Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Everglades Adventure-2009

Our trip began in Everglades City, in south Florida.

We were scheduled to fish one day with Capt. Ned Small, and after meeting him the first morning, he felt we might have some shots at tarpon.

Most of the tarpon, at this time, are laid up, which mean they are not eating, and are usually found laying motionless under the mangroves. Spotting this fish is not easy, but Ned located a few fish, although some were impossible to reach due to the thick mangroves. One fish gave me a small window and on my second cast, I was able to drop the fly in front of the fish. It only took a couple of short strips to bring the tarpon to the fly and we watched as he enhaled the black and purple Neutralizer.