Puerto Rico - August 11, 2009
Our buddy Matt Bruton just got back from Puerto Rico, and he sent us this pic and report.
On the south west end of the island there are some huge, expansive flats that back up into some mangrove bays. I hired a guide one day and told him I would like to try to catch a tarpon on a fly rod. He asked, "Just one?" He took me to a back bay and proceeded to show me tarpon after tarpon after tarpon. I caught three and jumped eight. I only had a ten weight expecting only babies. I broke some off that weighed over a hundred pounds. Oh well! This one in the pic is about seventy pounds. I saw more tarpon in one day than I have all the other days put together.
Congrats, Matt, on an awesome fish! My only question is: When are WE going back?! Michael