4/15/15 April Florida Keys Tarpon Fishing Report

More good fishing today.  We were able to get a few good fresh baits early this morning.  Ran into the backcountry again.  Caught the start of the incoming tide.  Wasn’t as red hot of a bite as yesterday but we got it done.  Caught a couple in the first spot then the ‘red weed’ which often plagues us set in and we had to move.  Luckily we were able to jump channels and it wasn’t too bad in the other channel.  We jumped another tarpon and then caught a smaller fish of about 40 lbs.  Also a couple big bull sharks which was cool.  Then we ran back towards home tried looking for bait.  Not much for big muds though we found a bunch of bait close to lower matecumbe, though it was spread thin on the surface.  So when you would throw the net they would all dart away.  We were able to get about 20 baits in an hour though and several throws.  Anyways it paid off we caught a nice fish in the afternoon on a live bait to finish the day.  4 for 4

Capt. Rick Stanczyk