6/27/14 Everglades summer time tarpon fishing report

After a nice day off yesterday today I was back at it.  I had bait from a couple days ago still on good ice and in good shape.  We departed early and got into the backcountry.  Fishing a channel, we saw a few fish roll and things looked good.  Almost immediatly we were hooked up to a 30 lb tarpon which we landed.  After that we put the baits back out, and within a few more minutes we had an 80 lb tarpon on.  We had to chase him and we landed him.  After that things seemed to slow down and it got very grassy making fishing a little more difficult.  We had one more tarpon bite that we jumped off, a smaller fish again.  Still saw them rolling, but they did not seem to be as happy.  Anyways 2 for 3 in the morning.  Plenty of action with redfish and snook later in the day, and also caught a crazy 350+ lb goliath grouper while catching some pilchards.  He was laying under the boat!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk