Fishing Report - February 18, 2010by Capt. Bill Baldus on 02/18/11
The warmer water last week brought the first push of tarpon we have seen into the 10k. I spotted a pod of larger fish right at dark on Thursday and went back the next morning to fish them and they had already moved on as another small front moved through. We are also seeing more juvenile tarpon activity here in the basin as the water warms.
Wednesday I ran south with a friend looking for tarpon. We did not find any but did find one large snook laid up in a bay and a couple of nice reds on an oyster bar off a small island. A couple of shots but no takers.
With the full moon there are some extreme low tides first thing in the morning and a flood tide by noon making the morning the best bet for sight fishing. The good news is that our forecast for the next week is for some steadily warming temperatures that will help bring the water temperature up and hopefully kickoff some tarpon fishing.
We will keep you posted,
Capt Bill Baldus