Flats and fly fishing on the coastal waters of Southwest Florida.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Rainy Season Is Here, And So Are The Baby Tarpon
Actually, the baby tarpon have been here for several weeks and won't be going anywhere for a while. I've been a bit quiet on this blog since the weather so far this May has mostly sucked. Sorry to be so blunt but I feel like I'm back in the Keys with winds over 15kts, and well over 30 the last two days, being the norm. That's a real problem up here in SW Florida since our water is nowhere near as bright and spotting the migratory tarpon from more than 50 feet out is a real problem. That's why we've been chasing the smaller fish most of the month and thank God for them. The 5 to 20 pounders have been hanging around several shorelines and the one in this photo hit a white #4 Schminnow meant for a snook popping glass minnows. If it weren't for the occasional dumb tarpon, this season would be very frustrating for my fly anglers so far.