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Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions Turquoise water, silver demons on the fly

 
 
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Old 05-20-2000, 10:09 PM
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Met my guide Capt. Bob Rodgers at 630 Monday morning. We headed out to the back country spent a couple hours looking for fish saw a few rollers that never came within distance but no shots.

Bob decided not to waste any more time there so we headed to the ocean side,on the way in we saw no one was fishing the legendary pocket. So we figured we would fish it for a few hours have lunch and contune on to the ocean.Within the first half hour a pair of fish came into my sights and I put a fly in front of the fish the fish ate the fly but spit it out Oh well thats tarpon fishing. A few more fish came by had some serious lookers but no takers,and then bang I hooked and landed a 75 lb Silver King that was it for Monday.

Tuesday a cold front moved in and we did not see a fish till after lunch and when we did they were all over the flats the fish were confused and so were we I guess thats what happens when the wind starts to blow out of the north in May, I got a few shots off had a looker but no takes.

Wednesday the wind was blowing like a hurricane and of course the fish I seen were comeing with the wind and I had all I could do to get the fly out of the boat and some times I could not even do that,not a fun day.

Thursday had a offshore trip lined up for dolphin the seas were 5 to 7 trip was canceled what a bummer I wanted to get my first dolphin on a fly.

Friday had a snorkel trip canceled seas were still to rough.

Highlight of the trip was my marriage to the lovely Mary on Saturday night it was a great sunset ceremony in paradise,and I got to share it with some great people,and got a fish to boot

John
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