Fish Tales with Capt. Donald DeputyLarge mahi reported offshore, huge tarpon in the backcountry
We had another big week of fishing off the Upper Keys last week, both offshore and in the backcountry.
Posted - Thursday, May 23, 2013 04:12 PM EDT
Tarpon should fear: The worms are coming
Jeff Lassinger and Don Rodgers, from Pittsburgh, fished three trips with the 'SeaSquared' last week. Their offshore day netted dolphin and a deep-water snowy grouper.
There's a full moon arising, and it will impact all sorts of fishing. For starters, the May full moon typically spurs on the Palolo worm hatch. These little red worms spawn en masse on the surface and become culinary nirvana for the tarpon.
A huge school of tarpon crazily gulping a sea of red is quite the sight. This is your best opportunity to catch tarpon on fly, as the worms are easily mimicked.
Posted - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 11:00 AM EDT
Captain Steve Thomas and his client John Avallone from Philadelphia hold on to another big tarpon caught on live bait in Islamorada. This tarpon was quickly released unharmed to fight another day. (Photo by Capt. Mike Makowski)
Fish Tales with Capt. Mike MakowskiTime is right for dolphin, grouper and tarpon
Every where I go around town people are talking about the great fishing all over the Upper Keys this past week. Its all about the dolphin, grouper and tarpon oh my!
Posted - Thursday, May 16, 2013 06:02 PM EDT