Just a quick note on the Gulf oil spill. The Deepwater Horizon site is located more 550 nautical miles from Boca Grande. The current predictions are that there is no immediate threat to the Gulf Coast this far south. At its current rate, the spill should have little to no impact on Boca Grande Tarpon fishing for 2010. Your emails and phone calls with concerns are appreciated, but please don’t despair. Unless things take a dramatic change for the worse we will be just fine. Right now the Tarpon are filtering in, we are catching some fish, and I am in the midst of looking for just the right giant hammerhead! We are seeing absolutely no sign, smell, sight, or anything. The seasonal southerly breezes are doing a good job of keeping us well out of harms way for now. It would be very unusual to have a shift back to NE winds for this time of year, so hopefully mother nature will spare some of us at least! My thoughts go out to those hard working men and women on the upper gulf coast, and though its comforting to be out of the cross hairs for now I feel deeply sorry for those that are in immediate danger. We are not out of the woods on this yet by any stretch of the imagination.
I will keep you all updated!
Take care, and be safe on the water!