Friday, August 21, 2015

Baby Tarpon Season In Full Swing On Pine Island

The little ten pounders are still popping up all over the place in Matlacha Pass.  When they're near the drawbridge and seawalls they rarely hit anything other than live bait.  But when you find the tarpon out on the flats in dead calm water, flies work better than anything.  I pulled this guy out of a school of glass minnows on the east side of Charlotte Harbor yesterday morning.  It's a very rare occasion for me to be on the pointy end of a skiff when the tarpon are rolling so I owe my buddy Tim Gleason a big thanks for poling me to this one on his excellent BT Strike