6/2/18 June Fishing for Tarpon in Everglades

Got out with Graham and his dad Paul today for the last of their 3 days.  We headed out early and found some fish a little closer to where we were yesterday which was nice.  But they weren’t biting super great though a little better than yesterday.  Unfortunately we had a lot of catfish and sharks to deal with too.  But we did manage three bites and got one fish to the leader before he jumped off for a technical catch.  After 9:00 or so the tarpon seemed to thin out though we did keep seeing a handful.  We looked around in several other areas while waiting on the tide to change, and didn’t see any elsewhere.  Hopefully more show up soon but at least it was good to see a good number this AM and glad to have gotten one.  We did catch several big lemon sharks, a big bull shark, a couple monster blacktips, and several smaller sharks as well so there was steady action all day long.  Back at it tomorrow the winds look to be light so will probably try the same routine again.  Then we have some west wind coming this week don’t think that will help what has already been a little bit of a tough time.  1 for 3

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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