For the Memorial Day weekend I was able to spend time on the other end of my skiff. Thanks to my son, John, who poled me on some nice snook for a good day. He also put me on some nice reds but they were not as cooperative.
I had a good day on the water with Tim and Adam, down from Chicago, on my skiff. After casting to laid up Tarpon with no luck I had Tim change to an 8wt for snook. Of course, on his 3rd cast this 80 # Tarpon ate the fly. Tim got 3 jumps from her before she straightened the hook.
I was honored that Mrs Roxanne and her husband Pete chose to spend Mother's Day on my skiff chasing snook in the 10,000 Islands.
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of guiding Kasey Nelson on his first Tarpon trip.
The picture says it all ! It doesn't get much better than this. His first cast to his first Tarpon, perfect execution and he was hooked up to a 150 # "BIG GIRL".
It was great to see his face as she danced on the water after the hook up.
His comment to me was " I couldn't believe I was hooked to that frieght train ".
Unfortunately she broke of after 40 minutes, but I think Kasey now has the fever that inflicts so many fly fisherman this time of year, "Tarpon Fever".
... to Everglades City!
We are moving our fly fishing guide service from the Tampa Bay area further south to Everglades City.
Come join us in the Everglades for your next fishing adventure!
Get on the Water
---Bend a Rod !!!
Capt. John Hand
This young man caught this 40 inch Red off the dock while visiting his grand parents during their stay at Redfish Landing.
Yes, August is here and the Tarpon have returned to the rivers and back country.
Lynn Skipper had fun with his 10wt outfit on Sunday morning tackling a 50# tarpon in the river.
Tarpon are active at sunrise and snook will be biting at night going into the full moon.