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They’re back! Tarpon fishing heats up in the Ten Thousand Islands

The first push of Tarpon  arrived just south of Goodland and have provided heart pounding excitement for both fly and spin anglers. These first fish of the spring can be some of the biggest of the year! The predominantly south winds we have in March and april have dirtied the water quite a bit so sight fishing can be challenging. The recent trend of smaller tarpon flies is beginning to catch on here in the Ten Thousand Islands, but traditional flies in sizes 3/0 and 4/0 in the darker tones produce better in the dirtier water. Fishing with live bait and lures has been working well in the stained water. Large swimbaits and lipped lures draw some explosive strikes and allow you to cover lots of water.

Don’t wait until the last minute to book your Tarpon adventure as availability is becoming limited,

Thanks

Capt. Kevin Merritt