I had to take a bit of a vacation after a long and hot summer. This past summer was the best yet for tarpon on the fly, Total count 17 in the air and 5 to the boat. Let’s hope next summer brings the poon in a bit earlier. I had run a couple of trips as soon as I returned and decided to do some trout fishing due to the blustery conditions and in 2 days I would venture to say we caught at least 150 trout. Plenty of these fish were good size fish 15-18 inches and had a couple in the 4 lbs range. We would start off using top water and just getting some insane strikes! Top dog minis or a popper on the fly would produce great results. After the sun came up we began using DOA shrimps under a popping cork and you couldn’t hardly keep the trout off the bait. I don’t know if you just get confidence in one color ,but it seemed white with the gold flake was the ticket. This falls run of trout is certainly the best we have seen in a couple of years, and I have they couldn’t have come soon enough! After Sandy passes thru we should be seeing a major eat. Nothing better than fishing the post storm conditions. The fish have not been able to feed well during the stormy conditions, but as soon as things clear ,hold on!!