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Baby tarpon at night... Biscayne Bay


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#1 Capt Bob LeMay

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 07:53 AM

The babies up to around 30lbs are feeding hard now.   We went four for seven last night, mostly on a nine weight rod.  Pics and a proper report will follow in a day or two.  Today I've got to tie up another batch of Night flies to get ready for tonight's trip.  One other small chore, last night our last fish wasn't a baby at all.  We never saw her but my angler hooked up under a bridge with the same 2/0 Night fly we'd been using and almost instantly we were off to the races.   Even after I fired up the motor and chased after her she almost spooled a reel with 200 yards of backing - still never bothering to do a single jump.  I'll be loading new backing and a brand new fly line on that reel as well today... after she managed to cut us off on something - still almost 200 yards away....  Think it might be a good idea to use a bit heavier rod as well... A 9wt is perfect for fish up to almost 40lbs but seriously out-gunned on a big girl.


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#2 FlatsRoamer

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 08:24 AM

Good to hear Bob. I was at flamingo yesterday (outside the park) and found a lot of baby tarpon rolling, just didn't want to eat a fly.

Still hunting for my first tarpon on fly! 


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Can't wait for that diy trip to Acklins!!

 

 

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