2/12/18 February Juvenile Baby Tarpon fishing in Islamorada

Got out with Bill and Elaine today.  We mixed it up and tried several different things.  I told them the last couple days were slow though we were fishing for certain things, so today I recommended just going fishing were what was biting.  We planned to keep it simple but we ended up getting some quality fish.  We found some juvenile tarpon around some islands and they were biting a little bit.  We caught a couple and had a couple more bites we missed.  The one we got to the boat for pictures was nice about 15 lbs or so, great fun on light tackle.  These fish will hopefully stick around they are good to have on days when you need them.  Aside from the tarpon we also caught nice mangrove snappers, a couple snook, redfish, and some mackerels, blue runners, and juvenile groupers in the gulf.  It was a great day!  Off tomrrow but hopefully the winds will swing more easterly as forecast and the big tarpon bite should improve, there are definitely fish around with as warm as it has been.  2 for 4

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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