Biscayne babies, night tarpon 15 June
<p>This week we've been fishing at night locally in the urban portions of Biscayne Bay. In two nights we've found lots of small tarpon up to about 30lbs hanging out in the shadows under bridges from Miami to Miami Beach. We're working the fish with both fly and spinning gear and the fly gear has gotten most of the bites. Fly rods are in the 8 or 9 wt size and the spinning gear is only 10lb line. As usual the fish do most of the releasing, our best night we jumped ten fish - all were cast to after being sighted right at the surface... Here's a few pics of local angler David Hughes on a nice one....
The night scene will continue strong for the entire summer as long as the tide is outgoing and it's well after dark.
About The Author: Captain Bob Lemay
Company: Captain Bob Lemay Fishing Guide
Area Reporting: Biscayne Bay and Flamingo
Bio: Capt. Bob LeMay began his south Florida fishing career almost thirty years ago. He has worked for area tackle shops, mated on charter boats, but the highlight of those early years was winning the Lauderdale Billfish Tournament in 1973 with two anglers who had never fished for billfish before!
By the end of the seventies he was guiding part-time and tying flies commercially. In 1995, he began guiding fulltime. Through Umpqua Feather Merchants his fly patterns are now sold in shops around the world and in catalogues like LL Bean and Westbank Anglers.