Ormond Beach fishing guide report 8-17-2015.
I have a lot of catching up to do with my reports but in the mean time I’m going to jump right back into it. We launched in Ormond Beach today a little after 6am. We ran to few oyster bars first thing and I noticed things were not going to be the same as they had been. Aside from a few ladyfish and small trout, the activity was very slow. The slow fishing was a bit overshadowed by The Most beautiful rainbow I believe I have ever seen.
After we all snapped some pics, I moved us into the Tomoka Basin/River area to search for Tarpon. It took some effort but we finally managed to get them to eat. Time after time we hooked up and lost fish. The Tarpon odds were catching up to me, as I figured it they would 😉 With numerous fish jumped and lost, I was starting to give up hope. Finally we found a school of aggressive Tarpon that were very willing to eat and we did manage to land a few. In fact father and daughter hooked up at the same time for a Tomoka Tarpon two-step. We landed both fish and snapped a quick pic before release.
We decided to end the day searching for reds. We got an overslot and a few unders and that was the day.
Capt Eric Greenstein