04-03-2005, 10:32 PM
Well after all of the help i got here I made my trip to the keys. I was not able to go after bones but still had a fun time. We did spend some time chasing fish with live shrimp and trolling , still took the flyrod out and caught a mix of fish. The best was a day when we had finished up with the shrimp and I picked up the fly and cast it out into the incoming tide, let the clouser swing under the bridge when it stopped dead,First thought..snag , then it started moving. 20 minutes later my first ever tarpon came to the boat. A few pics and back in the water to revive. Fish was the 30 to 40 pound range. After a few high fives I looked at the tippet and had to retie from the abrasions. I was done but my dad aid 6 more casts. well that proved to be agood idea as I hooked 3 more. These all bigger fish.Lost them all. Two at the jump and one ran me to the bridge. I am hooked on these powerful fish. Next time I venture down the score should be different as the 8wt will not be the gun used. Something a bit heavier next round.