3 shots, 3 casts, 3 fish…

The madness has started and I have far behind on my updates and write-ups.  Here is a cool little saga that took place not too long ago…

Capt. Frank, David McCleaf, and I decided to sneak out for a day of fishing one snotty morning before the tarpon madness started.  Poons were only at a mere trickle and we had 15-20kt winds through the day and lots of overcast skies that morning.  After setting up at our favorite ocean side flat and 20 minutes into sitting, I had 1 poon shot, close.  I managed to feed my first ocean side tarpon of the 2010 year that day right under my pushpole from an anchored position.  We didnt see another sign of life after catching that fish so we moved on and I opted to pick up my 9wt rod to chase my other favorite denizen of the shallows….bonefish.  My 2nd cast of the day was to a single mudding bonefish, resulting in the sweet melodies of a screaming drag and a nice performance by a respectable fish just under weight status.  My 3rd cast of the day was to a group of mudding fish, which again was accepted by one of the group of weight class bonefish.  3 fish on 3 consecutives casts on a snotty day… this was a day I will always remember.

Photos courtesy of David McCleaf:

The next days to follow provided us with calm winds and real civilized conditons.  The tarpon swam, they swam hard, we fished hard, and have had the most incredible tarpon fishing that I have ever experienced in my life.  Stay tuned for the next update…

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