3/11/19 March Florida Keys Spring Tarpon Fishing

Great day with Bernie and Lonny down from Montana. Tarpon was on the agenda and I told the boys we had pretty good fishing yesterday so it looked promising. We headed out early and checked a few spots. Didn’t see a whole lot where we had seen some fish yesterday, so we kept moving. Found the big school we were after and it was game on. Missed quite a few bites, fish were really blowing the bait out as soon as they grabbed it. But we stuck a few, Bernie caught a big 120 lber or so, and then later on close to a 100 lber. Lonny got a couple fish as well, a 75 lber and the another that was close to that size as well. Only got one fish to cooperate for boatside pictures, but that’s how they are sometimes fighters until the end. But plenty more action, including missing a double header. Lots of sharks to keep us busy as well. March fishing had been incredible, shaping up to be one of my strongest Marches ever. Back at it tomorrow!  4 for 10

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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