Gulf Coast Closeup — Tarpon Boca Grande Style

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C atching is a everywhere with possible exception Boca Grande, from late through July.

upon weather silver kings begin showing in Boca Pass in March or April, and often caught limited numbers into October.

May 1, July 31, nowhere in world are more plentiful cooperative that Boca Grande.

more than trips to spot (ranging length from to six during the two or decades, there several instances which three four of jumped more 100 tarpon just two

Only once 25 years I go in flames, that was few days the passage the 1982 Name Hurricane suddenly and warning blasted the settlement Boca Grande Gasparilla Isnad winds exceeding miles per

Boca Grande is probably to a sure thing you’re likely find, and Lost Wages were to a betting it would read something 1-10.

Located between Myers and this fish-filled hole, which Charlotte harbor the Gulf Mexico, anglers often see or more ranging in from 12-foot to 75-foot drifting through Grande Pass an incoming outgoing tide.

each boat, will be with a of tackle from spinning to heavy-duty rods equipped 6/0 star reels and test line.

also be a vast of lures baits ranging bottom-bumping jigs, surface plugs spoons, to pass crabs, jumbo shrimp, a potpourri other live that are through the pass on fast-moving current. flyrodders using or noisy frequent the

With ledges the pass from 40 74-foot depths, trick to successful tarpon is to your bait lure where majority of hang out.

Though an may see of silver-sided rolling on surface or baits, a fathometer will literally thousand fish stacked bottom to areas.

Many guides who in pass use a weight attached a line foot or above the

These cigar-shaped weights, scaling four to ounces and a lead copper wire form both which wrap the line.

idea here that when tarpon strikes bursts releasing weight and the angler nothing but fishing line his reel finny foe.

Industries, a based lure was an pioneer in introduction of designed for jigging.

So as is deep jigging first introduced Boca Grande in 1973 Vic Dunaway, Kreh, and encountered a period while conventionally and experimenting by a 2-ounce with a 3-inch florescent plastic tail the depths.

No sooner the rig bottom than were fast rampaging silver in the class. During next two we jumped than three fish while in the fleet drew

Knowing a when it me along of the and with form guys Charlie Cleveland, began to and improve the technique.

trial and we discovered a 1-1/2 2-ounce head usually of heft to reach the Grande abyss normal tidal When a current is as it does in area of Gulf, a head is

Medium-weight and rods, either or baitcasting, 12 to test line, preferred by Cleveland recommends use of inches of to 40-lb. leader material the line lure, while prefer tying jib directly a line the theory even though occasionally cut I’ll get strikes minus leader. We agree that leaders significantly strike frequency.

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After several of experimentation, discovered that shades of plastic tails the tickets fast tarpon in these often by ratio of to 1 other colors.

drifting the pass, it’s and usually productive to to fish over a side.

Unless are unusually a bass or open is adequate, there’s no to purchase ton of since gear used for fish as reds and is adequate.

Boca Grande range in from 50 80 pounds, heart-stoppers scaling the plus of 100 up to and 150, not uncommon.

in extreme or hurricane tip-top tarpon has been since the 1800’s when people as Jacob Astor, Collier, Henry Frank Crowninsheld J. P. established winter on Gasparilla a seven-mile of sand for a of notorious Jose and Gaspar.

The village Boca Grande born shortly a wooden house was on the tip of Island in Phosphate from Peace River the Arcadia was brought the town barge and onto three four-masted schooners shipment elsewhere.

Island was linked to mainland in when the Harbor and Railroad Company down rails to the deep-water port. continued to phosphate shipping until the 1970’s when loading dock closed and rails removed.

toll bridge the island the mainland constructed by Cole in retiring a service that operated for years. Cole’s remains the privately-owned toll still operating Florida.

Historical tell us only 15 residents lived Gasparilla Island 1900. Today, are about in residence a year-round and perhaps that number have built or purchased for part-time

With today’s Florida permit effect to a tarpon, everyone release fish and, Boca Grande been the hottest tarpon for more 100 years, could assure it will so for century.

Anglers more information guides, lodging meals at Grande can the Boca Fishing Guides P.O. Box Boca Grande, 33921.

Doral Boca Grande boat
Doral Boca Grande boat
Doral Boca Grande boat
Doral Boca Grande boat
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