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Fishing Busy Holidays

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

The Memorial Day has come and gone and so have all the extra boats on the water. It is more difficult to fish during these busy holidays. Uneducated (with the Everglades) anglers do not realize the pressure they place on the species who call the Everglades home. A few tips to help make your time on the water more productive.
1. Be mindful of other people fishing. When crossing the areas around a fisherman be mindful that you may be spooking the fish around them.
2. Know before you go! Be mindful of the tides as they will determine your trip due to areas being too shallow to cross at low tide.
3. Bring lots of water and snacks. Beer is great but it is not water and dehydrates the body quick.
4. Turtle grass takes 20+ years to recover from a prop scarring. Turtle grass is the most precious nursery we have along side with the reef! Manatee need it and many breeding fish depend on it. Trim up your motors to avoid the scarring.
5. Bring chum, it helps to get the fish in a frenzy.

These are just a few suggestions to help you enjoy your trip without harming the most beautiful and unique ecosystem in the world!

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Captain Richard Burson
rufishingyet.com

Tarpon by the Light of the Moon

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

The late night bite is still on for the Tarpon. We caught 7 tarpon 100 lb + under the light of the moon. The bite was hard right before a major thunderstorm came through. The storm lasted only 1/2 hour however, after the storm we only had one more bite.

Be Prepared for Tarpon on Fly

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

The Tarpon are plentiful at this point. I am seeing them in skinny water so we have working feverishly to catch them on fly which is an amazing, like no other fight! Before you come to fish tarpon on fly even if you are an avid fly fisherman you will need to make sure to practice your distance cast. Many people fly fish however, it is very different when catching tarpon and bonefish on fly. Distance and accuacy matter. You will need to lay the fly just past their mouth and then strip your line so the fly is presented right in front of their mouths. You will also need to cast far enough so the fish never gets a glimps of the boat! Once they see the boat, it’s over!

You will not have many shots so every cast is important..

TARPON on FLY

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

The Tarpon are plentiful at this point. I am seeing them in skinny water so we have working feverishly to catch them on fly which is an amazing, like no other fight! Before you come to fish tarpon on fly even if you are an avid fly fisherman you will need to make sure to practice your distance cast. Many people fly fish however, it is very different when catching tarpon and bonefish on fly. Distance and accuacy matter. You will need to lay the fly just past their mouth and then strip your line so the fly is presented right in front of their mouths. You will also need to cast far enough so the fish never gets a glimps of the boat! Once they see the boat, it’s over!

You will not have many shots so every cast is important..