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Keys Tarpon Fly Fishing Report May 9, 10, 11, 2009

Postby Keysjake » Wed May 13, 2009 8:00 pm

Tarpon Fly Fishing Report
May 9, 10, 11, 2009


Greetings from Tarpon World:

May 9, 2009:
Ron and Kelly Thayer from Utah came to the Keys for two nights of Tarpon fishing, this was their first time in the Keys or fishing for Tarpon. Ron and Kelly own a 31 foot Bertram which they keep in Cabo San Lucas where they fish for sailfish and marlin. Our first night was on the full moon and we had a shrimp hatch which took place between 1:00 Am and 5:00 AM. The moon was bright and the seas were dead calm, we had a great night fishing with the couple catching mutton snapper, bonnet shark, cobia, along with 5 jumped Tarpon of which each angler released a Tarpon over 100 pounds.
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May 10, 2009:
Tonight the shrimp went off at 2:00 AM and lasted through 6:30 with all kinds of fish eating shrimp on the surface. Tonight jumped 7 Tarpon with Kelly landing a 120 pounder while Ron released two fish both in the 100 pound plus range. Ron and Kelly have decided to return next year fro 4 nights of extreme Tarpon Fishing here in the Keys.
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May 11, 2009:
My longtime client Jon Ziarnik from Cudjoe Key Florida, joined me for a day of fly fishing for Tarpon today. It was sunny, hot, and calm, with blue skies and lots of Tarpon on the flats. Jonn and I looked for laid up Tarpon early this morning and we had a few shots which had the Tarpon refusing the fly. During the afternoon we went to the ocean side flats where we found several schools of happy fish with at least 200 Tarpon in each school.
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Jon made several good casts to the first big school and we watched a 110 pound female turn and eat the well presented black and purple baitfish fly, and then go crazy.
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After we released this fish, Jon rested for a while in the 94 degree heat and then we chased another school for about two miles without getting a bite. John made the decision to quit about 3:30 so we were back at the dock by 4 PM after a good day of Tarpon Fishing. We are planning to fish the same area tomorrow, hopefully we can find some Tarpon which will eat flies a little better however any Tarpon caught on a fly makes for a great day, I do love my job! more Reports to follow.

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I do still have May 19, 20, and 21, still available, these are the best night time tides of the year, if someone doesn't book these dates I plan to go out and catch several dozen Tarpon by my self!

Regards:
Jake

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Re: Keys Tarpon Fly Fishing Report May 9, 10, 11, 2009

Postby Emerson » Wed May 13, 2009 8:23 pm

Jake,
Great pics..I really wish I could come on down...that looks like a blast!!!

Did your English couple.....Phil and Donna return this year?
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Re: Keys Tarpon Fly Fishing Report May 9, 10, 11, 2009

Postby Keysjake » Wed May 13, 2009 8:59 pm

Hi Emerson:
They were scheduled to come on June 3, 4, 5, 6, however they had to cancel due to the economic turn down. They are planning to come back next year on those same dates. Phil an dDonna caught a bunch of POONS with me last year, I lok forward to fishing with them next year.
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Re: Keys Tarpon Fly Fishing Report May 9, 10, 11, 2009

Postby toddkfly » Thu May 14, 2009 10:03 am

Jake,

Do you ever sleep????? The next couple weeks can't go by fast enough. Really looking forward to fishing with you on the 1st and 2nd.

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Re: Keys Tarpon Fly Fishing Report May 9, 10, 11, 2009

Postby KnotCase » Sat May 16, 2009 9:19 am

Great pics Jake - got my adrenaline flowing for a trip I have starting on June 8.
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Re: Keys Tarpon Fly Fishing Report May 9, 10, 11, 2009

Postby bhorsley » Sat May 16, 2009 10:20 am

Todd--you can sleep when you are dead
growing old ain't for sissies
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Re: Keys Tarpon Fly Fishing Report May 9, 10, 11, 2009

Postby Keysjake » Sat May 16, 2009 11:28 am

:D Todd:
Brian is correct, It is hard to sleep when these monsters are coming through by the thousands!
See you soon.
Jake

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