Fishing Report – 4/30/15
After an awesome winter fly fishing for Snook and Redfish deep in the Boca Grande backcountry we have changed our pursuits to elusive tarpon that are making their presence known. Chasing snook proved worthy over the winter with a number of snook in the 30-40 inch range being landed. My snook season ended with what was definitely the largest snook I have witnessed being caught. Sambo the Snookmaster and I estimated her weight at somewhere between 40 and 50 lbs and more than 4 feet in length. We landed this monster Charlotte Harbor snook outside the boat and never laid the fish on the deck.
Currently the tarpon fly fishing is tough due to an extreme front, but when the weather settles down we will be hammering them once again. Should be a great tarpon season, let’s hope mother nature remains cooperative. Stay tuned as we edit the video footage from this awesome trophy snook battle and healthy release.