Greetings from Tarpon World:
John Killian and I arrived at the tarpon world marina, boarded “Fly Reel”, headed out to “the slew” and began fishing, at 10:30 PM tonight. The wind was blowing between 15 and 20 knots from the north-northeast with the air temperature dropping to 65 degrees, while the water temperature was 75.6 degrees when we started fishing and dropped to 74 degrees when we finished at 2:30 AM. The bait seemed to be less prevalent than during the last few days, that said, there seemed to be plenty of Tarpon in the area even with the water temperature dropping from 81 degrees 7 nights ago to 74.5 tonight.
Ready for Release
John got several bites right away with the fish jumping and spitting the hook, then at 10:56 PM he caught his first Tarpon of the night. All in all the fishing was not red hot as we only got 9 bites, jumped 7 Silver King, and released 3 total Tarpon on fly, on 20 pound tippet. One fish was about 60 pounds, while the other two weighted in at close to 100 pounds. I love my job, wish you were here, please stay tuned for more fly fishing reports from Tarpon World.
Jake Jordan’s Fishing Adventures
PO Box 500937
Marathon FL 33050