3/26/18 March Tarpon Fishing Full Day Islamorada

Got out for a full day today after having the last couple days off.  The winds slicked off nicely yesterday and things got to really warm back up and I heard some tarpon had moved back in.  Today the winds were slightly breezy but not too bad.  We found some bait had to work for it but managed enough to fish with.  We found a decent amount of tarpon in one of the areas where they were before the front.  Sharks ate us up pretty good in the first stop, but we moved around and soon hooked a nice 90 lb fish for Matt!  He fought it well and we got it boatside for some pictures.  Later on we caught a few more sharks including a cool hammerhead.  Then Matt’s son Will got a nice 80 lb tarpon.  After that we gave the tarpon a break and looked for some snook which Matt hooked a nice one but we lost him unfortunately in the sticks.  We finished the day up catching some nice mangrove snappers for dinner.  All in all a great day on the water, though unfortunately we had some motor problems on the way home and had to get towed in.  Luckily we were fairly close to home so it was only about a 45 minute tow home.  Had to give my trip away tomorrow and take my boat into the shop since we couldn’t figure out what was wrong.  Hopefully they can diagnose and fix it quickly, though luckily I have another skiff to use for the rest of the week.  At least we got to get our day in though and it was a good one!  2 for 2

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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