Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Trip Report: Tarpon Cay Lodge

Tom and guide Carlos displaying a baby Tarpon landed on a popper!

This season at Tarpon Cay Lodge has been a dandy... we continue to received glowing reports from our customers fishing at Tarpon Cay Lodge. Long time customers, Ken and Tom of Colorado, made their 3rd trip to Tarpon Cay Lodge and reported a great week of fishing. They even reported good fishing with poppers and other topwater offerings - WAY TO GO KEN AND TOM!

Overall, this season we have been receiving reports of larger than average baby Tarpon. We are not sure why this is the case, but the anglers are sure enjoying hooking and battling these varsity baby brutes. Most anglers are fishing for them with 8 weight rods or Sage's Bass rod (330 grain - Largemouth model). The hot flies for baby Tarpon lately have been Haskin's Floating Minnow and Deep Cover Shrimp, Puglisi Tarpon Streamers (orange/yellow, mangrove special), and Hanley's Mayan Warrior.

We are in the midst of the Yucatan season at Tarpon Cay Lodge, Isla del Sabalo, and Isla Blanca - we will be sure to update you with more customer reports throughout the rest of the season. Good fishing to all!


Ken and guide Carlos with one of many baby T landed on topwater flies...