As I write this, it’s July 27th and today the Tarpon put on a show. It seems as though each year the fish and the bait finally get in a solid pattern and become highly predictable. Today was that day for 2018.
We’ll see the bait fall in and out with the tide and the Tarpon will be in hot pursuit. Sometimes it will feel like a Tarpon could jump in the boat with us and it blows through pods of bait getting swept out with the tide.
If you’re interested in Tarpon fishing there is one thing you should know; this isn’t a game where you expect to catch fish all day long. This is a chess game we play to catch one of the most sought after fish in the world. We have about a 70 percent success ratio, but that 30 percent can be brutal. It’s just part of the game.
For those that want to catch lots of fish or fish that you can keep, we’d recommend an inshore fishing trip. Right now we’re catching a lot of fish inshore but you’ll have to sort through small fish to get your keepers. Inshore fishing is definitely worth doing right now though and you can expect to bend the rod all day with Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Ladyfish and a pleasant assortment of other fish.
I’ll do my best to give you a more detailed report on the next one and include some “how to” information.