Florida Keys Tarpon Lift Off

@Strip_Strike_charters reports the Tarpon Run is really starting to “take off” in the Florida Keys. Here is an awesome little fish story by Captain Paul with his client’s tarpon gaining altitude with plenty of attitude!

Capt. Paul says, “Long time client Bruce Garland, who I have to force to catch a tarpon because he intimately loves all things Permit launches and lands a jumbo tarpon using a 10” white Hogy on 20lb spinning tackle. We were looking for Permit as we always do but ran into a pack of wild and starving tarpon. We had 5 bites in 6 casts until finally got this one to stick. In typical Bruce fashion, he turns to me and says “don’t ever let me do that again”.

About Captain Capt. Paul Fisicaro and Strip Strike Charters

Capt. Paul Fisicaro was born & raised in the Bronx, New York and has been guiding in the Florida Keys for over 20 years. Fishing has been a longtime passion since the age of 4 chasing striper with his father and after a move to the keys he discovered targeting Florida’s Grand Slam: bonefish, tarpon and permit to be one of the most rewarding experience he’s ever had. Capt. Paul truly loves sharing the excitement that comes with targeting these beautiful fish as well as redfish and snook in the majestic beauty that is the Florida Keys backcountry.

Capt. Paul specializes in both fly fishing and light tackle and even ties his own flies based on proven patterns based on his experience for any given scenario found in the Florida Keys.


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