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Tarpon on the Fly in Apalachicola

Capt. Mike Locklear
June 30, 2010
Homosassa - Saltwater Fishing Report

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Friends, tarpon fishing on the fly has to be the best sport of any species on the planet. First you have to learn to handle a big rod like a 10-11 or 12 weight. If you are already there then that is a plus.

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Even if you never have thrown at tarpon or you are an experienced fly fisher, the fun never ends. It is a skill of many facets and you learn by reading as much on the sport as possible.

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Andy Mill has written a new book and although expensive, it is the best $100 you will invest for the pursuit of tarpon on the fly.

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Andy and I have never fished together but just from listening to him on a podcast, I can tell you he knows his stuff.

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I would love to go on and write much more about fly fishing for tarpon. You will have to settle for Andy's book.

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My mind has been on the BP oil spill and already some of my clients have cancelled there plans for July. Can't say I blame them as the travel from Italy is far. Waters still unaffected include points east from Panama City.

I enjoy fishing the waters of St. George Sound and so far it is spared. Although the booms are there as a precaution, the busy guides are taking their clients out each day.

Enjoy these pictures of a recent trip with my friend and top gun guide Capt. Bryon Chamberlin of Land O' Lakes Florida. These were some photos I took of him from the Homosassa waters.

His Hells Bay Professional is a sweet boat to fish from.

have a great month in July!

Homosassa Fishing Forecast:

July is the best month to catch unpressured tarpon from Homosassa and around the Big Bend to St. George Sound. The masses of migrating tarpon have not reached the peak even here in Homosassa. Each day we are seeing several schools of 50 or more fish pass by.

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