Tarpon fishing and report.

Tarpon fishing is going good but its still not that crazy non stop action bite. Just need a good cold front to get the mullet running more. Snook fishing is slow compared to the last 5 years at this time, with all the dumping of the spill ways and making the river dirty. It needs to stop! Tarpon are ranging in all different sizes and can be found every where if you put your time in looking. Sharks have been biting good too, from spinners to black tips. Nothing as cool as hooking onto a spinner as it puts a show on jumping and spinning. This picture first has a story, I finally had a good grip and this big girl goes and head butts my face. You can see she turned my head to the right but I still won the fight. LOL Camera's auto focus broke so had to do all pics manually, pics by Drew and me.



Did a charter with Greg Shaughnessy from Miami, he wanted to learn how to use the hawk. So took him out and taught him how to use the jig. He tried them down there and just didn't have the confidence on using them. So here are some pics of that night.
Just last night he sends me a picture from down in Miami with a nice slot snook he got on the hawk. So if your looking to catch some fish or learn some new tricks just go to my web site and you can reach me by email or phone.

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  • snook87snook87 Posts: 1,707 Officer
    Nice fish you caught. Those flair hawks aren't that hard to use, just chuck them out, reel in slowly with the current, bounce bottom or find the water column that the fish are in, and then hold on for a fight.
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  • SnookMan772SnookMan772 Posts: 646 Officer
    Nice pics/post Andy. Your pics are always top notch Drew must have rubbed off on you!

    Great report!
  • dpdashdpdash Posts: 5,347 Admiral
    very nice!
  • cccbcbacccbcba Posts: 11 Greenhorn
    My experience with the hawks, although mostly used in spillway settings, is that I get fewer bites than I do with other lures but the average size of the fish is much larger
  • Fi$h2nguyenFi$h2nguyen Posts: 7,782 Moderator
    Awesome pics! I like the one with the mullet right in front of the tarpon.
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    Keeping busy while away from Florida

    https://www.youtube.com/user/UFpwrLifter/videos?view_as=public
  • summer dazesummer daze Posts: 883 Officer
    Fished the river last Saturday up around bear pt. The tarpon were so thick I actually just sat and watched them launch out of the mullet schools for about 20 minutes. some were easily only 15 ft away !! I was on the yak and didn't have the tackle to target them. Awesome pictures sir !!
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    Tight Lines..
  • FishinNoleFishinNole Posts: 407 Officer
    Nice job as usual.
  • Capt. Andy TaskerCapt. Andy Tasker Posts: 52 Deckhand
    Fished the river last Saturday up around bear pt. The tarpon were so thick I actually just sat and watched them launch out of the mullet schools for about 20 minutes. some were easily only 15 ft away !! I was on the yak and didn't have the tackle to target them. Awesome pictures sir !!
    I hear you on that, I have been doing some wading up that way and have saw the tarpon tailing in front of me. I put on a big doa pearl cal and hooked onto one. It took off and came up and jumped a bit and broke me off. 20pd leader was not gonna work and 10pd test braid with a 3000 penn. I just laughed when it happen. Its been a cool sight and gets your heart pumping. That one was pushing around 60pds and I have seen bigger ones. Thanks
  • redrunner34redrunner34 Posts: 50 Deckhand
    this is a great post. way to go guys, real nice pics and nice variety
  • PairadoxPairadox Posts: 323 Officer
    Great job Andy! Shot of the mullet getting destroyed by the **** is awesome!!
  • e-moneye-money Posts: 4,257 Officer
    Sick report and major props for keeping your anglers busy!
    USCG Freelance Licensed Captain
    20 years experience Offshore & Bahamas ( Sailfish, Dolphin, Wahoo, Swordfish & Bottom Fish.)
    [url]Http://www.e-moneyfishing.com[/url]
    (I teach people how to be more effective AND catch MORE and BIGGER fish on their own boats!)
    emoney991@outlook.com
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  • SeaGreenSeaGreen Posts: 51 Deckhand
    Andy, Greg here, had a real good time. Nothing compares to learning the technique from a pro like Andy. It's the little things that make all the difference. Now I am confident with a new technique. I'd recommend Capt Andy to anyone, had a great time, and a pleasure to fish with.
  • bambam78bambam78 Posts: 556 Officer
    SeaGreen wrote: »
    Andy, Greg here, had a real good time. Nothing compares to learning the technique from a pro like Andy. It's the little things that make all the difference. Now I am confident with a new technique. I'd recommend Capt Andy to anyone, had a great time, and a pleasure to fish with.

    X 2

    Well said.
  • Capt. Andy TaskerCapt. Andy Tasker Posts: 52 Deckhand
    bambam78 wrote: »
    X 2

    Well said.

    Thanks guys, it was a fun time taking both of you guys out and getting you on some fish. Lets just hope this tropical storm doesn't come and dump more rain. Don't need anymore water coming into the river.
  • GT FishGT Fish Posts: 9,448 Officer
    Man i love the tarpon action! You getting them inshore also?
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  • Capt. Andy TaskerCapt. Andy Tasker Posts: 52 Deckhand
    GT Fish wrote: »
    Man i love the tarpon action! You getting them inshore also?
    Yah they are inshore but just not as thick as out in that washer machine right now.

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