Tag Archives: Florida Panhandle
Nothing like a HUGE reward for sticking it out on a cloudy, drizzly day! We spent the day Sight Fishing to pushing fish sliding over some very skinny water. After a couple of almost’s we hooked up to this behemoth female. 15 times into the backing….a long way’s into the backing, an hour 45 minutes later, and a mile & a half – two miles from our hookup spot she faked us out and showed us her side then made a finale jump where the fly came loose and she was gone. So close…I mean soo close. She was my Angler’s first Tarpon ever! An epic battle with a beautiful fish. He is naturally completely hooked now! It’s a privilege to be involved up close with these fish on a daily basis during the summer months. To guide Angler’s to experience the eat and power of Tarpon on the Fly. The report is…we are having an awesome migration still. The fish are here in amazing numbers. I have been seeing some very very large groups and strings pushing through the flats each day. We have sunny day’s where the fishing has been gangbustgers and we have had the overcast day’s where we work a bit harder and are still putting fish in the air due to sheer numbers in the fishery. I am looking forward to each and every day left in the Florida Tarpon season! Capt. Doug Henderson
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.