Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing Charters, Florida Fishing Guide
As most anglers are aware of the tarpon fishing in Southwest Florida including the tarpon capital of the world, Boca Grande is poor during the coldest months of the year. I have been receiving emails from long term clients as well as new clients to book their 2013 tarpon fishing charters. As usual I will start tarpon fishing in April in Charlotte Harbor. April is a great month to catch tarpon and is one of my favorites. As of now April is 25% booked so for any new or returning clients that wish to fish give me a call at 239-825-8791, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.catchfloridatarpon.com.
Current Boca Grande Fishing Report
January 5, 2013
Flats fishing in Boca Grande and Pine Island has continued to be good. Last week the Full moon tides made the sight fishing for redfish easy. The water temp had dropped a few degrees and the redfish were staged in the “potholes” that litter the open flats of Pine island sound. The best bite has been the last hour of the incoming tide through the first three hours of the incoming tide. I have been using lures on all my charters and the go to has been the mangrove red exude with a 1/16 ounce lead head tied to 20# flurocarbon leader. I will be flats fishing exclusively for the next few months until the tarpon araive. I will switch from lures to live bait around March. The flats fishing in March is really good so if you want to catch some nice snook March is a good month.
I have been doing quite a few offshore trips over the last few months. I do not do fishing charters offshore as I do not own a offshore fishing boat nor do I hold the proper license required to fish in federal waters for reef fish. I thought I would add this part of the report just to show what other types of fishing are available in Boca Grande. I have been fishing anywhere from 35-70 miles offshore. We have been targeting grouper, snapper, and amberjack. The water depth we have been fishing is anywhere from 110 feet out to 150 feet deep with the best grouper bite in the 110-120 depth. Bait of choice has been live pinfish and cut mullet. So if any of you have the chance to make it offshore the fishing has been good.