2/22/14 More tarpon fishing in the florida keys in february

Had Lyle and his son Hunter today down from the cold north.  I got ‘no showed’ yesterday which was a bummer and I heard the fishing was good especially for tarpon.  But anyways it allowed me time to go load up on bait for my next couple trips.  Today we left out a little early at 6:30 with some fresh mullet.  We set up in the nearby channels and soon had action.  Caught a couple nice tarpon 60 and 85 lbs off the bottom baits.  Also had one other fish we missed that was most likely a tarpon but didn’t get a very good look at him, he made a hard boil/bust on a live mullet but missed him.  Anyways great start to the day, finished up with smaller stuff for action, and several sharks in the backcountry including a nice hammerhead!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk