created a tight pressure gradient the past 10 days that
resulted in winds blowing over 20 knots. It kept me in
port and resulted in three trip cancellations last week.
shame! I was putting 5 to 7 GiantTarpon in the air on
EVERY trip in October.
As of today, the winds have calmed down…but that is
one day too short. As I write this, I am finishing the
final details for my hunting trek to
. Logistics have been cumbersome in getting everything
together from my Hoyt compound bow to my 7MM Weatherby
Mag the past six months…but that is half the fun.
I had an excellent alligator season and caught 5
alligators in as many attempts. I was
“green” to all of this so I
enlisted the help of my redneck-swamp friend in
Okeechobee, ‘Billy’ (man is Okeechobee/Moore
Haven light years away from the tarpon
grounds..lol). By self-guiding the hunts and
hunting water unfamiliar to both of us, we
scratched another item off of my bucket list. I
could have not done that without Billy. Thank
last year, I had a three year old, 8-point walk
out in front of me during the first 90 seconds
of legal shooting time. This was followed by a
five year old, 10-point just 90 minutes later. I
was cocked and scoped up on the
whitetail monstah that was now 80 yards out
broadside and then decided to let him pass.
Getting a 12-point here was a real possibility,
so I decided to wait. Although I saw nearly 100
deer throughout the course of the next week, the
12- or even the 10- never appeared. That seems
like a tough break but the serenity I got from
sitting in the woods with giant deer, turkey and
bobcats was an experience I will never forget. I
am and always have been a trophy hunter/fisher.
I selectively kill, but I hunt for the solitude
in a world away from here. For me, this is my
I will be traveling for the next month. If the
weather remains mild, I am certain I will still
find some lingering GiantTarpon when I return.
If not, pompano, redfish and trout will be the
bread and butter species over the next few
months. On more temperate days, we too can add
in neo-tropical species such as resident
juvenile tarpon and snook.
As always, I will be live micro-blogging on
the social media outlets during my hunts. ‘Get
some’ by ‘following’ or ‘friend
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