Quick Cast:
 Area Reports

 Clubs & Orgs.
 Fishing Reports
 Fly Fishing
 Guides & Charters
 Photo Gallery
 Reef Locator

 About Us
 Terms of Use
 Web Development

Tarpon Fishing Update Winter Redfish and Speckled Trout Fishing

Capt. Andy Boyette
January 24, 2012
Boca Grande - Saltwater Fishing Report

The Fort Myers fishing has been very good. With the exception of a few days this month the weather as been mild and the fishing has been hot. Trout on almost every cast with many reaching 25 inches. The redfish have also been cooperative with good groups of fish on the flats and staging on shorelines when the tides rise. Flounder have also been showing up in the catch for a good mixed bag.

I am getting a lot of inquires about snook fishing, and as of this date the snook fishery remains closed to harvest and is still catch and release only. I personally have not even fished or looked over areas for snook since most of my charters have been dedicated to red fishing and trout fishing. I have heard reports of some areas being better than others and most if not all of the populations are recovering at a slow pace.

Tarpon fishing is always on my radar and the season should be a good one. The weather has been mild and if it continues tarpon could see an early start. I have plenty of room on my books still but also have a lot of dates unavailable. Tarpon fishing has become ever increasingly popular and I am booking a lot earlier than normal.

It also seems that there are plenty of new and old guides trying to stake their claim as tarpon fishing guides. I made tarpon fishing a top priority over the last 14 years and along with a few others spent every day April-August in the most fertile tarpon grounds in the area and some of the claims from other guides are a bit much. I know you have to start some where, just like I did, it was 1998 and I know a whole lot more now than I did back then. So a word to the wise when booking a high dollar tarpon charter do you home work. You can't just come out of the flats fishing game and decide to be a tarpon guide it takes a lot of hard work and experience to put up numbers every day for 120 days straight.

Click to Enlarge Photo

And I stake my reputation as a tarpon guide who catches fish consistently, experience is a determining factor. As one of my good friends and fellow Tarpon Fishing guide said recently "that's why I put my name and phone number on my boat so when another guide comes up to me his clients know who actually found the Tarpon".

Capt Andy Boyette

Boca Grande Fishing Forecast:

Speckled Trout Fishing and Redfish fishing will continue to be a main stay on my boat through out the winter. With mild temperatures Tarpon could arrive early.....

Target Species:

Red Fish, Speckled Sea Trout, Flounder, Tarpon

More Fishing Reports:


Go Fish Charters offers Tarpon fishing snook fishing, fishing charters from Boca Grande, Englewood, Ft Myers, Punta Gorda, Pine Island, Port Charlotte, Sanibel, Captiva, and Charlotte Harbor. Half day fishing charter full day fishing charter and night time fishing charters. Tarpon Fishing from mid April-August, Snook fishing year round. There are many other fishing charters such as redfish sea trout cobia and a host of other fishing in our area.

Contact Info:

Go Fish Charters Inc
Phone: 1-888-880-0006
Alt. Phone: 941-769-1582
Email the Captain
Visit his Web Site
Browse Photo Gallery
Display Find-a-Guide Listing

Copyright © 1997-2018, CyberAngler - All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy :: Terms of Use
For Questions and comments please use our Feedback Form
Back to the Top