Fort Myers Fishing Report 8-29-14

Fort Myers Fishing Report 8-29-14

Late season Tarpon are migrating south through our area! They can be found just off the beaches in about 15 feet of water. We have used just about everything to get them to eat and they seem to like crabs and Threadfins best. Although there has been reports of anglers catching a few on artificial lures.  Look for rolling fish very early morning or late afternoon (weather permitting). Besides Tarpon there has also been great action inshore fishing for Redfish and Snook. The days are getting shorter and the bays and beaches are truly coming alive with bait and predators. Some of the best months to fish our area are September and October, There is mainly locals around this time of year and that just adds to the great fishing opportunities. Look for Redfish on the flats on the falling tides, use pilchards or pinfish and be patient they tend to “roam” around a flat and not necessarily sit in one spot. Sometimes a cork will be best because it will keep your bait right in front of them. Look for Snook on the beaches and around the bushes close to the passes. Snook season opens up September 1st, but if you are looking to keep and eat one i am not the captain to hire. Snook have rebounded in our area but they are still a precious fish and with all the opportunities to catch other fish to eat there is really no need!  Get out and catch some fish this long weekend and as always be safe on the water!

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