Got out early, before the winds picked up in the Halifax river. Went to a spot that holds Tarpon most all summer, hoping some would be home. As I poled
up, one rolled, then another. I anchored up close, and started tossing flies to rollers, with no luck. Used a floating line, with a couple of differant flies, then a sinking line, also with no luck. I tied on a all purple EP fly, with a little blue wing and flash mixed in with big yellow eyes, about 3 1/4" long, has the shape of a finger mullet. Third cast, the line comes tight and this guy goes burserk, jumping 5 times, and pealing drag before I get off the poling platform. After a few more jumps, and some short speedy runs, a 48" Tarpon comes to hand. Not a big fish, but the first one of 2012, and fun for sure.
After that, I left the others alone, and went looking for a Snook with no luck. It was slow with 1 sail cat, 1 Lady fish, 1 Jack, and 1 17"Trout. Around 9:30 the wind got to be almost un fishable.