Fishing Report - March 26, 2011 : FlyFish10k
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Fishing Report - March 26, 2011

by Capt. Bill Baldus on 03/26/11

  Spring has arrived here in the 10,000 Islands bringing with it great weather and tarpon.  Our water temperatures have warmed to the magic number of 74 and we are seeing tarpon starting to move through in increasing numbers.

   I fished with Jim Wilson yesterday and we spent most of the day hunting tarpon. We found a few rolling fish at one of our first stops of the morning but not the consistent rolls you will see in warmer water. A fish would roll and you may not see it again for some time or not at all. We found the same thing at the next few bays we fished and just could not get a good shot. I figured if we played the tide right, we may find some laid up fish near the bottom of the low.  By early afternoon the tide had dropped and as we entered a small bay we spotted a nice fish lying in the mouth suspended just below the surface.

Jim took a shot with a large Jail Bait but the fish did not move. A couple more casts and the fish slowly moved off.  Toward the back of the bay I spotted another much larger fish lying against the shore that I guessed to be somewhere between 80 and 100 pounds. Jim took a couple of casts but the fish did not respond. I switched flies to a small 10k Baitfish and on the first cast the fish ate. The fish swirled and Jim set but it came unbuttoned as it lunged out of the water.  As we finished this bay the tide had come up making sight fishing difficult so we packed up and called it a day.

We will keep you posted,

Capt Bill

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