Boca Grande tarpon fishing, Fort Myers fishing in January, February, March
Tarpon season has just about wrapped up for 2012. Just as I detail in my website www.catchfloridatarpon.com as soon as a few cold fronts roll through Boca Grande and Charlotte Harbor the tarpon begin to head for their winter homes. 2012 was not a stellar nor was it a dud of a tarpon season, if I had to sum up this year Boca Grande tarpon season in one word it would be “average”. Our early season tarpon fishing in Charlotte Harbor started out with a bang, I was catching tarpon the first week of March in Charlotte Harbor. The fishing we had in the early spring was GREAT, unfortunately by the time the tarpon began to stage in Boca Grande Pass for their annual pre spawn the tarpon fishing went down hill. It was not for a lack of fish, a lack of bait, nor was it for poor weather. For whatever reason the tarpon just did not want to eat very well. Oh coarse I had some great days with upwards of 10 tarpon hooked in a single morning or afternoon charter but there were multiple days were getting a single fish to eat was a challenge. From Mid May through Mid June of 2012 the tarpon fishing in Boca Grande was very poor. This is the reason why I would say that the overall season was average.
The late Summer and early fall Boca Grande tarpon season was good but nothing special. I hooked and caught tarpon on just about every tarpon charter from July through the end of September. I was not very busy in October but the tarpon fishing the first two weeks was not too bad.
If you are thinking of booking a Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing Charter please feel free to give me a call. I have began to book trips already for 2013. I can be reached at 239-825-8791.