5/14/19 + 5/15/19 May Fishing for Tarpon in the Florida Keys Report

Nice day with return customer Dirc and his son Luke. Weather slicked out and it was nice and overcast a good part of the day. No rain got us either though it poured overnight. We got on the tarpon early, finding some smaller size guys. Dirc caught a couple, and we got several sharks too. The tide quit on us and we moved around, but nothing but sharks after that. We made a move and checked out some other areas. Didn’t see many signs of tarpon, so we tried some redfish holes. The reds were biting, we caught 15 or so in a couple spots. Went back and searched for more tarpon. Found a big wad of them, and Luke ended up catching a couple. Then we got bum rushed, missing 4 or 5 more tarpon, but dirc finally landed 1 more. We also missed a double header! Great end to the day, the law of averages definitely caught up with us though! Nice to have a banner day as yesterday we struggled a bit fishing locally with the southwest wind. I had Marc and his wife Britta… we hooked one tarpon we lost in the bridge on a half day and that was it. Possibly had another bite or two but not really sure as to what they were.  But today was much better thankfully!  0 for 1 and 5 for 9

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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