Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing 2014

This is just a brief recap of this year’s Boca Grande tarpon fishing season. It was interesting just like every year. We had to deal with some crazy weather in May, June was as hot as ever and the sharks were generally a complete pain in the butt! Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing May 2014 was a real challenge at times. We had so many days of 20 mph winds that it was driving us(the guides) insane. The lack of flats fishing bait this year also made it really hard to fall back on some awesome flats fishing action during bad weather. Basically, we just had to tough it out and get on some tarpon! The good part was when we … Continue reading

Boca Grande tarpon fishing sunset hook-up

This is just a brief recap of this year’s Boca Grande tarpon fishing season. It was interesting just like every year. We had to deal with some crazy weather in May, June was as hot as ever and the sharks were generally a complete pain in the butt!

Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing

Boca Grande tarpon fishing monster jumping

May 2014 was a real challenge at times. We had so many days of 20 mph winds that it was driving us(the guides) insane. The lack of flats fishing bait this year also made it really hard to fall back on some awesome flats fishing action during bad weather. Basically, we just had to tough it out and get on some tarpon! The good part was when we found them they were pretty co-operative. Well as co-operative as Boca Grande tarpon fishing gets that time of year. Sometimes they just won’t eat no matter what we do!

Boca Grande tarpon fishing up close jumper

Boca Grande Tarpon fishing in June was a lot better as far as the wind was concerned and we glad for the break. The fishing in June was really good! The fish were a lot easier to get on without the wind. The only down side to not having the wind was the increase in boat traffic (fair weather fisherman. Wimps!). It really didn’t bother me much.  I prefer to get away from the crowds and off the beaten path when I can and the results were great.

Boca Grande tarpon fishing on fly

Like I said earlier the sharks were a real pain in the butt! The sharks seem to come and go, some days are awful and others you never see a shark. The reason I say they are a pain is because after hours of hard work I finally get my client hooked up to his first tarpon. Then after a long battle a pack of sharks roll up, annihilate the tarpon and boom! No first tarpon, no killer pic and back to square one. Frustrating! I know, I know! It’s a part of nature but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.

 

 

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