Daytona Tarpon on fly. 5-10-2013
took a vacation day, to fish the new moon hoping for a nice tarpon, on fly. It was a little cool, in the morning with calm conditions, till the wind picked up around noon. I found some fish rolling, and was able to get one to eat. At the end of April, I jumped one 60 to 80 pounds, this one was prob 50+, my best one to date, 4 to 5 feet long, and thick. This fish would not give up, leadering it 4 times, and having to let go. this **** fish would not open its mouth, and I did not want to lip gaff it, the fourth time I had the DNA pad next to my knee, the shock in my hand, and it shook hard, and popped the shock off. I have to thank Capt Lemay, I remember reading his article on watching the bubble trail after a tarpon rolls, to see were it went. These fish were frustrating me, then I started watching the bubbles, to find they were behind the fish. (fish roll going right then go strait down and turn and sit on the bottom) It all made sense. If you lead the fish, it never sees the fly. Now I wait for the bubbles, and land the fly right on them, and let sink, then strip, and have been getting bites. The wrest of the day got me a few jacks, and lady fish on fly and a little blue fish. Ended the day with a grand slam, but not on fly.