Pine Island Tarpon Action

We're right in the middle of our second tarpon season here in SW FL. The really big fish have migrated north but the resident juveniles are coming out of the woodwork right now. Here's some shots of the fish my anglers have landed over the last few days.

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Local angler Len Favara nailed this nice 10 pounder on the flats with a Gulp shrimp.

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His son Brian was in town for a visit and landed this beauty, his first, off St. James.

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One in the air.

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Brian sends one home.

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My good buddy Don Moorehead beat this 10 pounder with one of his excellent Keystone Custom Rods. Check them out at www.keystonecustomrods.com.

These fish will be here for another couple of months so get after them.

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  • DemarzacDemarzac Posts: 204 Officer
    Love those fun sized tarpon. Nice work.
    "If you want to play an up-tempo, fast-skating game, we can play that game. If you want to muck and grind in the corners and along the boards, we can play that game too."-Famous Coach
  • BinderBinder Posts: 3,787 Captain
    Nice job on the tarpon captain! I think I asked you this a while back but don't remember what you said. Do you teach fly fishing?
  • PONCEPONCE Posts: 5,943 Officer
    Sweet work boys :hail
  • TimGleasonTimGleason Posts: 273 Deckhand
    Hey Gregg

    cool - missing PI! Save some for me. Hope tog et back in Sept.
  • FloridaFlatsMasterFloridaFlatsMaster Posts: 102 Officer
    nice fish! cool pics!!
  • Tight LoopsTight Loops Posts: 205 Officer
    Nice Job and great pictures. I really love those "fun-sized" tarpon.
  • IdlewildeIdlewilde Posts: 1,357 Officer
    Nice sharp pictures - what camera are you using?
  • Capt. Gregg McKeeCapt. Gregg McKee Posts: 201 Officer
    Thanks everyone. I'm using a Nikon D3100 which is a great, entry level DSLR. And to answer binder077's question, yes I do teach fly fishing. If you're an absolute beginner I can usually give you the basics within an hour on a charter. It's much easier than most people realize. If you want to get really good I can recommend an excellent fly fishing school right here on Pine Island.
  • CapnAhabCapnAhab Posts: 238 Officer
    Thanks everyone. I'm using a Nikon D3100 which is a great, entry level DSLR. And to answer binder077's question, yes I do teach fly fishing. If you're an absolute beginner I can usually give you the basics within an hour on a charter. It's much easier than most people realize. If you want to get really good I can recommend an excellent fly fishing school right here on Pine Island.

    What is the name of the school sir? I tie a lot of flies but am a pretty average fly caster. Consistent, but average at best.
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  • Capt. Gregg McKeeCapt. Gregg McKee Posts: 201 Officer
    Florida Fly Fishing School 404-550-6890
  • backwater boybackwater boy Posts: 38 Greenhorn
    sweet fish! where are some areas that would be a good place to look for fish that size?
  • CapnAhabCapnAhab Posts: 238 Officer
    Florida Fly Fishing School 404-550-6890

    Thanks!!
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    Glorious in all of Your ways
    The majesty the wonder and grace
    In the light of Your Name

    Let hope rise and darkness tremble
    In Your holy light
    That every eye will see Jesus our God
    Great and mighty to be praised

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