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Capt. Russ Walker
May 30, 2020
Cape Coral - Saltwater Fishing Report
Fabulous Florida Inter-coastal Fishing this past week folks.
It's been stellar. Trout and Mackerel all along the break E NE of Marker 54 in Pine Island sound. We sacked'em up catch and release on several occasions the last few days.
At the 5 foot mark at Guitarfish Shoal, North of the green marker at the mouth of the entrance to the safety harbor on Cayo Costa we had used every bait we had three different times this week. 4' leader under a Capt. Vic's Poppin cork and a 3/8ths chartreuse jig head live shrimp continually does the trick.
Sharks galore on cut mackerel and live pinfish under a balloon w 3' leader or on sandy bottom east of Pejuan Point.
Some Pompano, but nothing regular. Big Mackerel just about everywhere along the grassflatt edges and breaks.
Watch you sounder. When the contours stack close together it indicates a ledge. Stop, put the power pole down in 4.5' and try it both sides deep and shallow. Once again the magic number is 5' here in Florida so try a 4' leader under a Capt. Vic's Poppin cork and a 3/8ths chartreuse jig head live shrimp. It suspends the bait just over bottom right in front of their faces. Use the noise of the popping cork to your advantage. They will come to it but don't over due it.
Tarpon are coming around at Pejuan Point on the SE side of the shoal, just set up, anchor to make a hole in the water and float your baits. Same just outside Fosters Point.
Caught some big Cuda on Paces Reef this week freelining big Threadfins hooked thru the nostrils. It works on every reef you just have to find the threads to make it happen.
The summer shrimp are quickly becoming micro and basically worthless to bait our quarry so get a cast net and practice throwing it. I recommend an 8' foot minimum. (spreads to 16' feet) Get on the grass flat on the south side of Useppa in 2.5 feet of water. Chum for a while then throw the net to capture fab white baits and greenies. They are killer for all the summer species here.
If you can't throw the net, call me and I'll teach you free of charge.
Sorry to cut this sort but my charter clients are waiting so I better run.
I wish for each of you a most enjoyable and productive day on the water.
Captain Russ Walker
Tide Walker Charters
Every Trip is an Adventure.
Cape Coral Fishing Forecast:
Great between the fronts
Pompano, Mackerel, Spec Trout, Shark, Tarpon, Cuda
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