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#12826293 - 07/12/18 06:27 PM Banner day in the Keys
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Registered: 02/06/13
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Loc: Sanger Tx.

Had a day for the books with Capt. Shane Smith out of Sugarloaf Key today. We hooked eleven Tarpon and boated six before noon. Shane is an outright first rate guide and an all round dude. We got into a serious outbreak of shrimp on the surface and the Tarpon were going nuts. Got plenty of footage for a good video. I still can't feel my arm.

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#12826297 - 07/12/18 06:30 PM Re: Banner day in the Keys [Re: Capt. Mac]
Smurfs Offline
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Registered: 01/31/14
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Loc: Fort Worth
Your best post to date, AWESOME, thanks for sharing! thumb
P.S. Will you adopt me please? flehan
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#12826349 - 07/12/18 07:05 PM Re: Banner day in the Keys [Re: Capt. Mac]
Glitchmo Offline
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Registered: 05/08/16
Posts: 213
That looks like an amazing trip. I have got to get down there at some point. . The second to last picture in particular is great, too.

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#12826373 - 07/12/18 07:24 PM Re: Banner day in the Keys [Re: Capt. Mac]
BoPro Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 447
Loc: Arlington, TX
I'm only a little bit envious. good stuff as always capt!
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#12826792 - 07/13/18 07:44 AM Re: Banner day in the Keys [Re: Smurfs]
Capt. Mac Offline
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Registered: 02/06/13
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Originally Posted By: Smurfs
Your best post to date, AWESOME, thanks for sharing! thumb
P.S. Will you adopt me please? flehan


Sure, i'll adopt you but you have to help me work all the overtime it takes me to pay for a trip like this. laugh
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#12826868 - 07/13/18 08:49 AM Re: Banner day in the Keys [Re: Capt. Mac]
Jesse10 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 323
Loc: Grandview
Strong work!!! I’ll split a trip with ya next year!!!

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#12827103 - 07/13/18 11:36 AM Re: Banner day in the Keys [Re: Jesse10]
Smurfs Offline
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Registered: 01/31/14
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Originally Posted By: Jesse10
Strong work!!! I’ll split a trip with ya next year!!!
banana

Ill spilt that split!
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#12827202 - 07/13/18 01:11 PM Re: Banner day in the Keys [Re: Capt. Mac]
Jesse10 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 323
Loc: Grandview
Need a fourth! Two per skiff.

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#12827630 - 07/13/18 07:59 PM Re: Banner day in the Keys [Re: Capt. Mac]
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Personally, i think we would be better off heading to South Texas - cheeper trip, more days of fishing and probably catch more fish, but thats just me. Still, its going to take me a LONG time to get the images of those Tarpon sucking down a fly and launching out of the water...
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#12827703 - 07/13/18 09:16 PM Re: Banner day in the Keys [Re: Capt. Mac]
Jesse10 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/11
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Loc: Grandview
I would just enjoy the opportunity to catch huge minnows in 6 feet of water instead of 20 or 30. Big fish in a small water makes me tick. I don’t understand it, that’s just me. We can go to south Texas also. Might as well do both!

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#12828177 - 07/14/18 12:45 PM Re: Banner day in the Keys [Re: Capt. Mac]
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Loc: Central Texas
great pics, looks amazing!
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#12828388 - 07/14/18 04:32 PM Re: Banner day in the Keys [Re: Capt. Mac]
4Weight Offline
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Registered: 03/18/12
Posts: 27
Loc: Tarrant County
Sounds and looked like a great time. Nice pics !
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#12828928 - 07/15/18 08:36 AM Re: Banner day in the Keys [Re: Capt. Mac]
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Registered: 01/05/13
Posts: 1012
Loc: Bedrock.
cool
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#12829758 - 07/16/18 12:52 AM Re: Banner day in the Keys [Re: Capt. Mac]
dld0007 Offline
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Registered: 04/30/10
Posts: 102
Loc: Denton, TX
Wow! Nice!

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#12830359 - 07/16/18 02:55 PM Re: Banner day in the Keys [Re: Capt. Mac]
bschat Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/08/18
Posts: 11
sure do miss chasing Tarpon in skinny water, spent five years living in the everglades and really is one of the best fisheries. My youngest son and myself best day was 21 jumps and 14 fish to the boat. One might fish other places in the lower 48, but the chance to hook a stunning variety is unmatched in the keys. I lived in the valley/ south Texas for 20 years and yes there Tarpon in the lower portion of Texas, but the number of days available in a year to actively hook them is far greater in the keys. The roadside fishing can be year round, with little to effort. If one dreams of hooking Tarpon on fly,just drive HWY 41 or Route 1 when it is a bit warmer. It is one for a bucket list.

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