Earlier this month 1st Mate Vicki and I accompanied purchasers and good associates, Ron and Lucinda Defreitas on their new 36ft. Yellowfin to Key West to benefit from the 4th of July celebrations. We departed Ft. Myers on Saturday, June 1st round 8:30 am for Key West and arrived on the Oceans Edge Resort Marina on Inventory Island earlier than midday. A fast lunch, loaded the boat with bait, then again to sea to catch Dolphin earlier than settling in on the resort. We fished over the following 3 days, which included a day journey to the Dry Tortugas to expertise Ft. Jefferson and the pristine fishing that surrounded it. We returned on July 5th to Cape Coral, in order that I might honor my scheduled charters right here in SW Florida. Vicki and I plan to return to numerous areas within the ‘Keys’ all through the summer time months to benefit from the completely different and rewarding experiences that they’ve to supply. I write about it in order to encourage different boaters and anglers positioned in SW Florida to do the identical. It’s not that far-off.
July and August in SW Florida are ‘scorching’ months, particularly this yr. I counsel when the chance comes that anglers look to early departures and earlier returns to boat ramps or house.
Inshore: excessive summer time tides enable a lot extra alternative for a lot of extra varieties and sizes of boats entry to in any other case distant areas to fish for Snook, Redfish and Mangrove Snappers round docks and round Pine Island Sound mangrove islands. The ‘chunk’ will likely be higher within the morning hours as afternoon fishing within the ‘again nation’ areas will likely be sweltering scorching for the fish, simply to say the anglers! Fish quartered Blue Crab for bigger Redfish, Pilchards for Snook and shrimps for Mangrove Snapper and Seatrouts.
An alternative choice for these with the shallow working boats is to fish for Snook alongside the seashores utilizing stay Pilchards and Pinfish. Sadly, the bait fish are struggling to remain alive within the 90 plus diploma water temps. That’s another excuse I urged to go early when potential.
Offshore: early morning departures can also be a advisable because the solar and it’s temperature might be brutal within the gulf. Winds are normally ‘softer’ (much less windy) within the early morning hours. Heat water temperatures have been, for essentially the most half, requiring anglers to go farther and farther out to the deeper and cooler waters for the bigger fish. Later within the yr, as temperatures decrease, this won’t be as large of and concern, however it can stay so for the steadiness of July and into August.
That is Captain Terry Fisher of Fish Face Charters, LLC. Take a look at my web site at www.fishfacecharters.com. Name me direct at 239-357-6829 or e mail me at [email protected] to ebook a constitution on my vessel or yours. I’m out there as a ‘Captain for Rent’ in your vessel by the hour for security, navigational, directions, together with fishing strategies and areas that insure your each journey, both inshore or offshore, is productive.
by Captain Terry Fisher