Charlotte Harbor Tarpon Fishing
In late June I return from two months fishing for tarpon in the Everglades.
July and August my home waters of Charlotte Harbor has an incredible juvenile tarpon fishery.
In late June the smaller residents, 10-40#, come out of their river and deep water canal haunts. They move to the shallow flats to feed. It puts them in the perfect position to intercept them with a fly rod. July and August is the perfect time to chase them.
On a 7-9 weight fly rod these smaller tarpon fight with the same fire as the larger fish. Most fish are in the air more than in the water.
I run these trips with my skiff. One or two people maximum. We generally fish early mornings and short days to beat the heat.
For me it is all about the tarpon…
It always has been.