Fishing for tarpon in the lagoons has produce some good afternoon and some good short action in the morning. On last Friday I was able to get the tarpon and the marlin on the same day with a hatchet marlin in the morning on a Shimano Stella reel 10000 spool with Sufix 20 pound test. The fish took a ballyhoo rig with a long shank hook 9/0 form Owner this hooks are incredible sharp and strong, it went threw the bill like butter. In the last couple afternoon we nail a couple of nice sizes tarpon 50-90 ponder, this action was right after a nasty rain. School of small tarpon still frenzy around strong hours tide or at the end of the tide.
We fish two morning on fly with Tony form The Urban Angler in New York. He was able to land 4 tarpon on the first day the biggest tarpon was around 80 pound on 8wt Sage Xi-2 with a Tibor reel. The second morning our shot of good action for the fly was short and we had 4 hook up at small tarpon and lost all 4 tarpon and land a small snook.
Off shore we still having some days with multiple shots at blue marlin, white marlin, hatchet marlin and sailfish. I think that most boats has most of the action trolling skirt ballyhoo and the afternoon are the most productive with some days with up 8 shots of different billfish. Small wahoo keep stealing mono leaders rig for billfish.
Remember to book your trip a head of time and do your home work shopping around, we have very good guides in the area. Avoid rip off. Is not a tourist tour is a fishing trip.