Homosassa Tarpon Long Gone?

May 5, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

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.