June 11th, 2017
Summer time is here and we have welcomed the rainy season with open arms as our long drought stretch is finally getting some relief. Hot summer days coupled with afternoon thunderstorms is the norm this time of year but on the fishing side of things the bite is just as hot. Bait is everywhere, tarpon can be found rolling and distant echos of snook popping can be heard in the serene, remote waters of our backcountry.
Snook fishing is shaping up to be great this month just like it was last year. Lots of overslot fish are being caught out front on both stages of the tide. For the fly and sightfishing enthusiast there have been some amazing shots at big laid of snook in shallow waters the past several weeks.
Tarpon season will be winding down the next month. These fish have been on the move quite a bit but once located the majority of these fish are willing to eat most importantly. Swimmer baits, plugs and flies have all been getting it done. This is an area where live bait is defintely not the only ticket to hooking up multiple times to the Silver King.
As the days get hotter and consequently the water temperature continues to climb, keep in my the night fishing will be stellar. If you haven't experienced the sighfishing opportunities that exist at night for snook, tarpon and trout, the next several months will yield some incredible fishing trips.
If you have any questions on the area or would like to book a trip to experience beautiful Southwest Fl, don't hesistate to give me a call. Until next time...
Gotta make that cast !
Capt. Mitch Wozniak