Friday, August 28, 2015
Tarpon In A Thunderstorm
All joking aside, I would never have gone out into open water during weather like that and I was very close to heading in at least several times. Lightning is a real killer in SW FL and holding a 7-foot graphite fishing rod in your hands is just asking for it. I've been in the middle of two different thunderstorms down in the Keys where I was fairly certain my passengers and I were going to die. This was long before smartphones with radar apps and it's a horrifying experience to say the least. We've got some more nasty weather coming in the next few days so keep your eyes on your screens if it starts rumbling on the horizon.