As a former Key West information and somebody who fly fished for tarpon in each month of the 12 months, I’m typically stunned on the quantity of people that assume that the one time to journey to the Florida Keys for tarpon is Might and June. The repute these months have is little doubt a carryover from the 70s and 80s, when there have been comparatively few anglers and plenty of migrating tarpon. The sport, as you most likely know, has modified.
Listed below are my prime 5 suggestions for anybody considering of reserving a information to tarpon fish within the Keys this season or in coming years:
1. Selecting a information is extra essential than selecting a season. The distinction between the highest Keys guides and the common information is great. One of the best guides are great folks to spend time on the water with, they’ve a big repertoire of spots to fish–which turns into essential when the climate or fish habits turns into unpredictable, they usually know their enterprise, from knots to hooks to flies to putting the boat excellent in your solid. They’ll know whether or not it’s smarter to spend your day chasing tarpon, or whether or not allow or different species current the perfect alternative.
Additionally, fish migration patterns change from 12 months to 12 months relying on circumstances and the motion of tarpon prey. January could also be calm and heat and supply implausible fishing for laid-up tarpon, the season would possibly prolong far into July, and there could even be good fall tarpon fishing. The one factor you could be sure of is that yearly is completely different. So fish with a information who comes extremely really helpful moderately than looking for any information who is obtainable throughout “peak season.” (They’re most likely already booked anyway.) You’re higher off fishing with an important information in unhealthy climate than a awful information on an ideal day–it’s that sort of sport.