The tarpon bite is better than I've ever seen. Multiple catches almost every evening. The fish are ranging from 80 to 150 pounds. Lots of sore arms and happy anglers. It's normal to have multiple hook ups - but we are hooking more fish than ever. Some really great tarpon fishing to be had this year and it will last through mid July. If you want to catch the fish of a lifetime - now is the time to come. I have a couple days left open in May and June hasn't filled up yet.
The backcountry is producing some great catches as well. The bonefish were all over the flats yesterday. More fish than I've seen in years. We had several shots on schools of 25-30 fish. We hooked 5 and landed 2 beauties - a 6 pounder and a 9 pounder. The trout and snapper bite has been fabulous with as many as you want to catch - they are great table fair as well. We caught a few snook the other day and the reds are biting too. If big sharks are your thing - they are here and eating - over the last few weeks we have landed several sharks (Bulls and Lemons) ranging from 80 to 250 pounds!
It's "Game On" for fishing this spring. I'm sure the fishing will be great this summer too - if you want to beat the heat - now's the time.