Sunday, June 8, 2014

Beach Tarpon Are Here

Our share of migratory tarpon have been a little slow to appear this season but they're definitely out there. The one in this photo ate a bright green 3/0 Toad just off the north tip of Cayo Costa beach just before the tide went slack. It wasn't a very big fish but even a 40 pounder on fly is something to celebrate right now. There are a lot of these small tarpon popping up in the darker inshore water and live bait is definitely the way to go when you find them. My fly anglers have been banging their heads against the wall lately so if you really want to land a tarpon this week, break out the pinfish.