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No Tarpon But Several Big Mosquito Lagoon Redfish

Capt. John Kumiski
June 12, 2011
Orlando - Saltwater Fishing Report

No Tarpon but Several Nice Redfish

The Report from Spotted Tail 6//11/11

I'm taking a month-long hiatus from reporting. My next report will hopefully be lengthy, posted on July 17.

I spent three days in the boat this week. The first was mostly spent off LaCosta Island. I launched the boat at Pineland and ran through Captiva Pass, then headed south, looking for rolling tarpon. The water was dirty. No tarpon were seen.
Reversing field I headed north. The water cleaned up some, but I still didn't see any fish. Anchoring off Murdoch Point I resolved to wait them out. Ha-ha. The laugh was on me. I sat there about six hours and saw about six fish, none of which presented a shot.
On the way back to Pineland I stopped in Boca Grande Pass. There weren't many boats there (for Boca Grande) and there were lots of tarpon rolling. One boat was hooked up.
I had dinner with good friend Rick DePaiva. In spite of all that's happened to him this year he looks good and was in good spirits, glad to be flying again. It was good to see him.

Rick suggested that I fish near Sarasota the next day. I followed his advice and found myself there at about 10 AM on Tuesday. The water was clean. I had shots at fish off and on until I left at 6 PM. I had a few fish look at a black bunny leech, but no takers. Window shoppers! I tried several different flies, all with the same result, and did not get a bite. I was happy to get some shots, though. It was wonderful seeing those fish.
There were several other boats around. I didn't see anyone else hook up, either.

Friday Dr. George Yarko and his son Shawn joined me for some redfishing on Mosquito lagoon. Like last week we got just three bites. Unlike last week we put all three fish in the boat, though, all above the slot fish with the largest being over 20 pounds.
The boat was back on the trailer just after noon. It was a good morning.

Embrace simplicity.

Life is great and I love my work!

Life is short- go fishing!

John Kumiski

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