Friday, May 6, 2011

Pine Island Tarpon Season, 2011


                         
They're here.  Early mornings in Matlacha Pass are perfect for targeting rolling tarpon right now.  These aren't the triple digit monsters of Charlotte Harbor but they're perfect fly rod sized fish like the 20 pounder in the photo above.  May is one of the best months of the year to chase tarpon in Southwest Florida and June is even better.  The only drawback to tarpon season is the heat but this is an early morning game.  Most of the best action happens within an hour of sunrise giving anglers the perfect excuse to duck in for an early lunch each day.