4/8/19 April Tarpon Fishing in the Keys

Fun day with Dan and the boys down from Minnesota. Dan often dishes with me earlier in the spring but decided to shoot for April this year. Of course the weather patterns are different and we had nice calm weather earlier in February and March and are now getting the hard southeasterlies and some late fronts, but you can never predict it. Anyways we has good fishing, getting two tarpon to the boat and a third one to the leader before he popped off. Also a few big blacktip sharks. After that we caught our limit of Mangrove snappers for dinner. We then had a couple more hours to play with so we tried bonefish fishing. Caught a bunch of bonnetheads in one area that looked very lively, surprised no bones. Tried a couple other spots but not a sniff there. Anyways still an overall great day despite some windy conditions. I’ll be at it again tomorrow in search of silver!  3 for 3

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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