Trout. Trout. Trout!
With winter not wanting to let go, the Trout have been been going crazy in the 64-67 degree water. We have been hitting river mouths and mud flats on the incoming tides. Other species bending our rods have been the Spinner, Black Tip, and Bull Shark. Fast action Jack Crevalle have been peeling line off of our reels.
March is our mystery month. You never know what is going to happen. We were seeing Tarpon with 70 degree waters in the very beginning of the month, but with the drop in temperature, our silver kings have been allusive.
Did I mention the Trout? Big Trout have moved in. We fished a tournament to benefit the Everglades City School. Our team was lucky enough to take the largest Trout. Measuring at 23 inches, pictured below, Geoff was the lucky winner of the Clyde Butcher signed print, pictured below.
Fish have been plentiful. Pictured below are some of our happy clients and their dinners.
We are hoping spring arrives soon! Warmer water temperatures are coming soon. As we saw in February, the Tarpon, Redfish, Drum, and Snook will be hitting the beaches and the outside islands of Naples and the Ten Thousand Islands.
Captain Jim Fortman
We still have availability for the Spring Harvest, but spots are filling quickly.