MARCH was the month of the tarpon. We were fortunate enough to have a long stretch of days where the wind laid down and offered us warmer water temperatures and absolutely perfect tarpon conditions. One of the things that a fishing guide battles in March is the wind. Historically, March is one of the windiest months of the year. Anglers that book trips in March have to be flexible as to what species they will target. In the event a cold front hits, sight fishing for tarpon will not resume until the water temperatures start to warm back up and the winds subside. That is exactly what happened with Scotty and his dad while they were visiting. Instead of beating our heads against a wall, we went deep into the backcountry and caught snook, sharks, and tripletail. Being flexible can make or break your fishing trip. Some days conditions for the primary sought-after species just do not line up. I appreciate clients that allow me to make alternative suggestions and give us a chance to have an enjoyable experience.