Thursday, July 22, 2010


Welcome to the dog days of summer. Hot weather, warm water temperatures, small bugs and touchy fish. Fortunately water flows in all of our trout streams and rivers are in excellent condition. For the foreseeable future Oatka Creek and the rest of the trout streams is going to be trios in the morning, followed by a steady diet of ants and beetles. When the weather is hot, you will want to be on the water by 6:30 a.m. because the spinners will come back earlier with the heat. Cooler warnings I normally like to be on stream around 7:30 a.m., the cooler mornings will give us chance to fish the tail end of the hatch before the spinners returned. For Spring brook scuds and micro midgets, that is size 24 and smaller. Keep in mind we have been picking in these fish for some time now and they are on to us. Wade careful, be patient. Mid summer fishing, challenging, but nothing new for us.

I know I have not made a new report in some time. This is because I took some time to do a little fishing. I had to find out what all the fuss was about, when it came to Tarpon fishing. Let me tell you, that July Florida Sun is intense, so were the Tarpon. I fished with a friend of mine, Jerry Poslusuy and capt Rick Grassett for two days out of Siesta Key on the gulf coast. We managed to hook three fish and bring two to the boat. This Tarpon fishing was some of the most intense fishing that I've done a long time. Watching a six-foot long fish swim across flats and then eat a fly, a site that needs to be seen.

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