Tuesday, May 29, 2012

From the last week.

Still a mixed bag... Did jump another tarpon this week. My main focus the next 3 days will be tarpon so I'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mixed bag...

Here are some shots from the past few days. It has been a real mixed bag. Enjoy, JM

Friday, May 18, 2012

Weather is everything...

You know it's a good day when your first two casts produce back to back 30 inch snook. Good day it was after a few snook we went on the hunt for tarpon. They showed better today and we jumped one about 100lbs. Again after the tarpon we ran the beach looking for some big jacks and we found 3 schools all big fish. Much better today after being rained out yesterday.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Things are looking up…

Today was promising. After another slow day yesterday and only a few snook, today was much better. The first cast of the morning with a 10 inch original Hogy rewarded us with a nice snook, but tarpon was still the goal. Now I'm going to go ahead and say we did not land any tarpon today, but we did see a few and had one eat the Hogy about 10 feet from the boat. After giving the tarpon our best we began the hunt for jacks and thank goodness I didn't have to go far. (The local Valero station has been loving me lately!) Only a few minutes into the search we were greeted by a big school of 25+ pounders. Paul caught 3 and was done! Enjoy the iPhone pics.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mission accomplished

Patrick's goal big jack on fly. Mission accomplished, after another long run we found them daisy chaining. Big smiles, a good cast and a long fight, Patrick was holding his 26 pounder.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Easily entertained...

What can I say? When the fishing is slow sometimes just enjoying nature and the people you are with can make the day. After only a couple snook landed and a few more lost, we were greeted by some very friendly, photographic manatees. All and all a good day with great people. Thanks Hully.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

If you're only going to catch one...

Well quite honestly the fishing has been tough. Tarpon have not showed yet in any numbers and the big jacks have been slow most of the spring. I just keep going to the well hoping it will change, but today was much of the same. We ran miles hunting and only came across one pod of big jacks. At least today they ate, my client Frank landed a 32 pounder on fly. Certainly an impressive catch but it sure would be nice to have multiple shots and not have to burn 20 gallons of fuel to do it.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Picky jacks???

Yep the title says it all. Not angler inability or lack of fish just down right spooky, noncooperative jacks. Found hundreds that just would not eat! Thank god this is rare but still disappointing. My client Rob came from South Africa to fish with me for 4 days with the sole purpose of catching a giant jack on fly. After three days of 30mph winds I finally was able to get him out on the beach to fish for them. Now Rob is an excellent caster (as a matter a fact with either hand!) but anytime the fly even got close to the fish they would spook followed by a few curious followers. Oh well, I guess I have to report the bad with the good. Until next time, here is a pic of a smaller jack Rob caught off the seawalls early.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Making the best of a windy day

We headed way up river today to hide from the wind we did manage to sight fish some snook and a redfish on fly. Here are my iPhone pics from today.