6/3/16 June Tarpon fishing in the Everglades

Got out for a 3/4 day today with Dave and Dave.  They are down from Baltimore and were looking to hook up with the ‘silver king.’  We left out early a little after 6 and headed into the backcountry.  I already had a load of bait I bought from the bait guys so we didn’t need to worry about that on the way, though will be starting to have to concentrate on that a bit more soon as they will be stopping soon.  We found some tarpon in one of the backcountry channels and set up there.  We moved around a bit but ended up hooking and landing 3 tarpon in the 40 to 60 lb range, it was good fishing!  After a couple hours the tide quit and we ran out towards the beach to check some areas out there.  I didn’t see much for busting or jumping fish, but we stopped on some numbers and gave it a whirl.  We soon jumped a tarpon after about 5 minutes.  We caught several small blacktips and hooked a couple other tarpon, one of which we landed to end the day.  Both Dave’s got to land a couple tarpon it was all you could ask for!  Tomorrow we are out again, looks like we are going to be having some nasty weather with the low pressure system out in the gulf after the weekend.  Hopefully it doesn’t mess us up too bad as fishing is starting to get consistently good!  4 for 6

Capt. Rick Stanczyk