Fall Fishing Report
October 7, 2012 10:19 PM
Fall is here and we are getting into the transitional time between the hot summer days and starting to see some cooling down at night. Calm winds and overcast skys has made sight fishing great for tailing Redfish. Lots of fish are ganging up on the flats and when the conditions and tide are right we've been getting shots at hungry tailing fish. Topwater is a great way to fish these guys as they are rooting around in some pretty thick algae and grass where most flies would just get lost or hung up. Gurglers will get their attention with a quickness, just drop the fly anywhere near the group of fish and slide it or pop it along lightly and wait for the explosion to follow. With mouths designed more for bottom feeding its fun to watch these fish as their heads break the surface and annihilate the fly. Not every eat is a hook up but with the right ammo and some patients it will pay off. There are also snook hanging around the flats as well and gorging themselves before the winter ahead. False albacore and mackerel are around the area as well and always fun to get on fly. Fishing the graveyard shift after sundown is always a great option this time of year as well, with Snook, Reds and Tarpon all available and hungry!
Gimme a shout if you want to get out.
Tampa Fly Fishing for Tarpon
June 7, 2011 11:22 PM
We're in the midst of another great Tarpon season here in Tampa. The weather has been cooperating lately with an easterly flow pattern that has allowed us to get out on the beaches. We are getting lots of shots throughout the day during good tidal movement and seeing large groups of fish with the occasional single and pair. I like fishing to these singles and smaller groups as the larger groups seem to be too preoccupied with their spawning rituals to want anything to do with a fly, although they can be convinced.
Night fishing should start to improve in July/Aug with more Snook showing up on the lights after they move out of the passes. At the moment there are good number of Snook along the beaches and passes as June/Aug is their peak spawning season. We haven't been targeting them as Tarpon has been top priority lately. If you need your next Tarpon on the fly fix or you just wanting to see what it's all about give me a call and I'll get you on some fish.
Capt Brian Jill
Lost Coast Angers
Keep on Rollin
June 28, 2010 12:20 PM
Tarpon fishing has been nothing short of spectacular so far this season and the fish keep rolling in. Every trip this month we have managed to hook at least one fish with an exceptional day jumping four. Fly fishing for Tarpon in the Tampa Bay area offers some of the most intense sight fishing around, with miles of bright sandy beaches and clear waters to target this prehistoric game fish.
Starting at daybreak we usually head out in search of laid up fish floating just under the water surface almost motionless, once the sun gets high enough we hit the beaches looking for cruising packs of Tarpon. They are typically easy to spot by either rolling in the water surface or contrasted against a bright bottom cruising in the shallow water. Sometimes the Tarpon can been seen blasting through schools of bait and free jumping throughout the day. Definitely a sight to see!!!
The oil spill has not affected our area waters and remains far from Tampa. Our waters are clean and Oil free!!!
Book your next Tarpon Fly Fishing adventure with Captain Brian Jill of the Lost Coast Anglers.
Lost Coast Angers, LLC.
Brian Reed with a Tampa Bay Tarpon on Fly!
June 25, 2010 05:41 PM
May 21, 2010 05:35 PM
The time has come yet again, when the great schools of migratory Tarpon arrive to our beaches and offer us a chance to hook into one of the mightiest saltwater fish of all, the Silver King. I've been finding fish with relative consistency along the beaches lately. Most of the fish are too preoccupied with spawning and barely even glance at my offerings however there is always those random suicide fish that are looking for an easy offering. These are the fish that don't think twice about eating your fly, they usually make for some incredible in your face eats and instantly jump to the sky. Flies that have been working well for me are the typical toad patterns and EP style flies. Dark colors have been working early dawn while the lighter shades are the ticket when the sun gets up a little in the sky. Weekdays are always the best time to get out but despite the crowds on the weekends we still have managed to get some fish. Give me a call if you want your shot at the Silver King on Fly.
Capt. Brian Jill
Fly Fishing Film Tour in Tampa!!! 3/8/10
February 24, 2010 04:37 PM
The Fly Fishing Film Tour will be at the Tampa Pitcher Show on March 8th with a killer line up of films and of coarse, lots of great giveaways. To buy tickets and get more info visit: http://www.flyfishingfilmtour.com/Schedule/
or Call the Tampa Angler (813)374-2497
The Walker’s Cay Chronicles
February 7, 2010 09:49 PM
For a heavy dosage of some fly fishing nostalgia, visit Hells Bay Boatworks online and check out some of your favorite episodes of The Walker's Cay Chronicles.