26 May Miami Fly tarpon guide
Miami Fly tarpon guide
The tarpon fishing continues to heat up in the keys. The fish have been plentiful in most backcountry and ocean side areas from Miami down to Key west.
Calm weather days have been spent mostly out in the backcountry, throwing flies at laid up tarpon and rolling fish. I love to tarpon fish in the backcountry as the water is usually off color and the fish bite better. The fish have been moving in the ocean as usual this time of the year.
Ocean side Tarpon
Getting bites in the ocean side gets very tough during days with no wind, sunny skies and clear water. The fish still will take your feathers if you do everything perfect. During those calm and sunny days you really have to downsize your tackle: very small and sparse flies, 14-18 feet leaders, light shock tippet, clear flyline and a 9 or 10wt rod. Use fly lines with a longer tapered head so you can lay down a stealthy cast with no splash and make sure you give the fish plenty of lead with your cast. Oceanside Tarpon on fly is a game of perfection with almost no room for error.
Get good at catching these clear water tarpon in the ocean and you can consider yourself at the pinnacle of Flyfishing in saltwater.
The fish are stacked up in the bridges and channels if you decide to go with a spinning rod and live bait. Mullet, pinfish, pilchards and live crabs arealways the baits of choice.
Book your Miami fly tarpon guide
Still have open dates on May and late June. Whether is Flyfishing or spinning, give me a call and I will put you on them.
Capt Alex Zapata
Flats fishing guide
IFFF certified fly casting instructor
Miami, Everglades and the keys
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