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June 3-7

CaptKozCaptKoz Junior MemberJax Bch, FLPosts: 5 Deckhand
Hey guys we are from the NE Florida forum (Jax) and will have our 24ft CC in the area in a couple weeks. Interested in a day or two of joyriding and then a couple fishing days.  Experience is blue water and bottom/reef fishing, not so much inshore or Tarpon.  

Q1 - if we decide to fish for tarpon should I tackle it alone or charter a half day?  Want to put each of my 12/13 year boys on a fish.  Not sure the learning curve.  I’ve got plenty of gear and can rig up whatever. 

Q2 - are the beaches along the barrier islands accessible by boat?  Not sure what is open/closed (North Captiva, Cayo, etc). Any recommendations?  

Thanks in advance. 


  • Paucan6005Paucan6005 Junior Member Port of the islandsPosts: 95 Deckhand
    Charter Joe Snook if he is available. Plenty of Tarpon around but unless you know where to look ....
  • polliwogpolliwog Senior Member Posts: 355 Deckhand
    It's tough doing any successful fishing in SWFL if you haven't done it before. If you only have a few days, do a half day charter with a good guide.  It is will well worth it. Just getting bait is tough enough. lol
  • 1outlaw1outlaw Senior Member Naples FLPosts: 1,861 Captain
    Call Joe
    He has been on the tarpon. Check his FB page Joe Cass.
    SWFL 10K islands takes some time on the water to learn. A trip with Joe will be money well spent!
    Jason :USA
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