8/4/14 August Backcountry Tarpon Fishing Florida

Well stormy weather again lots of rain this AM.  We waited and left around 6:30, got lucky and didn’t really get any hard rain all day, just a drizzle here and there.  Fishing was decent it was a stiff west wind not great condition but we managed.  Caught a nice big snook first thing, lots of small sharks, bent the light rods with trout and snapper, then finished up with 2 out of 4 tarpon.  The beach fish were not active but we found a channel in the backcountry in the afternoon that had some fish.  Most the action was within a 45 minute window, after that we fished another hour and caught a couple more larger blacktips, but glad we got a couple tarpon.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk