It’s august here in key largo florida and we are in the midst of summer time. I’ve been doing a lot of tarpon fishing still, mostly deep in the everglades. It’s a bit of a jog usually an hour or so, but the fishing is usually well worth it. While in later july the fishing had gotten a bit more hit and miss, it is still very possible to have great tarpon fishing.
Today we landed 5 nice tarpon in the 30 to 60 lb range. Yesterday we landed 4. Days before that were a bit more hit or miss but I finally got back dialed in on the fish. We had a few slow mornings with not much action from either tarpon nor shark, but managed to put some catches of other things together in the afternoons.
The winds the last couple days got back in the east/northeast which helped the fishing tremendously, whereas previously we had several days of muggy, hot, southwest wind which is not good for much here. Snook fishing has still been productive too, we were lucky and got 7 big snook up to fifteen pounds in one of my tarpon spots.
Smaller snook have been feasting on the pilchards and those baits have been readily chummed on the edge of the gulf of mexico. While doing that we are often catching trout and snappers, so it makes the bait catching experience a little more fun for the customers. As we get deeper in august, fishing can still be really good but can also get tough.
The heat of summer sets in and fish respond differently. Though one thing with me you can always bet I’ll work as hard as I can, trying to catch whatever bait we need, running wherever we need to go, to put my anglers on the fish of a lifetime!