season is in full swing here at home in the Boca Grande area. This
time of year they can be found on the flats, along the beaches and in
the passes. In May and June I concentrate most of my efforts
fishing for the tarpon moving along the beaches. Pods of tarpon
along our beaches average 40-100 fish. Sizes range from 80-120
pounds. 150 pound tarpon are more common than 50 pounders.
We use a variety of live baits. Crabs, threadfin herring, pinfish
and even squirrel fish.
May-August is the peak
of the tarpon migration through this area. I still have a few
dates open in June and July. We catch some of the largest fish of
the season during these months.
Last year in July and August the
tarpon fishing was as good as we have seen in years. with the
cooler water temperatures we are having, I expect this
year will be no different.
I just had a cancellation in May. May 20th is now
open. I am still open June 14th, 20th, 22nd and 23rd.
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Capt. Mark Bennett