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High Water Temps keep chill on local action

Capt. John GiddyUp-Bunch
August 9, 2009
Fort Myers - Saltwater Fishing Report

Having just gone through a FULL MOON with some nice tides, I regret to inform you that the times of the great tides were totally BOGUS 12-2PM). Early charters had the last hour of 90 minutes of the ebb and then the dreaded slack before the incoming. In other words, the time pattern for these great tides sucked the BIG ONE. The best tide, 1st of the outgoing was always mid afternoon. Boat traffic, jet skies, and plenty of rain had/has things way out of wack.

Trust me, I don't get my jollies off of giving you bad news and speaking of bad news check this out. The Beaches are really slow. One theory is all the dredging going down at Blind Pass. They are spending millions to open it up to select boat traffic (a midget aboard a matchbox might get under the bridge). One thing is for sure. If you girlfriend is kissing your neck and she knows how to do it, you ain't gettin under that bridge.

In 1 year, millions will be wasted. You cannot open up a waterway without building parallel jetties.

I'll be reporting from San Francisco in 2 weeks. I'm going out there to fish, eat In and Out burgers, SF Giants games, and to generally recharge the batteries. I have a charter tomorrow (Monday) and Wednesday. If I light it up, I'll tell you as much. If it sucks, I'll tell you. I don't BS to hawk charters. It is what it is. Being 1st Class is defined as not blowing smoke up you a**

Fort Myers Fishing Forecast:

Water Temps are between 83-87. Tough fishing. Maybe I'll do a night trip. Maybe that's the ticket.

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TV CO-Host, Outdoor Writer, Florida Sportsman Seminar Speaker, and named by author Ron Pressley as 1-20 Best Saltwater Master Professionals in Florida. In 2007 Bonita Living Magazine identified "Capt GiddyUp" as one of the top guides in Florida. Bunch is known as "Skipper to Our Troops" in SW FL. His charity (501c3) affords all US Troops returning from combat or foreign duty free fishing. Bunch is the recipient of the highest honor given to a Lee County citizen. The Honor of Distinction. USMC!

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GiddyUp Fishing Charters
3624 Bayview Avenue
St James City, FL 33956
Phone: 239-283-8838
Alt. Phone: 239-822-8888
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