Monday, June 30, 2014

Hot Naples Tarpon Fishing 6/30/14

Wow the tarpon have went crazy the last two weeks in the Naples area. Ive been hitting the gulf beaches early in the morning the last week to get on the best bite and avoid the mid morning heat. The tarpon have been unusually big for the Summer with a lot of fish over 120lbs and the big fish of the whole season was three days ago at over 7ft and pushing 200lbs. My charters have been leaving the dock at 530am and we have been back around 10am most mornings to avoid the heat. Ive been having most of my bites on live bait, but the DOA Baitbuster has been dong very well also cast at rolling fish. I expect these tarpon to stick around for at least another month. Prior to the last few days the afternoon tarpon was really good too, but we have had some strong onshore mid day winds and very bad rain and lightning. This looks to improve by the end of the week so if your not big on getting up early 5-9pm is also a great time to get them. Snook fishing has been pretty good I just haven't spent much time fishing for them with tarpon being so good. Redfish, jacks, snapper and some flounder are also eating small pilchard. If you are looking for a fish of a lifetime or to get out with the family give me a call as I still have some upon mornings/afternoons this month. Tight lnes