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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
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 has made it’s way back to the Florida Panhandle for the summer Tarpon season. The water temp come up nicely this year and we are seeing fish local daily!! The weather has been less than desirable the last few day’s but promises to clear the evening and will be perfect for the foreseeable future. The excitement for the Tarpon migration is growing by the moment! Keep an eye on the journal for their will be pics of POON soon!!