My charter for today cancelled.. It was a guest vacationing at a near by high end resort, so I never got the chance to tell him how good the fishing was.. told the concierge, but ... Oh well...
The up side is I did get to go fishing with my friend Jack Teauge. It has been a cold winter here in the keys and my guide season started full swing before the tarpon showed up. My anglers have hooked, jumped and boated tarpon this year but I have been a spectator up until today.. Jack poled me into a nice laid up tarpon that wolfed down a toad fly..
Remora on fly.
We got 6 great jumps, before the hook pulled out at the boat... Perfect release.. I hate stressing tarpon with the final tug of war at the boat.
A remora attacked the fly after the hook pulled. Remoras have a sucker on the top of thier heads and hitch hike larger fish, usualy sharks. This one had to have attached it self to the tarpon...
Another fish story and another fun day on the flats!!!