The Fishing Rod To The Fishing Task

Fly Fishing in saltwater has become so well-liked in the final twenty 5 years in the Florida Keys that the Bonefish census board established every fish is “worth” about three,000.00. This is mainly because of to the overwhelming quantity of vacationers who visit the Florida Keys every year to go fishing.

I was utilizing a Sage Xi2 11wt with Sage tropical fly line on a Charlton reel. I dropped my Tibor Gulfstream throughout a customs check at the airport so I used my back again up reel. The Charlton is really a great item and I set the drag very restricted. I checked it with my Boga Grip and it was only 10lbs but it appeared like a lot more to me. I was using 40lb leader with an 80lb shock tippet. I determined that I would fish down and soiled and I gave the tarpon no opportunity. Rod tip in the drinking water, they all came in very rapidly. Following releasing the initial tarpon I saw a bigger fish swimming about twenty yards away. I did not even have time to place my cap back again on prior to making another solid.

Tarpon are extremely energetic feeders, they are not ambush feeders. Because of this they need an active bait/lure presentation. A lively baitfish or lure will get far much more strikes than a dead fish or subtle entice presentation.

Every Spring, when anglers get the itch to strike the open up drinking water there is one fish on their thoughts. Snook. On Tampa bay in Florida, fishing for the mighty and elusive Snook is one of the most well-liked kinds of fishing. It is the preferred species of fish for numerous, and guides who know the local waters all concur, the best time to catch them is the Spring.

They ranged from eighty to over 1 hundred fifty lbs. Fish in this “ring” configuration are perhaps the greatest target for the fly angler. If your goal fish does not take, your fly can still attract subsequent interlopers bringing up the rear. It’s like trying to get a date from a merry-go-round full of ladies, just maintain attempting and you may get fortunate! Fish in a daisy chain are unfettered, relaxed and frequently prepared for a quick appetizer made of feathers.

The other type is dry tarpon fishing where you want to allow the fly appear like simple prey to the fish by appearing helpless, allowing it float in the water for awhile. You can also do some fast casting by only letting the fly stay on the surface area for a second and then pulling it off and recasting it.

Technique: It’s hard to decide this without really seeing you fish. Make sure your rod is not too high during the drift. If you maintain the rod with your right hand, maintain your fly line with your still left hand. When you get a strike increase the rod tip straight up and bring your left hand straight down, whilst still keeping the line, at the exact same time.

I dumped a wimpy cast in front of an on-coming 6 pack of Belize tarpon. The excess weight ahead #10 floating line caught a puff of wind and collapsed in an terrible heap. Belize silver kings are usually smaller than the giants discovered in Florida. These tarpon will operate forty to eighty lbs. A seventy pounder rushed the fly, somehow seeing it beneath the pitiful coils of flyline languishing above. The fish attacked, mouth agape as I stripped wildly to recover from my “deer in the headlights” presentation. I gasped and beheld a great open mouth about to crush my pitiful offering. I spasmodically set the hook, skillfully rescuing the fly unscathed as a welder’s helmet jaw slammed shut on absolutely nothing but salt drinking water. My initial shot at a large tarpon was lost to the premature hook-set we northerners know so well.

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Florida Keys Sport Fishing

One of the most important factors to catch the Mighty SliverKing (tarpon fishing) is fresh bait. There are a number of live baits that work, but here in Key west, a fresh lively Pinfish rarely gets refused.

In order to catch pinfish you have to know where to look for them. They are very prolific and easy to catch once you find them. Pinfish live will move around a lot, but a great depth to find them is 3ft-10ft. You are going to want a soft, grassy, dark bottom. Don’t look for them over sandy, white bottom.

Fishing for them ranges from hook and line to traps to cast nets.

First we will go over the hook and line method. This is a great way to catch and keep them fresh and lively. Although it is a little more time consuming as you will be catching them one at a time most often. First anchor your boat over that soft, grassy bottom in the appropriate depth. You are going to want some current wherever you are. Deploy a chum bag off the back, the bag should be small to medium mesh. Now give it 5-10 minutes. If they are there you will start seeing them in your slick pretty quick. If after 10ish minutes nothing shows up, or lots on small snappers show up, move on. Your tackle should match for these small baitfish. You are not going to need an expensive outfit, just any K-Mart 6-10 pound rod and reel will do. You can tie the hook right to the mainline, no leader is necessary. Your hook should be a small gold colored baithook, no much bigger than your fingernail. Tip the hook with a small piece of shrimp or squid and drift it back in your chumslick. If it is not getting dowm in the water colonm you can use a small splitshot sinker right above the hook. This is not BassFishing, so you don’t have to set the hook with much force, just reel down and lift up. Once you have your pinfish on get him in the boat. They fall off a lot once out of the water, so hold them over the boat. That way if it does fall off it is going to fall in the boat. If it doesn’t fall off and you are going to De-Hook it, be careful. They are called Pinfish for a reason. They should be put in your livewell as soon as possible, to prevent de-scaling. A great way to de-hook is with a “de-hooker”. You can pick on up at your local tackle shop.

If you are good with the cast net, you can also catch them with it. Once they a “chummed-up” behind your boat, you can throw the net on them. Your net is going to need to be heavily weighted, medium mesh. This type of net will sink fast. Pinfish are extremely fast and if your net sinks to slowly, you are going to miss a lot. This is a great way to catch a lot in a little time. Only problem here is the net really beats up the bait. A lot of bait will be de-scaled from the net.

The third way, and my favorite is the “Pinfish trap” Very easy and all you do is set it out at night and pick it up in the morning full of fresh pinfish. There are a few types of traps on the market, but not all are created equal. My favorite for Key West Tarpon fishing is the none coated wire traps. You DO NOT want to buy a trap with plastic coating on it. They do not catch as well. Also the trap needs to be weighted and look for the one with weights already in the bottom. A good quality bungee over the door is also a must. I have found that some bungees don’t last long and well, all you bait will swim right out. Tie about 10-12ft of line to the top of you trap with a float attached. The float can be anything from an empty water bottle to a lobster trap float. Just don’t make it look so obvious, they can “disappear”. Bait your trap with a block of chum or any fish carcass. Set it in the same areas as the other methods. Remember to bungee the top and it should catch all you need for the next day of Tarpon Fishing in Key West.

Good Luck catching and see you on the water