View Full Version : Once-in-a-lifetime day

08-17-2009, 04:44 PM
Had my best day ever fly fishing the surf. I've caught more snook in one day, but never the quality. I caught 15 snook, with six being more than 28 inches. Largest was 39 inches and an estimated 20 pounds.

In addition, I caught and released three redfish to 32 inches, a mangrove snapper, several jack crevalle and a blue runner.

The highlight of the day was the three monster tarpon in jumped. My 6-weight was virtually useless against these 125-pound-plus behomoths. One ran straight offshore and when I looked down at my spool, I had about two turns of backing left. I held the spool and broke the fish off instead of losing my fly line.

The 20-pound snook was my largest ever!

08-17-2009, 05:39 PM
Wow, that was quite a day! Congratulations!