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    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.


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


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


    One in the air.


    Brian sends one home.


    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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    Love those fun sized tarpon. Nice work.

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    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?

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    Sweet work boys

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    Hey Gregg

    cool - missing PI! Save some for me. Hope tog et back in Sept.

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    nice fish! cool pics!!

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    Nice Job and great pictures. I really love those "fun-sized" tarpon.

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    Nice sharp pictures - what camera are you using?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt. Gregg McKee View Post
    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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