Tarpon World Report for
Keys Tarpon Night Fishing (April 15-16)
April 15: Ed Matuziak and Ed Sikora, fished their last of four nights of Keys Tarpon Night Fishing with me tonight, fishing started slow for us but we wound up jumping three tarpon on fly. Both Eddie and Mark caught and released male tarpon between 80 and 100 pounds, on 20 pound test class tippet. They both loved fishing with my TFO Fly Rods, and Mako Fly Reels. During their four nights Keys Tarpon night fishing, 16 hours of fly fishing, they jumped 11 big tarpon, they caught and released 5 fish up to 120 pounds, all on 20 pound IGFA class tippet.
April 16: Mike and his son Mark Turner, from Michigan, fished in Tarpon World with me aboard my Jones Brother’s Cape Fisherman, “Fly Reel” for their first of four nights of Keys Tarpon night fishing. We had slow fishing for the first couple of hours, however the second half of our four hour tour produced 6 big tarpon jumped, of which 2 broke off, two spit the hook, and two were leadered for a release, one fish was really close and then made a long run, came to the surface, stopped and got attacked by a 400 pound Bull Shark (I Hate Sharks!). This was the first Keys Tarpon night fishing trip for each of these anglers. Mike and Mark were quick learners, good anglers!
April 17: Today, as I type this report, I just finished installing a new bow light on “Fly Reel”, and drove home for my pre-fishing nap. The wind is blowing at 20-25 and gusty from the east, cloudy skies, dirty water, and whitecap waves everywhere you look, I can’t wait to get back out to get some Keys Tarpon night fishing tonight. Last two nights the fishing improved, however the sharks moved in with the new tarpon, and were not much fun to deal with last night.
I love my job. Wish you were here, more reports from Tarpon World to follow:)