Thursday, July 14, 2016

It's Still Tarpon Season On Pine Island


This is a shot from yesterday morning after 18-yr old Chance Smink from PA landed his first tarpon. It wasn't a full grown fish but we kept it in the water since it was just over the 40" size limit. This was one of a few dozen tarpon busting live minnows and crabs in the very brown water just north of the Matlacha Pass drawbridge. They've been on a feeding frenzy lately and my anglers have been hooking them on everything from live pinfish to #4 Schminnow flies.