6/18/18 June Everglades Full Day Tarpon Fishing

Got out with Sarah and Barry for day 2, they fished with me the day before yesterday.  The other day we blanked on the early morning deal.  It was surprising as it’s been pretty consistent for me the last 10 days or so.  The fish were there but just didn’t bite…  But yesterday I did well there so I figured we’d try it again.  Today it paid off.  We got some bait on the way and set up.  Plenty of tarpon around and the action started pretty quick.  Barry hooked up and lost a small tarpon.  Then a little later landed a nice 20 lber.  Then Sarah got a big brute, a nice 80 lb fish or so.  This one did not want to give up we chased it and fought it for 50 minutes or so!  We got it boatside for some pictures and release it.  I thought the bite may have died after that.  We set back up and didn’t see much so we moved around.  I did see a couple fish which gave me hope.  We set back up and then soon after Sarah jumped another fish.  Then we hooked another big one of about 80 lbs.  Barry got this one and it came in fairly quick.  After that we were done and mixed up the rest of our day.  We caught a handful of snook, had a few shots at tripletail we missed, and that was about it.  But all in all another great day!  Back at it tomorrow will likely be doing the same routine if my anglers are up for getting up early.  3 for 5

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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