Charlotte Harbor / Gulf Beaches Tarpon Fishing Report
Capt. Dave Pecci
May 3, 2014
Charlotte Harbor - Saltwater Fishing Report
Though we had a dry week, the wind and clouds were challenging. Visibility on the beaches was not good. The tarpon and snook were on us before we could get set up in many cases. Fishing in the Sounds was much easier though it was blind casting rather than sight fishing was the best tactic.
Fly Fishing Technics: Use sink tips or sinking intermediate lines along edges and in holes. Present your fly in the lower half of the water column when blind casting.
Spin Fishing Technics: Suspended twitch baits are working great right now on reds, snook and trout. Yes, even tarpon like twitch baits but make sure you change out the hooks to ones that can take the abuse.
Charlotte Harbor Fishing Forecast:
The persistent south quadrant winds will be subsiding. The water clarity on the beaches and in the Sounds will improve. Tarpon fishing will get better daily. Snook will be active on the beaches and around the docks in the ICW. Afternoon redfishing should be productive.
Tarpon Fishing Tip of the Week: Start early and blind cast edges and depressions in areas where tarpon are rolling. 6-10' of water is best. You may jump your first tarpon before the lights come on!
Tarpon. Other Species Fished for This Week: Snook, Seatrout and Redfish
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