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Tarpon Still Biting in January

Capt. Eric Anderson
January 11, 2016
Fort Myers - Saltwater Fishing Report

Even though the record warm spell has finally come to an end the fishing continues to be good. The drop in water temperatures from the upper 70s to the upper 60s didn't seem to slow the fishing all that much.

In fact last night my father and son clients from Wisconsin each hooked a Tarpon. Rob landed his and son Derrick had his jump off. neither one had ever caught a Tarpon so it was quite a thrill.

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In addition the Snook were biting but were really picky and lethargic no doubt due to the fast drop in water temperatures. The Snook should start biting steadily any time. This is usually the time of the year when I start fishing nights almost exclusively because it is so much fun seeing all those Snook on the lights.

The redfish have proven to be hit or miss for just about everyone I've talked to and I'm sure that this crazy water temperature fluctuation is part of the reason why. The spec trout on the other hand have been biting faithfully every day regardless of the weather. They are on nearly every grass flat and there have been lots of fish over 18 inches last week.

Now that some cooler weather is here get out and do some fishing while it lasts.

Good Fishing!
Capt Eric
239-330-2427
whatahawg.com
capt-eric@whatahawg.com

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