Sorry for the long overdue report, when you are having fun fishing every day time gets away from you. May has been a good month, thanks to all who have fished with us.
Over the past week or so weather has dictated how and where we fish, and what we target. Of course it’s tarpon time in southwest Florida, for many anglers that’s the primary target.
When the weather allows and the seas are calm tarpon fishing has been good, but not consistent off the beaches from Ft Myers to Cayo Costa. With better tides and hopefully good weather the bite should improve over the upcoming week.
When tarpon weren’t cooperating over the slower tides we have been catching blacktip and lemon sharks in the five to six foot range in or near the Gulf Passes. As we head into summer the warmer water has brought us a lot of sharks of all sizes, large blacktips are one heck of a battle and a very under rated gamefish, these brutes have no quit in them.
Snook, redfish and trout fishing was best over the windy days. Snook and reds were found off Island points and oyster bars with the southerly wind pushing water past.
Trout were found over a grass/sand bottom in six to eight foot depths, a few larger fish were also caught in potholes.
Spanish mackerel action remains good in Charlotte Harbor even during the very slow tide days we experienced this week. Bluefish, trout and about all the small sharks you care to catch are also mixed in.
After several days of a consistent weather pattern with light winds tarpon and baitfish are schooling up again and fishing should continue to improve as we head into the holiday weekend and into the month of June.
Have a safe Memorial Day weekend.
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