Now Is The Time

Now is the time, Tarpon time that is! We’ve been experiencing one of the best Tarpon bites of the last 10 years or so. I’ve been catching them every way that I’ve fished for them. I don’t have any info to report on other species because I’ve been exclusively Tarpon fishing since early April. My anglers have caught Tarpon casting crabs to fish cruising the beaches. We’ve caught them deep dropping crabs and squirrel fish in the passes. We’ve also caught them casting artificial baits in the shallower bays and backwaters. May has been pretty epic in regard to the Tarpon fishing. In last month’s report I wrote about night fishing for Tarpon. I’ve attached a photo of a large breeder size Tarpon that I caught while fishing with my good friend Capt. Josh Rimmer on a fun night reconnaissance trip that we took recently. My girlfriend Anna Ford joined us as well and we ended up hooking 12 tarpon in just a matter of 3 hours of fishing. We brought 5 alongside the boat and popped off the rest. The bait of choice for that trip was very small blue crabs, not much bigger than your thumb. We fished them deep on 6oz Carolina Rigs with 80lb braided line and 80lb Fluorocarbon leader on a 5/0 hook. The Tarpon fishing will remain good throughout June and into the late summer. If you’d like to get in on the awesome Tarpon bite give me a call and Let’s Do It!

Capt. Bobby Woodard