Tarpon Bite is On!

June 12, 2015 by David Moloney

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We have been fishing Tarpon exclusively all week and the bite has been incredible. Having more fights with big Tarpon these last few days than normal, mostly on live bait with light tackle spinning gear. Throwing a crab to a 1oo pound fish and watching him inhale it is visually amazing and rewarding. The best of Key West and the Lower Florida Keys has not been just in the harbours and channels but on the flats there have been big schools moving around. Hooking one of the fastest fish on the planet in only a few feet of water gives a great acrobatic show and speedy runs. Tarpon haven’t been the only species around either, plenty of big sharks to catch as well as Permit. We have been aiming for Tarpon early in the morning and then hitting flats for the grand slam, which is Tarpon, Bonefish and Permit. If you want a great fishing trip, come and see us in the Lower Florida Keys.

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Captain David Moloney operates the Grateful Dave Charters, offering inshore fishing excursions in the lower Florida Keys (from Big Pine Key to Key West) for a variety of species congregating on the flats and nearshore waterways. The crew utilizes…

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