Anglers fishing aboard my boat the O’ Fish All out of CB’S Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key caught and released tarpon, snook, sharks and a kingfish.
Tarpon fishing in the gulf this past week off of Longboat Key was great this week. Anglers fishing with me hooked and landed numerous tarpon on pinfish and crabs. Along with the tarpon bite came a few surprises with small sharks and one angler hooked and landed a 30lb king mackerel.
Fly angler John Smitherman on Tuesday hooked and lost a fish after 26 mins when the hooked pulled. He had numerous other shots at tarpon on a fly that day. Snook fishing at night and in the early morning hours has been good using small white flies and live shrimp.
If tarpon isn’t your game the inshore bite is consisting of trout, mackerel, ladyfish and pompano near the passes.