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June 05, 2007

06/05/07 report from Guadeloupe 100 lbs tarpon

Thierry second time saltwater experience more than a succes!!

Today was a great day!!
I met with Thierry again (he enjoyed so much his first day) to another boat ramp at 8 am. On the boat I had bring a 9 wt for snook, a 12 wt for big tarpon and a light tackle spin rod.
I poled Thierry in a little bay around 10 feet deep close to a deeper chanel about 50 feet. Several big ones where rolling in the spot most of them in the channel...after a follow in the less deep part of the spot Thierry ask me to throw a plug. So be it...first cast in the chanel wack!!! I hooked in a 50 pounder two jumps later he split the plug. "Thierry, reel on the fly rod and take the spin rod, the next one is for you" three cast later he hooked BIG MAMA wizzzzzzzzzzzzzzz god damn rush far away!!! Battle Royal!! the 'poon jumped 6 time on all. 45 minutes of intense fight...light rod...light reel the Mitzi handled the more than choppy water of the chanel very well and finally he landed the MAMA around 100 lbs, long and thick fish. Some quick shots and he swam away.
We moved to a close mangrove seeking snooks, we found one around 12 lbs in shallow mud that gave Thierry the fin. Tide, brownish mangrove water and hot sun not allow us to sight cast and action dramaticaly slows to no fish for the rest of the day...so what!! hte greatest part had been done and for Thierry as it was is second saltwater experience it was more than a succes.

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