The wind is absolutely howling.....but that hasn't stopped the tarpon from biting even though casting a fly has been tough.
Last Friday Luke Rehwoldt, a deputy sheriff from Osceola County, chartered me for a half day of tarpon fishing. We started out early in the morning and fished till about 1030am with fairly good success. Rehwoldt landed four tarpon to 30 lbs and had legitimate shots at 6 others.
On Monday Todd Lancaster from Montana fished with me also for a half day. The wind was really bad, about 30 knots, but Todd managed to land two tarpon around the 25 lbs mark. Todd did an excellent job casting in that much wind and was reward with two nice ones.
Today started out poor, wind to 25 knots and rain for the first hour of the trip. As it cleared the wind decreased to about 18 knots and the tarpon began to roll. John Thompson from Wisconsin was my guest today, and had his work cut out for him with the wind. He did well though and landed three tarpon out of the five that he jumped. All went in the 25-35 lbs range.
The fish are there and willing to eat, whether its a fly or live bait. Hopefully the winds will subside, its been an unusual May weather wise.