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Walker
08-26-2010, 08:58 AM
Video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcJ6UQPcf1c

The dark spot is a bait ball. You can see tarpon between me and the bait ball.
http://www.nwmangum.com/BVI2010-AugSept/images/100825-131906.jpg

Look at them!
http://www.nwmangum.com/BVI2010-AugSept/images/100825-132012.jpg

http://www.nwmangum.com/BVI2010-AugSept/images/100825-132806.jpg

Talking about backs and tails!
http://www.nwmangum.com/BVI2010-AugSept/images/100825-133304.jpg

Going for it.
http://www.nwmangum.com/BVI2010-AugSept/images/100825-133428.jpg

http://www.nwmangum.com/BVI2010-AugSept/images/100825-134133.jpg

Fish on - but threw the fly.
http://www.nwmangum.com/BVI2010-AugSept/images/100825-133616.jpg

Got one! Luckily, Nancy had her camera in video mode while I landed the fish.

http://www.nwmangum.com/BVI2010-AugSept/images/100825-140812.jpg

http://www.nwmangum.com/BVI2010-AugSept/images/100825-140819.jpg

http://www.nwmangum.com/BVI2010-AugSept/images/100825-141217.jpg

vtloon
08-26-2010, 09:55 AM
Walter, what time of year were these taken; just recently?

Walker
08-26-2010, 10:23 AM
Yesterday afternoon (August 25)

juro
08-26-2010, 01:45 PM
I'll be right there... :D

bonefishmon
08-30-2010, 12:43 AM
Accidentally just happen to be in the right spot at the right time or does this happen frequently? Tarpon trip anyone? Beautiful water!

Phil

petevicar
08-30-2010, 12:01 PM
Holding the fish like that is not good:tsk_tsk: :tsk_tsk: :tsk_tsk:

Vince
08-31-2010, 08:44 AM
great pictures! Gets my blood pumping just seeing them.

I agree with Pete--I would personally not hold a fish in that manner, nor let it roll around in the dry sand--it can't be good for them.

Walker
09-02-2010, 07:05 PM
Sorry about the slow reply - Hurricane Earl visited us at category 4. Island is doing reasonbly well, but lots of damage. Storm pics at http://bvipirate.com/Earl

Tarpon are here year-round, but best June through November when the fry is thick in the water.

budman
09-03-2010, 08:05 AM
Great photo's, Once in a lifetime pictures. I'm living and loving on the Caribbean side of Panama next to the Sixolas river. We have a stained water fishery but even blind casting we my hook ten to fifteen fish a day. I wish the water was like yours, great report.

Vince
09-03-2010, 10:09 AM
Wish you the best during this and any other hurricanes coming this Fall (hopefully no more will pass your way)

juro
09-03-2010, 11:59 AM
Walker - our sincere wishes for a quick recovery to your beautiful island. Hope to come visit you soon.

Budman - is this a year-round fishery and what sizes are you generally hooking? I like 40-60# best.