May 19, 2008
Tarpon fishing continues to be great. I had the pleasure of having David Weaver, a wildlife artist, onboard today. He is an outstanding artist and his work can be seen on his website http://rodandbrush.com/. He released two tarpon, two barracudas, and his first ever permit. That is what is so great about the spring and summer months in Key West, there are just so many different species to target. His first tarpon was caught in a deep channel and what a stubborn fish this one turned out to be. After close to an hour we finally got the release. We found his second Tarpon “laying up” on a shallow flat. These fish in the shallows can be very finicky, but this Tarpon slurped up that jumbo crab as soon as it hit the water. After realeasing two cudas we found a large school of permit. After several perfect casts by David we finally got one to eat our offering. That rounded out a great day for both the angler and guide.