Key west west flats fishing report 6/11-13/13

The last few days I have been fishing with Carl Knoblok. We have been mostly targeting tarpon on fly and have been having early morning success. Carl hooked his first tarpon durning a nice hatch and after a 40 minute fight we put to much pressure on the fish and broke off in the class tippet. The next morning the hatch was spread out and Carl did not hook up however I landed a nice permit on a mantis shrimp pattern. We then went to the Marquesas but it was very slow. Today we found another hatch however it was spread out and it took Carl a bit of time but we finally hooked up on a nice 40 pounder, we got a few jumps but eventually broke off. We fished west of Key west and had quite a few shots but Carl did not feed any tarpon. I did get an eat from a huge laid up tarpon that ate a chartreuse and yellow fly.

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Posted by Capt. Anthony Skinner, on June 13th, 2013 at 6:10 pm.

R.L. Winston
Dolphin Boats