4/14/15 Great April Everglades Tarpon Fishing in the Florida Keys

Well sharks were the request for today.  We had caught some good live bait early in the morning.  So I decided to run in the backcountry to the channels where sharks would be just as likely as tarpon.  We hooked a nice blacktip spinner shark right off the bat that jumped off.  After that the tarpon took over, which was a good problem to have as I explained to my angler Steve.  He agreed.  Steve proceeded to land 6 out of 6 tarpon bites we had.  All on wire with larger than normal hooks and tighter drags I would use for sharks.  Amazing they all stayed buttoned and all but 1 we had all the way to the boat for pictures even.  The nice incoming tide provided a good bite all morning.  By noon we were done with that and did a little bit of stuff with the light rods then headed home.  We did catch a handful of blacktip and nurse sharks too, so the target species was also acquired!  6 for 6

Capt. Rick Stanczyk