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Southwest Florida Fishing Report

Captain Becky Campbell
Date: 3/16/2008

February 2008
Fishing Report By
Capt. Becky Campbell
Everglades City, Florida

Spring is on the way. The fishing is good and the weather is nice also. The white pelicans are heading back to the north while the Sea Hawks are sitting on their nest. Great weather is ahead of us, along with some great fishing.

As I write this, the temperature is 81 with the wind out of the east at 5 to 10 mph. The nights are a consistent 63 degrees. This is really pleasant to be out in.

We are still catching a mix bag of fish. For the last couple days I fished Scott and his son Jarrett. We caught a good variety. Let’s see, we got Trout up to 21”, Redfish up to 25”, Pompano up to 4 lbs, Jack Crevell up to 15 lbs, Goliath Grouper - his first ever, about 5 lbs. Bluefish, Ladyfish and a lot of snook. We saw a lot of Manatees, dolphins and a couple tarpon jumping. Are the tarpon on their way? Could be!! Yesterday on our way back in we saw a school of shad. The tarpon could very well be behind the shad. I am going to have to watch for them the next couple days I am out as everything seems to be a bit early this year.

For the next couple months we should be having fantastic trout fishing. This time of year is when we catch our big trout. Along with some big pompano.

Don’t forget Snook season opens March 1st. Looks like it is going to be a good season.

So come on, what are you waiting for, pick up the phone and give us a call for that fishing trip you have been thinking about. No time better then the present. The fishing is great and the weather couldn’t be better.

Captain Becky Campbell & Captain Fred Barfield
239-695-2029 239-695-4663

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