5/26/19 Memorial Day Weekend Tarpon Fishing Florida Keys

Got out today with Kevin and Suzanne visiting from Texas.  They were up for doing more of a mixed bag day, so we weren’t all in on tarpon.  But we did give it a shot for part of the day.  Tried early first thing where we had caught a few fish last week.  There were a handful there today, but not what I saw the last time I was there.  We did get a few fish rolling near our baits, but no takes.  After 45 minutes or so, we decided to move on.  Looked elsewhere and saw a handful of fish but not much so we went and did other stuff.  Redfish fishing was pretty good and we caught a good handful of nice snook as well.  Tried again before leaving for some tarpon in another area.  Saw quite a few little guys, but no action out of ’em.  Sounds like the local bridge fishing has been pretty hit or miss, so I’ve often been opting to still going in the backcountry as there many other options back there if the tarpon don’t cooperate.  But the wind should be calming slightly the next several days and maybe things will pick up again.  0 for 0

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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