Boca Grande Fishing Report
Capt. Andy Boyette
March 4, 2014
Boca Grande - Saltwater Fishing Report
Thank You to everyone who has already booked their trip/trips, the tarpon began showing up last week so get ready. I have some dates still available in April as well as May and June, however I have a lot of days that are unavailable so give me call and lets go catch some Tarpon I expect another great season.
Tarpon fishing is already beginning I personally seen free jumpers in the lower Pine Island Sound and Ft Myers Area. The major tarpon season runs April-July and these dates are beginning to fill up. As the weather pattern continues on the warm side more tarpon will begin to show and will become target-able early this year. There are small thread fin hearing showing up as well as some good size sharks, all an indicator of tarpon arriving in fish-able numbers. I expect a good season with the ample amounts of rain fall from last year and some rain already this year the crab population should be healthy and provide for some good hill tide tarpon trips. The early arival of threadfin hearing will make for an early jump start to the tarpon fishing season.
Spring has finally arrived. With the weather patten improving daily the fishing has steadily improved the only variable was the cold mornings scattered throughout February that made fishing conditions tough. Along with some slow moving tides some of these mornings made for some seriously tough fishing and on a few of my trips, we sat on several schools of red fish with lock jaw. On the other end of the spectrum was the nearly 90 degree days where I experienced red fish catches up to 6 lbs with the majority being cookie cutter 22-27 inch red fish. These red fish where hungry and scattered all in the Pine Island Sound area.
Mixed in where some very nice trout and my clients caught numerous trout over the 5lb mark.
The snook fishing is also as good as I have seen it in over a few years with the season open again taking home a keeper snook is now back on the table.
The bait population is beginning to show up and can be caught in various places. You need to time you start right to catch enough to fish for the day. Bring plenty of chum and get up early. But with the bait the snook fishing has been turning on and great action can be had for those who spend the time it takes to net bait.
King fish are being caught in good numbers offshore and are almost in full northern migration. Other offshore fishing has been good as well, with reports of good grouper, snapper and amberjack fishing.
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