1/29/18 Late January Tarpon in the Everglades

Got out with Jim and Gwen today two of my long time customers.  We had a cold chilly morning but light winds that faded.  We had some very nice snook, plenty of redfish and black drum, some trout, and even a few sheepshead.  But we also managed to get lucky and hook a couple tarpon!  Gwen landed hers, though we did not get good pictures as it broke off while leadering it and trying to get it into the net.  It was a smaller tarpon so would’ve been able to pick up for a quick pic.  Jim hooked one the last stop of the day too!  However we weren’t really ready for it and he made a quick jump and through the hook as Jim was setting the hook thinking it was a big snook.  Anyways great to see and fun to get one.  Not usually expected on these cold january days but it happens.  February is right around the corner and we usually start getting some bigger tarpon then when things warm up some.  It’ll start being a regular thing here soon I imagine!  1 for 2

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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