Since the Bonita Boat Show last March, 1st Mate Vicki and I have been very busy with charters from people that we met at the booth and the fishing seminars. The Bonita Boat Show drew record crowds even though the Pandemic was still in full swing. As a matter of fact, the Pandemic has somewhat changed the face of the fishing and boating industry due to the high demands on both activities. The fishing and boating industry have experienced an increase in participation creating supply shortages of fishing supplies, boats and related items.

However, it has been good for most professional fishing guides as we have been fortunate enough to benefit from the high demand for charters. Fortunately, fishing has been good inshore but offshore fishing has been slow due to the high winds we have had over the past many weeks. Now that the month of May is upon us, the winds should subside allowing more opportunity to fish for grouper, snapper and other species. Tides will continue to become higher and stronger than those of the spring months allowing fishermen/ladies and their vessels access to remote ‘inshore’ locations to target Redfish, Snook and larger Seatrouts. The FWC is reviewing the harvesting regulations so be sure and monitor any new rules and regulations if and when they are announced. Due to the warm water temperatures and lots of live bait fish; both inshore and migratory species are here in good numbers. Tarpon season is in full swing and May should be a good month to catch all species that inhabit the waters. Pictured are a just a few of the species recently caught by my charter clients.

This is Captain Terry Fisher of Fish Face Charters LLC of Cape Coral wishing everyone ‘tight’ lines and safe boating. I am available as ‘Captain for Hire’ on your vessel for navigational, fishing and safety instructions by the hour, including fishing spots and simple proven techniques, that ensure every trip is a success. Check out my website at Email me at [email protected] or call me direct at 239-357-6829.

By Captain Terry

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