It’s all about the Tarpon & Shark!
Oh, how we LOVE tarpon season! Tarpon fishing runs through our veins and we really look forward to the run of the Silver King every year. Having family roots in Boca Grande and a grandfather that was one of the first tarpon guides there helps.
Early in the season was tough. Lots of tarpon but not enough taking the bait. I suspect it’s because of the large army of shark that come to the passes around that time to get themselves a tasty silver treat. I wouldn’t take time for a snack if I had a 10 foot hammerhead chasing me either.
After not such great luck in Boca Grande pass Capt. Bill took to the beaches and passes that have a lot less shark and boat traffic. That’s when the bite turned on and we were seeing silver all over!
Boca Grande is great but lots of amateurs that don’t follow the rules of the pass makes it hard for those that know and follow the rules. It definitely takes someone that knows what they’re doing to navigate Boca Grande. There are sometimes 100+ boats all nose to nose vying for the beautiful Silver King.
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