After the Del Brown, I’ve enjoyed doing anything other than permit fishing. Fishing that tough, while awesome in it’s own special way, is very much like watching “There Will Be Blood”: great movie, well acted, super soundtrack, but after watching it I’m good with not watching anything serious for a while.
With that in mind, the tarpon fishing is great right now. In fact, during day one of the tournament Aaron caught a large laid-up tarpon with our spare rod–a nice 80 lb fish on a 7 wt! On the third day, we hooked another few fish that we couldn’t resist throwing at and saw many more throughout the day. In fact, the tarpon fishing could be called great at the moment. And the same is true for bonefish. Captain Dale Bishop was just in discussing how plentiful the bonefish are: both of these things are great alternatives for those of us tired of throwing at the currently finicky, fussy, too-cool permit.