Sunday, June 20, 2010

Some More Matlacha Tarpon Shots

My brother Randy and his family are in town for a visit from PA and yesterday he finally landed his first Matlacha tarpon. It wasn't a huge fish, just a decent fifteen pounder, but it gave us plenty of jumps and was boatside in about ten minutes. This tarpon ate a white Exude jerk bait and was part of a large school feeding on glass minnows near the mangroves. The white Exude is my favorite artifical for fish like this. Despite all the typical Saturday boat traffic practically running us over at times, these tarpon kept rolling all morning and didn't stop until the temps hit 90 degrees.