5/20/17 Florida Keys Tarpon Fishing in May

Got out with Matt Newman and his son Aiden today.  We fished a 3/4 day and mixed it up a bit.  Did snappers and trout early, and that was pretty good fishing.  It was nice to not have to stress about catching tarpon after just fishing hard for them the last 5 days in not so great conditions especially the last 3 days!  But we did give the tarpon a try for the last hour of the day.  Set up near the bridge where we had hooked one late yesterday, and within 10 minutes or so, Aiden was on a nice 80 lb fish!  Great fight and we landed him quickly in about 20 minutes or so.  After that we fished a little longer but no more bites and headed home.  It’s nice when fishing is easy and a plan comes together.  Off tomorrow I think then fishing Monday through Thursday and out of town for the following weekend.  Looks like it’ll be a good week or fishing with light winds.  1 for 1

Capt. Rick Stanczyk