Clean water and a great snook bite
December 03, 2022 Englewood 3 photos
Snook
Snook

Trip Summary

Did not see the first bit of red tide form Placida to Boca Grande. Book your holiday trip before they sell out! Water temperature is still like early fall which means fishing is excellent.
Nick Whipp
Englewood, Florida, United States
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Whipp It Reel Good Charters welcomes you to Florida! Join Captain Nick Whipp and let him take you fishing in his home waters of Lemon Bay and Boca Grande. Though he primarily specializes in inshore fishing, you may also enjoy bottom fishing and nearshore ...

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The silver king awaits.
The silver king awaits.
May 6, 2023
Tough to put into words the satisfaction when you grab one of these prehistoric fish by the face. Allow me to explain... If you know me you know that I have a love/ hate relationship with the silver king. In particular I despise fishing the pass. Well, on Friday we fished for 6 hours in Boca Grande pass and had only 4 bites. We landed 0 fish. Yep, that's right I got skunked. Tarpon fishing can be like that sometimes but when every boat around you is hooking up and flying fish in all directions it can take a toll on your morale. Before we fishing the pass my regular client specifically said he wanted to fish the pass. I tried my best to persuade them otherwise and even reassured them I knew where they were off the beach and we wouldn't have to deal with any other boats or sharks. Well when a customer has fished with you so many times that they pay your mortgage as a captain you do whatever they want. With my ego broken down a little I got up at 4:30 on Saturday morning and decided to go to the beach by myself and get some vitamin sea. First bait in the water at 7:30 got smoked but the fish broke instantly. With tarpon fishing you literally have to make every bite count. I was crushed. About an hour or so passed and I got another perfect opportunity and was able to get tight and eventually get this beauty boatside. As luck would have it a boat was passing by and was kind enough to snap some photos and text them to me today. All the hard work, early mornings, hours and hours spent getting the right bait finally paid off and I was able to tango with the silver king. That's all I wanted. Just 1 fish for me per year is all I need. All the rest are for my customers. Trust me when I tell you that catching a tarpon solo is one of the hardest things to do but lord was it worth it. I tell people that tarpon fishing is the most frustrating yet rewarding fishing there is- there's literally nothing like it. May is filling up quick so get your tarpon trips locked in ASAP.
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