10/14/15 Everglades tarpon fishing report late october

Well we gave the tarpon a try today in the afternoon.  Mullet were thick this morning around the islands where we’d been catching a lot of pilchards lately.  The pilchards were not to be seen however.  Anyways we caught little bait elsewhere and caught some snook and a nice redfish in the morning plus plenty of snappers.  I was running out towards the gulf looking for tarpon and we spotted a free jumper.  Set up near him and we saw fish starting to roll all around.  I was anticipating quick action however it never came.  We had one fish pick up a bait and I think spit it soon after.  He jumped but did not ever pull drag.  After that we had caught a few sharks, we waited through the tide change and moved around a couple times.  Saw fish everywhere but they were just not active or happy.  Anyways there are still tarpon around and the weather is warm.  I talked to my buddy a few days ago he had a similar report they spent all day trying to get a tarpon for his angler, watching them roll all over but they just did not want to respond.  But tomorrow they may go crazy who knows.  Anyways catching tarpon is still possible until it starts getting cold, but I just wouldn’t bet the farm on it.  It’s worth trying for part of the day and best to focus on other things.  0 for 1

Capt. Rick Stanczyk