Juvenile Tarpon Fishing
Capt. Raul Montoro
August 5, 2013
Biscayne Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report
It's been a while since I've posted a report on the online fisherman and I know it probably sound like an excuse, but I just haven't had much time to do so.
It's been a great July and I truly feel blessed that I've been staying busy working most of the month and August is looking good as well. I've been at it hard since last October, but I'm also looking forward to slowing down some and taking a vacation.
I was primarily tarpon fishing through the first week of July and will continue to do so when the opportunity presents itself. The migrating fish are now gone up toward the north end of Florida, but we will continue to have good tarpon fishing through out the summer into fall.
This report I'm going to talk about juvenile tarpon through out the Everglades National park out of Flamingo Marina.
With the rainy season in full swing, all the fresh water is coming off the interior creeks of the Everglades into our bays and coves. Along with the water coming off the creeks so are the tarpon.
Getting up bright and early when the sun is coming up is the key. This is when the tarpon are more actively feeding. Many times if you catch it right, there will be a shrimp hatch going on and there will be tarpon as far as you can see and you can have one of those special days and putting up big numbers.
These juvenile tarpon are loads of fun and we are catching them on flies as well as artificial baits. My fly of choice has bee a small minnow pattern or a top water fly such as the gurgler especially when a shrimp hatch is going on.
As far as hard baits, you can't beat a mirror lure mirror dean in silver/black and orange and silver/chartreuse. Casting you're a few feet ahead of when they come up and roll is the key.
We are catching anywhere from 5 to 20 tarpon in the morning if the conditions are right and like I mentioned before, getting up early is the key.
Summer time is hot and humid, but the fishing is hot as well.
If you're interested incoming down and fishing some juvenile tarpon on light tackle using artificial baits give me a call.
Capt. Raul Montoro
Shallow Tails Guide Service, Inc.
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