7/6/18 July Tarpon Fishing in the Everglades

Got out with Paul, Christie, and their son Jet over from Australia.  They have a fishing TV show over their called iFish and are big social media people as well.  My brother took them fishing for a few days and they went with me today and are going again on Monday.  We had bait already stocked up and headed out early.  Got on a good tarpon bite early.  Missed a double header right off the bat but did catch one of the fish!  A nice 75 lber for Jet.  After that we missed one more bite, and then dad had one on for a few minutes but unfortunately he jumped and threw the hook.  Things slowed down a little after that but we had some sharks including a big lemon.  We ran and made a move to try another channel where a buddy of mine was.  Saw a few fish but no bites though did get a few sharks here too.  After that we decided to mix it up.  Tried some areas for snook with no luck but did get a few big jack crevelle.  Then we found some snook on some shorelines and got some big trout and jacks there too!  A couple snook on bait and one on artificial – nice!  Then we saw some tarpon in the area and set back up.  We had a couple more bites jumping one fish and getting zipped by another.  Then we finally caught another Christie getting a nice 40 lber that we were able to get good pictures of right off the beach!  We headed home after that.  Great day with great folks hopefully day 2 is as productive!   Back at it tomorrow.  2 for 7

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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