We have entered the "Goldilocks zone"... That's what I like to call the time of year, before the summer rain starts and the water becomes "gin clear" with freshwater run off. Also, the water temperature is just right for fish to be aggressive but not too warm to make them lethargic!!! The perfect match of clarity and temperature, matched with good tides, equals quality outings with productive opportunities throughout the fishery.
Tarpon on the beach front and passes, and good packs of Big Snook gathering for a summer spawn. When you have the right conditions, targeting both can be done in a half day trip!!! Only 4 hrs, to land bucket list trophy fish!!! It's a great time to go fishing in South West Florida!!!
Capt. Mike Slattery
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