Sunday, March 25, 2012

Breaking out the Tarpon Fly Rods

The Tsunami has shifted the earths rotation.....

Spring lasted a few less days than Winter, we all know this, if your east of the Mississippi River!
Bonefish and Tarpon are starting to respond in kind, wondering if the migrating Tarpon will be here early....usually not regardless of the weather....but who knows the Polar Bears are headed south, breeding with Grizzlies!

That's not a good thing but they should stay out of Cleveland....Erie didn't freeze so they would have to take a bus.

I always look forward to the Tarpon showing in the basin's and backcountry and of course the Atlantic Side Flats.

Night Tarpon fishing under ideal conditions is a blast, especially up on a shallow flat.
The Star and Moon light reveals an exciting break in the inky black surface, shrimp popping Tarpon are suckers " pun intended " for a Gurgler Fly.

This is how it works...old guide with superior night vision and the hearing of a fox,
Spits out the command to cast 40 ft@ 10 o'clock as he grips the 1 million candle power spotlight.

The anxious angler( that would be you ) makes a precise 44 ft cast and on the first short pop
of the Gurgler comes up tight with his left hand igniting The Tarpon Bomb on the other end of the fly line.

The trusty,crusty old guide hits the switch on the spot light as the Tarpon Missile launches,
Head shaking, Red Eyes glaring, sparks shooting from his ass....demanding your immediate attention.

He's got it!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

What Winter??

Gotta tell you, even with a few wind switches and a blowie day or two once in a while we have not had much cold this year.

Looks like Tarpon and Permit season will start earlier and certainly the Gulf of Mexico Tarpon will be around real soon.

The migrating Tarpon from way down south in the Caribean may not show until May but the local yokels ( 100 mile cousins) will show SOON!

Bonefish will also be on the menu with the loss of some Pompano and Sea Trout with warming waters.


Sunday, January 08, 2012

Cool Down Slows Flats Fishing But Not For Long

They are back, yesterday's Pompano Dinner was a treat after a few days of cold wind and abandoned Inshore Waters.

The water temps dropped 10 degrees in 24 hours, what would you do?
Right, swim for the warm Gulf of Mexico

However all is forgiven as the air and water temps are climbing and the baitfish are inshore, inviting the larger Game Fish in.

Yesterday afternoon we found Pompano, Sea Trout and a school of Mad Hungry Jack Creval's
most of the Big Jacks were over 12 lbs up to 15 and challenging the backbone of out light tackle Spin and Flyrods.

It was fun and we saw a few Barracudas and Sharks showing on the Flats also.

Tomorrow we're out to Wack the Hell out of them!

Monday, January 02, 2012

Unbelievable Weather Keeps Tarpon in the Air

All through December we have had wonderful weather, more Spring like than Winter.

While Flats fishing for Permit and Bonefish remains good and the Tarpon have been sneaking inshore, we have had limited Basin action with Pompano, Sea Trout and Barracudas.

Our first real Winter Front is showing up tomorrow bringing high winds and a temp drop all the way into the 60's

That should run off those pesky Flats Fish for a few days!

Don't you feel sorry for us?