12/29/17 Late December Tarpon Fishing in the Everglades

Got out with John and Tom today for a full day of fishing in the everglades.  We did a mixed bag trip as I’ve been doing often as of late.  But tarpon were one of the fish in the mixed bag.  I told them fishing for them had not been great, but there had been a few around with the warmer-than-usual conditions.  We had a good day overall catching a variety of things… plenty of sharks, some snook, some redfish, and limit of nice mangrove snappers.  But we did get one shot at a tarpon today too!  Unfortunately he did not stay on the hook for us we jumped him off straight away.  But the fish were still in the same area they had been the last week or so.  Did not see quite as many today as yesterday, but we did get a bite and yesterday we did not.  Anyways I’d been on a good streak of catching them lately so was due to miss one eventually.  Looks like it’ll be getting into the 60s tonight, and then slowly getting colder throughout week, with it possibly getting into the 50s by early next week.  That will likely shut the tarpon down for a while which is normally what happens in the winter time.  But we should still have plenty of good fishing for our usual cooler weather species such as redfish, drum, snook, mackerel, and more.  Be sure to check out my other website fishingislamorada.com for my daily updated reports while I am not tarpon fishing.  I’ll check back whenever I do some more fishing for the silver king in Islamorada!  0 for 1

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