Fishing Forecasts

Fishing Report October 11th, 2011

Thankfully Chokoloskee managed to evade the threat of eminent thunderstorm doom that the weatherman promised us all weekend. We were all on the brink of cancelling all of our charters scheduled for Saturday and Sunday because of the predicted monsoon rain and wind. Text messages were going back and forth between us worried captains, but with a lot of luck and a shift in the storms, we managed to have a dry weekend, did not have to cancel any charters, and the fishing was actually GREAT!

Another Redfish caught on a Captain Rapps Chokoloskee Charter

The wind really picked up Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, but we were able to fish some nice calm areas on the lee side of the mangrove islands. Surprisingly, the water stayed fairly clean with the high winds, and the fish remained hungry. Current water temperatures are 79 degrees and will gradually drop as we head toward November.

On Saturday I had out Don Kubit and he managed to catch a nice amount of Redfish, some fat Speckled Trout, some Mangrove Snapper, and of course some spunky little ladyfish. We used popping corks the entire time. Some of the fish ate live shrimp and some Gulp! Shrimp.

We are all looking forward to the Snook migration into the back waters next month and fantastic Fall season!


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