Sunday, October 4, 2009

Naples Tarpon Fishing 10/3-10/4

I fished a great client Pierre on Saturday morning and we started out with some early morning tarpon fishing. The fish were all over the place and we threw flies, baitbusters and live mullet without a bite. We had one shark cut us off and finally got a good fish on and it turned out to be a 5ft blacktip shark. We made are way out to get some nice pilchards and went into the backwaters and the action was good. We managed some nice snook, jacks and few nice redfish.
Today I had a great angler Jim from Tampa for an early morning oftarpon fishing. He is a tarpon finantic and today was great. We fished live ladyfish early before the sun came up. The tarpon were thick and eating good unlike yesterday morning. We put out two live ladyfish and cast baitbusters at rolling and free jumping fish. Jim got a nice big trout to start and then we hooked four tarpon over a 100lbs landing one about 120lbs. We got pilchards and headed for the backwaters to see if we could finish a Grand Slam,tarpon, snook, redfish and trout in the same day. We got plenty of snook, but couldnt buy a redfish unllike my last few trips. A great two days of fishing in Naples.