Boy have we had some great fishing this month! On the 14th we fished with Tom Kane and his son 12 year old Peter. They caught 7 permit including Peter’s 39 pound beast. On the way home they caught 2 pompano to 17 inch fork length and 1 of 2 tarpon by Peter.
The 15th we fished with Mike Reiner and his son Jacob (11). They also scored with 7 permit and the rare 1 eyed tarpon of about 75 pounds. In the evening Jeff scored with a 125 pound tarpon on a 2 hour tarpon trip.
On the 17th Joe Capuano joined us for three fun days of action. Day one produced 3 permit from 21 to 25 pounds a barracuda and 3 sailfish. Day two was tough, but we still caught a sailfish, dolphin, a couple kings and a couple bonito. Day three was a new list of varieties. We started with a 20 pound king, added a barracuda, a black grouper, 2 african pompano of 29 and 31 pounds and finished the day with final bonito.
Joe Capuano caught 4 sails and 3 permit
In the evenings we were tarpon fishing. On the 17th Brad Orvieto and his guest Dave caught tarpon of approximately 120, 140 and over 160 pounds plus a big jack. Tuesday night we caught 1 tarpon and Wednesday 2 tarpon.
The 20th The Ackermans caught a couple sails, a couple kings and a cuda.
The 21st, Scott Griffin and his guest caught 3 sailfish and our first blackfin tuna of the season. They added a couple kings, a bonito and a cuda for a fun day of variety and action.
Now Saturday was as good as it gets. Lynn Webber, Becky, Mike and Regina drove over from St. Pete for a day of fishing and got all they could dream of. When the sun set, they had caught 13 sailfish. Lynn stole the spotlight with a skipjack tuna and a 5 foot 5 inch, 63 pound wahoo fish.
Sunday Armondo and Jose caught 4 sailfish and a mutton snapper. The evening trip with the Kennemers produced 2 tarpon .
Monday was tough as the Blakes caught a sailfish and a bonito. The evening Produced tarpon of 100 and 110 pounds for Ben and Dominic.
Let’s plan those summer swordfish and snook trips before the summer.