The Mullet Run Is Starting! Tarpon, Tarpon, Tarpon

August 24, 2015

We live and fish in one of the greatest destinations in the world.  We are passionate about every fishing trip we do, but there is something special about to begin, The Fall Mullet Run.  Each year millions of mullet (bait fish) migrate south with predators on their back.  Monster tarpon, blacktip and spinner sharks, snook, and many more species follow this migration and the action is simply put “National Geographic”.  Everyone needs to experience this at least once!

Our trip last night showed some signs that the mullet run is about to kick off, with finger mullet moving through in the back canals. These trips are very exciting as you will see tarpon cart wheel through the baits in an attempt to eat one.  Here is a tarpon we landed in Fort Lauderdale.  The challenge could get your bait to stick out from the rest, but we do some secret methods that will catch you the fish.

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The great thing about fishing the mullet run and tarpon, is that you don’t have to wear sunscreen and if you are prone to getting sea sick, you won’t as we don’t go in the ocean. All the action happens right here in our intercoastal.  All ages are welcome and this is a great family trip as we take bigger boats than most guides so you are comfortable and feel securely in the boat when fighting big 100 pound plus tarpon.

The mullet run usually last all the way through the first couple weeks of November in which we still do nightly trips, but the action isn’t as intense as during the run.  We switch over to kite fishing and sailfish around that time, but tarpon fishing in the winter is some of my favorite as the fish are still eating mullet and also shrimp (don’t get me started on the shrimp run).

Now is the time for you to book your fall mullet run trips as we expect things to kick off with any storm activity. Our friends are already reporting great pods to our north and they should be in our any day now.  On any given night you have the opportunity to catch a tarpon over 100 pounds along with monster snook, jacks, barracuda, sharks and more! Just about everything eats mullet.

Give me a call to discuss the perfect tarpon trip for you

Tight Lines,
Captain David

TESTIMONIALS

Rough seas yield sailfish bonanza!

My wife and I arrived late on November 19th, as our taxi driver took us on a unscheduled (you know what I mean) tour. Captain David calmly assured me that we would still make out fine, and in fact the rough seas that day were actually a good sign and improved our chances of a sailfish strike. We stopped to pick up some of the best bait available which they call google-eyes (small extra cost, highly recommended). They fish sailfish with kites in south Florida if weather permits. I’ve fished with a kites before, but not in the same manner as the crew of the Lady Pamela II. This windy day they flew two kites with multiple baits on each. It was truly a sight to see and they explained everything as they were going, so it was very interesting and educational too. It wasn’t long before one of the orange floats was zig-zagging across the water and the mate grabbed the rod and free spooled for a few moments before gradually pushing the drag up to strike. Just as he did this, the orange ball seemingly flew horizontally across the top of the water at an amazing speed (I swear as fast as a car) for about 100 yards…the sail was hooked and the rush was exhilarating! I took the rod and began fighting the fish just as I heard the captain and mate discussing that this was a very large sailfish…smiles were all around the boat. The fish put on an incredible fight lasting about 25 minutes and did a few amazing jumps, dancing across the top of the water for 20 feet at a time. We eventually brought the fish to the boat and it was an impressive 7 feet, 3 inches long! (I’m on the left in the picture)There were high fives all around. I’m having it replica-mounted, and it will be a long overdue addition to my present collection. A few moments later we were on another large sail which my wife fought for 20 minutes (we have some incredible footage of jumps on my GoPro) and got just outside the reach of the leader when it unfortunately pulled the circle hook. She was tired and a bit sore after, so when a third sailfish was hooked, I fought this one all the way to the leader too! Later in that day we hit a school of Mahi-Mahi which devoured all the baits in the water in seconds…another rush and it also provided some supper as well. Lady Pamela II was one of the most comfortable boats I’ve fished on, and definitely was family friendly with a clean and spacious restroom as well. David and his crew were professional and courteous and I would have no hesitation recommending them for a family outing, or to experienced deep sea fishermen like us. The trip was a magical memory that we will never forget. Thanks David!