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December's Boca Grande Fishing Charters Forecast

Capt. Danny Latham
December 4, 2011
Boca Grande - Saltwater Fishing Report

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December's Boca Grande Fishing Charters Forecast

Happy Holidays Everyone! Boca Grande fishing charters have continued to produce some outstanding Redfish action this month. I have had multiple 80 plus fish days and that's not including all of the Snook and Trout that are mixed in. On top of that the Pompano and Flounder have shown up so the rods have definitely stayed bent. The Punta Gorda fishing charters have been just as productive. As we get into December the redfish and trout fishing will remain outstanding as well as the mixed bag of Pompano and Flounder.

The redfishing this December will stay pretty much the same. I have been catching a ton of fish in the 3lb-5lb range mixed in with a few 6lb-10lb fish. These fish have been super dependable and the action is non-stop. I do not have to spend hours searching for schools or going from spot to spot looking for some action. 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. Shrimp have definitely been the live bait of choice and i have gone through as many as 15 dozen in just 6hrs. When I run out of shrimp I have also been catching a lot fish on artificial. 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 is pretty much over for the season, 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 calendar is already close to half full.

The fall Pompano run has definitely 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.

Another fish that has been making a good showing lately is Flounder. This has been one of the best years for Flounder in at least 4 years. I have been catching a lot of 1-3lb fish while fishing for reds and they are a wonderful fish to eat.

The Snook have pretty much migrated back onto the flats and backwater where they have been feeding fairly well. I have had some 10-15 fish days and have caught most of my fish on shrimp or a jig and plastic while fishing for reds. 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 2012.

The near shore fishing has slowed down a little. Gag Grouper went out of season on November 15th although you can still catch some nice Red Grouper and Mangrove Snapper. The last few fronts also moved most of the big kingfish and Spanish Mackerel South for the winter but they'll be back this spring.

Whether you want to catch the fish of a lifetime or just relax with friends, you can count on Reelfishing charters to put together the ultimate Southwest Florida experience! Capt. Danny is the guide that will bring everything together for a fun, exciting fishing charter that you'll remember.

Reelfishing is a Fort Myers fishing charter as well as a Boca Grande fishing guide service. We pick up at several locations around Southwest Florida including Burnt Store Marina, Pineland Marina, Placida and the Boca Grande guide docks. Other arrangements can be made if necessary. We try to make fishing with Reelfishing charters as easy as possible.

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Whether you want to catch the fish of a lifetime or just relax with friends, you can count on Reelfishing charters to put together the ultimate Southwest Florida experience! Capt. Danny is the guide that will bring everything together for a fun, exciting fishing charter that you'll remember. Reelfishing is a Boca Grande fishing charters service. We pick up at several locations around Southwest Florida including Burnt Store Marina, Pineland Marina, Placida, and the Boca Grande guide docks.

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2415 Quirt Ln
Punta Gorda, FL 33983
Phone: 1-877-682-7766
Alt. Phone: 941-628-6869
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