Everglades Fly fishing for giant Tarpon
April 17, 2018 Quail Heights 3 photos

Trip Summary

Spent a week in the Everglades fly fishing for giant Tarpon as the Migration has started througout South Florida with the return of warm temps and light winds the fish are making there way to the spawning grounds but not without a pit stop in the Everglades to fuel up and get some rest and that is where we come in and feed them a nice big fly! The Everglades are a great place to fish for beginner fly tarpon anglers because we can not only sight fish but we can always blind cast and hook up to the silver king with countless areas to fish finding the fish sometimes can be the hardest part of the trip but once your on them you dont need a 60ft cast into a five gallon bucket in 20mph winds just to get a look remember these fish are here to eat! Thanks for reading and if your thinking of taking on the Silver king for the fist time please don’t hesitate to book Scannin Shallow Guide Service i look forward to teaching you the ways of the Tarpon!
Jerry Perez
Quail-heights, Florida, United States
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Scannin Shallow Guide Service specializes in light tackle and fly fishing charters in the Florida Keys and Everglades National Park. Captain Jerry Perez has been fishing since his childhood and is well versed in a variety of techniques. No matter your lev...

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