Re: Keep them coming.....

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Posted by Bill Bishop on 2013-04-13 06:01:05 in reply to Re: Keep them coming..... posted by Dan Blanton on 2013-04-11 13:37:35


You are spot on. Whenever someone starts a sentence with, " I'm going to tell you something but you can't repeat it", I stop them and say, " Please don't tell me". This is true in life as well as fishing. First, if the secrete gets out I am one of the guys who had the key to the safe. Second, odds are all that is going to happen is I'm going to get as frustrated as the person telling the story. Lastly, if it involves a spot but I can't go there..... I'll find it on my own and if not... I'll find another one.

Funny thing about tarpon spots. They might only be good at certain times in a window of the tidal flow or time of the day or early or late season and so on. This becomes complex.

I usually expect a three day window on most spots. It might be hot the first, warm the second and room temp the last.

Places are different to me than spots. I might go to a place and work a stretch of a bar for a mile or two before finding fish. A spot indicated a specific point or gap in the bar that the fish might cross only at the top of the tide.

My son once said something that really struck home with me. He said that most large saltwater fisheries like Boca Grande, ect. can be really confusing until you look at the area like a series of small lakes connected by canals or streams. You learn to fish a fishery one lake and one stream at a time until the traffic patterns fall into place.

I like that.

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