14 May Flyfishing for Tarpon
Flyfishing for tarpon is what the month of May is all about in south Florida and the keys. I’ve been out almost every day during April and May, chasing silver with clients. 95% of my clients come to throw flies this time of the year but I do a few live bait trips in the bridges and channels from islamorada down to big pine key.
My home base in the spring is always islamorada but I’ve been in Biscayne Bay a couple of times doing some bonefishing in between tarpon shots with a lot of success.
The bonefish have been around in good numbers along with some permit visiting the deeper edges of the flats while tarpon fishing.
We are already experiencing an early summer weather pattern with lots of thunderstorms and rain in the afternoon, followed by calm weather after the storms.
Bonefish and permit love that calm period after all the mess and is not unusual to see lots of them happily tailing after the worst weather has moved out east towards the ocean.
Almost all of these storms come west from land and work their way east towards the ocean side so you have to know the body of water you’re in, time the weather wisely and look for shelter if the storm is upon you, specially if there are strong winds, rain and lightning involved.
I still have some days available towards the end of June while the big numbers of tarpon are still around. The big fish start leaving by mid July but some are still around and very willing to bite as pressure from anglers goes down by 90%.
Summer time is right around the corner! Do you want to experience the very best fishing south Florida has to offer? Book a trip in July, August or September, You’ll be glad you did!! Summer time is the best time to fish of the year and the most stable weather for every single inshore species we have in Biscayne Bay, the keys and the Everglades.
Give me a call if you want to get on great tarpon, bonefish or permit fishing.
Capt Alex Zapata
Flats fishing guide
IFFF certified fly casting instructor
Miami, Everglades and the keys