Bring on the warm weather... I need a tarpon fix!

I think I'm having withdrawals... haven't jumped a tarpon in about a month. Been out during this cold weather looking for them regardless, trying to find new wintertime spots for them. I've been seeing several here and there but just haven't gotten one on lately. This mornings' efforts were concentrated in Charlotte Harbor near shallow water with a close-by drop off... figuring they might be staging in the deeper water at night and then heading out to the warm, shallow water in the day. Saw 4 nice adults and had some good casts at them, but they weren't having it. Probably saw 50 or so babies roll, most around the 10 pound mark. Did get a couple light hits from them (I assume it was them)... but no hook ups. Bycatch today was a couple jacks and snook.

Water temp was 64. Bring on 74!

-Mag

Tarpon... everything else is just bait.
2017 Tarpon Count: 109/431
Captain Keith Magnussen - Crooked Rod Charters
Instagram is @crooked_rod_charters

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  • John HaggertyJohn Haggerty Posts: 179 Deckhand

    ... so 2018 Tarpon Count: 0/0... ???

    I suggest sitting at home wearing face camo and filing hooks (with the theme of Jaws in the background).

    Hang in and hang on!

  • kmagnusskmagnuss Posts: 2,514 Captain

    Haha yeah... the last one I jumped was on 12/30... an 80 pounder.
    I've been doing some boat, house, and car maintenance during the break from tarpon we're having... once those silver girls show up everything else is a distant second place.

    Tarpon... everything else is just bait.
    2017 Tarpon Count: 109/431
    Captain Keith Magnussen - Crooked Rod Charters
    Instagram is @crooked_rod_charters
  • SerotoninSerotonin Cape CoralPosts: 85 Greenhorn

    Water was 62-67 between pineland and out a few miles out in the gulf.

    You may need to drive south to get your fix before you start twitching

  • Capt Dan MedinaCapt Dan Medina Posts: 509 Officer

    waters cold everywhere right now... I need the winds to lay down!

    www.SaltyFishingCharters.com 26 ft Glacier Bay Catamaran
    Offshore Fishing Charters FT Myers, Sanibel, Captiva, Cape Coral

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