Saturday, January 28, 2017

Islamorada Tarpon Pics

Some pictures from this past month of tarpon in Islamorada.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Mutton Madness

Fished yesterday in Islamorada with the Mikes. We had more wind and things were not perfect but we still caught fish. We had mutton snappers, jacks, blue runners, and a nice gag grouper. The fish of the day was Big Mikes grouper that was about five pounds. We also had a shark on the flats and broke another off. Pro Tip: Don't overfill reels with braided line. Fill them less than you did with mono. This lessens wind knots and other tangles. You need less than you think!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Big Permit!

Fished with the Mikes in Islamorada today. We had the usual wind to deal with but we found fish anyway. Big Mike caught his first permit today. It was a beauty and weighed 17 pounds. We also had jacks, cero mackerel, mangrove snappers, and mutton snappers. The flats fishing was slow today due to very murky water. Pro Tip: It helps to fight fish close, especially with light tackle. We had to chase the permit today and staying with the fish prevented us from surely being broken off on structure.