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May Flats Fishing for Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon

Capt. Carl Ball
June 8, 2009
Biscayne Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

May is one of my favorite months for fishing in Biscayne Bay for the much sought after and not easily enticed tarpon. As expected May was not disappointing. My customers were very happy with the number of shots available with both fly and bait. Since starting my DNA Tagging efforts for the FWC I have learned there is a big difference between catching tarpon and DNAing tarpon. Getting a DNA sample requires you to actually hold on to the fish long enough to get a sample of skin with a tinny Scotchbrite pad. I call it the DNA Jinx. I usually warn my customers that they are about to loose their tarpon as I reach for the DNA kit. Here are some pictures to highlight the month.

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Biscayne Bay Fishing Forecast:

June is a great month of coarse for chasing bonefish, permit and tarpon around the flats of Biscayne Bay. The tarpon migration is in full swing providing many opportunities for sight fishing. Bonefish and permit will be a top pick for a good challenge with huge rewards. This is actually one of the best times to get that Grand Slam.

Target Species:

bonefish, permit, tarpon, sharks

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I specialize in both fly fishing and light tackle sight fishing for bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook and shark. My area of guiding expertise extends from the northern reaches of the Florida Keys to Miamiís Biscayne Bay and the waterways of Fort Lauderdale. Depending on your preference, Key Biscayne in Miami gives the angler the best opportunity to catch a variety of species, whereas in Fort Lauderdale, the focus is more on live baiting for tarpon, snook, jack crevalle and barracuda.

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Awol Fishing Charters
1542 NE 17 Way
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Phone: 954-383-0145
Alt. Phone: 954-565-2457
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