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Florida Tarpon Fishing Report July 5th 2017

BOCA GRANDE, FLORIDA TARPON FISHINGWe are now getting into the best part of the season.  The crowds of May and June have gone.  The tarpon are happier and so am I.

There are a lot of differences in the fishing this time of year.  The most noticeable is the boat traffic.  After the big 4th of July weekend Boca Grande is a different place altogether.  As most of my clients and friends know, this is my favorite time of the season.

Here in the Boca Grande area peak tarpon season is May-August.  I still have a few openings this month as well as August.

In 2016 we had another great fall season tarpon fishing in the Everglades.  As usual the fall migration did not disappoint.  It doesn’t matter if you fish with spinning rods or fly tackle, tarpon fishing the Everglades is an adventure you will not forget.  October and November are prime time for tarpon in the Everglades.

All of my open dates in November are already booked, but I still have October 5th, 6th, 7th, 13th, 16th, 17th, 21st-23rd, 29th-31st.

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Florida Tarpon Fishing Report June 27th 2017

Boca grande Tarpon with Captain Mark BennettWe are finally entering into the second half of the Boca Grande tarpon season.  As most people know, my favorite time of the season.

There are a lot of differences in the fishing this time of year.  The most noticeable is the boat traffic.  After the big 4th of July weekend it is a different place altogether.

Here in the Boca Grande area peak tarpon season is May-August.  I still have a few openings in July and August.

In 2016 we had another great fall season tarpon fishing in the Everglades.  As usual the fall migration did not disappoint.  It doesn’t matter if you fish with spinning or fly tackle, tarpon fishing the Everglades is an adventure you will not forget.  October and November are prime time for tarpon in the Everglades.  Our dates in November are already booked, but I still have a couple prime days left in October.

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Tarpon fishing report June 6, 2017

Boca Grande TarponThe weather this season so far has not been what we expected.  A few great days then a few ok days and a few days we couldn’t even go.  Not the normal summertime weather pattern.  The season is just getting started so there is still time for the weather to straighten out. Bait is everywhere.  Threadfins, red minnows and crabs flowing around the moons.  Tarpon have been around the passes, on the flats, in the bays and along the beaches.

Here in the Boca Grande area peak tarpon season is May-August.  I am still open June 27th.  I have a few more openings in July and August as well.

In 2016 we had another great fall season tarpon fishing in the Everglades.  As usual the fall migration did not disappoint.  It doesn’t matter if you fish with spinning or fly tackle, tarpon fishing the Everglades is an adventure you will not forget.  October and November are prime time for tarpon in the Everglades.  Our dates in November are already booked, but I still have a couple prime days left in October.

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Tarpon fishing report May 23, 2017

Boca Grande Tarpon FishingCrazy weather for the start of the Boca Grande/Charlotte Harbor leg of our season.  High winds from the south have kept us at the dock a few days.  On the better days we have definitely caught our share of tarpon.  It looks like it is going to get a lot better for the weekend.  Hopefully the weather holds for a while.

Here in the Boca Grande area peak tarpon season is May-August.  I am still open June 27th.  I have a few more openings in July and August as well.

In 2016 we had another great fall season tarpon fishing in the Everglades.  As usual the fall migration did not disappoint.  We are excited to see what the fall 2017 will bring.  It doesn’t matter if you fish with spin or fly tackle, tarpon fishing the Everglades is an adventure you will not forget.  October and November are prime time for tarpon in the Everglades.  Our dates in November are already booked, but I still have some prime days left in October.

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Tarpon Fishing Report May 5th, 2017

Crazy weather for the start of the Boca Grande/Charlotte Harbor leg of our season.  High winds from the south have kept us at the dock a few days.  On the better days we have definitely caught our share of tarpon.  It looks like it is going to get a lot better after the weekend.  Hopefully it holds for a while.  In the Boca Grande area peak tarpon season is May-August.  If you are planning a trip to the area in search of tarpon, now is the time to get your dates for July and August in the book.

I was just cancelled May 16th and 18th.  Both of those dates are now available.  I also am still open June 19th, 27th and 28th.

We had another great fall season tarpon fishing in the Everglades.  As usual the fall migration did not disappoint.  It doesn’t matter if you fish with spin or fly tackle, tarpon fishing the Everglades is an adventure you will not forget.  October and November are prime time for tarpon in the Everglades.  Our dates in November are already booked, but I still have some prime days left in October.

