Monday, May 25, 2015

Tarpon Fishing Clinic With The Pine Island Fly Fishing Club

Want to learn to do this?  Trust me, it's not as hard as you think, especially over the next few months when the conditions are right.  Stop by the Matlacha Park community center this Tuesday, the 26th at 6:30pm for the monthly Pine Island Fly Fishers meeting and we'll talk all things tarpon.  If you haven't been to one of these before it's a very informal get-together and you'll meet a lot of great people and future fishing buddies.  We ask a $3 donation to help cover the hall rental but parking and everything else is free.  Hope to see you there. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Matlacha Slams

Too windy to chase tarpon with the fly rods today so we stayed near the mangroves instead. A livewell full of shrimp produced lots of snook, trout, and redfish for my buddy Sam and his girlfriend Diana. The secret this time of year is getting the baits under the branches.  You'll lose some tackle but the results are worth it. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Juvenile Tarpon Are Here

I caught this one in a local canal on live bait. I know that's kind of cheating but sometimes you've got to do it. We'll be hooking these guys all over Matlacha Pass and Pine Island until October on all kinds of tackle.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Lily Camera Waterproof Drone

Like it or not, I think we'll be seeing more than a few of these buzzing around people's skiffs next tarpon season.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Bad Picture Of Beautiful Pine Island Tarpon

I had my camera almost ready when this small tarpon ate the fly on the east side of Cayo Costa this weekend.  It spit the hook right after this which is the usual outcome for first time anglers.  The autofocus on my D3100 is usually too slow for these shots but it's a great camera keep on a boat.