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Sunday, 23 January 2011 05:59

April, May & June

In April there is still plenty of action in the Everglades National Park Snook, Redfish, Sea trout, Black Drum, Mangrove Snappers along with jack crevelle ,lady fish, striped drum, pompano and small permit with some sharks as the water warms!

But a couple of added things are happening as the water warms up a bit the BIG TARPON are just beginning to make their presence know in the "PARK" and around the local bridges and channels of Islamorada as the month click down it turns into a full blown Tarpon Rampage as they are feeding up to make their northern Migration --towards the end of April beginning of May it is time to dust off your 12 wt Fly Rod and begin to tie your tippets for the fly tarpon action. Evening bait fishing for Tarpon is a preferred choice for some also, Tarpon jumping in the sunset HMMMM even the wives like this one!

April fishing Madness is still hot in the gulf with plenty of Spanish Mackerel , bluefish and the beginning of the tripletail run, they hang around the crab buoys and you can run and "gun em" they eat a small fly very well sometimes as well.

Back in Islamorada the water has warmed up to the point that the bonefish are more frequent visitors to the flats and edges of the flat, April is usually the time the big females are full of eggs and weigh the most, an 8 pound fish puts on 2-4 pounds so they are at their largest size then-- permit are lurking around also so you have to be prepared when that devil is in your sights.

AS mentioned before May is Tarpon Madness and the Big Fish are here it is not uncommon to catch a tarpon exceeding 150 pounds so 30# tackle is recommended and HOLD ON!

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