This is the time to start out early and enjoy some good fishing before it gets hot. most days we do get a nice breeze to help out and the shade from the T-Top helps too. I’m upgrading to a new rig; they are installing a powerful 300 Yamaha on her at Cannon’s Marine as we speak. It’s not a new boat but much roomier; she is 25 feet long and 9.5 wide. Room to move around and a more stable platform to fish from. The plan is to enjoy more action in the near shore Gulf waters, especially in Spring and fall. I’m looking forward to some awesome Spanish and king mackerel action this Fall.
Right now I’m still fishing the trusty 23 Dorado but she is for sale if you want a great 2 or 3 person rig it’s perfect. The tarpon bite has been sporadic but very good most days. the schools are scattered from Boca Grande South to Venice on the North. We have tackled some big silver kings and had a lot of fun stalking the schools. Our waters are beautiful and clear so you can watch the fish. Crabs have been or best baits but minnows are hot sometimes. Tarpon will remain available for the next couple of months.
Snook are starting to show up and we have gotten some nice 40+ inch trophies last week. Fish are up and down the Gulf Beaches from Boca Grande to Venice and the passes too. Minnows are smaller now. We have to invest some time catching a few bigger ones but it’s worth the efforts. Snook are Catch and Release but tons of fun on light gear. we get to sight fish most trips.
It’s family time and many of my trips are entertaining the kids while down for vacation. These are fun because the kids get to experience so many new and different creatures on our adventures.
Please enjoy your Forth of July Holiday safely and don’t wait too long to make your fishing reservations; it is a busy year. Thank you all for your support this is a great year and I’m excited about the new rig.