5/29/19 May Tarpon Fishing in the Everglades of Florida

Got out with Kiff and Alan today for a full day trip.  Tarpon was on the list so we gave it a go.  We happened to see some tarpon on our way into the backcountry, and stopped and set up on them.  Jumped one right away and then got a few sharks.  We had several moving by us for about 20 minutes, it looked good…  But nothing happened.  We were about to leave when we hooked a nurse shark, and then after we landed him the other rod went off and Kiff hooked a nice 70 lb tarpon!  We landed that one and got some pictures, mission accomplished!  After that we jumped around trying a few other areas in there but seemed like it was over.  We finished the day doing other stuff, struggled a little to get on a good bite but we put a good catch together overall with about 16 redfish, a few snook, some trout, a tripletail, and a few other odds and ends.  1 for 2

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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