I don’t know if it is the rain, big tides of late or just the karma, but the Tarpon bite has not been very consistent in our area. The Tarpon show up for a few days then are gone. No worries though with the cooler water on the way the Tarpon will soon be herding up in the sound taking advantage of the offshore Mullet run. The good news is the slot or just out of the slot Redfish are still willing to chew. Seems we catch Redfish that are too short or picture taking whoppers up to 30″. We tried one river spot for the Jumbo’s for a few minutes a day ago with no luck. I think as soon as the big tides slow down this week the run of Adult Red Drum will begin with earnest, and I plan on being in the middle of them.
My energetic crew from this past Friday completed an inshore slam catching some nice Redfish, Speckled Trout and a wild and crazy Triple-tail. The Triple-tail are not very common in our waters but sure are a joy to catch as they leap out of the water and high fly like a Tarpon. Triple-tail are also very fine eating. Fishing the outgoing tide around docks and fallen trees in the backs of the creeks fishing was pretty good all week. We caught Redfish from just under the slot to the bonified whopper size of over 30″. We also landed the mighty Silver King on Saturday and in the heat that w as a real battle. No picture as the leader broke as we were posing for the picture. By far this has been my best summer fishing for Redfish. I am looking forward to the Jumbo’s in the river soon as well as many more Tarpon.