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Florida Keys Tarpon Report April 18, 2009

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Florida Keys Tarpon Report April 18, 2009

Postby Keysjake » Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:29 pm

Florida Keys Tarpon Report
April 18, 2009


Greetings from Tarpon World:

April 18, 2009: Today the wind blew from the east at 20 to 30 knots all day so Don Butler and John Butler joined me for a ride up to Islamorada to visit the fly shops in the area. We took a nap, got up, ate dinner at the Barracuda Bistro and then headed to the launch ramp at 7:30 PM for a night Tarpon on Fly charter.
We left the marina in the "fly reel" and traveled about 10 minutes to the same area where we fished last evening. We began seeing Tarpon rolling as we approached the spot where I wanted to fish. As I turned off the motor John made a cast and hooked a 65 pound Silver King, after a short 10 minute battle I released John's first fish of the night. Next, Don caught a 100 pounder and then John got his second Poon, all before sunset.
We fished until 11:30 in 20 knot plus wind and choppy seas with the Tarpon eating as if it was there last meal, at one point we hooked 6 Tarpon on 6 consecutive casts. John hooked and fought six tarpon on the same fly, 3 spit the hook and he released the other three. Don, while fighting his 4th fish of the evening had a 120 pounder next to the boat and ready for release when that big tarpon charged under the boat, breaking the TFO Blue Water Light rod as it slammed into the gunnel of the boat as that tarpon jumped on the other side of the boat.
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When we got back to the dock we were all laughing at the great night of fly fishing for Tarpon, between the two anglers they jumped a total of 16 Tarpon with 8 of them fought to the boat for a release. WOW, fly fishing for tarpon was red hot, I sure hope that these Poon's continue to eat my flies aggressively. More reports to follow, I love my job, wish you were here.
I still have a few Tarpon dates available, April 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, May 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and June 7, 8, 9, 10, 1, 12, 13. Give me a call if you have any interest.
Regards:
Jake
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Re: Florida Keys Tarpon Report April 18, 2009

Postby bhorsley » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:10 pm

awesome Jake --
growing old ain't for sissies
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Re: Florida Keys Tarpon Report April 18, 2009

Postby XXXi2 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:36 pm

:shock:
Awesome photo!
20" is not 20 lbs.

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Re: Florida Keys Tarpon Report April 18, 2009

Postby edski » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:48 am

Capt. Jake,Give up yuor phone # or e-mail.I may be down at that time.Ed.


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Re: Florida Keys Tarpon Report April 18, 2009

Postby Cutter » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:59 am

Cool photo and epic fishing!
The world is your oyster-
So show up with a knife and know how to shuck.

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Re: Florida Keys Tarpon Report April 18, 2009

Postby TreyG » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:16 am

Great post Capt. Jake, keep them coming.

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Re: Florida Keys Tarpon Report April 18, 2009

Postby Keysjake » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:04 am

Florida Keys Tarpon Report
April 19, 2009


Greetings from Tarpon World:

April 19, 2009: Don Butler from Connecticut and North Carolina along with his son John Butler from central Florida fly fished for Tarpon with me tonight for there third consecutive night. We left the dock at 8:30 PM in 20 knot south east winds, with clear star filled skies, and a 1 foot chop in the cut where we were fishing on the lee side of a Key.
We spotted a pod of Tarpon feeding on the surface about 10 minutes from the dock, Don made a cast and hooked a 120 pound Silver King and the battle was on. Twenty minutes later I took the fly from that fishes mouth and it swam off. Next John hooked a 75 pounder that jumped 9 times and fought like a real big fish for about 5 minutes . That fish then swam under my boat and tried to stay under there until the 400 pound Bull Shark showed up and chased that Tarpon out from under the boat. John pointed the rod at the Tarpon and held the reel so it could not turn. The fast moving Tarpon easily broke the 20 pound tippet and escaped from the shark to fight again another day.

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Don and John wound up the night by jumping 12 Tarpon on fly of which John caught two while Don released four, two of which were between 120 and 130 pounds. During their 12 hours of fly fishing for Tarpon in the last 3 nights, the two anglers wound up jumping 33 Poons, while catching and releasing a total of 18 magnificent Silver King on Fly! These numbers are amazing, fishing is red hot and although we never launched the flats skiff during the day time due to the rough windy conditions, these two fly fishermen had the best trip of their life. More reports to follow, I do love this job, wish you were here:
Jake

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Re: Florida Keys Tarpon Report April 18, 2009

Postby kendalloz » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:53 pm

:mrgreen:

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Re: Florida Keys Tarpon Report April 18, 2009

Postby MalcolmRobertson » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:07 am

Nice! Looking forward to a good tarpon season Capt Jake. I'm fishing with Albert the last week of May. Maybe I'll see you again down around Sunshine.

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Re: Florida Keys Tarpon Report April 18, 2009

Postby Keysjake » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:50 am

Hi Malcolm,
I saw Alberto today on the water, I look forward to seeing you fighting some Silver King when you get here.
Gone Fishing; :D
Jake
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