'm not complaining!
The redfish fishing really won't change much from November. The lower tides and cooler weather have pushed most of the baitfish to deeper water and the reds are all over a nice live shrimp. Fishing potholes on the grass flats has been the most productive pattern lately and will continue to produce 20-30 fish days throughout December. Most of the fish are in the 20" -30" range, weighing 4lbs-10lbs, but I have had a few pushing the 40" mark and weighing as much as 20lbs!
Most of the snook have found their winter hideouts and are staged very close to deeper, protected water like canals, creeks and deep shorelines. Since the weather has been in the 80"s these fish are still feeding very well and catching a bunch of snook has been pretty easy. Boca Grande fishing charters are still producing 10-20 fish a day from 22"- 26" and I am also catching a few fish pushing 10lbs. It still hasn't gotten too cold yet and the snook are ready to eat!
The big trout have really started to make an appearance lately. I have caught some really nice trout in the 3lb-5lb lately while fishing for reds and snook. Most of these fish have been caught on a shrimp on a jig-head or a live sardine. We will really start to target trout in December as they become more and more plentiful.
Pompano and flounder continue to be wonderful surprises while flats fishing. I have been able to target both and have done fairly well. Both are great fighters as well as excellent table fare.
The Boca Grande Tarpon fishing is pretty much over for year but don't forget to start planning your 2013 Boca Grande tarpon fishing charter now! I am already beginning to book a lot of tarpon trips and 2013 is looking pretty good!
The nearshore fishing has begun to slow up as the migrations of Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel have passed us by. With the sale of my bay boat I really have not been able to do much nearshore fishing recently and won't be able to until my new boat arrives in a few months.
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