inshore boca 3/20

Got out to do some night fishing throwing flies. My son landed his first tarpon on the fly and we had a double hookup on snook. Landed 4 snook total with one just making a slot. Took a few casts at 100+lb tarpon but could not get them to bight.

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Tight lines,
Fishfullthinking

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  • CaptNemoCaptNemo Posts: 161 Deckhand
    Were you by Boca Inlet, near Lake Boca Area?
  • Fi$h2nguyenFi$h2nguyen Posts: 7,782 Moderator
    Sounds like a good bonding trip.
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  • fishfullthinkingfishfullthinking Posts: 67 Greenhorn
    tarpon was caught north of palmetto and snook south of camino. We did not see any fish around lake boca.
  • StepaboStepabo Posts: 1,052 Officer
    Congrats to Son, Salud
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  • Snookslayer772Snookslayer772 Posts: 170 Officer
    Good Stuff! look for your post in the fly fishing section on the front page of the website.
  • jbdba01jbdba01 Posts: 144 Deckhand
    Some nice fish.

    Just a heads up and I think that Tarpon is under 40", but...

    "People will be allowed to temporarily possess a tarpon for photography, measurement of length and girth and scientific sampling, with the stipulation that tarpon more than 40 inches must remain in the water."

    FWC details here.
  • shallow thinkershallow thinker Posts: 50 Greenhorn
    Nice. About time that you got a trolling motor and did some inshore fishing! I'm still trying to land my fist **** on fly. They keep jumping off. :huh
  • fishfullthinkingfishfullthinking Posts: 67 Greenhorn
    jbdba01 thank for heads up. We never keep tarpon and always let them go. My son just held it up for a picture.
  • SaltwataSlaughtaSaltwataSlaughta Posts: 187 Officer
    Fishing bridge shadow lines for the poons?
  • jbdba01jbdba01 Posts: 144 Deckhand
    10-4; I've yet to fully understand what "remain in the water" means. I've heard that just having the tail in is enough, but dunno. Perhaps a LEO could expand on that.
  • LefflerCustomsLefflerCustoms Posts: 258 Officer
    Congrats! You guys throwing in dock lights or bridges?! thats awesome
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  • fishfullthinkingfishfullthinking Posts: 67 Greenhorn
    we were working the dock lights
  • The CommodoreThe Commodore Posts: 14 Greenhorn
    I love that stretch just south of camino. A good amount of underwater lights and very little actual docks.

    Great catches.
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