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Chokoloskee,Fishing in the rain

Capt. Bert Barkus
September 27, 2009
Chokoloskee - Saltwater Fishing Report

Well it started out pretty bad,rain,thunder and
After about 3 hours the wind switched west, and
I started fishing the runout creeks south of chokoloskee.
Jeff Davis was onboard again, and as always, he slammed the tarpon in the 30-40 pound range.
After about 3 hours of that,I got somewhat board,and asked if he wanted to look for the larger tarpon,he said yes.(Dripping wet from all the action,and the 100 Plus humididy day,with no wind where we were fishing.
We started the HPX and it was a pleasure being in the wind,cooling off.Standing on that platform for 3 hours with out moving except for getting down to release his tarpon can def. take it's tole on you.
So,we get to my big tarpon spots,and they were just too spread out,and by that time the water just had too much oxygen and they were on the bottom.
On the britter side,1 of my spots had reds, well over the slot, so Jeff took advantage of that,and went to fishing a jig for them. their were also loadsof balckdrums.(could car less about,buta least something worked out well at 2:30.
He also landes a jack in the 15 pound rangewhichis quiet unusual for where I was fishing,but all in all it a day that started out with a Guide looking at his angler,jeff looking back at me,at my boat on the lift,wondering if we should go out.
I fish jeff peobably 20days a year,and he knew we were going hell or HIGH water.
We gt bak to my house about 4,I was on the porch and jeff said DONT WALK INTO THE HOUSE!
He just Yelled The AC.

Chokoloskee Fishing Forecast:

Fishing the Tarpon,Snook and reds.as well as some offshore for mackeral and the island dropoffs for trout.

Target Species:

Snook ,Tarpon,Reds

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Primary Fly Fishing,but also Spin and Plug Casting for Snook,Tarpon and Redfish.

Contact Info:

Chokoloskee Island Charters
P.O.Box 703
Chokoloskee, FL 34138
Phone: 239-695-1044
Alt. Phone: 239-695-1044
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