Bob, Dick, Justin, Christian, Pill, Released a bunch of Tarpon on Fly, April 29, 30, May 1, 2, 2018, vessel Fly Reel, Captain Jake Jordan
Tarpon World Fly Fishing & Weather Report
May, 11 through 18, 2018
Greetings from the fabulous, rainy Florida Keys:
May 11 through 18 was cancled due to unstable weather here in Tarpon World, a large low pressure kept the rain, lightning, and thunder, coming off and on, but the fish didn't like it and I hated missing the charters.
May 15, we got a break in the weather for about 3 1/2 hours between 1:30 am and 5:am, so I called my buddy Rex Mauer in Key Weird and he met me at the amp. We jumped 3 Tarpon and caught two big fish on fly while , as always, using IGFA 20 pound class tippet on my TFO fly rods. I love my Job, and hope the weather improves as I have 8 nights left during my 2018 Tarpon Season.
Tarpon Fly Report May 10, 2018
Thursday night May 10, 2018: Tonight Smith and Suzy Ragsdale joined me aboard my vessel “Fly Reel” to fly fish for Tarpon. We had a great time even though the Tarpon were scarce, fishing between 9:15 pm and 1:15am we got several bites, of which Suzy caught and released her first Tarpon on fly, a 90 pound fish which put on a great show. Congratulations to Suzy, I love my Job.
Suzy Ragsdale, nice Tarpon on Fly, aboard vessel "Fly Reel" with Captain Jake Jordan, Tarpon World, May 10, 2018
Tarpon World Report May, 9, 2018
May 9, 2018: Tonight my old friend Hugh Chatham brought his son Bud Chatham to fly fish with me aboard my vessel "Fly Reel" between 8:30 PM and 12:30 AM. It was great spending time with these two awesome men, even though the fishing was relatively slow. They Jumped a total of 4 big Silver King, and Bud landed a hot decent sized Poon. The weather was great here in the Fabulous Florida Keys for my first 5 weeks, however it is warm nd tropical now with lots of rain heading our way. I love my Job, wish you were here.
Bud's Release, up close aboard "Fly Reel, with Captain Jake Jordan, May 9, 2018
Tarpon World Report
May 8, 2018
May 8, 2018: Doug and Kristi Oberbilling joined me tonight in “Tarpon World” to fly fish aboard my vessel “Fly Reel” to catch Doug’s first Tarpon on fly. ENE wind at 83.4 degree water temperature with lots of seaweed in the water made it tough. Doug got 3 bites, jumped and fought 2 big fish, and he caught a big male (90) pound Tarpon, on 20# IGFA class Tippet on fly. Congratulations to Doug on his first Tarpon ever! I love my Job. Regards Jake
Doug Oberbiling with Kristi Oberbilling, caught a big Tarpon aboard Fly Reel, May 8, 2018
Taropn World Report
May 7 2018
Paul and Scott McGarvie jumped 2 and caught one big 100 pound Tarpon tonight aboard Fly Reel. Wind was calm and we had hard fly fishing, but we still landed a big Tarpon. I love my Job
Paul McGarvie caught this big Tarpon in "Tarpon World" aboard vessel "Fly Reel" with Captain Jake Jordan, May 7 2018
Tarpon World Fly Fishing Report
April 29, 30, May 1, 2, 2018
April 29, 2018: During the next four nights I will be fly fishing with my friend Bob Pill along with his brother Dick Pill, and two sond Christian and Justin Pill all from New Jersey. Half of this group will be fishing conventional tackle with Captain Jim Burbon, the other half will be fly fishing with me aboard my Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman "Fly Reel".
April 29, 2018 Bob and Dick Pill fly fished tonight between 1:15 am and 4:15 am with light east wind and 82 degree water temperature, with good fishing. I confirmed a total of 12 tarpon bites, Dick and Bob jumped and fought seven big Tarpon, they caught and released 3 red hot, big, female Tarpon, while using IGFA 20 pound test class tippet on fly. GREAT!!!
