Summer is Here!

May 18, 2015 by Ben Geroy

Trip Info

The Catch
Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle

I believe summer is officially here in Southwest Florida! With temperatures getting into the 90’s most days in the past couple weeks, and afternoon showers have been very common. The seas have been very calm, and the water has become very clean and clear in the gulf and near the passes.

It seems that many of the Snook and Jacks are staying near the beaches and passes, in the clean water, and are providing great sight fishing opportunities. A well placed live bait, or a white fly or plug will very likely entice a bite.

While big Snook are hooked on nearly every trip, it takes a good stroke of luck, or some great angling skill to land one of these brutes. The success rate is much higher with our smaller sized fish, which are generally a little more than 20’‘.

Nice Redfish continue to be caught along the mangrove shorelines, further in the backwaters, along with Mangrove Snapper, Goliath Grouper, and more. Most Redfish are around the top side of the slot, from 25-30’‘.

Sharks are still in the backwater bays, and are still putting on a great fight for anglers who dedicate the time to get the bites. Two weeks ago we brought a nice Spinner Shark to the boat, the fish put on a great fight, making screaming runs and jumping quite a few times!

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