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Hi guys,
Not sure if anyone is interested, but I'm advertising this space available here 1st.
This region of Florida see's the Tarpon migration run through at this time, with many getting involved in the Tarpon frenzy.
My guess is that this might leave some target fish overlooked too :)

Waterfront villa x 4 bedrooms with WiFi included, pool, BBQ ect
http://www.floridaonwater.com/about...ral/about-florida-holiday-villa-wisteria.html
23ft sport fishing boat included in rental, that's a real bonus in this region, and opens up great fishing opportunities.

Tarpon are predated upon by large numbers of sharks due to the huge shoals passing through, these sharks are varied, but the 2 prominent larger species are Hammerheads & Bull Sharks, growing to large sizes of several hundred pounds each.
These are 1 of my bucket list species.

Goliath Groupers between 600lb & 800lb are plentiful in this region too, Marc Towers (ripplefisher) covered this species he caught with Chew On This charters on a thread here at WSF.
http://chewonthis.tv/
3 charters with this company planned.

And of course, no trip here could avoid wanting to catch a large Tarpon or 2 :)

The plan is........
3 guys fishing including myself.
First 2 weeks of May 2017 (deposit already paid to secure accommodation) as this is peak season there for Tarpon.
Flying out of Heathrow on Virgin airlines (no charge for fishing tackle) another bonus.
3 charters to be booked, I'm happy to pay these myself, with the understanding I catch 1st fish, then it's take your turn on all other fish.
The 2 other guys take care of tip.
There is an abundance of fish species there, with Snook, Redfish being 2 of the other most sought after species, but too many others to name.

Costs,
Flights £700 approx
Accommodation£750
Car hire £120
Fuel for own sport fishing boat £10 per day, but this may very on where we fish.
Food and drink money
1 night at Miami airport £40
Total £1,750 approx
Obviously food and drink and possible bait/tackle purchases need to be considered.
But around £2,000 would be a fair overall estimate.
Idea of species available.
http://www.come-to-cape-coral.com/cape-coral-fishing.html

PM me for further info if interested.
 

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Sounds great!!

Please check how far you are allowed to take the boat offshore... we have not found any rental boat in that area that allows more than 3 miles offshore.
That eliminates several types of fishing unfortunately.

We usually burn 400-600$ of fuel in 7 day's fishing.. but as you say: it depends on where you fish.
 

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Hi KF thats a good price, I had a villa and boat there a few years ago, beautiful area and good fishing. I am looking to get away when this contract finishes but I think May will be to late for me or I would have it. There is a wreck not far outside the pass which fishes good plus plenty of spots for inshore shallow fishing. Bait is easy with sabiki's or small hooks and a bit of squid. ( bring some bait elastic with you). Good luck and enjoy.
 

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Was giving it serious thought.

But decided to book charter for them and decide AFTER if I want to catch then again, could prove to much for an oldie like me to do again.
 

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mmmmmm, I will give it some thought whilst on holiday, sounds great, but the only issue I have is as I only go on one of these a year I don't have the gear.

Roy
 

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Hi Roy,
If it helps, I have far more tackle than I need.
Definitely enough for someone to use as well as myself.

It's not specialised tackle required.
Light to medium spinning outfits for the most part with suitable rods for Tarpon.

The Villa has fishing tackle free to use for guests too.

mmmmmm, I will give it some thought whilst on holiday, sounds great, but the only issue I have is as I only go on one of these a year I don't have the gear.

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Was giving it serious thought.

But decided to book charter for them and decide AFTER if I want to catch then again, could prove to much for an oldie like me to do again.
The odds of tackle failing are quite high with this type of fishing :)

The fish are very strong and hard to stop when they head for structure, we used a 130lbs rod with a Shimano TLD 50 2-speed with the drag locked (not able to pull any line with gloves) and 200lbs mono.... still these fish would take line.

This fish was caught by my friend and is nowhere near 600 lbs but a big fish by any standard:
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We even managed to catch a smaller one (est. 80-100lbs) from the jetty behind our rental accomodation.
 
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