You Asked We Delivered! Sight Fishing for Tarpon with the Fly Rod

Scott OwensGeorgia Fishing Reports

Tarpon and Jacks on fly here in St. Simons Island!

We have been having one hell of a summer! Fishing continues to be strong and mild conditions are allowing me to put clients into sight casting conditions for tarpon. Fishing in less than 8 feet of water we are able to sight fish tarpon which seem to really charge the fly. After a few days of awesome fly fishing one we boated 2 fish one well over 140 and the other over 120 I called Capt. Scott Wagner who is a guide in Savannah and someone I know will respect these fish and our fishery to come down and join in the fun. He eagerly called a few clients until he got a client to bite. They headed south and in just a few hours they had had 2 eats and 2 fish hooked up. Both were lost but no worries he and his client re-rigged and as Capt. Scott made a cast he felt the line go tight. As in any situation a guide always wants his clients to catch the fish but in this case this poon had taken the wrong fly and the games began. My clients and I have now landed 5 tarpon on fly in 2 weeks and jumped off lots more. In the mix have been jacks and even some spinner sharks. We got them dialed in so come and get some and be in a group of the few who have landed a tarpon on fly here in GA.. Oh yah one day even ended with a 120+ pound fish breaking a rods and we still got her in!!