Well the last few weeks have been quite incredible. Tarpon full the waters here in the Golden Isles like a crowded beach on 4th of July. They have been really happy when the winds are light and the sea is calm. I had two days of fly fishing for them this past week with Frank and Will and the first day we fished hard all day even turning to redfish when the tide was right and catching a few. But we continued to pursue what most people think is impossible. Sight casting to laid up tarpon here in Georgia. We left the dock at around 7am and fished hard all day. Around 4pm a few clouds moved in and Frank and I were giving up hope but Young Willy as Frank calls him was staying positive. I moved the skiff into an area we had seen lots of fish laid up a few days earlier and as I moved forward Will said STOP no wait yes Stop! As I looked over his shoulder there was a 60+ pound tarpon laid up facing the boat. He was less than 10 feet off the bow and Will made a cast. The fish didn’t react so he cast closer and the fish moved in fast and ate. He leaped into the air almost landing on Will landing just feet from the bow. He then tore through the water leaping skyward attempting to escape but his fate was not that lucky and after a short 15 minute fight we leadered the fish. We celebrated as it started to rain and decited to call it a day and what a day it was! Congratulations to Will for doing what only an elite few have done. Land a tarpon on fly here in Georgia. We tarpon fished Saturday and went 1 for 3 on a Strike King Shadalicious artificial and jumped 3 more on fly! We also landed some nice jacks and redfish to bring what I would call 2 amazing days with friends and fish to an end. Come and join the club and lets go do some tarpon fishing!
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