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TARPON SEASON is FINALLY in full swing

Capt. John GiddyUp-Bunch
May 17, 2010
Fort Myers - Saltwater Fishing Report

As the winds persist in driving Guides nuts in SW FL, our tarpon season is finally in full swing. 3 of the past 5 days have yielded incredible results. Big Tarpon, Mediums (100-140), and smalls.
The best day was last Friday. 9 fish went in the air and we water released 5. If you want a Guide who will lip gaff a big tarpon and drag it on the boat for a picture I ain't him. All GiddyUp Charters observe extraordinary care per all fish releases.

On Sunday, a long time charter customer from the UK, Jonathan Tipples brought his fine son along for a go with our tarpon. Almost immediately Robert Tipples jumped a 90LB. The romance was on the brief side but much is often learned from a brief fling. The second tarpon was over 100LB and had to have gone airborne 7-8 times. This extended romance was ended via a wicked tail whip.

Monday AM was absolutely on fire. We went 5 for 9 within a period of 4 hours. First hookup was 0700. Bait is painfully easy to catch at the Sanibel Causeway.

Fort Myers Fishing Forecast:

Tarpon should stay hot and heavy

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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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