Orlando Fishing Charters for Snook and Tarpon are heating up.
The months of May, June and July are our best producers for Snook and huge Tarpon. Tarpon migrate from the southern waters of south America and the Caribbean. Once they hit Florida they branch off to the eastern waters of the Atlantic and western gulf states from Florida to Texas and all in between. The Atlantic fish will start in the Keys and slowly make their way up as far as the Carolina coast. For us they move into the Indian river from Sebastian Inlet and Ponce Inlet, then move to the Mosquito Lagoon from both the North and South entrances. By the time they get to us the fish are in the 60 to 80 pound range with a few topping 150 pounds. Most schools have 50 to 100 fish in them and only seem to like live baits.
Snook are a little different… they have a much shorter and lees as far migration. They can actually withstand the colder weather some what better and don’t leave as far away. Most of them will not venture to far from our area even though we are at the top of their Northern range. So basically they really don’t leave us, however the HUGE ones will move out in the late fall to open waters of the Atlantic for the winter.
In the last week we are getting some small Snook to finally eat. The fish are only in the 22 to 25 inch range but boy oh boy do they fight!
If getting a Snook or Tarpon is on your list of must catches… nows the time to book that trip!