Monday, August 3, 2009

Trip Report: Tarpon Cay Lodge

Damien and Kurt displaying "double-trouble" for baby Tarpon at Tarpon Cay Lodge

Last month, our friend and customer Damien Nurre of Deep Canyon Outfitters (Bend, OR) and Kurt Brickner fished Tarpon Cay Lodge. They reported a spectacular week of fishing for baby Tarpon and other species. Read below for his trip report and photos:

"This was by far the best experience I've had at TCL... We went looking for migratory fish twice. The wind was always present,... We only had a handful of shots at the big boys. I had one eat with out a hook up and Kurt had one eat and brief battle after a tailed out cast. The babies where abundant and we experienced the "Tarpon Boil" a few times. We fished Sunday morning before our flight and had the best fishing of the trip. In a few hours, we easily jumped 20 fish! Guide Cresp was great. He had a much different style than the other guides I'd fished with. He was very patient and confident, and it paid off for him 9 out of 10 times. I tried to keep score for the week, I jumped 47, landed 7. Kurt jumped at least 25 and landed more than I did. I got schooled on fighting the fish this trip. The highlight of the trip was landing 2 doubles on the last morning. We had 4 doubles on. On Kurt's 2nd cast of the morning he jumped 3 tarpon. I've fished a number of famous locations, and the fishing at TCL is by far the best fishing, regardless of species. Beto was great as always, as was the rest of the staff. We had a great trip! - Damien Nurre (Deep Canyon Outfitters)"

Baby Tarpon going vertical...

Tarpon headshot...

Damien excited about baby Tarpon!

All smiles for Kurt and baby Tarpon!

Damien with one of many baby Tarpon for the trip...