B.M. Barrelcooker wrote:Question. .... How else do you catch tripple tail on the fly. ?
My experience SW FLA Pots only...did not mean fly rod Triple on flats; moreover, since I eat them it's conventional spinning not fly and live shrimp or 1/4 oz jig tipped. For me conventional is more efficient...
Pots and pilings is all I've ever known or heard of.
Awesome fish. I'd love to learn anything about them.
Carry on with your argument.
Old post, whatever. I caught a tripletail on the fly off the Atlantic side of the north end of Jekyll Island, in sight of the Red Roof Inn and approximately one mile out in a strip up to the shipping channel on the north side of the island. Supposedly they only come there and to a couple other spots in the whole world to do their spawning dance. Local guides I have talked to said that 10-15 shots on fish would be a lot. We had a zillion. I probably saw 500 tripletail all told. The seas were downright shitty, about three feet of surf, and I was up on the front deck of a Hewes Redfisher variant they don't make any more that had an extra wide ass. I can't remember the name of the boat model but it was a heavy center console and we were getting worked. I just kept my knees bent and tried to stay with it -- got bucked several times and was all bruised up later.
The feed was super slow and high in the column. The only one I caught ate a Bearded Clam stripped suuuuuper slow, almost dead drifted in the 1-2 knot side current. I wish I had been using that fly all day; we had been on their "Bat Fly" thing earlier and we'd had multiple refusals before I finally gave up on local wisdom and started trying my own thing. The fish look like trashbags floating in the water because they sun sideways. They ranged from like Wal-Mart bag to trashcan lid in size. I caught one of the smaller ones but had very close looks at fish I would guesstimate at 25 lbs. It's hard to tell with fish shaped like that. I think this was in May.