August fishing is getting hot!

Finally!! The fishing is getting as hot as the weather! We have had a ton of rain and weather in the Boca Grande area over the last 2 weeks and it was making fishing pretty tough. Now the weather has gotten into a normal summer time pattern and the fishing turned on like someone flicking a switch. Tarpon fishing was really good up until we had the weather I was mentioning. Generally the Tarpon move up river closer to Punta Gorda but I need a few more days to find exactly where they moved to and pattern them. I’m not complaining because everything else is chewing it up and I’ll keep you posted about the tarpon! The redfish are right … Continue reading

Finally!! The fishing is getting as hot as the weather! We have had a ton of rain and weather in the Boca Grande area over the last 2 weeks and it was making fishing pretty tough. Now the weather has gotten into a normal summer time pattern and the fishing turned on like someone flicking a switch.

Jim's tarponTarpon fishing was really good up until we had the weather I was mentioning. Generally the Tarpon move up river closer to Punta Gorda but I need a few more days to find exactly where they moved to and pattern them. I’m not complaining because everything else is chewing it up and I’ll keep you posted about the tarpon!

Red's on fly!The redfish are right on cue! Every year around this time the big reds start to school and this year is no different. I am seeing some really nice groups of fish lately and when I find them they are more than happy to eat. I have had some 15-30 fish days recently and most of the fish are averaging 30″ and weighing about 10lbs. Fishing for reds should continue to improve and be really good all the way thru October. If you want to catch a bunch of reds now is the time.

snook

Snook fishing continues to be very good as well. I have had a ton of 20-40 fish days with the average being about 24″ and weighing 3-5 lbs. I’m also hooking a good number of bigger fish in the 30″-35″ range as well. Remember snook season opens on September 1st so start planning your fishing charter now.

cobia In the mixed bag mangrove snapper have been make it to the dinner plate on just about every trip. They are averaging about 12″14″ and they pull great for their size as well as being one of my favorite fish to eat. Cobia and grouper have also been regular catches recently and are great additions to a day of fishing.

If you are thinking about going on a fishing charter or even on your own now is the time to go! Late summer and fall are hands down my favorite time of year to fish.

Hope you enjoyed reading this and as always:

Catch Fish, No Excuses!

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