Saturday, June 29, 2013

North West Florida Tarpon

Eric and I spent 2 days chasing Tarpon this past week... day one was ON: we saw 150+ fish, had 20+ legitimate shots, 5 eats/hook-ups, and 1 landed fish, a 90lber (pictured in the jump shots below). Day 2 was brutal... wind, waves, glare, churned up water... all the things you don't want. We saw a few fish first thing, and a few more throughout the day... and we were lucky to land 1 tarpon (pictured below in the next to the boat shots) that was caught on a blind cast toward nervous water (or what Doug called "reloading the bucket"). It was a blind eat... and fish ran under the boat. I'd like to think the hook up was a result of good streamer fishing instincts but in reality it was just pure dumb luck. All in all a great trip that validates the rumor that North west Florida tarpon like to eat the fly. Doug Henderson was a blast to hang with... and he really knows his stuff. We'll be back for more.

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