Yeah, this has been on my bucket list for quite a while TOO. Knock on wood, we have had two great trips with this Captain, so I am hoping to at least hook a big one. We are staying in Englewood and fishing Boca Grande. I will try and post some pics from my phone, if I can't figure it out, I will text pics to Jesse.
0-4 today. We were surrounded by tarpon all day. We had 2 break off and 2 that were on for just long enough to scream drag. It was absolutely incredible to see the sheer numbers and size of the fish. Hopefully tomorrow they will bite better.
No Tarpon, but we literally saw over a thousand! It was crazy! We were in the middle of them for two slid days and we only got 4 bites. They just didn't want to eat. Kristi said it was "like being at the ice cream store and not being allowed to eat any" LOL
Monday we went offshore and caught caught Kingfish, Barracuda, Bonita and Amberjack. Awesome experience! We were using light tackle and had a riot. I had a fish hit my bait and spooled the reel in less than 10 seconds! No idea what it was but there was no turning it and we couldn't get the rods out of the water and get the boat in gear fast enough. 200 yards of braid plus the backing gone! If you are ever in the Englewood, Florida area, I would highly recommend Captain Ryan of Fin Crazy Charters, great guy and he will put you on the fish!