Throwback to a great video with the hunt for tarpon in the Florida Everglades and the Keys.
From the filmmakers:
“In 2010 one of the world great fisheries was in jeopardy. After the tragic “BP Deep Water Horizon oil spill”. Many of us didn’t know wether or not the tarpon would return from their annual migration through the Gulf of Mexico. The Spill encompassed thousands of acres of prime tarpon spawning grounds, and we thought the fishery could be coming to it’s tragic end.
Ride along with as we return to South Florida to check our favorite “Tarpon Haunts” from Key West to the Everglades. As we search for the annual return of the Silver King. It’s sure to be an exciting ride.”
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More on this fly fishing destination:
The Florida Everglades are a United States treasure that you have to see to be able to fully understand how spectacular it really is. Truly unlike any other place, the Everglades are incredibly remote yet not too hard to reach, as Everglades National Park is about an hour south of Miami International Airport.
Everglades National Park is nearly the end of the road for the Southeast U.S. if it weren’t for the Florida Keys, which edge out the Everglades for that corner of the country. The Everglades consist of a vast amount of wetlands that allow for a range of fish and animal species. Occasional panthers, manatees, alligators and crocodiles are among the living attractions, and for anglers, tarpon, snook, redfish, cobia, bass, and sharks are among the main attractions.
Flamingo is often the go-to departure spot for saltwater fly fishing trips, and anglers can journey through numerous creeks and bays exploring for fish for hours, often without seeing anyone else in the vast wilderness of the Everglades.
Finally, as the National Park Service boasts, Everglades National Park is, “An international treasure as well – a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve, a Wetland of International Importance, and a specially protected areas under the Cartagena Treaty” (nps.org).