Flats and fly fishing on the coastal waters of Southwest Florida.
Friday, July 29, 2011
One Tough Jack
One of my anglers caught this fish a short while ago while we were tarpon fishing. This small jack crevalle clearly had a close encounter with an osprey or possibly a bald eagle and lived to tell the tale. You can easily see two deep vertical gashes on its flank as well as a puncture wound under its dorsal fin that completely penetrated both sides of the fish. Despite all this trauma, which looked surprisingly fresh, the little jack hit our tarpon fly as soon as it touched the water. After posing for this picture it swam away like nothing ever happened. Crevalles are basically the Terminators of the angling world.