4/26/18 April Fishing for tarpon in the Florida Keys

Got out with return customer Bill and his dad Bill down from Pittsburgh.  We got out early and after some tarpon.  Found a good new school in an area which was great to see.  Good numbers of fish all fresh and happy looking.  We had dead tide when we got there but after a little bit of time we still managed a bite and Bill Sr. caught a big 130 lb tarpon!  Great fight and nice jumps.  The tide got rolling and we jumped one more right away then had a bunch of sharks.  We moved around a bit and then Bill Jr. got a nice 50 lb tarpon.  We ended up with two more tarpon in the 80 and 100 lb range, just great fishing!  We finished our day catching a couple triple tails to eat and a few trout as well.  I’m off tomorrow and back at it Saturday.  Looks like the weekend weather will be fantastic and suppose to stay calm.  But then on Monday the wind machine is cranking up a bit and it’s going to blow 15-20 all week so it says right now.  But at least it’s a good direction north east.  Hopefully the tarpon will stay happy I think they will as we are in prime time now.  4 for 5

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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