8/16/17 August Tarpon Report in the Everglades

Got out with Steve and Tim down from NY today for some tarpon fishing.  We headed out early and caught bait on the way.  Tarpon were right where we left them yesterday and we had a little northeasterly breeze this morning so I figured they might like that a little better then flat calm.  We had just an absolutely epic day!  They bit very well we never moved all day and had very good fishing with mostly big tarpon and some sharks.  We got one that was close to 130 or so very nice fish!  We also landed double header 100 lb tarpon which was exciting we had to chase them, unfortunately one broke off at the boat before we could get the double header picture but oh well that’s tough to do especially with 2 fish that big!  Had nice incoming tide all morning and the fishing just doesn’t get any better than that.  Hopefully those tarpon will stick around a few more days, then I’m out of town Saturday to Tuesday to watch the eclipse and visit some relatives.  The fishing may stay good all through August who knows, like I always say summer time and early fall are some of my favorite times of years to tarpon fish just because you usually have the good conditions and not near as much pressure on the fish.  6 for 8

Capt. Rick Stanczyk