7/16/19 July Everglades Tarpon Fishing in Florida

Some days you just get lucky, or maybe it’s years of doing this? I had Ella, Delaney, lane, and dad Chris down for the day. We’ve had to work at fishing a bit the last week, been tough with the wind and hard on the bait too. I had a little bit of leftovers from last week for bait, we tried to catch some but struck out with that. So we went with what we had. We saw a few tarpon when we got in the area and set up. A few sharks to start. We saw a bit of activity way further out and we picked up and moved. Didn’t see much for signs of the silver king but between my eyes and the electronics we sat where I thought might be good. Sure enough within a few minutes a tarpon rolled right on top of our bait and Lane had a bite that we missed. A few more went by and the girls had the rods, they both hooked up soon after with a double header! They fought the fish well, maneuvering like pros around the boat. We got both fish up for nice pictures. After that we fished the rest of our bait hard, made one more move and dad got himself a tarpon! After that we were about out of bait. We decided to mix it up and tried fishing our artificials but didnt have a whole lot of luck with that. We did catch a few trout though. We found some more bait though and were able to load up for the next few days, as this crew had me again Thursday. Tried a couple spots for reds when the tide came in, but again not much luck with that either. But I’ll take 3 tarpon any day of the week!  3 for 4

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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