Right now tarpon are scarce in front of my marina, although jumbos hangout there regularly in early spring. Ten miles down the road in Matlacha, however, there are plenty of silver kings. Its a very cool location for many reasons. So I launched the Adios there yesterday.
At one point I had a couple dozen tarpon rolling within 100 feet of me. These are youngsters, mind you, not the real big boys. Turned out to be very tough. Lotsa casts, lotsa fly changes. Nothing. And then…. bingo hookup! Got a couple of jumps from a fish or 15-20 pounds. Didn’t last long, but hey, kayaking for kings is muy caliente, amigo!