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Keep the line tight and bow when they jump!

Captain Mark Bennett

  

Fishing Report December 19, 2016

Everglades TarponWhile the rest of the country is experiencing freezing temperatures we are having some of the best weather of the year.  The high today here in Port Charlotte is 88.  They say the warm weather is here to stay for a while.

Although I would rather have been fishing, I have spent this last week sanding my big boat.  I am re-painting, re-powering and re-rigging it.  I do all of the work myself so I expect it will be a few weeks till I get back in the game.  It is a lot of work, but it will be ready to go for the season.

Boca Grande TarponHere in the Boca Grande area peak tarpon season is May-August.  If you are planning a trip to the area in search of tarpon, now is the time to get your dates in the book.

We had another great fall season tarpon fishing in the Everglades.  Even with all of the windy weather we had in October as usual the fall migration did not disappoint.  I am excited to go back late February.

Late February and the first two weeks of April are already booked, but I still have prime days available in March.  It doesn’t matter if you fish with spin or fly tackle, tarpon fishing the Everglades is an adventure you will not forget.  March is prime time for tarpon in the Everglades.

 

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Fishing Report November 16, 2016

fly fishing for tarponWith a cold front coming through today I decided to take a much needed day off.  This front is a minor one I really don’t see it affecting the fishing more than a day or two.  Down here in the Everglades there are a lot of places to hide from the wind. (and everything else…)

The weather this past week before this front was the best we have had since we arrived here October 1st.  Probably the best weather we have had all year.  Jenni and I had planned the week off ahead of time to fish ourselves.  We got lucky with the weather and had a few epic days on the water.  Dead calm, laid up sleepers, finners all day.  For fly fishing it is as good as it gets.

img_0987-450Overall this has been another great fall down here tarpon fishing in the Everglades.  Even with all of the windy weather we had in October as usual the fall migration did not disappoint.  We still have over two weeks till we go home and I am already looking forward to coming back in the spring.

The first two weeks of April are already booked, but we still have a few prime days available in March for tarpon fishing in the Everglades.  It doesn’t matter if you fish with spin or fly tackle, tarpon fishing the Everglades is an adventure you will not forget.

At home in the Boca Grande area tarpon season is right around the corner.  May-August is prime time.  Now is the time to get your days in the book.

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Boca Grande Florida Fishing Report-06-06-2016

Boca Grande TarponRight now Tropical Storm Colin is passing through.  Wind, rain for a couple days means Jenni and I are getting a much needed day off.The tarpon are all over the area right now.  The beaches, passes, rivers and bays…everywhere.

I can not wait to get back after them.

Peak tarpon season in the Boca Grande area is May-August.  My next openings are July 5th, 7th, 10th, 11th and 15th. I have a few more later in July and August.

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Keep the line tight and bow when they jump!
Capt. Mark Bennett
www.tarponsnook.com

Boca Grande Florida Fishing Report-04-29-2016

Joy's TarponThe gathering has begun.  The last few days have been outstanding.  Tarpon are pouring into the area from all sides.  The numbers will increase daily.  As long as the nice weather holds the tarpon will continue to be all over.

As most people know, tarpon are my only target 9 months a year.  The next 4 months, May-August are the peak of the season here in the Boca Grande area.

There is still time to get in on the action.  I have a few openings during my favorite part of tarpon season in July and August.

I am fishing 7 days a week throughout the season.  I will do my best to update my fishing report with new photos as often as I can.

Till next time!

Captain Mark Bennett

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Florida Fishing Report-04-18-2016

Boca Grande TarponWith a strong start to the 2016 tarpon season we are headed directly into the heart of the Boca Grande season.  The weather is prime this week for a big push of fish from the south.  Judging from what we saw in the Everglades last month the migration is strong this season.  The numbers of tarpon will build daily as we get into May.  I am excited to get to it.

Peak tarpon season in the Boca Grande area is May-August.  I am still open June 2nd and the 28th.  I have a few openings in July and August as well.

I am now booking for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 migration through the Everglades.  I expanded the dates to March 1st-April 15 and October 1st-November 30th. If you are in for a true tarpon fishing adventure, fly fishing or spin, this is the place.

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Keep the line tight and bow when they jump!

Capt. Mark Bennett

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