Well today was the day I’ve been waiting for this summer… wind laid out and the tarpon were thick! We’ve had a little tougher late june/early july with the tarpon. Just not a ton of them around and bait has been a little difficult to get. Also just got over a spell of weird southwest wind that nothing likes too much. But today it slicked out, we crushed the bait, and first place we stopped there were tarpon rolling as far as the eye could see. We ended up catching 5, including a double header with Dawson and Dylan pictured here. Hooked one other double too but one of those fish came off. Anyways so glad that it ‘got good’ hopefully it’ll stay that way. We can definitely still have great tarpon fishing into August, September, and even October. And if it’s not I usually have some pretty good Plan Bs!
A few tarpon in the last week, hasn’t been real easy but I expect it to get better in July. Summer time is often a great time for resident tarpon, those 20 to 60 lbers. But snook and tripletail make for great Plan Bs when tarpon aren’t cooperative!
Here’s my fishing report from the last week. Tarpon has been a little hit & miss, but we’ve had shots every day and capitalized almost every day except one. July it should get a little more steady and predictable… hopefully! It usually does but every year is different but I really like July over all.
Check out the latest YouTube fishing report for the last week of fishing. Plenty of tarpon action. Things have been a little tougher overall as we are waiting for summer season to settle in. Some fish in the backcountry but still moving around a fair bit and have to work for them. Though we’ve had some real good days running a long ways. Bridges are very hit or miss and I’m not doing much bridge fishing any more until next spring. But take a look. Usually in the next week or so the backcountry fish should start to settle in for summer and July is always a great month for tarpon back there.
Here’s my YouTube fishing report… I’m going to try and start doing a weekly video like this with clips from the weeks fishing. Now that I’m working full time again it’s a bit too much for me to edit full shows, so I’m just going to do something like this and include highlights. Check it out and make sure to subscribe to the channel! Also tarpon fishing has been stellar this week, I’ve been running deep into the everglades getting into some smaller poons in the 20 to 40 lb range, though have nabbed a few bigger ones too. Backcountry fishing for tarpon should get even better here soon.