Homosassa Tarpon Long Gone?

Ed Walker writes about the heyday of fly fishing for tarpon on the flats of Homosassa, Chassahowitzka and Bayport and how fishing pressure had an obvious and perhaps permanent impact on the numbers of big fish that show up there today. “Then in the mid 1980s something began to change. On some weekends the number of skiffs poling around reached more than 70. At that time the guides began to see a decrease in the number of fish. Over the next few years fewer and fewer fish showed up.” In the St. Petersburg Times.

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  • Some of my story here was removed or manipulated a the desk editor, who is not a fisherman. While the gist of the story is still there I certainly never intended to say that all the guides there at the time were starry eyed wanna-be’s. I actually said that about myself being among fly fishings’ elite. It also came across as a dead fishery, mostly due to the title which was not mine either. It is far from that. Just not what is was back in the day but still a worthwhile venture for trophy hunters.