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Updated: 07/10/2014 02:02:08PM

Time for tarpon

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By Robert Lugiewicz

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We’re well into April, and tarpon season is getting started. If you’re not ready, you’d better hurry — it’s going to get exciting real quick.

Tarpon are in the Harbor already, and they have been for the past few weeks. Our overwintering fish have mostly moved out of the rivers. The thing is it’s hard to find them. The water is still cool and high in oxygen so they aren’t rolling much. The passes have fish that keep moving in and out, which means the bite there is still hit or miss. Any day, though, the migratory fish will be arriving in great numbers. Then they’ll be thick in the passes, along the beaches and in the Intracoastal Waterway. Reports have been solid as far north as Fort Myers Beach, so the wait should be short.

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