Had a back to back with the same crew and they wanted to catch some eating fish early then try for a tarpon. We hit the jettys early to slow action on shrimp and croakers. Moved around several times to find a good group of fish. Caught reds and black drum and some pompano along the rocks in a fast feeding frenzy. We managed 5 reds and 4 drum just as fast as they could get their lines in but the bite quit as fast as it arrived. We moved one more time and caught a couple more reds for the box and a giant stingray that took several people in the boat to wear out on light tackle.
Headed for the tarpon grounds and after about an hour of looking located a school of tarpon. These fish were not wanting to bite and after an hour or so of see fish everywhere I was beginning to wonder if we were going to get a hook up or not. Finally one of the guys casted a coonpop in the right location at the right time and hooked into a tarpon in the 60-80lb range. Fish made several good jumps and after a 30 minute fight we got it boat side retrieved a scale for the trophy case. Called it a day and everyone went home happy.
Prime tarpon season is here and runs though mid October so if catching a tarpon is on your bucket list it's time to book a trip. I have a few days left in August and September is wide open so come catch a big tarpon.
Patriot Guide Service Port O Connor, tx