Gulf of Mexico Fishing Report 07.12.12
Submitted by O'Fish All Guide ServiceSubmitted on 07/12/2012
Tarpon fishing this past week in shallow water was very tough. The weather conditions were great, we seen a lot of fish but the bite was slow.
Kurt Tenebaum and his father-in law Don McGovern joined me for a couple of days of shallow water Tarpon fishing off the beaches in Sarasota, Fl. Kurt and Don had several shots each day with a fly and casting artificial lures. We had fish showing interest but no bites.
Dennis Stell from Sarasota, Fl Tarpon fished with me this past Sunday. We fished the shallow edges off the beaches from Longboat Key to Siesta Key, FL . Dennis had several shots at a lot of Tarpon with a few leaning pretty hard on the 10” Hogy lure he was using but no takers.
Site fishing in shallow water for Tarpon will get your heart pounding. For you hunters out there, it is a very similar feeling to “Buck Fever”. You will see the fish coming and try to present your Fly or artificial lure just ahead of the fish. If all goes well and the fish eats it will be a sight you will never forget.
As Tarpon season progresses this month the bigger schools will break up and these fish should feed more aggressively.
Flats fishing for Trout, Reds and other inshore species should continue to be good. Just remember to fish early part of the morning, because of the high temps during the later part of the day.
Capt. Andy Cotton