5/10/18 May Everglades Tarpon Fishing Report

Gave the tarpon a break yesterday but fished for them some today.  I had John and Jan two repeat clients from last year, who had me yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  We caught some pilchards to start our day and had some other bait leftover from yesterday.  We tried for some snook and smaller tarpon around a few islands but no luck with that to start the day.  We found a few medium size tarpon and sharks in one of the channels, had a couple bites out of the tarpon but they didn’t stay buttoned unfortunately.  We then ran and tried another channel, and found a good number of fish pushing in with the hard incoming tide.  We set up and caught a big ray, then a blacktip, then finally got a nice 85 lb tarpon!  After that we caught a few snook around one of the islands and called it a day.  Nice to see some tarpon in a couple different backcountry spots, hopefully they will be filling in for the summer now and fishing will get a little more consistent back there.  1 for 3

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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