Tarpon fishing and report.

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    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.
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    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.Click image for larger version. 

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    Just last night he sends me a picture from down in Miami with a nice slot snook he got on the hawk. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	53598 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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    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.

    Stay fishin mane!! Instagram: TeamFishology

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    Nice pics/post Andy. Your pics are always top notch Drew must have rubbed off on you!

    Great report!

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    very nice!

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    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

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    Awesome pics! I like the one with the mullet right in front of the tarpon.

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    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 !!

    Tight Lines..

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    Nice job as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by summer daze View Post
    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

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    this is a great post. way to go guys, real nice pics and nice variety

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