4/29/18 Tarpon Fishing in April in Everglades National Park

Had Tony, Zack, and Andre out for day two today.  Yesterday they all marked tarpon off their list so pressure was off today.  I figured we’d mix it up a bit and caught some pilchards to start the day.  We tried some snook areas first and found a few good fish in one spot, and then mostly jack crevelles in the rest.  But Andre got a nice 10 lb snook though!  We then spent some time catching some mullet which was work but we got what we needed.  We checked some areas for tarpon since it was flat calm and found a load of them!  We had to move around but got on a hot bite, we ended up hooking two double headers and a few others too!  Unfortunately they were smaller sized fish and were coming unbuttoned easily, but we did manage to land two at least.  After that the wind kicked up and the tarpon seemed to disappear, so we tried a few more spots for snook on the way home.  Not much luck but we did get a nice big mangrove snapper and another jack.  Anyways great day and I’ll be back at it tomorrow.  Found a big school of mullet this afternoon so I was able to load up on bait.  Looks like the winds will start cranking unfortunately, but hopefully the tarpon will stay somewhat happy!  2 for 6

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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