May is a big tarpon month for the boats fishing around Boca Grande Pass, a world-famous destination for big tarpon. Out in the Gulf, mackerel, king fish, grouper, various snapper and barracuda can be caught. Large sharks show in the area in conjunction with the spring tarpon run. Goliath grouper stack up on the wrecks. Permit also show up on the wrecks. Inside, snook are starting to gather up near the Gulf Beaches to spawn. Sight fishing them available now. It’s catch and release fishing but if you want big snook it’s prime time. Trout, ladyfish, jacks, etc. are around the grass flats. May and June are prime tarpon times, exciting silver king action. We usually have some fish earlier and later, but this is when schools are dependable. They come here to gather for spawning, and we can tangle with hundreds and even thousands of fish at peak times. This is how and where big game fishing started because of these giant silver kings.

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