4/14/16 Tarpon Fishing in April Florida Keys

Had a full day today with Paul and his brother they also had me booked for tomorrow.  Fishing was tough today we found tarpon everywhere we went but they were not responding well.  Lots of fish in the morning but no love at all, tried several places and we had one boil on a bait that was it.  Mid day we ran down towards the marathon bridges to fish and we did hook a nice fish by the bridge but the hook broke and we lost him.  We caught some big mangrove snappers and a couple groupers which was cool.  After that in the bay we found some tarpon and had a flash on a bait, but the fish didn’t eat.  I told the guys maybe instead of going tomorrow we could go later this evening so we ended up doing that going at 6 PM.  Fishing was good we caught a nice fish in the first hour then when the tide started falling and it got dark it got very good.  We had a tarpon bite on each drift fishing our crabs and landed 2 out of 3 more fish, including a 110 lb for Paul.  So overall a good day had to work hard at it but felt good to put them on fish.  Tomorrow I have off now but may fish a trip late tomorrow night.  0 for 1 and 3 for 4

Capt. Rick Stanczyk