The wind has subsided, and the tarpon have moved into the first stages of their pass by the lower Keys. There are still some fish out back, yet all the fish are beginning to be tough customers. It seems that when the wind dies and the clouds go away, the tarpon are that much more aware of their surroundings and therefore less enthusiastic about eating a fly. Perhaps, this has to do with the increased pressure on them on days when they are easier to see; perhaps on good days they are motivated to travel while the traveling is good.
The fishing is great–I’ll be out there for 3 days this weekend and supply a first-hand report.