April 30, 2018: Christian and Justin Pill joined me tonight, the wind was now blowing at 15 to 20 knots out of the east and water temperature was 81 degrees. These guys never fly fished for Tarpon before but we had a great time, my anglers jumped and fought 12 big Tarpon in tough conditions, we wound up catching one big femail Poon! I love my Job
May 1, 2018: Dick and nephew Christian Pill fly fished in 20 plus east wind between 2:30 am and 6:30 am, in very hard conditions with 79 degree water temperature, We hooked and jumped a total of five monster Tarpon. After four hours Christian caught 3 while Dick caught one really big Tarpon on fly using 20 pound IGFA breaking strength class tippet. I love my Job!
May 2, 2018: Justin and Christian Pill fly fished tonight aboard Fly Reel between 3:00 am and 6:45 am in 20 to 25 knot east wind and 78.2 water temperature. These young, new to flyfishing, anglers, got 11 confirmed bites, they hooked and fought 8 big fish and caught 3 giant Tarpon. I really enjoyed fishing with these young men, Love my Job! More reports to follow.
May 1, 2018
Night time fly fishing for Tarpon, April 30, 2018 Christian Pill Release, Vessel Fly Reel, Captain Jake Jordan
Tarpon Fly Report, Tarpon World
April 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2018
April 23, 2018: Paul McGarvie and Kevin Winkle fished aboard "Fly Reel" tonight between 8:00 pm and midnight, with east wind at 10 to 15 knots. Paul and Kevin jumped a dozen tarpon and caught a total of 3, each angler caught a big fish. I love my Job!
April 24, 2018: Paul McGarvie and Kevin Winkle fished again tonight between 9:00 pm and 1:00 am in Tarpon world aboard Fly Reel. Tarpon World was different with the wind swung 180 degrees to due west at 5 to 15 knots and the fishing slowed drastickly. We got two bites and caught one large Tarpon.
April 25, 2018: My good friend/client Eddie Matuizek from PA, and his friend Chris Korich, (casting coach and former world record holding distance and accuracy caster) from San Francisco CA joined me and Josh Hayes for their first of three nights of fly fishing for Tarpon, in Tarpon World. The wind was light and variable which is usually poor for this fishery, however with these two good casters we were able to put the fly where the fish were located, the result produced ten Tarpon jumped with three nice tarpon caught and released. Eddie caught a big female of about 125 pounds which took 25 minutes and took us a mile out into the ocean. Great Night !
April 26, 2018: Same conditions as last night for Ed Matuizek and Chris Korich, fishing was good as we jumped 11 Tarpon and caught 3, all while using 20 pound IGFA class tippet and complying with the rules of fly fishing as written in the IGFA world Record Book. I love my Job, wish you were here.
April 27, 2018: Tonight it rained hard in "Tarpon World" Ed and Chris wanted to go so Josh Hayes and I loaded up "Fly Reel" and headed out at 11:30 pm. The rain picked up and we were all soaking wet, Eddie and Chris Jumped 7 tarpon and Chris, who never saw a tarpon before this trip, caught and released a 120 pound female tarpon during a monsoon. We quit after 2 hours as the rain was blowing sideways and the lightning started. I love my job, thanks to my mate Josh Hayes and all of my awesome clients. More Reports to follow.
Eddie and Chris, April 25, 26, 27, 2018, Vessel Fly Reel, Tarpon World, Captain Jake Jordan
Awesome Tarpon Release, vessel Fly Reel, Captain Jake Jordan April 23, 2018
Tarpon Fly Report
April 21 and 22, 2018
April 21, 2018: between 8:00 pm and midnight Paul McGarvie fly fished for Tarpon with me aboard my Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman "Fly Reel" here in Tarpon World. The light south wind made the hook set pretty hard, Paul jumped, and fought 10, and he caught two big awesome "Silver King" on 20 pound test on fly. I love my Job, wish you were here, it is Tarpon Season!
