Really enjoying the time leading up to Tarpon season in Northwest Florida with lot’s of high pressure and a perfectly clear atmosphere. I spent the morning cruising up in some of the many rivers we have here to have a look at the abundant wildlife enjoying the weather as I did. The air temp was 60 degrees but in the sun it was much warmer as you see the Alligators were covering all sun lit banks. I had many opportunities at Night Heron’s of both species the Black and Yellow Crowned. I noticed the water temps are rising nicely so it won’t be long now. Enjoy the pics! Capt Doug Henderson
We have had a nice push of migratory (west bound) fish this week. These fish are fresh and eating our clients fly’s very well. Summer time Tarpon season is officially here in Northwest Florida. It’s going to be a great summer of fly fishing for Tarpon! Check out this Big girl above and several other fish bounced in the last few day’s!
The summer Fly Fishing season is really heating up as the Tarpon have started there summer migration. We have been getting really good shot’s lately with some great weather and plenty of fish willing to eat. Looking forward to a great summer here in Nortwest Florida.
The winter has lost it’s grip on the Gulf Coast once again. The water temps up word’s of 72 degrees in most parts of the Panhandle of Florida. Historically this is a month early. With these warming temps comes the King’s of the Florida Flats Tarpon. Early season (April and May) offer undisturbed Fly Fishing to these fish. The fish are fresh as they have come up to the Panhandle from the Mississippi River Delta and have been bothered yet. This time of year represents the the early migration through North Florida. North Florida and the Apalachicola area get 2 migrations each spring and summer. The first being the previously described. The 2nd starts sometime around the end of May early June which is the migratory fish from down in south Florida. It just so happens that these 2 groups of fish meat right where Salted Flats Fly Fishing guides Angler’s on a daily basis during the summer months. We are looking forward this season as we do every season and look forward to having you on the boat with us! See you soon!
Late June and early July have proved themselves to be a great time to come and sight cast to monster Tarpon off the coast of Carrabelle, Apalachicola, and Alligator Point, FL. We have been experiencing high numbers of eats (bites) per day with and average of 4-7 fish caught. This continues to happen all the way into August! We have not yet experienced much rain this summer so the water off the Forgotten Coast of Florida continues to be Gin clear! Tight Lines
The Tarpon fishing off Carrabelle, Apalachicola, and Mexico Beach has been gangbusters for the last few weeks as the true Migration has really been moving through our waters. We have been seeing in excess of a hundred fish per day!! The Tarpon have really been eating well for how clear the water is!! The water is as clear as I’ve seen it in years which can make it difficult to feed the fish just like the locations in the Florida Keys and Boca Grande. These fish don’t care though they Haven’t seen a fly in over a month of their migration they are chewing! We have been catching up to 7 fish daily and feeding many more! I love this time of year! Here are some pics of a few fish from the other morning. Tight Lines
In the last 5 days there has been a substantial beginning to the migratory Tarpon push through the Carrabelle and Apalachicola waters. These fish have really been eating I’d say every fifth fish has taken a swing at the fly!!! Awesome days on the water and it will only get better as the real heavy push is yet to come! We had some weather issues till around 2 o’clock yesterday and still managed to jump 5 in the last 2 hours of the day!!! These fish are hungry! Tight Lines
Finally getting rid of the full moon and the Tarpon are moving back onto the flats after spawning period offshore. A cold front pushed through the Panhandle of Florida for the last five days cooling the water temps to 72 degrees. I observed the fish using the cooling temps as an excuse to push offshore a few days ahead of the full moon. This in turn left the waters of Apalachicola with very few numbers of fish pushing the flats in the last five days rather than just a couple of days as a normal spawning period would. Yesterday was the first day to see fish move back in and they came with great numbers!! We saw over a hundred yesterday but the water was still a bit to cold to bring them eat. Today has turned out to be a whole new ballgame, the water temps were around 76 degrees and the fish were aggressively tracking and eating our fly’s!! I fished out of Carrabelle this afternoon for a few hours and saw over 60 fish and fed 1!! I’ts summer hear on the waters of Apalachicola, Carrabelle, and Cape San Blas and the Tarpon are hear in big numbers!!! Tight Lines
May is a special month hear in the Florida Panhandle the cold fronts really start to loose there momentum and the Gulf of Mexico’s northern waters really start to warm. With these warming water come the Tarpon. I’ve been seeing a few more fish every day. This afternoon I made it out on the water for the last few hours of the rising tide and was very pleased to have seen the #’s of fish I did. I counted over 30 in 2 hours which this time of year is awesome. I even saw a good number of groups of 2 to 3 fish swimming together in the direction that our migratory fish swim during June and July. A GREAT early season afternoon! Tight Lines
Salted Flats Fly Fishing has been Apalachicola Florida Tarpon Fishing for week now. The weather has been a bit tough with some heavy winds and some clouds. That’s to be expected this early in the season. The will be settling into a summer time patter here in a week or so. It’s very early to be seeing here in the Panhandle of Florida but do the warm weather the water temp is 78 degrees. Yesterday I saw several really Big Tarpon one of which weighed WELL over 200lbs. Managed to catch MY first TARPON for the year in excess of 100lbs. Great early start to season I look forward to all winter!! Tight Lines