Greetings from Tarpon World:
Yesterday, April 13, 2014, my angler for this fly fishing adventure was James Kang, and his 13 year old son. The wind was south east at 5 knots and died to zero with dead calm seas, and lots of sea weed in the water. We fished for almost 2 hours before we got the first bite, it was a 60 pound Poon which ate the fly, swam at the boat, jumped, and spit the hook. Fishing on this full moon night, was starting slow.
I headed way out to the top of Pelican bank, made a drift along the bank where my young angler got a great bite from a 90 pound Tarpon. This fish cooperated by jumping a lot, and never getting more than 100 foot from the boat, he fought it from a dead boat. 15 minutes later I grabbed the leader and released this young fly angler’s first Tarpon on fly. Half an hour later James hooked, jumped, fought from a dead boat, and released a 100 pound Silver King, fishing was slow and we never got another bite. Final score was three jumped with two Tarpon caught and released on fly tonight.
On another matter, my friend Nick Smith fly fished in Guatemala during the last 3 days aboard his vessel “Old Reliable”. During his 3 days of fly fishing for sailfish they raised 107 sailfish, got thirty one to bite the fly, and Nick caught and released 24 sailfish which he caught on flies.
Also, yesterday, Captain David Salazar, (owner of Casa Vieja Lodge) was fishing with conventional tackle aboard his vessel “Finest Kind”, they raised 82 sailfish, got 68 bites, and released 35 sailfish. Fishing is still GOOD in Sailfish World! I love my job, wish you were here, stay tuned for more fly fishing reports from paradise.
Jake Jordan’s Fishing Adventures
PO Box 500937
Marathon FL 33050