April 22: Tom Clayton jumped a bunch and he caught and released two awesome Tarpon on fly, we had a great time as Tom had fished with my mate Josh Hayes five years ago in Alaska. I love my Job, wish you were here. #TFORODS, #BFF, #MAKO REELS
Tarpon Fly Fishing Report
April 17, 2018
Greetings from Tarpon World:
This morning between 2 am and 6 am, I fished in "Tarpon World" with Steve and his son Kyle Maurer. We had nice cool weather with 5 to 15 knot East wind, 77 degree water temperature, 70 degree air temperature, and a beautiful star filled sky. Steve and Kyle are from Iowa, Kyle had never caught a fish on fly so this trip was for him, and sure enough he cast to, hooked, landed our first Tarpon of the night, a fat 5 1/2 foot 75 pound male, what an awesome experience as we released that fish after a 20 minute battle. after several more bites Steve hooked a fat male fish which took 15 minutes to land. We had several more bites, and then Steve hooked a big monster female tarpon which peeled off several hundred yards of drag, jumped several times then spit the hook. Jumped 3 and caught 2 nice big Tarpon on fly. Thanks to my mate Josh Hayes for helping me as I recover and get stronger, I really Love my Job, more reports to follow.
Steve and Kyle had success in Tarpon World April 17 2018, Captain Jake Jordan
Tarpon Fly Fishing Report
April 9 through 17
Greetings from The Fabulous Florida Keys:
Well after two weeks here in "Tarpon World" I am really beginning to feel that my body is healing quickly and I am now feeling much stronger. My clients, Todd Gregory, Ron Boyd, Bill Johnson, Adam Nemak, Wanda Hair Taylor and I have fly fished for 7 out of the last 13 nights, with my mate Josh Hayes helping me to get used to being back to work aboard my vessel "Fly Reel". So far we have jumped twenty five, and released seven Tarpon on fly in below average conditions. It is beginning to get really good now after that major storm went through 2 nights ago, wind is now back to the east and the fishing should be really good tonight.
If you have the desire to catch some of these wonderful Tarpon on Fly, I still have some prime Tarpon fly fishing dates available aboard the "Fly Reel", those dates are April 28, May 1, 2, 8, 23, 24. Plus we have a few more dates available on Josh's Boat, those dates are : April: 21, 22, 24 through 30, May 1, 2, 12, 13, 16, 17. Pleas contact me soon as it is looking like an awesome season coming up. (305) 872-6060.
Awesome Night Time Fly Fishing for Silver King, Wanda Taylor aboard Fly Reel April 2018
Fly Fishing Report from Tarpon World
April 7 & 8 2018
Greetings from Tarpon World:
Today will be my third night of fly fishing for Tarpon here in the fabulous Florida Keys during the 2018 season. I arrived here on April 5, moved into my local home in Marathon, got my vessel "Fly Reel" ready and ten my friend/mate Josh showed to help me get started.
On Saturday April, 7 and Sunday, April 8, we fished with Todd Gregory (owner of Towee boats, in Tennessee), we had calm seas with no wind and clear skies with 81 degree water temperature both nights. Calm wind makes it difficult to get onto the holding tarpon but we had some success, fortunately Todd is a good caster and he hung in there blind casting for both nights. Todd had 8 or 9 bites, several did not come tight, however with that said we jumped six Tarpon and managed to catch our first fish of the season on the first night. Todd hooked and fought a big fish on the second night but after several awesome jumps that fish fell on the leader and broke off. It was a pleasure spending this time sharing my awesome fishery with Todd and Josh.
Tonight Josh and I will be fishing with my old fishing friend Ron Boyd from Texas, looks like we will have some easterly wind tonight, if so fishing will be very good. Stay tuned for more fishing reports tomorrow, I really love my Job:)) I do still have a few prime dates available during May, and Josh has the following dates available on the second boat, if you have any interest in catching some Tarpon on fly please give me a call.