Friday, June 27, 2014

Jacks Schooling Up In The Pass

In between shots at rolling tarpon, Eric Treutel from Idaho nailed this hard pulling 5 pound jack on a fly.  There have been some nice sized schools of these fish working over the mullet near the oyster bars in Matlacha Pass.  They're not hard to spot once they start feeding.  Just look for the small explosions on the surface of the water and the baitfish flying in all different directions.  What you throw at them isn't important since jacks will hit anything that moves, but any kind of surface lure is especially fun.  The one in the photo ate a rabbit fur tarpon fly.