4/2/18 April Tarpon Fishing in Islamorada Everglades

Got out for a 3/4 day with Dirc and his daughter Rae.  Tarpon was the requested fish and we already had a good amount of bait from the previous day.  We headed out into the backcountry and had a little early start which was nice.  The tarpon were right where we left them still a huge school of fish.  We got a nice 150 lber early on for Rae, a whopper fish!  Good fight we had it on the leader several times and almost got it to roll over for a picture but one more good kick of the tail and it broke off around the motor.  After that we moved a little and got into a few smaller fish.  Dad got a nice 50 lber and Rae got another 60 and 80 lber there!  Also a few blacktip sharks.  The tide slowed down around 11:00 or so and that was right about time for us to go so we headed on back home.  Just fabulous fishing hopefully it stays like this for a while, but there were quite a few boats back there so it might get a little tougher after a few more days of fish getting stuck.  But you have to enjoy it while you can!  4 for 6

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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