The Love Bugs are here!!! Now don’t go thinking I actually like these horny little paint killers. Actually, there are few things I dislike more than having to wash them of my car every few days, but they are good for one thing. Every year Love Bugs are a sure sign that Tarpon and Cobia are here. Now we have been catching a few Cobia and some nice Tarpon, but the big numbers had not shown up yet.
Some people do not believe in this correlation but I will tell you that the first day last week I saw Love Bugs on the water we hooked 9 Tarpon! The day before that we saw 4 Cobia as we were just cruising the bay, So I for one see the good in these annoying bugs. The Tarpon bite in the lower bay has been strong with good numbers of fish in the 60-120 lb. class coming to the boat with a few really big fish mixed in. The Weather the last few days has kept everyone off the water but I am sure any break in this windy weather will produce some great fishing, especially for the Silver King. So get out there and get on ‘em, but don’t forget to check a good marine forecast before you leave the dock.
Captain Matt Santiago