Tarpon Time

By: Capt. Greg Poland 

The fishing here in the Florida Keys has been steady with lots of friends reporting a good bite of mahi mahi offshore and quite a few swordfish being caught. However, my fishing time has been much closer to the docks for locating my favorite fish in the sea.

The silver kings have been on their annual migration throughout the Florida Keys, and it’s hard for me to want to fish for anything else while they are here in town!  I had a longtime client of mine buy a new flats skiff, which took out for a shake down trip to make sure everything worked properly. It was a lot of fun cruising along through the ocean going through the many schools of migrating tarpon.

My friend made a great cast at the lead fish which chased his fly down and the rest was textbook tarpon fly fishing!  Tarpon fishing is one of the most thrilling experiences for anglers, watching the way they fly out of the water.

If you have never tried it, now is the time to get a charter guide or your fishing buddy and get out there on the water and give it a try. And, if fly fishing is not your game, try a live mullet at one of the local bridges or a mangrove shoreline in the backcountry.

While fishing the bridges, there are whopper size jacks as well as other species to have some fun with while waiting for the tarpon to bite. Honestly, it doesn’t matter what tackle we are fishing, it’s all about just being out on the water.

If you would like to come out with me, I have some dates open this month if this sounds like something you would like to try. Give me a call and let’s set up a date on your boat or mine while the tarpon are still in town.

— Contact Capt. Greg at 305.393.3327 or email
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