Morning Hook Up

TarponCatch

Before most people have had their first cup of coffee, fishing guides at Azul del Mar slip their lines and are well on their way to another adventure.

Mike and Erika, guests at the small Key Largo Boutique Hotel, were probably as surprised as this healthy Tarpon at their early morning rendezvous.

Mike’s not fishing for compliments these days but this is one fine specimen weighing in at more than 10lbs and 37 inches long. Of course once the photo shoot is over this catch of the day will be released back into the wilds of Everglades’ National Park.

What a wonderful way to start the day for at least one of the two subjects in this snapshot!

Together with back country, flats and fly fishing excursions you can also head offshore to the Gulf Stream for some deep-sea fishing action. Mahi mahi (so good to eat that you have to say it twice), tarpon or sailfish will likely be your catch of the day there – depending on season.

In this fight you’re guaranteed a ringside seat – so be sure to book ahead through the hotel.