Tarpon fishing this year was incredible, especially for the juvenile fish. We came across multiple shrimp hatches where the fish were feeding everywhere you looked but keeping them stuck was another story. It’s important to use a light wire hook with the smaller fish for better penetration. There were plenty of larger fish around to keep us entertained as well. Extra long leaders and a fly with a weed guard is a necessity as there is a ton of floating grass.
Permit fishing was especially good out of Big pine. Fishing the moon phases is always more productive because of the stronger tides. A live crab is rarely turned down as long as it’s the correct size!
Targeting bonefish out of and around Key west was really good but for what ever reason slower in the back country. There is a good chance Hurricane Irma has displaced some fish.
I can’t thank everyone for coming down and joining me. It was a really fun adventure and I can wait to do it again!