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Thread: Baby Tarpon around Cape Coral? in May

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Folsom, California, USA

    Default Baby Tarpon around Cape Coral? in May

    Hello all. Given Hurricane Ian and its massive effects on land, what are your thoughts about fishing for baby tarpon around Cape Coral area, Boca Grande, etc.? Looking at a trip there around first weekend of May.

    Also, any suggested guides who supply tackle/gear? If they do not supply, please suggest what gear needed for baby tarpon.

    Bill Kiene, hope you are safe. maybe you have an opinion on this?

    Thank you.

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    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Sebastian, FL, USA, Earth


    Veteran Florida guide Captain Frank Catino has been the president of the Florida Guides Association several times and has worked for

    Cortland Line Company for decades as well so I am sure he would have very good info for you.


    Spring, Summer and Fall are all good for Baby Tarpon with flies. We like Summer best.....

    In the Winter you could hit a "cold front" that would shut things down.

    Most use a #7, 8 or 9 weight rod for smaller Tarpon.

    The reel is not too important.

    Get a good tropical fly line because the front casting deck on the boat will be warm.

    Be sure to give us a report........
    Bill Kiene (Boca Grande)

    567 Barber Street
    Sebastian, Florida 32958

    Fly Fishing Travel Consultant
    Certified FFF Casting Instructor

    Cell: 530/753-5267

    Contact me for any reason........


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