3/25/15 Tarpon fishing stays hot

Lots of tarpon again in the backcountry.  Fished our bait from the last few days.  We hooked up right away a nice 35 lb fish we caught quickly.  After that sharks moved in we caught several and moved out of the channel.  Saw a fish free jump and set up near that, saw a few roll and soon enough we were hooked up again.  A big moose again of 120 lbs or so.  We fought him for an hour or so, got him on the leader but he wouldn’t cooperate for a boatside picture and we broke him off.  After that we had one more tarpon go after a bait as I was reeling it in.  And then it was kind of over with, everything stopped and it was around 11:00.  We went out in the gulf and caught a nice 18-20 lb permit!  Great day!  2 for 2.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk