I love how the marine environment comes alive this time of year. Schools of bait fish are all over the beaches, passes and the Gulf of Mexico. Spanish mackerel, jacks, bonita, ladyfish, tarpon, sharks and more are all around and active, waiting in line in the food chain.
Tarpon fishing has been great until the west wind of the last few days has kept it too rough and kept us off the gulf. As a back up we’ve been fishing the passes and adjacent bays catching snook, redfish, trout and a variety of fish. That’s one of the things I love about fishing the salt is the variety of species that can be caught on any given day. Wind is forecast to swing back to the east tomorrow or Thursday which will put things back to where they’re supposed to be this time of year.
Tides are slowing down as we head into the latter part of the week with the quarter moon on Thursday but will pick up again into the weekend and especially early next week as we head towards the full moon on the 24th.
We use crabs for bait for the tarpon and an interesting thing happens around the full and new moons in June. On the hard falling tides in the afternoons crabs flow out with the tides and are easy pickings with a net.
I have a few dates still open for tarpon fishing this month, June 26, 27, 29 & 30. Call (239) 450-9230 to book a trip!
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