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Greetings from Wind World:


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Photo: Jake Jordan

May 20, 2014: Finally after 6 consecutive days of 22 to 35 knot wind, tonight the wind dropped down to 20 knots, the seas went from very rough to rough, the water temperature stopped dropping at 77 degrees, and MY Tarpon returned to eating “Poon Bugs”. My fly anglers, Chet Fossum and Rex Maurer, from Washington state, joined me at 7:30 PM at the Tarpon World marina, for an evening of fly fishing for Tarpon.

We began fishing in the northeast corner of silver king slew where I had seen a few rolling tarpon as we approached. Chet jumped a 90 pound tarpon on his first cast, it ran out 40 yards, jumped again and spit the fly back at us. Next, a big Tarpon tried to eat Chet’s fly, missed it and swam over and inhaled Rex’s fly, we fought that jumping fish for 10 minutes while drifting over a mile due to fast wind and tide, and we were ready to release that Poon when it surged and cut us off on a bridge piling.

We had jumped 4 tarpon from 8 bites when it finally got dark, the wind picked up to 25 knots, and we moved out to the NW slew where the seas were rough. By 11:30 PM when we headed back to the dock, my fly anglers had jumped a total of 9 tarpon, broke off 3 due to the conditions, and Chet caught and released a 100 pound male Tarpon.

As I write this report, the wind has dropped down to 18 knots today and is supposed to go down to 15 late tonight, which means that the sea conditions will drop from rough down to very choppy. The Tarpon are back strong, and are still waiting for the worms which did not hatch as I predicted! I love my job, wish you were here.


Jake Jordan
Jake Jordan’s Fishing Adventures
PO Box 500937
Marathon FL 33050
Phone: 305-872-6060