Traveling to Cuba's Jardines De La Reina, Tarpon was a highly targeted species for Tailwaters' 11 fishing guests aboard the Avalon II and certainly the favored species among her guides. For several of us, this beastly king was an accomplishment for our species bucket list, too. Fly fisherman Camilo regaled us with his first landed Tarpon on Thursday 25 June 2015.
On Monday of that week, Bill and Will Seals and Cody and I fished for the Kings of the Sea from the same, deep-water hole. Being the courteous and respectful friends that we are, we each took turns. Bill first, me second, Will third, Cody fourth, and then, we repeated the sharing again exactly as in the first time. Those sea beasts were strong and beautiful.
|Bill Jumps and Lands Tarpon #1|
|My First "Landed" Tarpon|
|Will Bows and Lands Tarpon #3|
|Cody Lands Tarpon #4, a PB, as Keko Looks On|
|My 2nd Landed Tarpon|
|Cody's 2nd Landed Tarpon of the Day|
|My 3rd Tarpon of the Day|
|One of Cody's Five Jumped Wednesday Tarpon|
|My 4th Tarpon of the Trip|
|My 5th and Final PB Tarpon|