5/23/16 May Backcountry Tarpon Fishing Report

Today we had good fishing we left out at 7 as I had another boat with me on the trip.  We found a handful of tarpon in some channels early though not many.  No bites we caught a few sharks though.  Near 10:30 we were making our way to the gulf to switch things up and try something else, though we ran into a large school of tarpon on the way!  It was slick calm so it was easy to spot them rolling a ways away.  Anyways we were right on the slack tide it was just starting in.  As soon as it did we both got good action.  We ended up landing 3 out of 6 tarpon all in the 30 to 50 lb range.  Good fun we were glad to have found them.  Anyways I had a day off after this finally after 30+ days and lots of evenings, so enjoying that and back to the grind on Wednesday.  Will be tarpon fishing some more.  Summer time is here hopefully after this full moon the fish will settle in and it will get consistent as it should.  3 for 6

Capt. Rick Stanczyk