3/20/18 March tarpon fishing pre cold front!

Got out with Michelle and her son Matthew today for a 3/4 day of tarpon fishing in Islamorada.  We decided to run back into the everglades as a good wad of fish had been back there the last few days.  But it is prefrontal with temperatures suppose to be dropping back into the high 50s the next couple nights.  So tomorrow morning may be the last of it, if not today.  We caught bait early and headed out, plenty of fish there early I mean a lot of ’em!  We got a bite fairly quick and Michelle hooked a big one about 120 lbs.  We fought it for about 45 minutes chasing it down the channel.  Michelle fought it well and we landed her and got some good pictures.  Later on she hooked another we passed to Matthew, however bad luck the hook broke on us!  She later hooked a nice cobia that Matthew caught about a 40 lber… nice fish!  Matthew had a couple tarpon bites later too but unfortunately they didn’t stay on the hook.  Been having quite a few get away on me the last couple trips but at least we’ve been catching a few.  Anyways that was about all she wrote we headed back around noon.  Funny no shark bites at all today, the sharks have been a little strange in the backcountry this year for sure.  Back at it tomorrow I have a half day scheduled not sure what I’m doing yet, but after tomorrow I think the tarpon thing might be over for a couple days at least.  Hopefully no more cold fronts as we get into April!  1 for 4

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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