March 9th 2017 – High winds for a few days earlier this week have hampered the tarpon bite recovery. A full moon comes up this weekend.
The tarpon fishing report for the Florida Keys looks allot like the Key West tarpon fishing report. Thats all the reports we have had is that the tarpon are in Key West pretty good now after last weekends blow. The boys here at Dream Catcher Charters have been putting some fish in the air for the kick off to tarpon season.
Most of the tarpon we are finding are in and among the shallow channels and edges from Big Pine Key all the way out to the Marquesas Keys. The tarpon we are finding are running a little deep and tough to get on fly fishing tackle. But. Live bait and artificial lures are way easier. We like Pin fish this time of the year for our live bait and Hogy Lures for our artificial lures.
Next week it looks like we have another cold front coming through for the tail end of winter. It won’t get super cold but the lower 70s will certainly chill our water temps. Still, right this minute I cannot call it Tarpon Fishing Season just yet.