Snook-- Laid Up Tarpon--Reds
Capt. Bert Barkus
December 3, 2008
Chokoloskee - Saltwater Fishing Report
Winter months in Chokoloskee can keep even the most salty of the salts off the water till it worms up.
I personally love this time of year and always get out for the first bite.
The Backcountry fishing, can at times, be world class fishing as well as on the Gulfside.
The water gets so shallow, and clear you really need a shallow draft boat to really capitalize in the winter months.
I personally site fish most all year,that's why I just love the winter months.
The largest snook caught this month goes to Mr Jeff Davis,it was a great fight,and was released at the boat.
I personally love the new slot,and believe,here in Chokoloskee most guides would agree their catching more over the slot this last 2 years.
I personally am catch and release,but the guides I know would agree, it's hard to get one in the slot if you like to keep snook.
The largest snook in my HPX goes to Nelson who brought to the boat a 47" Lineside.
She was released back and swam off well,no gators or Bull sharks got to her out back.
Chokoloskee Fishing Forecast:
The snook sightings, should become more and more
common as the tides keep droping, and the water becomes clearer,but remember,as the months go by, you better have a Mikes Tide Book, because if you get a high pressure,with a -1 foot,your going to probably stay right where you crached and burned for probably 6 hrs.,hopefully your in a place you can at least fish.
Just go slow,and keep your eyes open and you should be just fine.
I also suggest for those 1st. timers here to get a detailed chart,this at least gives you a starting point about the normal tide height,and use Mikes Tides Book for the day your fishing,
and you should do well.
Snook -Laid up Tarpon-Reds
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