1/18/19 January Everglades Tarpon Fishing Trip

Got out with my dad and our friends Maria and Andy Newman.  We were fishing for snook and redfish, though happened into a school of happy tarpon!  After the snook and reds slowed down, we started getting some tarpon bites on our shrimp and jigs!  We jumped off the first two, the first one I thought was a snook and dragged me all around the boat then jumped and spit the hook!  But we landed the last 3, including a double header!  Hopefully this is a sign of a strong year to come.  I’ll start regularly fishing for tarpon in February usually.  Though we have a couple of strong cold fronts on the way here soon, so until it gets warmer it’ll be more of a lucky thing such as this day.  We also did catch some monster snook and redfish this day, including a 35 lb bull red!  Check out my other website fishingislamorada.com for the full report. 3 for 5

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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**These tarpon are under 40 inches so legally allowed to be lifted for quick picture**