Thu, 10 March 2016
This week I have an interview with Captain Jason Sullivan, who fishes out of Flamingo in south Florida and covers both the southern Everglades and Florida Bay. We talk a lot about tarpon, but also redfish, snook, sea trout, cobia, and even tripletail. On the second part of the interview we talk about the longstanding ecological problems in south Florida, caused by man-made diversion of fresh water from the Everglades and Florida Bay and the over-abundance of human-directed fresh water on places on both the Atlantic Coast and Gulf Coasts. It’s a hot topic these days because of the high water conditions in Lake Okeechobee that are creating even more flows of polluted fresh water than usual. The Everglades belong to all of us, and anyone who loves this vast wild place should be concerned about what is going on in Florida. So please don’t turn off the podcast after we get done talking about tarpon fishing.
In the Fly Box, we range from spring high water issues to tippet knots, line-to-leader connections, and magnetized fly hooks. And, of course, imitating freshwater clams for carp fishing. Would not be a proper podcast with a clam-eating carp question.