It was tuesday evening, I had just gotten back from a quick freshwater tarpon session. I got call from Kent and Alex about mother shipping the yaks to mingo. Since the forecast was calling for 15-20 knot winds. I was skeptical at first but then gave in to temptation. I really dont know how we were able to cram in all 3 yaks into Kent’s boat. So we went got on the flats and fished thru some horrible winds. Here was the outcome.
There was hundreds and hundreds of tailing sheepshead on the flat. I tried almost all my flies in my fly box. Not one decided to show interest into the flies. They would come and inspect it and take off. It was sure a sight to see as iv’e never seen so many of them tailing.
The day before I had received the new HCFT fly line mat. It was perfect that it came in so I used it these howling winds. It worked out perfect.
—–THE DAY BEFORE.
Tuesday after noon I was checking Instagram and fellow SWC member Jeremy Chavez catch his first Tarpon on Fly. I quickly got motivated to do some freshwater tarpon fishing. I called up my friend pk, who just bought a brand new fly combo the night before. I knew he wanted to break in the new rod. So we headed and everything worked out perfect. We have tried numerous times at these tarpon and never get a single bite. A distinct fly got the job done. It was about time. Pk has been fishing only for a month and a half and to catch a tarpon this size was a trophy. It was his first tarpon on fly.
Horrible pic of the tarpon jumping right before sundown.
We headed to chipotle for a celebratory dinner!!