7/12/18 July Tarpon Fishing in Islamorada Everglades

Got out with David and Dana today for a 3/4 day trip.  We headed out early and caught some bait out back.  Didn’t find the huge school of tarpon nearby that was there a couple days ago, and I had yesterday off, so they may have moved on.  We did see a handful rolling but not enough to keep me there.  We ran and tried another area.  Did see a few more fish here and no boats which was nice, there were a couple boats in the previous area early!  We set up and caught a few random things jacks and such, then David got a nice tarpon!  We released him and set back up but no more bites aside from some little junk fish.  We moved and hit another channel, plenty of tarpon here too.  We had to work at it a little but eventually jumped a nice tarpon again, then Dana got one!  Smaller fish too a nice 30 lber.  We had another one eat a bait while we were following that one too which was funny, he came off the hook though.  We set back up and had a few big shark bites, some larger bull sharks.  Tons of catfish and bluefish and jacks it was hard getting through the little stuff.  Eventually we moved and then set back up on some rolling fish and David caught one more tarpon.  Great way to finish up and good fishing overall.  Back at it tomorrow with these two hopefully it’s jut as good.  3 for 6

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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