Thursday, June 13, 2013

Big Tarpon Cruising Off Pine Island


 

 

Tarpon season is in full swing here in Southwest Florida and these shots were taken yesterday in upper Pine Island Sound.  There were several schools of huge fish rolling at the surface in about 12 feet of water and we watched a couple of live bait boats put fish into the air.  I had a fly fishing charter so we spend most of our time in the shallower water off Cayo Costa.  There was an excellent flow of tarpon cruising up and down the beach and for two hours we had steady shots but no hookups.  The fish seemed to be in a big hurry out there and none of the other boats around us stuck any on fly either.  The water was still a bit murky thanks to last week's tropical storm so give it a few more days and conditions will be really excellent.