4/30/19 Florida Keys April Tarpon Fishing

Had John and Jan out for Day 2. Bit windier today and got worse as the day went on. Water definitely got a bit mudded out in many areas. We had planned to make a far run up the coast, but we got a little side tracked early. Found some tarpon where we had some action yesterday and gave it a whirl. John caught a nice 60 lb tarpon, and a big lemon shark as well. We stayed but things died out after that. We then decided to run further back in hopes of finding some more tarpon. Didn’t see much up there however, just a handful and they didn’t really want to respond. Last year in this area I had found big schools of tarpon fairly regularly, but this year I’ve yet to see them there. We bailed and tried some snook/redfish spots. First stop not much just a few trout, but second stop we got in a decent little bite, catching 10 or so redfish, and a couple decent snook. Then the catfish showed up and it was time to go! We tried for tarpon again on the way back, and had seen a few fish again in the area but the wind was really cranking now and they didn’t respond. But all in all another decent day had to work at it a little bit, but a backcountry SLAM for john with the snook, redfish, trout, and tarpon.  1 for 1

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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