Friday, September 23, 2011

Matlacha Fishing Report: Tarpon And More Tarpon

There aren't many places in Florida better than Matlacha and Pine Island for juvenile tarpon fishing, especially in the fall.  This 15 pounder was one of nearly a dozen fish this size that we've landed this week.  Thanks to the lighter winds, fly fishing for them has been a lot more agreeable but the easiest way to get them is a live greenback freelined on a light flourocarbon leader.  That's what the tarpon in these photos fell to in Matlacha Pass.