Sun / Buttonwood and surounds.

Up to the end of Buttonwood Creek this AM , just cause I've never been there.
Dead ended on me as it wound tight with trees.
Trolled a Bomber Long A on the way out and jumped a 30 pound Tarpon..went back to the same bend and fished it hard with jigs and dead finger Mullet..nothing.
Back to the Bay proper , Whopper Red on a jerk bait , one small Snook on same.
Tarpon are up there pretty good , I see them rolling around me often but I don't fish for them.
Back at the Ramp at 12:30. Nice half dayer before it get's to hot and Lighting fry's me.
Killin and Grillin :grin

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  • 1outlaw1outlaw Naples FLPosts: 508 Officer
    Hey triple T...... Do you drive a ford van by chance?
    Jason :USA
  • snookaffinitysnookaffinity Naples, FLPosts: 929 Officer
    Good report
    "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain
  • nightflynightfly Posts: 482 Deckhand
    Used to fish those areas all the time when I had my skiff. Always lots of fun
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 4,668 Captain
    Got 2 Ford Vans...the one I tow with has ladder racks on it.
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 4,668 Captain
    Nightfly..if you don't fish it anymore...and fished it a bunch..pm me some spots up there.
    I'll do the same for you in Chokoloskee..lived there for 9 years..
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • 1outlaw1outlaw Naples FLPosts: 508 Officer
    Got 2 Ford Vans...the one I tow with has ladder racks on it.

    You always launch at the dirt ramp before goodland bridge???..See a white van there all the time!!
    Jason :USA
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 4,668 Captain
    Yup...Gonna have to start hiding now..:banghead
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • 10kman10kman Posts: 244 Deckhand
    When you say Buttonwood Creek,I assume your talking about the only
    creek I know of in Buttonwood,but I know by a different name.It has
    a extensive sandbars in the bay but the short river averages 4-10 ft.
    You are right about the tarpon,have hooked some there but they
    were at that time bigger than 30#.Was using cut catfish under a balloon.
    Note of caution,watch your tide close,those sandbars can block you for
    hours.Once got stranded with friend originally from Iowa.Now know
    everything there is to know about Iowa!
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 4,668 Captain
    Yup..That Creek , And Yes that is a dangerous bay on a good falling tide.
    I know it pretty well and can pole in 5 inches so I'm good.
    Already ran into everything worth running into there....
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • cwbcwb Posts: 1 Greenhorn
    For you new comers, that is Whitney River.
  • nobleonenobleone Posts: 35 Greenhorn
    Oh ****, that used to be such a quiet little bay, no fish in it, but now there's gonna' be boats high and dry all over the place.

    "If it's not one thing, it's and alternator"

  • 1outlaw1outlaw Naples FLPosts: 508 Officer
    Yup...Gonna have to start hiding now..:banghead

    Well im not gonna be following you from there :wink
    Jason :USA
  • nightflynightfly Posts: 482 Deckhand
    Nightfly..if you don't fish it anymore...and fished it a bunch..pm me some spots up there.
    I'll do the same for you in Chokoloskee..lived there for 9 years..

    I'll pm you some spots but you might already know about them. Lots of good areas to fish with very little to no boat traffic.
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 4,668 Captain
    It's too dang shallow for most boats unless you do like me and run into everything and remember where it's at.
    Seems the Channel Markers and Flashing Light Beacons have been removed....:grin
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • polliwogpolliwog Posts: 202 Deckhand
    5 in draft is about what you need , don't go there on a falling tide unless you have about 6 hrs to wait. Ha,,ha. It does keep the traffic down.

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